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Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks


Motorcycle Yo-Yo Trick
Grab the yo-yo string with your free hand.
Grab the yo-yo string with your free hand.

Don't worry about speed when you perform the Motorcycle Yo-Yo Trick. This "motorcycle" may not win a lot of races, but it sure is fun to drive.

How to Do the Motorcycle Yo-Yo Trick:

Step 1: Start by throwing a fast Sleeper.

Step 2: With your free hand, grab the string between your thumb and forefinger, about six inches from your yo-yo hand.

Lift the string your free hand holds above your yo-yo hand.
Lift the string your free hand holds above your yo-yo hand.

Step 3: Lift the string your free hand is clutching above your yo-yo hand. Grab the string between your yo-yo hand's middle finger and thumb.

Pull the string through the loop to form the handlebars.
Pull the string through the loop to form the handlebars.

Step 4: Release the string from your free hand. Then reach through the loop and grab another six inches or so of string, pulling the string through the loop to form the "handlebars" of the motorcycle.

Touch the yo-yo to the floor and let it ride.
Touch the yo-yo to the floor and let it ride.

Step 5: Touch the spinning yo-yo to the floor and let it "ride" as though you're holding onto the handlebars. Make a roaring sound like that of a motorcycle.

Step 6: To call the yo-yo home, drop the string, give a quick tug, and the yo-yo will return to your hand.

Make your yo-yo appear to defy gravity when you perform the Monkey Climb the Tree Yo-Yo Trick. Learn how to do the trick on the next page.

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