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Where did you buy that yo-yo?  How did you learn that trick?  What's 'Offstring' style?  How do you change a pog?

Ever since I made the decision to add the humble yo-yo to my juggling repertoire, I've been been repeatedly asked the above mentioned questions and many more besides.  As such, I thought it would be a good idea to create a web page that attempted to provide some answers.  Well, you're now reading it!  It's been created as a starting point to give the newcomer (or rusty old-timer!) a brief overview of the terminology, styles and techniques commonly found on the yo-yo scene.  Although intended primarily for a UK audience, I really don't mind you if you live elsewhere!

Whilst yo-yo play isn't one of the most high profile of juggling/manipulation skills (I'll leave it to you to decide whether it even qualifies as 'juggling'...) it can certainly be a useful performance skill, particularly at close quarters.  It's also challenging, creative, competitive and a lot of fun.  So, if you're new to yo-yo, or just out-of-touch, then hopefully this site will give you a bit of background as to what's going on.

Via the menu to the left of this page, you'll find a few pages of my own ramblings as well as links to websites that play a significant role in the wider yo-yo community.  I hope it proves of some use to you.  If I've got anything wrong, or missed anything obvious, please let me know.

Tom Kuhn RD1 wooden yo-yo

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