The Evolution of YoYoing?


(KeeganOrr) #1

So I was watching a wonderful video on the evolution of juggling and I heard the speaker say “juggling is a very young art form” and I thought to myself about. Yoyoing is much younger than juggling and it has changed so much! I think someone should make a talk about the evolution of yoyoing.

Here is the video that inspired me


#2

If you really want to be specific, yoyoing is WAAAAYYYY older than juggling. People were yoyoing before juggling was even thought about.


#3

Yoyoing has changed more in the last 20 years than it did in it’s first 2000.


(WildCat23) #4

Actually, juggling is older. There are depictions of it in Egyptian tombs from around 1900 BC.


#5

Well, the more you know! The OP referred to both as young though. I suppose he meant in development, but as stated, both were around for a very long time. I think yoyos dated back to around 500 BC.


#6

oh wow! i just saw this video 30mins before seeing this thread! xD yeah really enjoyed this talk! was very interesting and i would love to see something like it from one of the awesome guys who were there and saw all the change first hand :wink:
i actually dont even know alot about it since i just started yoyoing a few months ago, and i think i m not the only one


#7

There is an awesome video covering this very topic.

A really great 11 minutes on the evolution of yoyoing.


#8

From the link above

Interesting that the yoyo goes way back to 500 B.C.


#9

You think people figured out a yoyo before they started throwing random stuff in the air?