Post #2! Hey, I’m a little over my first month of yo-yoing. I’ve went through a lot of tutorials here and elsewhere. Those tutorials are really great, but I think there are a few blanks that need to be filled in. I was wondering if it would be helpful to others just starting out if there was a general guide, or a collection of learning steps that different people have used. For instance, these are the steps I’ve taken so far:
- Sleeper, Trapeze, Breakaway, etc
- Forward Bind
- Reverse Backspin Bind
- Switch to large bearing with thick lube
- Repeat steps 2, 3
- Brain Twister, Atomic bomb, Mach 5, etc
- Switch to thin lube
I had to give up on a lot of the intermediate tricks because my spin times were horrible with the smaller bearing, which made me rush through the trick. While rushing through it, I couldn’t focus on the mechanics, and I’d get really frustrated. So, after some reading I knew I had to go to the larger bearing to get longer spin times, which really helped me slow things down so I could see/understand where my hands and the string were supposed to be. If I got stuck in the middle of an Atomic Bomb, I could do a Forward Bind. Likewise, if I got stuck in the middle of a Trapeze and his Bro, I could do a Reverse Backspin Bind.
Do you think this could help other beginners? If so, maybe you could share the steps you took in your first couple months?