Ok I know there are quite a few of Gyroscopic flop tutorials, topics and the like.
Almost everyone who can do GF gives the same advice which is to keep the Yoyo at eye level and keep the strings off the sides.
I’ve been doing GF from a Houdini Slack (i.e. Sideways GF). I find that pulling the strings hard only results in the yoyo dying. I can do one and only one full flop by pulling relatively hard and angling my throw hand downwards slightly. But even so, this isn’t consistent and most of the time, my yoyo refuses to flop after that first flop. It tends to die after the first flop or suddenly spin very fast.
Also, I’ve read that the type of bearing may affect GF? I’m using a centre trac bearing on my Heavy Cream if that matters.
I’m interested to see how you guys who can do GF orientate your hands/strings to get the yoyo flopping. I’ve seen a couple of GF videos by ibanezcollector, TheOrganizer, Andre’s front style GF and some other Youtube unknowns. A first person view of a sidestyle GF would help alot.
Ok… So this was kinda sudden, but I watched this video on YT and suddenly got 2-3 flops.
So I guess that having your throwhand angled about 30 degrees higher than your non-throwhand helps alot.
Nevertheless I’m curious to see what everyone else is doing that works for them; more importantly, if the bearing type affects GF.