Yoyo Tricks... How Many Can You Do?

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@Darkwing (21588)
May 30, 2007 6:03am CST
When I was younger I had a yoyo, and like marbles, they were a very cheap yet amusing toy. They originated as wooden, on a string, but then progressed to plastic ones, and more recently have become very much more intricate. All I could do with a yoyo was make it go up and down, or out horizontally from me and back. I wasn't too clever with them. Did you have a yoyo, or do you still have one, and what tricks could you do with them? Was your yoyo plastic or wood, or was it one of the more modern, intricate ones which are more sports equipment than toys? Please share your experiences of yoyoing.
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@mummymo (23707)
30 May 07
I remember having a lovely wooden yoyo - it was painted a lovely pastel pink and had had lovely flowers painted on the sides (my sister painted it for me) and it was my pride and joy! I managed to conquer the up and down trick ans worked hard to perfect that before moving on to anything more complicated! The next step was the horizontal one ,I kept trying and failing, over and over, until eventually I managed it, ONCE before it hight me right in the middle of the forehead and knocked me out cold for a minute or two! I was ok (no brain to worry about!) but my grandad was so worried by it he got the yo-yo and threw it into the coal fire so I couldn't do any more damage to myself and that was the end of my yo-yo days! lol xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 May 07
Awwwwww, your yoyo sounded beautiful. What a meanie your grandad was to throw it on the fire. Hugggggggggs. xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
30 May 07
I think he was scared I would do even more damage next time! Either that or that I would knock him out with it! lol xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jun 07
Lol... you don't hurt yourself in the same way twice if you can help it, so I suspect he was more worried you might let go of the string and hit him with it! lol. xx
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 May 07
yes had one or 2 of them lol both wood and plastic like around the world and walk the dog and the ones you did tried the baby in the cradle but did get it right most of the time lol
@Darkwing (21588)
30 May 07
It sounds as though you were very good with your yoyo too, Lakota, just like Kay. They were a lot of fun, but I couldn't master a lot of the tricks. :-)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 May 07
I was but ya know with the new ones I cant do what I did with the old ones aint that ashame lol I really should have been a boy!
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jun 07
Nooooo, you shouldn't have been a boy. It's a shame that you can't do the tricks with the new ones. Perhaps the engineering isn't quite right.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
30 May 07
I had yoyo's when i was young. I think i had a wooden one, but also plastic. I loved trying to do tricks. I could do a few tricks. Loop the loop, walk the dog, around the world, and a few others that i cant remember the names of. The kids have yoyos but they dont seem to work as good as the old ones did. They were only cheap ones, maybe thats why. Im not as good with them anymore. I have a go of the kids sometimes. Its still fun. My hubby has one that he keeps in the cupboard and wont let the kids touch. It is a coca cola one. Best wishes, darkwing
@Darkwing (21588)
30 May 07
Wow, you could do a few tricks... I could never get that far. When I think about it, there were metal yoyos for a while, weren't there? In regard to your hubby's Coca Cola one... I don't blame him for keeping that safe because it will be worth a fair bit of money in time to come. Brightest Blessings.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
30 May 07
I cant remember if there were metal ones, there could of been. Hopefully his coca cola yoyo might be worth a bit in a few years. It would be good. It is in new condition as well.. Cheers and best wishes
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Its great to receive the BR, Darkwing. Thanks
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
30 May 07
Yes I did have one but I lost my temper with it and stood on it because it would not do what I wanted it to do Then My Mum would not get me a new one wasn't that awful??? If the stupid thing would have done as I wanted it to I would not have had to stand on it
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jun 07
Awwwwww, poor yoyo! Did it get the stomping that piece of turf does from my garden? lol.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 07
Well not quite maybe a bit harder
• Singapore
30 May 07
Just about... zero lol. :P I am quite clumsy when it comes to such skills. I have tried them before but never succeeded. Just dumb, I guess.
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jun 07
It was not an easy thing to control. I couldn't do much with mine, but I don't regard myself as dumb. It just wasn't our thing I guess, Wiz, but it was worth a try. :-)
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
1 Jun 07
I learnt few tricks when I was playing yoyo in my younger days. Recently, when I bought my nephews yoyo, I realised I had forgotten most of the tricks, except up and down, forward and backward. The yoyo I bought recently were really stylist. It was plastic with color designs and packed like a headphone.