New wave of young yo-yo players is keeping the age-old hobby-sport alive

Since 2008, a group of yo-yo enthusiasts have been meeting at yo-yo store Spinworkx every Saturday to practise and share tricks.
(From left) Yo-yo enthusiasts Kenneth Bay, Bryan Teo, Wee Teng Ee, Jeremy Soo at Spinworkx.
(From left) Yo-yo enthusiasts Kenneth Bay, Bryan Teo, Wee Teng Ee, Jeremy Soo at Spinworkx.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - 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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