So, apparently this is actually Go West, not Sumo. Yoyowiki was wrong. But this is still an awesome style, and I still want to see more people try it. It is a style with the yoyo in a big loop of string. You have to use a swivel to be able to make it easy. I can’t believe more people haven’t attempted this absurdly fun style. It seems as if I rescued it from the deep, dark pit of the early 2000’s. Anyway, try this! I have some videos in the video section as well as this video on basic mounts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr4hAmOtUns I think its a bit hard to understand, my retainer and camera seem to warp my voice, so if someone makes a better video I’ll gladly stick it up! Now, stop reading this thread and go buy some swivels! Eagle claw size 12 or bigger will work. Look to see how much weight they hold. String snaps at around thirty pounds, I think, so anything thirty or higher is more than sufficient. So, go try this. Try this now. And thanks to Zammy for putting this style up on yoyowiki, which is what made me try this.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRING SETUP
First, behead your string. Cut a good amount of string off- the string will get longer. Keep this snippet.
Second, unwind your string. It should be doubly long.
Third, tie a big knot.
Swivelfy your snippet, then slide the end of your loop through the swivel.