How To Wind Up a Yoyo Tutorial

How To Wind Up a Yoyo Tutorial

How To Wind Up a Yoyo Tutorial

How To Wind Up Yoyo Tutorial
Learning how to wind up a yoyo is one last step before finally throwing your yoyo. Winding up is super important and not as easy as it may seem. This is a skill you will use a lot, especially in the beginning.

How To Wind Up a Yoyo Tutorial

  • Learn how to wind up a yoyo from pro yoyo player Ann Bubak


  • Put first string over your index finger to hold it
  • Fix your string tension when needed

Most Common Mistakes

  • Winding up the string too loose
  • Playing tangled string

How To Wind Up a Yoyo Steps

  1. Dominant hand
    • First, decide which is your dominant hand you will primarily be throwing the yoyo with.
  2. Index finger
    • Next, to wind up the yoyo, hold your yoyo in your non-throw (non-dominant) hand. Raise your index finger.
  3. String over the finger
    • Wind the string over it away from you once, then wind again under your index finger again around 3 to 4 times.
  4. Finger out
    • Pull your index finger out, and then continue winding all of the string inside.
  5. String from the top
    • Then place the yoyo in your palm with the string coming from the top.

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