I have a general question about getting better my tricks. I watch a lot of videos of great players throwing great looking freestyles that, whether improvised or not, look effortless and natural. How does one get to this point in their playing? Obviously regular focused practice is essential, but is this kind of achievement done through maintaining a large trick vocabulary and stringing together elements of those separate tricks, or is it something else that I’m missing? Is there some X factor that players like Nate Sutter and Ed Haponik, probably the two players I would most like to emulate, have that I just don’t? Please don’t think I’m discounting the work ethic of all the pros out there. They have obviously practiced very hard for a long time.
I’ve been yo-yoing off and on for about two years. My practice has been admittedly inconsistent for that time. My wife and I just had a baby three months ago, and I juggle that with two jobs. When I do find time to practice, I want to make sure that I’m practicing effectively. Should I just keep learning tricks and mounts? Currently I can throw tricks like Cold Fusion comfortably, and I’m working on Dinosaur Dancing from the High Speed Yoyo website videos.
Thanks in advance for the insight!