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Learn everything you need to know about yo-yo - Learn how to tie a yo-yo string and how to do the first yo-yo throw.
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Dick Stohr: Hi! I am Dick Stohr, also known as That Yo-Yo Guy. What we were talking about is how to get started doing basic Yo-Yo tricks. What we're talking about today is string and the first basic throw in Yo-Yo, so first of all I want to show you that the Yo-Yo string obviously it has two ends, one end starts at this knot, goes down around the Yo-Yo actual and back up to the knot, so what we're going to talk about is how to put this Yo-Yo string on the Yo-Yo and on your finger.
So, first of all I start with Yo-Yo to put the Yo-Yo string on the Yo-Yo we're going to untwist the end of the string were the Yo-Yo goes. We're going to open that up and we are going to put it around the Yo-Yo. Now a single time around the axle will allow you the Yo-Yo to sleep but we can start more basic then that event for right now and we are going to put a second loop around that axle. Very important see how that that tangles want to like go there, well we're not interested in that, we want to slide the hand out the strings so that this winds up nice and smooth.
Now, I get two loops of that string around the actual, which means that it will not slip yet, so we are going to winded up and notice that I'm going over the top away from you, over the top of the Yo-Yo and just don't pull, just wind it nice and smooth. Now this end we've got small loop, that small loop is there to make a slip knot, pull the string through the loop that loop snug's up on the middle finger handy right with between the first and second knuckle, and so over the years approach will determined you cradle the Yo-Yo there that makes the Yo-Yo goes straight more consistently and exactly what we're after in Yo-Yo and is to be consistent.
Now the length of the strength is also important, so I'm going to do is unroll the string put the Yo-Yo on the floor and notice that my hand is now level at my waist, this is the right size to play with the Yo-Yo. If I'm not as tall then I'm going to have the Yo-Yo either balancing off the floor appear on my face and its not as safe and its not as comfortable and its not the way to play with Yo-Yo. So it's a shorten string what we are going to do is measure the string. Put the Yo-Yo on the floor and you measure up to the sauce pot, right about here that's were you are going to cut the string, you can put little knot on the end of the string and you can put this loop on the end doesn't matter what kind of a loop you make here because you are not going to put your finger in that loop, its usually too large, too small and it will complain off in the Yo-Yo will go damage something or hurt somebody and get in trouble, what you use this loop for is to make a slip knot, once side switch off slip knot that's would goes around that middle finger that hands you are right with.
Now you see that my hand is comfortably level at my waist, if I shorten the string and I was not the tall, my hand would still be comfortably level at my waist and that's what we are going to do there. And we are going to wind the string on the Yo-Yo again go over the top away from you. If you right handed, if you are left handed you come over the top towards you and the reason is you're twisting the string and we don't wanted twisted too much will talk about that in the different clip. So, we now have the Yo-Yo string the proper length, we get the string wound on the Yo-Yo twice so doesn't sleep yet, we've got the string on comfortably on your finger with the slip knot will doesn't complaining off. The first trick you should try to do is called gravity pull, what you do is hold your hand with the palm facing down, drop the Yo-Yo follow it down pull it back up, slowly, smoothly, push, pull, catch, push, pull, catch that trick is called the gravity pull, push it down pull it up and catch it nice and smooth, nice and slow. You are just looking to get the rhythm of what the Yo-Yo is going to do.
Now if you don't catch the Yo-Yo this is actually called dribble and this is another Yo-Yo trick what we are doing here is just allowing the Yo-Yo to come up and either touch her hand or not doesn't matter whether does or doesn't as long its going up and down the string you are doing something called dribble. That's the basic, the most basic trick in Yo-Yo get it down, get it to come back up to your hands so you can catch it. The next thing we wan to cover is how to hold the Yo-Yo for the rest of the tricks, notice that the string comes from the Yo-Yo from my finger over the top of the Yo-Yo. The idea here is that's you want the string to roll smoothly of the end of your finger, if the Yo-Yo is in your hand upside down, the string goes underneath the Yo-Yo, it will get to the end of your finger and it get stuck and it won't do the trick that you wanted to do, so you have to turn the Yo-Yo, make sure check each time, when you are throwing the Yo-Yo so that the string comes from your finger over the top of the Yo-Yo snuggled up into your hand and that's the way you will start the rest of the tricks. So we've learned how to size the string properly, how to get the string on the Yo-Yo and your finger properly and we even learn the first basic Yo-Yo trick called the gravity pull. Next we're going to do some of the tricks that you can do with the Yo-Yo that does not sleep, the string is wrapped around there twice, so it won't sleep and it won't frustrate the beginning Yo-Yo.