Sling-Slang: The Slick DIY Wooden Yo-Yo For Grown-Ups

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The yo-yo, that classic kids’ toy that has caused countless black eyes in the name of learning new tricks, has grown up and become kind of a hipster.

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The Sling-Slang from TAIT Design Co is a built-it-yourself kit that provides you with everything you need to put together your very own awesome wooden yo-yo.

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Available in black, blue, and pink, the Sling-Slang is a slightly more elegant iteration of the colorful plastic toys we played with as youngsters.

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TAIT’s design is meant for beginners and intermediate users, so even if you haven’t picked up a yo-yo in years you should be able to assemble your Sling-Slang and get right down to re-living childhood fun.

The kit comes with a two-piece maple body and a removable grooved steel axle along with two colored polyester strings. It’s super-easy to put together and relatively frustration-free since the string resists knots and tangles.

tait sling slang diy wooden yoyo kit

The Sling-Slang kit comes to you in a recycled cardboard case with detailed instructions so you can get to slinging and slanging within minutes. The artisanal yo-yos are $30 each or $80 for a set of all three colors.

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See more in Home & Personal or under Gadgets. January, 2015.