When I was in second grade, Duncan, the well-known yo-yo maker, came to my school with a cadre of talented teenagers in tow. They shot the moon, walked the dog, and cats cradled their way into my heart. Although I'm sure Duncan was just there to hawk some merchandise (in which they totally succeeded), the art of yo-yo is fascinating.
Yesterday, the World Yo-Yo Contest in Prague wrapped up with California native Gentry Stein taking the top prize—and his skills are completely mind blowing. So let's all take a moment and wonder at this constantly spinning cobweb of yo-yo greatness, while I go hunt for my 20-year-old Duncan. [C3yoyodesign/YouTube]