1A: Single long-spinning wing-shaped yoyo. The stuff you’re doing now.
2A: 2 modified/narrow gap yoyos, for looping tricks.
3A: 1A in each hand, two-handed long spinning string tricks.
4A: Off-string. The yoyo is not tied to a string. The yoyo comes off the string and is landed back on it.
5A: Freehand, the yoyo is tied to a counterweight(often a ball or dice) and is not tied to your hand, but the yoyo is tied to the string.
Since you didn’t ask yet:
Bearings come in different sizes.
Just stick around. If you have a question, ASK. If you don’t want to ask in public, ask me via a PM(Private Message) and I’ll do my best to answer it.
I love 1A because I am pretty okay at it but I have been dabbling in 5A and I actually prefer it over 1A because it is just thrilling seeing the yoyo not connected to my hand. If I ever get a proper 4A throw then I would start trying some of that.
You know, I think this should be stickied. I used to wonder the same things when I was a beginner, and it took me a while to catch on. This would have helped me a lot. Oh, and I didn’t see anyone mention DM2 so…
DM2- common abbreviation for the Yoyojam Dark Magic 2