Always game for a spin

A new wave of young players - with fancy tricks and better toys - is keeping aloft the age-old hobby-sport

Every Saturday afternoon, a corner of Orchard Central comes alive with the buzz of wood and metal spinning on strings.

On the fifth floor, a group of boys in their early to late teens are crammed into yo-yo speciality store Spinworkx, palming the toys with ease. They "rock the baby", "walk the dog" and perform a host of other newfangled tricks that have yet to be named.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline 'Always game for a spin'. Print Edition | Subscribe