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Easy Yo-Yo Tricks


The Breakaway Yo-Yo Trick
Bend your elbow, then swing it down sharply and let the yo-yo fly.
Bend your elbow, then swing it down sharply and let the yo-yo fly.

Like Michael Jordan, you can defy gravity with this yo-yo trick. When the Breakaway is performed properly, the yo-yo will seem to hang in mid-air for a fraction of a second.

Step 1: Hold the yo-yo in your hand and bend your arm as if you're making a muscle. Swing your arm, release the yo-yo, and bring your elbow down sharply. The yo-yo will fly out and down.

Swing the yo-yo out in front toward the opposite of your body, then let it hang mid-air.
Swing the yo-yo out in front toward the opposite of your body, then let it hang mid-air.

Step 2: If you are a right-handed yo-yoer, swing your arm to the left, across the front of your body in an arc. Let the yo-yo swing out in front of you to the opposite side of your body.

Allow the yo-yo to hang in mid-air at the end of the string for a fraction of a second. As the yo-yo slows down, give the string a jerk and call the yo-yo back home.

Keep reading to learn the Reverse Sleeper, an easy yo-yo trick with backspin.

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