This list of workshops are still under development. Please check the event
program at the World Yo-Yo Contest for updates, changes and times. All
workshops will be on either Friday or Saturday.
Modding and building.
- How to design Yo-Yos.
This is a special panel discussion with some of the masters of short run
aluminum yo-yo design including; Kyle Weems (Imortalus), Christoph Kayatz
Carlo Menon (Oxy 3), and Don Watson.
- Modding Yo-Yos with basic tools.
How to soup up your yo-yos using random parts. Cleaning bearings for
performance and pog making will be included.
- Turning Wooden Yo-Yos on a Lathe and how to make yo-yo string
Eric Wolf and Alan Gray will show how to turn wood into yo-yos and how to
turn thread into string.
- Top Turning on a Wood Lathe
Eric Wolff and Alan Gray will show their wood working skill converting a
block of wood into a top.
- Modding Yo-Yos with a Wood Lathe
Eric Wolf will demonstrate the reshaping of plastic for the ultimate modding
- Painting Yo-Yos.
Atomic Cow will teach some of his amazing painting techniques for painting
- Carving Yo-Yos.
50 years ago, the Philippine demonstrators carved designs onto wooden yo-yos
that they gave to kids. These yo-yos have become very collectable. Al Hill
(Bumper Yo) learned his skill in the late 1940s. Come and learn the dying art
of yo-yo carving from this master.
- Dying to Dye
Seth Peterson will show you how to use household dies to color yo-yos. Be
warned, this workshop may have a Shamoo splash zone. (Workshop will not be in
normal workshop room. It will meet there and re-locate. Be on time)
- Beginning yo-yoing
Don't know how to yo-yo, but you came to the World Yo-Yo Contest, this is the
workshop for you!
- Beginning 3A
Learn the basics of two handed non-looping tricks with Tim Simco.
- Beginning OS
Learn the basics of yo-yo tricks where the yo-yo is not attached to the
- Beginning Freehand
Learn the basics of counter weight (freehand) tricks.
- Beginning Top Throwing
Learn to wind and throw a spin top.
- Intro to two handed looping.
Dale Myrberg, National Grand Master and master looping instructor will help
you get past that barrier into two handed play.
- Beginning Juggling
Nick and Matt will teach an intro to 3 ball juggling and contact juggling
A breakout is a place to trade tricks and tips. Everyone is the teacher,
and everyone is the student. These breakouts are usually lead by someone to
keep the meeting flowing.
- 3A Breakout
Tim Simco will lead a break out on 3A. Be prepared to show your best stuff.
- Freehand Break Out
Jack Ringca will lead a break out on freehand. Be prepared to show your best
- OS Break out
This will be a OS breakout to trade and show OS tricks.
- Advanced Top Throwing Break Out
Matt will take you through the latest and most creative top tricks out there.
Bring your own bag of tricks to show off.
- Making Clip Vids
Glass Eye and Mark McBride will cover the shooting, editing, and compression
of Clip Videos.
- Demoing yo-yoing in schools.
How to do yo-yo school programs taught by Dale Oliver and Rich Rains.
- Performing for Groups
Steve Brown will lead a discussion about performing with yo-yos for groups.
Learn how to present yourself as an entertainer to the public.
- Organizing a Yo-Yo Event
This is an open table discussion about organizing a yo-yo event at any level.
This will be an informal group discussion lead by GReg Cohen.