Yo-Yo, it's carnage

How to survive the ups and downs of the World Yo-Yo Contest

Updated: July 29, 2011, 11:00 AM ET
By Jake Zucker | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Aug. 8, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

It'll take more than "walk the dog" or "around the world" for you to reach the stage of the World Yo-Yo Contest, a three-day extravaganza in Orlando beginning Aug. 4. But once your "boingy boingy" and "flea bounce" are world class, your next trick is deciding which of the six divisions to enter. They start with the traditional 1A (one yo-yo on a string looped on a finger like Grandpa used to do) and include ...

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