The 2011 World Yo-Yo Championships wrapped up in Orlando, Florida, last Saturday. Here are the winning performers from each of division — all with their own hardware and stunt styles — pulling off tricks you can’t even fathom.
Division 1A: Marcus Koh
The player manipulates a long string (with a sleeping yo-yo at the end) to perform tricks.
Division 2A: Shinji Saito
Two yo-yos simultaneously.
Division 3A: Hank Freeman
The same idea as Div. 1A but with twice as many yo-yos.
Division 4A: Naoto Okada
The yo-yo is not attached, useful for playing catch with oneself.
Division 5A: Takeshi Matsuura
Yo-yo on one end of the string, a counterweight on the other. No fingers necessary.
Division AP (Artistic Performance): Takahiko Hasegawa
Freestyle yo-yo-ing. With props.