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Yo-yo tricks through the agesAug 22 2013

Here's a video of the 2013 World Yo-Yo Contest winner, Janos Karancz. His motion is so delicate and intricate, it's almost like he's doing needlepoint or something:

Contrast that with the winner of the 2000 World Yo-Yo Contest, Yu Kawada. Much simpler tricks, more showmanship, like it's a dance:

Here's some footage from a 1989 yo-yo contest. Lots of throwing tricks and fewer spinning tricks. Contestants competed in blazers!

And finally, a Duncan yo-yo commercial from 1976. Super simple tricks and more blazers!

Some crazy-ass yo-yo skillsAug 24 2010

And the thing is spinning the whole time? What I don't understand is how he manages to suspend the laws of physics only within his personal space...it's not like audience members are floating away or anything. (via mathowie)

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