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Easy Yo-Yo Tricks


Around the Corner Yo-Yo Trick
Throw a hard Sleeper, then swing the yo-yo string around and behind your arm.Quickly jerk the yo-yo up so it jumps over the top of your arm.
Throw a hard Sleeper, then swing the yo-yo string around and behind your arm.Quickly jerk the yo-yo up so it jumps over the top of your arm.

The Around the Corner yo-yo trick is also known as Orbit Launch. If you can travel Around the World, you're ready for a shorter trip that's just Around the Corner!

Step 1: Begin by throwing a hard Sleeper.

Step 2: Swing the string around and behind the upper part of your yo-yo arm, so that the yo-yo hangs behind you, draped over the upper part of your yo-yo arm just above the elbow.

Step 3: Reach down with your yo-yo hand and grab the string just above the spinning yo-yo with your thumb and index finger.

Step 4: Now quickly jerk the yo-yo up. It will jump over the top of your arm as it winds up. Let it continue down toward the floor, then retrieve it as if you were doing a Gravity Pull.

Be sure the yo-yo is spinning swiftly when you tug the string to call it home.

Learn the next yo-yo trick and you'll have the basis for some really challenging moves. It's time to Skin the Cat.

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