With origins that date back to the late Ming dynasty period, the Chinese yoyo (or diablo as it is sometimes referred to) functions in a similar way to its western counterpart. That said, a Chinese yoyo differs in shape and size. It has a longer axle with cups on either end, and is spun on two strings attached to rods (or ‘wands’). There are many tricks that can be learned on the Chinese yoyo, however, they will take time and practice to master. The perfect gift for grandkids if you’re looking for something a little different.
Update: June 10, 2021