Henrys also makes the Vision diabolo, a juggling toy that consists of a spool, string and two sticks. The string is tied between the two sticks, and by manipulating the tension and rolling the spool, the user can perform an incredible variety of whirling, pumping and tossing tricks.
We discovered both spinning wonders thanks to Jim Henry, who spends a lot of time looking skyward. Jim’s passion for kites led him to start a competitive stunt kite team and inspired his foray into retail. Today his Minneapolis toy store, Air Traffic, specializes in yo-yos, juggling gear and other skill-based toys and games. If you like to send things flying, Jim’s your guy.
So many toys nowadays depend on batteries, screens or speakers. The Henrys Lizard yo-yo and Vision diabolo are uncomplicated classics that deliver loads of fun plus a challenge to sharpen your skills and increase your repertoire of tricks. It’s time to get tossing!