This post is to finish up the series on the Alaska Yo-Yo. When you watch the video, remember that the orbiters always go in opposite directions. The frame rate on the camera doesn't always capture this when viewing at odd angles. I am mostly self-taught and do not claim to have mastered this toy. If you want to learn from a pro, check out Chris Kiana and buy his book "100 Alaska Yoyo Stratagems"
Here are a few advanced ways to start the Alaska Yo-Yo. In this video I show you five different methods for getting this toy going. I made up all the names for these tricks, because I don't really know what they are called.
In my last post, I showed you how to make an Alaska Yo-Yo. In this post, I show you how to use it. Figgy makes an appearance. It turns out he is as fascinated with Alaska Yo-Yo's as I am.
I went to school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I came across a really cool toy called an Alaska (or Eskimo) Yo-yo. I bought a traditional one made out of seal pelt. It is many years old now, so I decided to figure out a way to replace it. There aren't any seals in Minnesota, so I figured out how to make one using plastic bags, popcorn, rope, duct tap, and leather. If you've found a better construction method, please let me know.
In the next few videos I will show you how to use it