Alpha Style with Doc Pop
This is an Alpha Style trick, which means that it flows into itself as you repeat it.
Dale Oliver with a great version of a classic trick.
Learn to Walk the Dog with a yo-yo. It’s THE most famous yo-yo trick there is, and the one everyone wants to learn and see. We’ve heard of many a marriage that came about as the direct result of learning this trick.*
First make sure you can throw a good, long Sleeper. Once you can do that, all you have to do is throw a fast sleeper, very gently set the yo-yo down on the ground, let it walk in front of you, and then give it a sharp tug to bring it back up to your hand.
– Make sure that you start walking the yo-yo right next to you, or in front of you. If you start it out behind you, as the yo-yo walks forward there will be slack in the string and the yo-yo could come back up too soon.
– Set the yo-yo down on the ground gently so it doesn’t pop right back up.
– The faster the yo-yo is spinning, the farther it will walk. See how far you can go.
The very first yo-yo trick to learn.
Gravity pulls the yo-yo down, and you pull it back up. Let the yo-yo drop toward the ground, then give it a steady pull before it reaches the end of the string. See how many times you can do it in a row without stopping.
– If the yo-yo spins at the end of the string, just give it a sharp tug and it will come back up.
The secret is to watch how Dean pinches the string before he tugs up to have the yo-yo come back into his hands.
A nice classic trick that is good for beginners. Used to be called Skin the Cat, now known as Tidal Wave.