Ok, I haven't done any big projects for YYE and I feel i should do something (This is pretty lame), So I love 4A so this will be my complete guide to Off-String ;D
What is Off-String or 4A
4A is a style of play where the yoyo is NOT connected to the string while the loop is still on your finger. This is a very popular style of play and can wow any watchers with the easiest of tricks.
The yoyo for 4A can be almost any normal yoyo. Most OffString yoyos are butterfly shape so that it is easier to land on the string (Later be explained). The gap should be large so that you do not get knots (The string gets caught and wont come off) or you can’t exacute a trick when you might go double on or whipping the string, but on the otherhand it can’t be too big because it may take several binds to return to your hand.\
Pictures of some:
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/aquarius/view/index.html http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/big-yo/view/index.html http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/big-ben/view/index.html http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/offstring/view/index.html [b]The Basics[/b]
The first 3 most basic you must know are
[b]Winding[/b] This is the first part of Offstring, everytime you must return it to your hand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EtXAoWYIPk If you get more advanced You can do this, But don't do it unless you can [url=ftp://Bind]Bind[/url] I wouldn't recommend it
[b]Throw[/b] The throw is when you throw the on the the string like a Trapeze. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnLCL8TUVJA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzU1I8nRTdo
In both of these they talk about
[b]Binding[/b] Once you get it on the string how do you get it back up? With a Bind. This shows all 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQMY4HQXZSE
And in the 2 videos before this also have binding included.
[b]Begginer Tricks[/b] BrainTwister: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czhiioqTNeQ&feature=related Catch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74BOEgz38tI Sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1GwrAUVmgw [b]Middle[/b] [b]DONE FOR A WHILE![/b]