The YoYoNews website is a resource for yo-yo devotees to stay on top of news, events, and players within the yo-yo community.
The yo-yo can be traced back to 500 B.C. but it wasn’t until the 1920s that the toy became popular in North America. Comprised of an axle, two disks, and a string, the yo-yo looks deceptively simple. But as anyone who has tried the basic tricks of “rock the baby” or “around the world” knows, looks are very deceiving. YoYoNews strives to at once demystify and glamourize yo-yo play. The homepage of the website is embedded with videos showing yo-yo champions at the top of their game; mixing music, performance, and spectacular yo-yo tricks to earn praise and win championships. It’s hard not to be in awe of yo-yo champs for the dedication they display to their craft. Watching these videos may intimidate some individuals but beyond the homepage, readers are met with how-to videos, club information, and yo-yo guides to help get even the newest players up and running, or “walking the dog” to use a yo-yo term. YoYoNews has a fantastic section devoted to teaching those new to yo-yos everything from how to throw, mastering basic tricks, and more advanced play.
It takes time and practice to become competent at manipulating the yo-yo. The website has plenty to keep readers captivated and inspired.
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