Man on Flying trapeze


(bubbaXone) #1

hey guys I always wanted to do this trick but never could do it. I have a lot of trouble doing that first step of landing the yo-yo on the string after the breakaway.

I tried people’s advice in the chat trying to keep hand close to string and watched the video on it. I am not sure if it’s cause I am a “baby” or something or I am not seeing where the string will wrap around my finger to try and get the yo yo on the string.

I am using a X-brain yoyo.

So any help would gladly be appreciated!

EDIT: please don’t use bad language.


#2

work on ur breakaway and try landing the string without a breakaway


#3

Get something butterfly shaped! this will REALLY help.


(Q) #4

Ace is right, but it isnt necesary. In fact, I think that you have a butterfly shaped yoyo, if I’m not mistaken.

Anyway, try putting your finger on the last 2/3 of the string, and quickly moving it toward the yoyo as the yoyo gets closer to the end of its arcx around your finger


#5

Pushing downward against the string might help too.


#6

Some people throw the Breakaway and put there finger on the top of the string* and slide it along the string until it’s about 2-3" from the Yo-Yo. This way you don’t have to worry about intercepting the string with your finger. This technique might not help much for actually landing the Yo-Yo on the string, so here’s some advice; let the Yo-Yo hang at the bottom of the string (not spinning), and swing it up over your finger as if you were doing a Trapeze. Do this repeatedly until you get to the point that every time you do it, you feel the Yo-Yo hit the string (it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t actually land on it, it just has to hit the string). Now, combine this with a spinning Yo-Yo and a Breakaway and you’ll probably have more success. Still, Butterfly shaped Yo-Yos will help this technique even more.

*The top of the string is where it’s tied to your finger.


#7

well, you can always do the elevator trick and “land” the yoyo on the string. If you want to do the trapeze with a breakaway, get a butterfly shaped yoyo, and practice swinging a dead yoyo on to the string(i mean touching the string, not landing it since i know the yoyo spins in a circle when it’s dead).
Finally, when you are sure that you can land the yoyo at least 50% of the time, try it with a spinning yoyo in a breakaway. About the not being able to know where to put your finger when the string comes up, you might want to practice getting straight breakaways if you know what I mean, so that you know where the string is going to be before you throw the yoyo in a breakaway. Hope this helps!


(bubbaXone) #8

Thanks for all your replies guys I gotta try this out!


#9

Your welcome :wink:


#10

My pleasure helping you. ;D