One of the oldest ways to keep one busy is to play with a yo-yo. At first glance, a yo-yo looks like a carved piece of wood attached to a string. If you’d never seen one of these toys before, you’d likely end up scratching your head and think “how in the world is that fun?”. However, once you see someone who has experience playing around with a yo-yo, you quickly realize how much fun it can be. There’s a super low learning curve and virtually everyone can learn how to use it in a short period of time. Additionally, it doesn’t take much time or dedication to learn some sophisticated-looking tricks.
Overall, a yo-yo can offer long-term entertainment for a few dollars. Not many other things offer these features in conjunction with each other.
Top 5 Most Popular Yoyos in 2018
|Ranking||Preview||Product Name||Our Rating|
Yoyo King Green Merlin Professional Responsive...
By Yoyo King
|387 Reviews||View Product|
Duncan Imperial Yo Yo , Assorted colors, Pack of 1
By Duncan Toys
|345 Reviews||View Product|
Yoyo King Merlin Pro Yoyo with Ball Bearing Axle...
By Yoyo King
|205 Reviews||View Product|
MAGICYOYO N11 Alloy Aluminum Professional Yoyo...
By Shenzhen TND Elc.,Ltd
|71 Reviews||View Product|
Duncan BUTTERFLY YO-YO (colors may vary)
By Duncan Toys
|256 Reviews||View Product|
Features to Consider When Buying a Yo-Yo
- Composition – no one wants to waste their hard-earned cash on something that has bad build-quality, even if you’re purchasing a yo-yo. Thus, many people have spent a good amount of time researching the materials comprising the yo-yo they’re looking at. generally, hard plastics and wood are a great solution because you know they’re not going to break really easily. Additionally, be sure to look at the string material that is being used. However, you can easily add your own type of string if you prefer something more heavy-duty.
- Price – Since the price of yo-yos can vary, many people are interested in the price. Be sure to search the market and see if a price point is something you truly care about. Generally speaking, its safe to assume that the lower the price, the lower the quality (but not always).
- Color/Style – Most people want a yo-yo that will reflect their personality, style, and preferences. With that being said, there are virtually endless styles/colors/designs for yo-yos. I’m confident you’ll find the yo-yo that perfectly matches your individuality.
Yo-Yo’ing 101 – Beginners Advice
If you’re brand-spankin’ new to yo-yoing, we highly recommend taking a closer look at this video below. Its pretty straight-forward and easy to follow. Plus it helps lay down the fundamentals needed to quickly grow your skills!