Yo Stick

Ultimate trick stick

Yo StickTrick stick with which you control the twists and turns with the flick of your wrist. Shaped like a stick, Yo Stick includes a yo-yo like mechanism that automatically retracts the string. Includes themed caps on each end.

The history of the yo-yo dates back thousands of years, with the earliest recorded use appearing in ancient Greece around 500 B.C. These early yo-yos were made from wood, metal, or terracotta and were often decorated with images of gods or animals. The toy made its way across various cultures and continents over the centuries. It gained prominence in the Philippines in the 1920s, where it was considered both a toy and a weapon. Filipino immigrant Pedro Flores brought the yo-yo to the United States, and its popularity soared after entrepreneur Donald Duncan purchased Flores' yo-yo company. Duncan introduced mass production techniques and extensive marketing campaigns, including the use of yo-yo professionals for public demonstrations. In the 1960s, technology began to play a role, with Duncan introducing the first plastic yo-yos. The 1980s and 1990s saw a revival in yo-yo popularity, with advances in materials and design allowing for a wide range of tricks and styles. Modern yo-yos can be made from high-grade plastics or aircraft-quality metals and may feature complex mechanisms like ball bearings for extended spin time. Today, the yo-yo is not just a child's toy but a competitive activity, with national and international championships that showcase a dazzling array of tricks and techniques.