Magic drop problem


#1

Okay… I can do lacerations, suicides, things like spirit bomb but I just do not understand magic drops at all… I’ve watched video after video and I’m no further forward as to how to do it than I was a week ago. I know what it needs to do but not how to make it happen. I let the yoyo go around my throw index and it continues around the ‘gun’ you make with the string but it stays on the string it is originally on. I need to to pop off that loop. Any suggestions?


#2

Do not let the yo-yo go around the “gun.” Only let it go around your pointer and land IN BETWEEN your pointer and thumb. It should drop.


#3

Do not let the yo-yo go around the “gun.” Only let it go around your pointer and land IN BETWEEN your pointer and thumb. It should drop.
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I’m trying but it insists on continuing past my thumb… It’s so frustrating


#4

There cannot be any tilt in the yoyo as it approaches the “gun”


(Jeremy Mryoyothrower McKay) #5

Keep your hand stiff. You need enough tension that the act of going around the finger pulls the extra piece of string off. It’s a little like boing i boing, just keep at it.


#6

Do it slower. Keep your hand still. Also, try putting your hand at an angle so that your thumb is pointing a little more upward.


#7

The natural tendency is for your (gun-shaped) hand to tilt inwards (towards your non-throwhand) as the yoyo goes over it. The challenging part is keeping the hand still.

When I was learning I found just focusing on keeping the hand still during the trick, rather than focusing on the yo-yo, worked.

You can also try starting with your “gun” tilted slightly outward so that if your hand does tilt a little the rejection still occurs.


#8

Are you throwing a proper Breakaway? If not, then the yoyo will be spinning in the wrong direction to reject and pop the string off.


#9

use the tip of your index finger and the string should drop off


(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #10

Check out this link. Jrod’s point about the pop is a good point that many never mention.
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,36191.msg355418.html#msg355418


#11

I made this tutorial quite a while back. I hope it helps.