1A yoyo tricks, also called String Tricks, are tricks performed with one yoyo landing on the string. To make these tricks easier, yoyos designed for 1A are wide and sleep a long time. While advanced 1A yoyos are also designed to play unresponsive, it is easier to learn the 1A basics on a regular responsive yoyo first.
When a yoyo is unresponsive it will not come back to your hand when you pull it up. Many 1A yoyos come playing unresponsive to allow for more difficult tricks. To play with an unresponsive yoyo you will need to learn a trick called a bind to bring the yoyo back. Otherwise, the yoyo will not come back.
A good starter yoyo should be easy to use and have the potential to get you into more advanced tricks. With that in mind we developed The Sage Yoyo with YoYoFactory. The Sage Yoyo Starter Pack includes everything you need to get a jump-start learning yoyo tricks. Once you’re ready for advanced unresponsive play, you can swap out the Sage’s bearing for the included CenterTrac bearing and press on to yoyo greatness!
While no yoyo may rightly be called “the best”, at YoYoTricks.com we put everything we had into making the Civility yoyo the ultimate tool for learning yoyo tricks. From its bead blasted finish, to its shape and weight profile, every detail of the Civility has been fined tuned for advanced learning. We built the Civility from the ground up so our customers could learn without limits, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
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.
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.
The Oracle Yoyo 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 Oracle Two-Handed Kit we have also included lube, strings, and finger wrap for optimal play.
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.
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 Replay Pro is a high performing plastic yoyo making it the ideal candidate for learning 3A.
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.
The Flight Yoyo is the best performing offstring yoyo we carry for the full range of offstring tricks. It is just the right size to make tricks easy to learn for beginners, but not so large that it makes intricate tech tricks overly challenging. It is also the longest spinning offstring yoyo we have ever used, making tricks easier to learn and execute. At just $24.99, anyone interested in 4A style should take this opportunity to get in the game!
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.
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 Freehand Yoyo by Duncan, from its shape to its weight, was designed from the ground up for 5A style play.
To start learning yoyo tricks you need a good yoyo. A good beginner yoyo – like the Fizz Yoyo – will have a ball bearing axle which allows the yoyo to spin a long time. This will make learning the basics much easier. Once you have mastered the basics and learned some picture tricks you will be on your way.
A Picture Trick is any yoyo trick where you make a picture out of the string. Many classic tricks like Rock the Baby and the Eiffel Tower are picture tricks. Picture tricks require a long sleeper to perform, so they are the ideal tricks for beginners to use to develop their skills.
If you are just getting into yoyoing we recommend going through the First 50 Yoyo Trick List. This list is designed to help you learn the basics, and then to give you the skills you need to learn any other trick on YoYoTricks.com.
Our highest recommended yoyo for someone who has never yoyoed before is the Fizz. It is designed to make the basics as easy as possible. We suggest you consider the Fizz Yoyo Beginner Pack which includes extra strings and other accessories to speed your progress as you learn tricks.
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