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Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks


Thread the Needle Yo-Yo Trick
Place the finger of your free hand under the string.
Place the finger of your free hand under the string.

The Thread the Needle Yo-Yo Trick is similar to Monkey Climb the Tree, except that it is performed horizontally. The Monkey climbs the string vertically.

How to Do the Thread the Needle Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Throw a fast Sleeper.

Step 2: With your free hand, extend your forefinger, place it under the string, and lift the yo-yo up as if you were going to perform Monkey Climb the Tree.

Slip the string into the groove of the spinning yo-yo.
Slip the string into the groove of the spinning yo-yo.

Step 3: Slip the string through the groove of the spinning yo-yo from behind.

Move your free hand outward and upward.
Move your free hand outward and upward.

Step 4: Now with your free hand's forefinger between the strings, move your free arm slightly outward and upward. Pull your yo-yo hand backward and "walk" (actually, you will be providing the movement by pulling your yo-yo hand away from the yo-yo) the yo-yo along the string toward your free hand.

Step 5: As the yo-yo reaches the forefinger of your free hand, slip the finger out of the loop you have just formed, jerk the string, and let the yo-yo wind back up.

Once you've mastered Thread the Needle, the string work in the Corral Gate Yo-Yo Trick should be no problem. Read about the Corral Gate trick on the next page.

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