Sling Slang Yo Yo
Words | Joyce Tsang Translation | Phaedrus Lam
“Around the World” and “Walk the Dog” were the only tricks I knew how to perform with my yo-yo. I had a red plastic see-through yo-yo during high school when the manga “Super Yoyo” was in trend, and like other classmates I practiced whenever I could. The noise created by the spinning yo-yo was awkwardly comforting, and with a slight tuck it always rolled back into my palm like an obedient pet.
The toy has evidently lost its glamor in the current era, with only those who are truly addicted still interested in the game. Reviving the memory through a packaging which emphasizes on the quality and texture of the toy, Tait Design has released their Sling-Slang YOYO.
Available in three different colorways, each yo-yo comes in dissembled pieces including the solid hard rock maple body, the removable grooved steel axle shaft and strings. Packed in an environmentally friendly velcro-lock cardboard box, the user needs to unravel and assemble their new toy on their own. Regather your childhood memories with this minimalistic but pleasing yo-yo or have it as a gift to those who are growing up in such a digitalized era.