How to control 4A whips?


(Mitch) #1

When I whip the yoyo its inconsistant… Some times the string is like I want it but some times its twisted…

O= yoyo

Normal- l l
l l
l l
\ /
O

Twisted- l l
l l
l l
X
O

And help on how to make it constantly the normal one?


#2

You have to control your string tension. And whip with your knuckles up(if you’re just doing a normal whip catch).


#3

String tension indeed. Also, if you whip the strings a bit faster, they’ll open up easier. However, each time you throw, the string tension should be almost fixed so I’m not sure if it’s something you’re doing or not.


#4

Actually, it has very little to do with string tension. If the string tension was really to tight, it’d be nearly imposiple to do a whip.

The problem is actually very simple.

If you hook the string loop around the half of the yoyo facing you, you’ll have a twist in your string.
If you hook the string loop around the half of the yoyo facing away from you, this won’t happen.


#5

Oh. I read his “drawing” as he was missing them each time. Good catch. (For future reference, things like that don’t work well. Pictures and videos are great.)


(Mitch) #6

Sorry about that guys… Well… I lost my DM… And all my other yoyos are VERY unresponsive and binding makes me angry… So I’ll be able to try this once I get my offstring/pocketchange

Thanks!


#7

You probably know this but if you make a fist and have the string coming from both sides it makes a big loop And aim your pointer finger knuckle towards the middle of the yo yo.


#8

Do one of the swinging things to equal string tension. Pop it up, and then with only your throwhand, whip the string in a circle, and then regrab and land. It helps the tension.