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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


Rattlesnake Yo-Yo Trick
Throw a sleeper with a sideways motion.
Throw a sleeper with a sideways motion.

When you perform the Rattlesnake Yo-Yo Trick, tell your audience to watch out for the rattlesnake. It walks and talks like one, but this one doesn't bite! This trick is easier to perform when wearing loose pants.

How to Do the Rattlesnake Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Throw a Sleeper with a sideways motion, as if performing a Sleeping Beauty.

Step 2: Instead of picking up the yo-yo with your free hand, let it spin on its side.

Move your leg against the string to create a rattling sound.
Move your leg against the string to create a rattling sound.

Step 3: Move your leg so that the flailing string brushes against your pants leg. The string should produce a "rattling" sound as it strikes your pants.

The Shoot the Moon Yo-Yo Trick can be dangerous, so don't try it unless you are confident in your yo-yo skills. Read about this yo-yo trick on the next page.

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