Skin the Cat is the first step -- a building block -- for performing some of the more challenging string yo-yo tricks. It is also called the Tidal Wave.
Step 1: Start by throwing a fast Sleeper in front of you.
Step 2: Place the forefinger of your free hand up under the string and slide it up along the string in front of your yo-yo finger.
Step 3: Now lift your free hand slightly upward. At the same time gently pull backward on the string with your yo-yo hand.
Step 4: When the yo-yo is about six inches from your free hand, flip it upward and out with your free hand's forefinger while simultaneously jerking the string backward with your yo-yo hand.
As the yo-yo comes back to your hand, do not catch it. Instead, go into a Forward Pass and whip the yo-yo back out in front of you. Catch it on the return loop.
Keep reading to master one of the most entertaining yo-yo tricks of all -- Rock the Baby.