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Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids


Double or Nothing Yo-Yo Trick
When the yo-yo starts to rise, place your index finger on the string.
When the yo-yo starts to rise, place your index finger on the string.

After you've mastered The Man On The Flying Trapeze Yo-Yo Trick, give the Double or Nothing Yo-Yo Trick a try. Surprisingly enough, you may find that this trick is slightly easier.

How to Do the Double or Nothing Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Begin by throwing a Breakaway.

Step 2: When the yo-yo starts to rise on the opposite side of your body, extend the index finger of your free hand on the string about three to five inches from the yo-yo, as if setting up to perform a Man On The Flying Trapeze.

Allow the yo-yo to circle your finger.
Allow the yo-yo to circle your finger.

Step 3: Let the yo-yo swing around the outstretched index finger of your free hand, just as you would for a Man On The Flying Trapeze. Instead, allow the yo-yo to make a bigger circle and swing around your extended index finger of your yo-yo hand.

Step 4: Let it continue swinging around the index finger of your free hand a second time.

Push your hands together so the yo-yo hangs below.
Push your hands together so the yo-yo hangs below.

Step 5: Catch the yo-yo on one of the strings between your two index fingers, similar to catching the Man On The Flying Trapeze. Push your hands closer together and let the yo-yo hang slightly below your two hands.

Pull your hands apart and pop the yo-yo in the air.
Pull your hands apart and pop the yo-yo in the air.

Step 6: To exit the trick, pull your hands apart and "pop" the yo-yo into the air. Let all the loose string slip off your fingers and wind up into the yo-yo. Catch the yo-yo with your yo-yo hand.

The Bank Deposit Yo-Yo Trick is the perfect way to end an act. Go to the next page to learn this ideal finale.

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