The Century's Most Popular Toy While yo-yos can be traced back to over 500BC, the modern yo-yo has it's roots with a man named Pedro Flores in the mid 1920s. It's popularity soared when Donald Duncan took over the Flores Yo-Yo Company, and renamed it to Duncan Yo-Yos. Donald Duncan made the yo-yo into what it is today, one of the most popular toys of modern times. A&E declared that the yo-yo was the most popular toy of the century, and with its recent resurgence, the supporting evidence is daunting. This sections is dedicated to yo-yos, yo-yo players and yo-yo history. Yo-Yos Toys Collecting Recreation.
A yo-yo (also spelled yoyo ) is a toy which in its simplest form is an object consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a length of string looped around the axle, similar to a slender spool. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A yo-yo is a toy consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a string looped around the axle. It has some similarities to a slender.
- History of cardistry - Cardistry is a portmanteau of cards and artistry. The art form of card flourishing, commonly referred to as cardistry, grew out of simple flourishes used in close-up magic by magicians in the 1990s to early 2000s.
- Chinese yo-yo - The chinese yoyo is a toy from China consisting of two equally sized discs connected with a long axle. An alternating lifting and dropping motion using two sticks, each held in one hand, keeps the yo-yo spinning on a string tied between the sticks.
- Eskimo yo-yo - Eskimo yo-yo or Alaska yo-yo is a traditional two-balled bolas-like fur-covered two padded poi type yo-yo skill toy played and performed by the Eskimo-speaking Alaska Natives, such as Inupiat, Siberian Yupik, and Yup'ik.
- Paper yo-yo - A Paper yo-yo is a kind of toy that is solely made of a stick and a long roll of paper. When the stick is flicked by hand, the roll of paper extends outwards. When the stick is brought upright, the paper compacts again.
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- Wooden toys
- Physical activity and dexterity toys
- Circus skills
- Traditional toys
- Sports entertainment
- Includes Dave's Wonderful World of Yo-Yos www
Includes images by Ron Caswell, Wonderful World of Yo-Yos, museum of collectibles, memorabilia, and patents [PDF], history and image downloads. Dave's Wonderful World of Yo-Yos.
- Portal Yoyoing.com www
Portal site with message board, Yoyoing.com, calendar and chat. Yoyoing.com.
- Massive High Speed YoYo www
Massive review database, Speed YoYo, news and video blogs, monthly competition. High Speed YoYo.
- Includes The Next Level www
Includes videos of tricks, Next Level, maintenance tips, mods, and links. The Next Level.
- An YoYo Wiki www
An online encyclopedia on yoyoing. YoYo Wiki.
- YoYo Hired to Win www
YoYo Pro blog. Hired to Win.
- Newslog, YoYoSkills.com www
Newslog, YoYoSkills.com, articles and tutorials. YoYoSkills.com.
- Yo-yo YoYo Nation Forum www
Yo-yo talk, Nation Forum, reviews, clubs and modding. YoYo Nation Forum.
- UK Yoyoz www
UK yoyo players forum. Yoyoz.
- Organises BYYA - British Yo-Yo Association www
Organises yo-yo contests in Great Britain. BYYA - British Yo-Yo Association.
- Polish Yodyssey www
Polish Yo-Yo Association club. Yodyssey. Features history, brief biography, tricks, and links. Yodyssey.
- Collection Yo-Yo Photos www
Collection of yo-yo's past and present (photos). Yo-Yo Photos.
- Kinopah Kinopah's blog www
Kinopah is blogging about his extensive yo-yo collection. Kinopah's blog.
- Home Yo-Yo Nashville www
Home of the Tennessee State Yo-Yo Contest. Yo-Yo Nashville.
- A Triple Crown of YoYo www
A series of Yo-Yo Contests in the USA. Triple Crown of YoYo.
- Features National Yo-Yo Museum www
Features displays, Yo-Yo Museum, photographs, events, history, and contests. Directions and hours included. Located in Chico, California. National Yo-Yo Museum.
- About.com The History of the Yo-Yo www
About. History of the Yo-Yo.com article by Mary Bellis. The History of the Yo-Yo.
- Features Museum of the City of New York - Toy Collection www
Features amusements used by New Yorkers from the Colonial period to the present. the City of New York - Toy Collection. Includes pictures and descriptions. Museum of the City of New York - Toy Collection.
- Promotes Canadian Toy Collector Society www
Promotes interest in collecting and displaying childhood memorabilia. Toy Collector Society. Maintains collection of toys of historic importance. Canadian Toy Collector Society.
- Alexa: Yo-Yos Toys
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Yo-Yos Toys
- DMOZ: Yo-Yos Toys
dmoz.org Directory: Yo-Yos Toys