Result #189: I accidentally bought YoYo so fancy you need to know a trick to get it to stop walking.

#189: Learn ten YoYo tricks to add to my repertoire.

Date: 7-8-2014

Due Date: 7-8-2015

Resolution: For some reason when I look back at my childhood I often think that I was pretty good with a YoYo. The more I think about it the more I realize, I barely knew how to do anything and what I did know was pretty basic.

I could "Walk the Dog," do "Around the World," create a "Cradle" and  improvise a couple other tricks that lead me to believe I was a tiny Tommy Smothers.

Though I wasn't the expert I thought I was, I did have a lot of fun flinging this novelty toy around the room only to have it come back.

On the rare occasions that I've gotten my hands on a YoYo as an adult I've found that I can still pull off those few tricks.

Well after nearly three decades since learning any new YoYo tricks I figure it's finally time to add a few more tricks to add to my repertoire and maybe become the YoYo man of my young delusional mind.


Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 7-8-2015

I bought a YoYo a couple months ago in hopes that I would accomplish this resolution on time. It's been years since I've owned a YoYo so I wasn't sure what to look for, I just knew that I wanted a butterfly because that style seems to make certain tricks a bit easier to pull off.

The YoYo arrived and I was a kind of disappointed to find that the string was not attached. It wasn't that hard to figure out how to sting the YoYo but I had a hard time getting it to catch. I finally used an old trick I remembered from back in the day and got the YoYo wound. Then I went to throw it and it did nothing but walk.

I tried and tried to get it to come back up but it just bounced at the bottom. I went to the internet to see what I was doing wrong and saw a video on how to get a YoYo to bind. It worked but I had to use this trick every time which is very frustrating.

I don't know if this is a special design specifically for trick but it doesn't work for what I want to do. I just want a simple YoYo that goes up and down that walks when you want it to and returns with the flick of your wrist. I'm not going to do a trick every time I want the YoYo to return.

So, it looks like I will have to buy a new YoYo and let you know when I figure out my new trick.