Help with binds!


#1

Hey guys, I’m really having some bind issues. I’m at the point where I can get binds, but I’m a bit nervous to throw it hard because I’m not sure if it’s going to whip back into my hand. How do I know if it’s going to knot up or sleep?


#2

Practice.

With that being said, look at it. Does it look like the string is wound up nicely or is it all crazy. Also don’t neglect a safety throw.


#3

It won’t take long for you to know you’ve got a good one. You may not yet be able to identify bad ones, but you will know good ones.

So when you have a known-good one, you throw with confidence. When you are not entirely sure, you do a “safety throw” to give yourself a good bind.

If you are doing your binds by throwing the tail/loop into the gap, you are going to get LOTS of crappy binds. If you are doing the rolling bind from Andre’s videos, also lots of snaggy binds. Do a good frontstyle bind using a pinch on the loop, and it will be very reliable.

Practice!


#4

Thanks guys, i’ve got a really good pinch bind developing. So yeah greg, i’m starting to learn what a good bind feels like and can throw in confidence.


#5

Awesome!


#6

I found the best way to learn binds when I was beginning was to always go in the direction the Yo-Yo was spinning, consequently…That turned out to be the right direction to begin with. It will shoot back to your hand almost every time. Or use 2 fingers in the beginning, it helped me until I got good 1 finger binds down. Going forward, the Yo-Yo hops over the front and going out of a Break Away the Yo-Yo goes under the string. Stick with it though, if you are going to get deep into Unresponsive and 1A it is a must to have down.


({RTD} alecto) #7

one thing that i found that help is to just sit there throwing a sleeper then binding throwing a sleeper and binding. After a while you get really good at binding and then you can just mess around trying different binds and air binds.


#8

What I found out was that if I just pinch the loop on my non-throw hand and sort of feed it into the gap, the chances of getting knot are next to zero.


#9

Correct.


#10

Binding is not just holding a mount and “hope” for the loop slack to bind when you release it. You have to move your non-throw hand downward while pinching and actually feel the bind BEFORE you release the slack.


#11

Practice, practice, practice!