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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick
Grab the yo-yo string with the thumb of your free hand.
Grab the yo-yo string with the thumb of your free hand.

The Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick reveals the shining star of Texas in a string formation trick. This trick is also called Ursa Major.

How to Do the Texas Star Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Grab the string with the thumb of your free hand about four to eight inches from the finger-looped end.

Catch the string with your yo-yo hand's pinky finger.
Catch the string with your yo-yo hand's pinky finger.

Step 2: Swing your yo-yo hand down and catch the string four to eight inches below the thumb of your free hand with your yo-yo hand's ring or pinky finger.

Loop the string over your free hand's forefinger.
Loop the string over your free hand's forefinger.

Step 3: Swing your free hand down and loop the string over the top of your free hand's forefinger.

Insert your yo-yo hand thumb in the string's triangle.
Insert your yo-yo hand thumb in the string's triangle.

Step 4: Insert your yo-yo thumb through the string triangle. Now grab and pull the hanging string back through the triangle with the back of your thumb.

Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string up.
Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string up.

Step 5: Reach down with your yo-yo finger and pull the string a few inches up with the back of the finger.

Open both hands to unfold the star shape.
Open both hands to unfold the star shape.

Step 6: Open up both hands and allow the star-shaped formation to appear between your two hands. Presto! You've made a Texas Star.

In the One-Handed Star Yo-Yo Trick, you'll learn how to make a star formation in a whole new way. Read about it on the next page.

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