Hand Start/Snap Start


#1

I just cant get my yoyo spinning fast enough!! Any tips? I really want to learn either hand start or snap start(whichever is easier).

Thanks,
Yoyonut


#2

To answer your questions.

To get the YoYo spinning fast enough, just practice. If that doesn’t work, practice more.

I prefer a hand start, and imo, I think it’s easier because I’m not too good at snapping. I do regret not being able to snap well, because in 3a, the snap start prevents strings from getting tangled.


(Cinimod105) #3

Actually, you just need a little spin to get the yoyo back tour hand. The crux is your bind. I suggest you work on your bind, because the snap start is not that important. With a strong bind, you can get the yoyo back with as low as 30 rounds per minute spin.


#4

I agree it’s so much practice. The more you practice the faster it will spin. I practiced at time with out the yoyo in my hand. Another trick that helps to make everything smooth is when you bind the snap start do a regen to get it going really fast. Hope this helps!


#5

Oh, the good’ol Snap Start.

It’s all in your bind. The motion of snapping the yo-yo to make it spin is EXACTLY the same as snapping your fingers. While a good snap start allows you to bind it easier, it is ALL about the bind. Bind too hard and the string will just go around the yo-yo. Don’t bind enough and it will just drop. When I do the snap start and bind it, I’ve done it enough times to know exactly how much of a tug and what to do to bring it back up even if it is the worst snap start ever.

All it takes is practice, practice, practice. Try this…When your yo-yo stops spinning, try is snap start it then bind it. Don’t wind up your yo-yo. Doing this will practice your snap starting and binding skills.


(Jeremy Mryoyothrower McKay) #6

Here, try these.  Might offer an alternative that works for you.  There are dozens of other variations on a snap start. I personally prefer an off-hand snap start, but many prefer the throwhand, or prefer the 4a style thumb or hand start.  It’s all about finding one that works for your hands and your style.


#7

Thanks for those other options!

I think I’ll learn the snap start as it is what most people do. I will learn it as I progress by just doing it every time I get a dead yoyo and then after a while I will get it.

Thanks for all the help

-yoyonut


#8

i don’t really like the hand start for some reason. I always do the snap start, it takes a lot of practice but once you get used to it, the yoyo will spin quite fast.