Chopsticks tricks?


#1

I love these, I just don’t know many. Does anyone know any good ones?


#2

this is my favorite one


(Owen) #3

Chopsticks and Noodles was one I learned, it’s also pretty easy to learn.


#4

This is one my my favorite tricks.


#5

The Capt’ns Chop Chop is fun.


#6

If you haven’t learned this one already


#7

#8

These are all awesome.


#9

Glad one of these threads finally got off the ground. Can’t wait to try some of these! :slight_smile:


#10

Just some tips.

Size of the YoYo rarely matters. It’s all in the string and finger positioning. Some protips.
Instead of using just your index finger, try using your other fingers to loop the string around. When I first started using this method, I had my index and middle finger in the string, but as I grew as a player, I had my ring finger in there as well. Another way to prevent the string around your fingers to slip around is incorporate the PINCH. Kind of difficult for me to explain, but all you really do is use the finger that isn’t wrapped around the string to PINCH where it makes contact on your adjacent finger. For example, string is wrapped around index and middle finger, use your ring finger to practically hold the string. Of course, you’re not going to pinch at all times, but it helps hold that slack in place. Over time, you’ll be able to control when to pinch. This is all non throwhand by the way.
Imagine yourself holding a box of cereal with your non throwhand. Make that two boxes. You want to train your fingers to hold that position. Build some muscles. As you do chopsticks, you might notice string slipping into your knuckles. This method prevents that. By holding the box, you’re essentially keeping that wrap as close to your fingertips as you can. Remember, right angles are your friend, the straighter your index fingers are, the more slipping into the knuckle you’re going to get. Slipping back is going to get that string in your way, you’re going to want to move it as far away as you can. HOLD THE BOX. Again, this is very difficult to explain through plain text.
Last but not least, shorten your string. Not saying to physically cut your string, but grab part of it with your throwhand. The more control you have, the smoother your chopsticks are going to be. Longer strings tend to make tricks look wonky.

I’m not going to say these tips are endorsed by everyone, they’re just things I’ve been using ever since I started venturing into the world of chopsticks. I hope this wall of text benefits your trick endeavors.

MORE FINGERS
PINCH
HOLD THE BOX
SHORTEN STRING

Here’s a little video I made years ago.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkug76_h4U


#11

From the master himself! ^


#12

My favorite chopsticks player.


#13

I just started learning all these when the thread was posted, LOVE THEM


#14

Please sir, may I have some more?


#15

Every night for a month, I watched various freestyle videos of Mark Montgomery. This is where I got my style and inspiration from.


#16

Wow… That’s impressive…


#17

#18

chopstick pops by Jason lee. and most of his chopsticks tricks to be honest haha


#19

Well. That’s a wee bit of a necro bump. I forgot about this thread. Haha.