Mid-air Redirect?

So, lately, I’ve been watching a lot of yo-yo videos on YouTube, and I’ve seen a lot of people redirecting their yo-yo mid-air, such as Grant Johnson in a 2009 DXL Battle ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PhdYuBv9JQ ) … can anyone make a video / explain to me how they do this? Thanks in advance for all help

at which point


Jensen also does the same thing (but instead lands in a thumb mount) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fgAVs8O9Kg at 0:03


Jensen also does it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XIWf0AFhpc at 0:44

If the yoyo is moving in one direction, you can change direction just by pulling on the string in the opposite direction. That is all I see going on here. ???

Although they move it in the opposite direction when it’s mid-air, it always goes straight down for me when I try to redirect it :stuck_out_tongue: I’m trying to figure out how they flawlessly make it go back from a breakaway

It’s kinda one of those things that sometimes people will have a mental block on. I figured out how to make it look clean. It just takes practice; stick with it!