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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


Shoot the Moon Yo-Yo Trick
As the yo-yo returns, flick it upward.
As the yo-yo returns, flick it upward.

The Shoot the Moon Yo-Yo Trick can be a dangerous trick. Do not attempt it until you have mastered the basic tricks and have achieved good control over your yo-yo.

How to Do the Shoot the Moon Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Begin by throwing a Forward Pass.

Step 2: As the yo-yo returns, flick your wrist in a semicircular motion, sending the yo-yo almost straight up above your head. The yo-yo will pass very close to your face; this is what makes the trick potentially dangerous. Be careful!

Flick your wrist to send the yo-yo in front.
Flick your wrist to send the yo-yo in front.

Step 3: As the yo-yo comes down, flick your wrist, and send it back out in front of you.

Step 4: As the yo-yo returns, either catch it or, if you prefer, flick it back upward for a second "moon shot."

You'll need a chair to perform the Elephant's Trunk Yo-Yo Trick. Learn how to do this yo-yo trick on the next page.

Want to learn more yo-yo tricks? See: