If you are new to yoyoing and may be wondering how to tie your yoyo string knot to the skill toy, you don’t need to worry, as I’ll present you the easiest method of putting the cord onto the yoyo.

So let’s start!

How to attach the string to the yoyo in 7 easy steps

  1. Have a look at the string itself.

You will see that there are two different kinds of ends. One of the ends has a knot made from the factory. This will help you put the string around the middle index finger. The other end will show a minuscule loop unless you untwist the string.

Tie yoyo string to a new yoyo

2. Take the end of the string which has no knot made during the manufacturing process.

Pinch with the right hand the end of the string. Grab the cord with the left hand 1 or 2 inches away from the minuscule loop.

3. Grab the string and untwist it.

As you untwist the string you’ll notice the fact that the 2 strands of the yoyo string begin to separate. The gap itself widens, thus creating more space for the fingers to fit in that loop.

To see the whole process click twice on the video and set it to 1:00 until 2:30. It will show you how to go through the process.

4..Insert the thumb and the right digit into the hole created at the end of the string

Enlarge the space within the loop by making space between the digits so that the yoyo can squeeze through the hole.

5. Take one part of the string and wrap it around the yoyo bearing once.

In this case, you have 2 strands coming from the string itself and you also have one strand above your thumb and your pointing finger. Take the unique strand between the 2 digits and push it against the bearing then let the cord twist back to its original state.

6. If you want to try new things, take the loop and twist it two times around the axle for the responsive yoyo.

This should be done the following way; after you surrounded the bearing with the string from the extended loop you cross the strings one on top of the other. Repeat the process of wrapping the loop around the ball bearing like in step 5.

This method works best for transaxle yoyos and responsive yoyos. With this aThis has to do more with the friction between the string and the silicon response pads.


Well done!


How to make a yoyo string knot on your own

To make sure your twine is the right length in proportion to your height do the following thing: Let the yoyo down onto the ground and let it stay there. Put all the string strong enough to keep it tensioned but not lift the toy from the ground. Check if the string exceeds your belly button level and make a mark.

From that point you fold over the string to have the same length in both strings: the one starting from the mark and then the other one making a turning and coming back to the mark.

How to make a yoyo string knot easy

Credit: Yoyo store REWIND

Pinch the point with the mark on and the end of the string, take the end of the string and place it above the marked spot.

Watch the video below by double-clicking the image to learn how to do a string knot as you adjust your yoyo string! Not only that but you will also learn how to do the adjustable string knot.

How to make an adjustable string knot in 5 stages

1. Take a look at the knot and the loop made by the manufacturer. This will be your starting point.

2. Pinch the rest of the string one inch away from the original knot. Push it through the loop and you will obtain a mini-lasso.

How to make a slipknot

3. Adjust your slipknot to your middle finger size.

4. Attach the slipknot to your right middle-finger and make sure two strings are facing the pinky.

5. Pull the cord after the adjustment is being made. The string should stay fixed on your finger.

Next, squeeze the newly created end through the created loop and pull tight to make the needed knot. Cut off the old knot with scissors or the YoyoFactory multitool and keep only the new loop and make a slipknot out of eating as explained sometime earlier.

How to remove a frayed string and replace it with a new one

You have to spin the yoyo counterclockwise to enlarge the string gap containing the bearing and take your yoyo out of that loop. The next thing you need to do is just to repeat the steps related to attaching a cord to a yoyo.

How to wind the string

Use your left pointing finger to complete the task. Wrap the string once around both your index finger and the bearing and then wrap the cord just around the bearing to maintain friction between the string and the response pads. If you don’t do exactly as mentioned, you’ll not be able to wind up the string. The process itself is simple and can be done immediately.


These were the most important aspects related to tying a regular yoyo string, making a slipknot or creating your node. The basics presented here will help you each time you have problems related to adjusting your string. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to type them into the comments section!


He is passioned about yoyoing and technology .Enjoys dreaming about the multiple possibilities the internet offers to share the knowledge gathered in 2 years of experience within the skill toys world.Wordpress comes in handy for achieving this dream and for materializing his vision.


Erik · April 26, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for this info Sebastian! I have always been improvising with a couple of sailing knots but they didn’t work very well. Great tip on how to make a more responsive yoyo as well, I will defenitly try that out. Thanks for the read!

    Sebastian · April 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed reading!

    Sam power · December 7, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for the time and info. Good stuff!!

      Sebastian · December 17, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Thank you for your encouragement!

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