Wired meet the world’s best Yo-Yo artist. The toy was first created thousands of years ago and it’s since spawned fans the world over, as well as huge international tournaments. Anyone can play with a Yo-Yo,  but to master it? That’s a different story…


Gentry Stein is the world’s best when it comes to Yo-Yo’ing. Not only has he impressed at tournaments, but he’s also innovated the art and has taken the pastime to new heights. In this video we learn about how he mastered this skill and how he pulls off these amazing tricks.

Gif of Gerry Yo-Yoing

Although he might make it look effortless, pulling off these tricks is pretty hard! Gentry spends around 8 hours a day practising, with tournament prize money and sponsorships providing him with enough cash to pursue his passion full-time.


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