Beginner Tricks

1A Yoyo Tricks

2A Yoyo Tricks

  • What are 2A Two-Handed Yoyo Tricks?

    2A, or Two-Handed Yoyoing, is the antithesis to 1A style yoyoing. Unlike 1A string tricks, 2A yoyo tricks never land on the string. Instead, they usually involve repetitive motions like looping. While ultimately two yoyos will be used at one time in this style, it is a good idea to learn these looping tricks one hand at a time.

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  • How can I learn to yoyo with two hands?

    Once you have mastered a trick with one hand, learning it on your opposite hand is like starting from scratch. Some feel their opposite hand is not as capable of learning tricks, which is not true, but it can take more time. Finally, when doing tricks with both hands you will feel like you’re starting over again, but with enough time and patience anyone can learn two-handed tricks.

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  • What is the best yoyo for learning 2A yoyo tricks?

    The Loop 360 is designed for those just beginning their journey into 2A yoyo tricks. It loops consistently and sleeps surprisingly well for a 2A yoyo. It also costs less than half of some other 2A yoyos, so getting two won’t break the bank. In the Loop 360 Two-Handed Kit we have also included lube, strings, and finger wrap for optimal play.

3A Yoyo Tricks

  • What are 3A Yoyo Tricks?

    3A style yoyoing is basically just 1A (String Tricks) with two yoyos, one in each hand. While 3A yoyo tricks look intimidating at first, once you have a few tricks under your belt it becomes increasingly addictive and exciting to learn.

  • What are the best yoyos for learning 3A yoyo tricks?

    As in 1A, metal yoyos will typically outperform plastic for 3A. For players new to the style, however, we recommend using two (identical) plastic yoyos because plastic can handle more collisions than metal (and there will be lots of collisions). The Protostar is a high performing plastic yoyo making it the ideal candidate for learning 3A.

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3A Yoyo Tricks

4A Offstring Yoyo Tricks

  • What are 4A Offstring Yoyo Tricks?

    4A yoyo tricks, also called Offstring Yoyo Tricks, are tricks where the yoyo comes off the string. 4A is an exciting style, great for performing and showing off. With the right yoyo, offstring tricks can also be some of the easiest tricks to learn.

  • What is the best yoyo for learning 4A yoyo tricks?

    Our highest recommended offstring yoyo is the ReXtreme yoyo. It is extra wide making it easy to catch, and it is made of a durable plastic that bounces when it hits the floor. If you miss, just catch it off the bounce. Several players on the YoTricks team learned all their offstring tricks on this great yoyo.

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4A Offstring Tricks

5A Freehand Yoyo Tricks

  • What are 5A Freehand Yoyo Tricks

    In 5A, or Freehand style yoyoing, the yoyo string is not connected to your finger. Instead the string is attached to a counterweight – usually a dice or a bouncy ball – so that both the yoyo and the counterweight can be moved freely at the same time.

  • What is the best yoyo for starting 5A Freehand tricks?

    Any 1A yoyo can be used for 5A by adding a counterweight. The best yoyos for 5A, however, are well balanced against the counterweight to make Freehand tricks easier to learn. The Metal Drifter (used in our videos), from its shape to its weight, was designed from the ground up for 5A style play. We suggest the Unresponsive Kit for basic to advanced play.

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5A Freehand Tricks

Trick Sets

  • YoYoTricks.com Trick Sets

    The YoYoTricks.com Trick Sets are collections of tricks organized around a central theme. If you like Green Triangle tricks, for example, check out the Green Triangle set to see every trick on YoYoTricks.com that uses this element.

    In addition, if you are new to YoYoTricks.com we suggest you checkout the First 50 Yoyo Tricks set. Once you have mastered these 50 tricks you will be ready to learn any trick on YoYoTricks.com

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