The toy that keeps returning
June 6, 2007 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Tie a string to your finger so you don't forget that today is National Yo-Yo day!
For a toy that has been around for the past 2,500 years the yo-yo sure hasn't slowed down. New styles of play are becoming more popular and recently new additions to yo-yos have lead to entirely new tricks. If you are lucky you can even catch National Yo-Yo Master Steve Brown performing one of his artistic yo-yo demonstrations.

Pull out your yo-yo today and have some fun.
posted by DragonBoy (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I expect this conversation to go up and down.
posted by Peter H at 7:30 AM on June 6, 2007

Choose yer weapon. Here's mine - classic.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:37 AM on June 6, 2007

When is national Ya-Ya day? I need to get mine out.
posted by ahimsakid at 7:44 AM on June 6, 2007

As appealing as pulling out my yo-yo sounds, I'd rather play with my dingaling.
posted by cog_nate at 8:04 AM on June 6, 2007

Wolfdog - good choice. Recently I've been enjoying the heck out of my eight8eight.
posted by DragonBoy at 8:23 AM on June 6, 2007

I've got this one in my desk drawer right now. I never mastered any real tricks, but have always found yo-yo-ing relaxing, almost meditative. I used to yo-yo before tests in college.
posted by qldaddy at 8:27 AM on June 6, 2007

Amazing stuff, especially the kid in the "new additions to yo-yos " link. (Not sure if comparing the birth of a skilled yo-yoist the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe is in the best possible taste, mind you!)
posted by jack_mo at 8:48 AM on June 6, 2007

I am going to pull some "strings" and see if I can get Steve Brown to "walk my dog". Now here are a couple of real yo-yo's, well kinda.
posted by blogenthau at 9:07 AM on June 6, 2007

Steve Brown. The stories I could tell about Steve Brown.
posted by Cookiebastard at 11:13 AM on June 6, 2007

I just got a yo-yo from google. Now I have a reason to play with it. Hooray. Did that 888 video really associate a yo-yo with democratic revolution in the Balkans?
posted by boo_radley at 11:24 AM on June 6, 2007

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