My Fidget Spinner

Prehistoric fidget spinner.
Oshawa, Ontario
June 13, 2017 7:43pm CST
When I was young, this was the fidget spinner I used. It didn't take too long to master the basics and some of the simpler tricks. Getting a good yo-yo that would 'sleep' was key to doing some of the more advanced tricks. I still have a couple and periodically take one out for a 'spin'. Did anyone else enjoy these as a kid? What tricks could you do with yours?
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• United States
14 Jun 17
Yes that yoyo and slinkys and jacks and paddle ball.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
Slinkys were a lot of fun. My mom taught me how to play jacks. Sometimes I even got past 'twosies' lol Sadly, I lacked the motor skills necessary for paddle ball ;)
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• United States
14 Jun 17
@billo13 Do you remember how cool it was if you had a Duncan YoYo?
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView For sure. You knew they were special because they had fake diamonds on them lol
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@FourWalls (13799)
• United States
14 Jun 17
I wasn't too good with a yo-yo, but I loved watching Tommy Smothers work them. My "fidget spinner" was a pencil.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
I had forgotten about Tommy Smother's and how amazing he was with the yo-yo. It's a shame mom always liked Tom best, ;)
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@FourWalls (13799)
• United States
14 Jun 17
@billo13 -- I always liked Tommy best, too.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
@FourWalls Miss those old shows.
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• India
14 Jun 17
It was fun watching someone else rolling them magically..I wasnt that great with them..
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
As soon as someone started watching me, I screwed up :)
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• India
15 Jun 17
@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 17
Locally in Malaysia, we call this Yo Yo. It was fun but my finger was in pain as the string got tighter when it winds up. There were competitions too among the boys.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
15 Jun 17
Yes I remember those purple fingertips. :)
@mandala100 (43668)
• Hong Kong
14 Jun 17
I used to play the yo-yo during my childhood days.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
A classic toy that has stood the test of time.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 17
I hated dthe darned things as I could never master anytricks and got laughed at bor beoig a gi rl
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
I never had the patience to learn the more complex tricks.
@Tampa_girl7 (25735)
• United States
14 Jun 17
I loved to do Rock The Baby . My sister and I had yo-yo's that lit up.
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• Oshawa, Ontario
14 Jun 17
That's a great trick! You got farther than I ever did lol
@paigea (22198)
• Canada
14 Jun 17
I did not get very good at yoyos, but I did have one.
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@Susan2015 (20607)
• United States
16 Jul 17
Yes, the yo yos were always so much fun.