The others practices of juggling

Hi !

After showing you the last time about the differents best penspinners in the world nowadays, I am going to talk about some skilltoys., different than penspinning.
Having fun by playing with skilltoys is really important for STYL, It allows to get a good creativity and help the concentration if
Let see those together 🙂


I guess everyone has already played at yo-yo in their childhood, or at least, most of us ; you know, that small toy made from an axle and two disks at each edge, with a string at the middle. From the website of Museum of yo-yo history, it seems there are a lot of uncertain origins of this toy. Like penspinning, there is not one inventor but it is mostly a practice that has spread from one country (here is China for yoyo) all over the world. Some seachers found traces came from ancient greece and at the philippines.
If you follow our >Facebook page<, you had to see some yo-yo videos with the french champion Williams Thamrong . Below is a short performance from him :

YoYo tutorial live > 7th November @ 17:00

🔥Tomorrow at 17:00 new live tutorial from Station F!! 🔥For the first time YOYO! Williams Thamrong is going to challenge Leftfinger ! You should see this 😲Volume up ! 🎧#yoyo #cdf #fyya #penspinning #tricks

Publiée par STYL sur Mardi 6 novembre 2018


For those who asks, the word cardistry is a portmanteau of card and artistry. The >very first traces< of this art would go back to the 1860s, from a french book called « “Les secrets de la prestidigitation et de la magie”, 1868 (later translated into english, “Secrets of Conjuring and Magic”, 1878) ». This book defines that magicians were the first who used manipulation of cards… until the end of the 1990. From this period, people started to considered it as an art in its own right.
As penspinning tutorials on our Facebook page, we also recorded one cardistry tutorial !

Cardistry tutorial

#Cardistry with Mathias Dragovic ! 🃏🔃👉The big challenge for penspinner Leftfinger 👈 #tutorial

Publiée par STYL sur Lundi 25 juin 2018


Still, origins of begleri are uncertain as well. From an interview of Matt Hiebert, designer of Monkey Knuckls (a skill toy licenced to Yomega in 2013) begleri is, I quote :

« Begleri originated in Greece, as a variation of the Greek rosary or “komboloi”. The komboloi were often flipped around to keep the hands busy or pass the time, and begleri developed as a simplified version that would be more suitable for tricks. From what I understand, historically, begleri were associated with a tough, working-class subculture called manga, and with a distinctive style of music called rebetiko. In modern times, komboloi and begleri both remain extremely popular in Greece, and are growing in popularity worldwide as a fun and simple “every day carry” item. With this proliferation, and the infusion of begleri into other skill toy communities, new and complex styles of play are being developed, referred to as “hard play”. »

Below is a video from Kuma about begleri :



Let’s talk about the history of its name. Diabolo is originally a traditional wooden Chinese toy (you can find it either with 1 side or 2 sides). From its first arrival in Occident some dozen of years before, the toy was considered as a objet from the devil ( stands for “diable” in french) because it can turn by “himself” and make a lot of noise, kinda like cries. From a second arrival in Occident, people starts to accept the object as a real toy, since Diabolo was this time in plastic without making any sound.

Below is a video of a chinese man using plastic traditional yoyo. First trick is until 2:05 :

If you want to see something more modern, take a look at this video below !


The article of today is ended ! Let’s talk about the different competitions of penspinning next tuesday !

Thank you for your time and see you soon 😉