Once you have mastered easy yo-yo techniques, you are ready to learn intermediate yo-yo tricks.
Yo-yos have been a popular toy in the United States for nearly 100 years. Although the design of the yo-yo is very simple, a skilled user can perform many eye-popping feats of coordination and skill.
On the pages below, you'll find intermediate yo-yo tricks that will entertain and impress your family, friends, and classmates.
Learn this classic maneuver so that you can make a yo-yo spin on its side in midair. No need to wait for Prince Charming!
This trick is very difficult to learn, so don't get discouraged. Once you can perform it, you will dazzle family and friends.
Once you have mastered the Loop the Loop, this variation will seem like a piece of cake.
Walk the Tightrope Yo-Yo Trick
This trick is for thrill seekers only. Learn to walk your yo-yo along its own string.
Find out how to perform another variation on Loop the Loop that will be a welcome addition to your bag of tricks.
The key to performing this trick is to be surprised when the dog bites you. Don't start giggling before it happens!
Jump the Dog Through the Hoop Yo-Yo Trick
This variation on Walk the Dog will make you look like a yo-yo champion.
Get everyone's motor running with this yo-yo trick. Sound effects not included.
Monkey Climb the Tree Yo-Yo Trick
Make your yo-yo defy gravity and climb up a vertical string. Enhance the visual effect by following the yo-yo with your eyes.
Slurp the Spaghetti Yo-Yo Trick
You'll have to ham it up to get the full effect of this trick. If you do it right, you'll look like you're eating a spaghetti dinner for real!
A variation on Monkey Climb the Tree, this yo-yo trick takes a very steady hand.
Practice making the Corral Gate with a non-spinning yo-yo before you try this trick at full speed.
You don't have to take your family and friends to France to show them the Eiffel Tower.
Start learning the first intermediate yo-yo trick, the Sleeping Beauty, on the next page.
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