A yo-yo is a toy that is made out of two circular sized pieces of plastic. It has an axle in the middle. The axle is the one that connects the two circular pieces together. A long string is also tied around the axle. The yo-yo is played by tying one end of the string on your finger. You will then drop the yo-yo to the floor and pick it up.
There are a lot of tricks that can be done with a yo-yo. There are actual competitions that are conducted for people who can show off these tricks. Competitions are divided in two parts, the compulsory tricks and the freestyle. This competition is held annually in Orlando, Florida. You can join the competition but first, you have to learn some tricks!
One of the tricks you can do in a yo-yo is the sleep or the sleeper. Here are the steps that you can follow so that you can make your yo-yo sleep.
- Preparation. First, you have to make sure that the yo-yo string is not all tangled up. Also make sure that there are no knots on the string. Loop the yo-yo string on your middle finger. Hold out your hand out like you are going for a handshake. Place the string of the yo-yo over your index finger.
- Doing the sleep. Bend your hand towards you and gently throw the yo-yo down towards the ground. Do not let the yo-yo bounce as it hits the ground as it may come back up. Make sure that it does not reach the floor. When the string is fully extended, let the yo-yo sleep by letting it linger a few seconds near the ground. Do not let the yo-yo stop spinning or you won't be able to pick the yo-yo back up.
- Picking the yo-yo up. When the yo-yo is about to stop spinning, pick the yo-yo up by gently lifting up your finger or your hand. The yo-yo should roll back up to your hands.
These are the simple steps on how you can make your yo-yo sleep. If you do not get it on your first try, do not lose hope. Learning this trick takes some practice.
When you have already mastered how to do the sleep, you can start practicing more complex exhibitions with your yo-yo. Some of these exhibitions will require you to use more than one yo-yo. You can learn these cool tricks by going to the website yomega.com.
There are some things that you have to remember when playing with your yo-yo. You have to make sure that you are playing or practicing in a wide open space so that you won't hit household items. Do not do special tricks when there are people standing near you as you might hit them with your yo-yo. Another thing to remember is not to use your yo-yo around your cats or dogs. The yo-yo will definitely get their attention and you may be bothered by your pets.