As a kid did you Yo-Yo?

United States
July 16, 2008 6:04am CST
I never could get it right. On the other hand, my brother, was excellent at it. I just couldn't get the wrist thing going! LOL Anyhoo this is something I stumbled across this morning . . . . The yo-yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands in the 16th century. It weighed 4 pounds and had a 20-foot cord. Louis Marx, the toy maker, introduced it to America in 1929. I keep envisioning Slyvester the Cat trying to get Tweety Bird with this yo-yo! LOL
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Jun 09
I remember Sylvester doing that to Tweety in one of the serials they aired. This is news to me that it originated as a weapon in Phillipines. Thanks for the information. Yes, I remember being obsessed with the Yo Yo when I was a kid. It was so much of fun. My brother and I would keep at it and compete with each other.
@Beenice (237)
• Canada
8 Jun 09
Wow! i didn't know that it originated from these areas, I liked to play with Yo-Yo's when I was younger and still likes it when I get a change I play with my kid's.And tried to learn from expert on T.V and got some tricks down. My kids learned some of what I've learned too, well it's fun.Keep on Yo-Yo.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have tried to do the yo-yo when I was a kid. I got pretty good at it but I wasn't the best at it. Other people could do it better than I could. Alot of them uysed to be able to do the loops and keep the yo-yo going up and down also on the string.
@snoopy88 (452)
• Australia
16 Jul 08
Thanks for the information on the origins of yo-yo. Yeah I remember yo-yo was such a hit at one stage that almost every kids in the school have a yo-yo. I saw the advance in yo-yo in the mechanical way where tricks can be performed. This made yo-yo more expensive than the traditional yo-yo. One of the tricks are called a triangle or something like that. I don't know where all the yo-yos in my house are now. I also remember I was heart broken to see the string on the yo-yo got tangle badly, don't know how I did it but it happened.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
The yo-yos that I played when I was a kid had lines tied too tight to the axel which didn't allow even a long sleeper. When I learned that the line shouldn't be tied too tight and was able to see a guard at school perform a rock the craddle, I got more interested. I now have a couple of yo-yos that I haven't played in a while. Some have weights in them, butterfly-disked and I can at least do a limited number of tricks.
@mandykaren (2040)
16 Jul 08
o wow yo yo heheh, every now and again they keep bringing them out even now.. making them more jazzy, with lights and different weights on them for performing tricks. Can even find many tricks you can practice on the internet as i would look lool id try doing tricks like walking the dog hehe.. unsuccessfully though lol such a simple gadget really, but can be quite addictive and if watch someone that has total control of it, can look amazing.. I didnt yo yo as a child though, but as a adult i big kid at heart..
• United States
16 Jul 08
I had a few yo-yos, and I was okay playing with them. However, I never got into doing any of the fancier tricks.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
16 Jul 08
When I was kid there was no yo yo's, but still i used to make my own yo yo with a button and a thread.