YoYo Wiki

Buying Your First Yoyo[]

There are many different kinds of yo-yos to purchase and buying your first one can be a very complicated task.

The first thing to think about before you decide to spend your money is what style of yo-yoing you want to do. I would suggest starting with 1A, or single handed yoyoing.

If you plan on buying a yoyo online, purchasing a cheap YoYoFactory or c3yoyodesign would be a great idea. I suggest the YoYoFactory Replay, C3yoyodesign Speedaholic, or YoYoFactory Arrow. A common question is which of these is the "best", but it all comes down to preference. Pick the one that looks the coolest, you won't be disappointed. If you would like to buy a more expensive yo-yo, you should wait until you feel like you want to invest.

Purchasing Yoyo String[]

Now, what good will a new yoyo do if you don't have any string to use with it? String is an obvious essential to yoyoing, and there are many different types to choose from. For one-handed yoyoing, Type 6 50% cotton 50% polyester (slick 6) is probably the most popular all-around string. There are many more types of string to choose from, but for simplicity, buying a 100 bundle of Slick 6 is a great idea. Any string will do the trick, but Slick 6 is the best for a beginner.

Other Essentials[]

Having a new yoyo is great, but having the tools to tune it properly will make learning how to yoyo much easier.

A must-have for all beginners is yoyo lubricant. Many variations exist but the basics are ¨thick¨ for responsive and ¨thin¨ for unresponsive.

If you purchase a yoyo that requires response stickers, buying extras of these is a great idea.

After you yoyo for a long time, your fingers will start to hurt from the constant tightening of the string. This won't go away until you develop a callous, but to relieve this temporarily, buying finger tape or a yoyo glove is a good idea.

Learning Tricks[]

If you want to start learning tricks right away, finding a website is a good place to start.

I would recommend YoYoTricks.Com as it has the Level Up! system to learn tricks and to get more experience. This is a really great way to learn tricks, as well as learn the basics of yoyoing.