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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


The Man on the Flying Trapeze Yo-Yo Trick
Let the yo-yo arc around your index finger.
Let the yo-yo arc around your index finger.

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Yo-Yo Trick is advanced, so being a daring trapeze artist will take some practice to perfect. This is generally considered to be one of the most difficult of all the advanced yo-yo tricks.

How to Do The Man on the Flying Trapeze Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Throw a Breakaway, swinging the yo-yo in an upside down arc in front of your body.

Step 2: When the yo-yo starts to rise on the opposite side of your body, extend the index finger of your free hand out so that it strikes the string about three to five inches from the yo-yo. Allow the yo-yo to loop over your outstretched finger.

Catch the yo-yo on the string.
Catch the yo-yo on the string.

Step 3: Let the yo-yo swing around your outstretched finger in an arc and land on the string.

Push your hands together and let the trapeze swing.
Push your hands together and let the trapeze swing.

Step 4: Now quickly push your hands together, letting the sleeping yo-yo swing back and forth "trapeze" style.

To bring it home, quickly pull your hands apart.
To bring it home, quickly pull your hands apart.

Step 5: To bring it home, quickly pull your hands apart. The yo-yo will fly upward and over your free hand's forefinger, wind up, and return to your yo-yo hand.

The Double or Nothing Yo-Yo Trick raises the stakes on The Man on the Flying Trapeze trick. Go to the next page if you're up to the challenge.

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