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 yo-yo 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 yo-yo, however, they will take time and practice to master. The perfect gift for grandkids if you’re looking for something a little different.
Update: July 10, 2021