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Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks


Walk the Tightrope Yo-Yo Trick
Let the yo-yo dangle at your knees.
Let the yo-yo dangle at your knees.

The Walk the Tightrope Yo-Yo Trick is a daredevil trick that is technically a maneuver. It's also a way to wind up your yo-yo.

How to Do the Walk the Tightrope Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Hold your yo-yo string finger at about eye level and let the yo-yo dangle down around your knees.

Loop the yo-yo string over your forefinger.
Loop the yo-yo string over your forefinger.

Step 2: Take your free hand and loop the string over your forefinger. Bring your yo-yo hand down and grab the yo-yo between the thumb on one side and your ring and pinky fingers on the other side.

What you have done is made a loop of string going from the middle finger of your yo-yo hand around the forefinger of your free hand and back to the yo-yo itself, which is held in the yo-yo hand.

Make sure the part of the string that is attached to the middle finger of your yo-yo hand is just below the yo-yo.

Gently drop the yo-yo onto the string near your yo-yo hand.
Gently drop the yo-yo onto the string near your yo-yo hand.

Step 3: Let the string hang limply between your hands. Then gently drop the yo-yo onto the string near the right middle finger of your yo-yo hand.

Slowly walk the yo-yo along the string.
Slowly walk the yo-yo along the string.

Step 4: Slowly "walk" the yo-yo along the lower string, allowing it to roll up as it goes. Sometimes this maneuver is easier if you hold the string firmly in the free hand, rather than letting it slide over your finger.

Step 5: Once the yo-yo reaches the free hand, grab the yo-yo and finish winding it with the yo-yo hand. If you prefer, you can also drop the yo-yo and wind it up all the way by performing a Gravity Pull.

The Outside Loops Yo-Yo Trick is a fun way to unwind after learning Walk the Tightrope. Read about Outside Loops on the next page.

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