I am trying to learn basic binds and would like some tips or advice on how to avoid long looped strands of slack getting wound up in the gap as the yoyo returns (see image).
This mostly happens on attempts at binding from a side mount. I am landing the trapeze, and then I flip it around so I can bind on backspin. I am pulling away and down without pinching (it doesn’t seem like the pros pinch). Half the time the string doesn’t catch in the gap and I get no bind, and the other half of the time it does bind but I get some length of slack wound up in the gap on return. Sometimes it is only a little bit of slack, but a lot of the time it is very long as shown in the photo above.
What am I doing wrong? (I know it is hard to say definitively without seeing what I am doing first hand, but I’m hoping there is common advice for this problem that can be imparted.)