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Easy Yo-Yo Tricks


Gravity Pull Yo-Yo Trick
Hold the yo-yo palm side down and let it unroll. Just as the yo-yo finishes unwinding, give it a firm upward jerk.
Hold the yo-yo palm side down and let it unroll. Just as the yo-yo finishes unwinding, give it a firm upward jerk.

The Gravity Pull is the classic, up-and-down yo-yo trick, the one most people think of when they hear the word "yo-yo."

Step 1: Hold the yo-yo in your yo-yo hand in front of you, palm down, slightly above your waist. Open your hand and let the yo-yo unroll toward the ground.

Step 2: At the precise moment that the yo-yo reaches the end of its unwinding, near the floor, give a firm upward jerk with your hand and the yo-yo will wind up and return to your hand.

Keep reading to learn the basis for tons more challenging yo-yo tricks -- The Throw Down.

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