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How to Yo-Yo

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How to Select a Yo-Yo

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How to Tie a Yo-Yo String and the First Throw

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Yo-Yo - Powerthrow and a Forward Pass

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Yo-Yo - Non-Sleeping Tricks and Loops

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Yo-Yo - Walk the Dog and Other Sleeping Tricks

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Yo-Yo - Flying Saucer and Around the World

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Yo-Yo - Man on the Flying Trapeze

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How to Mount a Yo-Yo on a String and the Braintwister

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Yo-Yo - Combinations

Yo-Yo - Combinations

Yo-Yo - Combinations

How to Mount a Yo-Yo on a String and the Braintwister

How to Mount a Yo-Yo on a String and the Braintwister

Yo-Yo - Man on the Flying Trapeze

Yo-Yo - Man on the Flying Trapeze

Yo-Yo - Flying Saucer and Around the World

Yo-Yo - Flying Saucer and Around the World

Yo-Yo - Walk the Dog and Other Sleeping Tricks

Yo-Yo - Walk the Dog and Other Sleeping Tricks

Yo-Yo - Non-Sleeping Tricks and Loops

Yo-Yo - Non-Sleeping Tricks and Loops

Yo-Yo - Powerthrow and a Forward Pass

Yo-Yo - Powerthrow and a Forward Pass

How to Tie a Yo-Yo String and the First Throw

How to Tie a Yo-Yo String and the First Throw

How to Select a Yo-Yo

How to Select a Yo-Yo

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How to Yo-Yo

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Dick Stohr

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Dick Stohr is That Yo-Yo Guy! He has been a full time yo-yo professional since 1997. He does the Spintastics all day teaching program Yo-Yo Fun & Science of Spin in elementary schools as well as libraries in the summer time in the Mid-Atlantic states. He also performs at parties, festivals, scout meetings, Trade Shows and other fun events. He has set six yo-yo World Records and has been a yo-yo contest judge at World, National, Regional, State and local contests since 1999. He started playing with yo-yos in elementary school in the 1950's. During High School and College it was not cool so he did not play much. Following a career in the US Navy and Navy Reserve plus positions of increasing responsibility in the civilian business world he quit his day job to become That Yo-Yo Guy. Any day that he gets to play with his yo-yos and other peoples kids must be a good day. Teaching the beginners has become his passion. He believes that kids are from 6 to 106 years old and all kids can have fun with a yo-yo if they get a good start and do not have to unlearn bad habits.

How to Yo-Yo

Yo-yo expert Dick Stohr demonstrates how to yo-yo. The series covers tricks from the most basic to some more advanced moves.

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Hi! I am Dick Stohr, I am That Yo-Yo Guy. I have been a yo-yo professional since 1997 when I quit my day job to do this full time because it's a lot more fun. I do the Spintastics, Yo-Yo Fun and Science of Spin Program in elementary schools and libraries in the Mid-Atlantic States. I have been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Yo-Yo Association since 1998, and I judge yo-yo contests at the Worlds, the Nationals, some of the Regionals, a lot of the Locals, and what I want to do today is teach you how to get started; how to do the yo-yo basics, how to start safely and properly, so that you don't have to unlearn bad habits when you are playing with -- getting started, and trying to go into the advanced tricks. So, what I want to do is start-off first of all with what is a yo-yo, how does it work, what is the string and how do we use the string to get the yo-yo to do the things we want it to do? Then we'll go into some of the non-sleeping tricks, then we'll go into some of the sleeping tricks, and maybe I will show you one or two advanced tricks just to whet your appetite to enjoy playing with a yo-yo.

question by noman at 04/26/12 09:47AM Flag

hi How are you i just bought a new cundan butterfly yoyo and it just sleep for 2 seconds can you tell me what should i do and i follow that you said in your videos but it only sleep for 2 seconds

What is that yo yo? by Zman720 at 04/12/09 09:43PM Flag

What is the yo yo used in the beginning with one side being red and silver and the other side being clear?

excellent! by livnletlrn at 03/18/08 11:24PM Flag

This series of videos has been great for my budding yo-yo enthusiast son to watch. Thanks for putting them together in such a clear and stepwise fashion!

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