Wednesday, May 13, 2009
World's Largest Yo-Yo Inquiry
Can you please tell me if the world's largest yo-yo is officially the one Shakamak High School made in 1990 or the one in a museum in California? Thanks for your help, L.B.
In looking at the comparison stats, the Shakamak High School Yo-Yo is the largest. When interviewing the Chico California Yo-Yo owner, he insisted that the other larger Yo-Yos didn't actually 'yo', but according to the Shakamak HS site, theirs does.
Shakamak HS = Winner!
Chico Yo-Yo: 75 foot string, 250 pounds, 50 inches high, 31.5 inch width, 5.5 foot diameter, first used over the bay (which bay, I forgot to ask, but assumed San Francisco) in 1996 using an 80 ft. crane
Shakamak Yo-Yo: 6 feet in diameter and weighs in at 820 pounds, March 29, 1990 they dropped it from a crane and watched it yoyo up and down 12 times.
Thanks for asking, as it clears up some disputes here, too...
-Erika Nelson, Director
World's Largest Things, Inc.