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All wound up with nothing to do? Swing by the Exploratorium for the 2007 California State Yo-Yo Championships, and meet national and world yo-yo champions. Learn amazing tricks including Atom Smasher, Boingy Boingy, and Walk the Dog. Don’t miss the main attraction: the freestyle divisions, where players take to the stage and perform a synchronized three-minute routine set to music.

At noon, join Exploratorium host Ron Hipschman, and learn how a little double disk with a string attached is an amazing apparatus for studying the physics of motion. Ron will delve into the science behind all the spinning with expert Doc Watson. Then be astounded by the tricks of Doc Popular!

This event is sanctioned by the American Yo-Yo Association. Registration is open to the public. Winners will qualify for next year’s regional tournament. For more information, go to www.calstateyoyo.com.

Schedule
Skylight area
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Yo-Yo and Diabolo Sport Ladders
(A ladder is a list of tricks.)
11:00 a.m.–12 noon 1-minute preliminaries for 1A Division
(1A refers to one yo-yo tied to one hand.)
12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  1A Freestyles and Open Division Freestyles
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.   Awards

Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
12 noon–12:30 p.m. 

Webcast: The Science of Yo-Yo

Click a link to watch live webcast 

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