Yo-Yo Experiments Episode 5 – Worlds Largest Handheld Yo-Yo

Thats not a yo-yo... THIS is a yo-yo

Thats not a yo-yo... THIS is a yo-yo

This project was 2 months in development.  For 2 weeks I drew up the plans and found the materials, and then in August Gunter (Splugen on YoYoSkills.com) and I found time to build it.  Then, for 6 weeks we looked for a location to film the throw.  One day it dawned on me that the Worlds Largest  Handheld Yo-Yo would feel right at home next to Tom Kuhn’s  Worlds Largest Wood Yo-Yo at the National Yo-Yo Museum at Bird in Hand in Chico California.  While I was there, I saw that the Parking Garage had top level access and so it was decided.  In the middle of YoYo Club, My experiment was itching to be dropped.

Yes, I know that it is not perfect, but it was all for the pure joy of yo-yo fun.  I could not have asked for a better time.

And also Yes, I realize that there is currently no “Largest Handheld Yo-Yo” world record but I don’t care, I am claiming it so… THERE IS NOW!

Music – Kids (MGMT 8bit Cover) by Dr. Zilog

>> http://8bc.org/members/Dr.+Zilog/

UPDATE: Version 2.0 Video now Live
This version has more weight and a thinner gap. It reached my goal of 70% return with a 30 foot string

and then, just to proove the yo-yo would return 100% to the hand, I shot this video with a 13 foot string.


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'Yo-Yo Experiments Episode 5 – Worlds Largest Handheld Yo-Yo' have 15 comments

  1. October 8, 2010 @ 10:30 am hunterday

    rick star….. made you look hahaha


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  4. October 6, 2010 @ 9:37 pm DrYoYo

    Aww rick (y2kvictim), I am sorry my giant yo-yo was not as good as your giant yo-yo. next time I’ll just scrap 2 months of work and video instead of releasing it as a fun entertaining video……


  5. October 6, 2010 @ 8:52 pm Rick Star

    That’s truly some weak sauce. That is not the world’s largest yo-yo since it didn’t even make it back up to the dood. You receive no credit and may God have mercy on your soul.


  6. September 20, 2010 @ 11:11 am Dave

    You truly are a super-hero! I can’t wait to see the next version!


  7. September 20, 2010 @ 2:00 am yoyo_wolf

    got some vibe, huh? 🙂


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  9. September 19, 2010 @ 3:48 pm Bretterson

    Dr. Zilog is my friend from Naples, Fl haha. What a funny coincidence, good song.


  10. September 19, 2010 @ 9:02 am ChicoJay

    That is awesome, sorry I missed it. Give us a heads-up next time!

    Very cool, keep up the good work.


  11. September 18, 2010 @ 10:03 pm Josh

    when can we expect a production model?


  12. September 18, 2010 @ 9:59 pm Robbie

    Great job Doc, you are now unofficially a world record holder.


  13. September 18, 2010 @ 9:35 pm Bacon

    I got kicked out of petsmart for bringing a video camera with me. Something to do with copyright laws and brand names and stuff…
    Nice yoyo though.


  14. September 18, 2010 @ 8:21 pm richy from chico

    i was a witness
    It made my day


  15. September 18, 2010 @ 7:39 pm The Machinist

    great concept, great music, awesome. Looks like the response needs to break in though…


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