Well, I’ve started doing plastic whips, and surprisingly (at least to me) it’s not as hard as it looks. I’m almost to the point where I can land the yo-yo on the string every single time! Yay! \o/ It’s an impressive trick!
Unfortunately, I land it one of two ways, and can’t seem to control which way I land it. I either get it so the loop goes under the yo-yo and around my thumb, or I get it so it’s crossed, and all I have to do is take the loop off my thumb and throw it down around the yo-yo to bind.
My problem is 2-fold. One, I don’t know which way is correct, and from watching the various tutorials, I still don’t know. Should the loop be crossed with the string that is tied to my throw hand? Or should it be more like a one handed trapeze? Two, I have absolutely no idea what I do differently to get it one way or the other. Does anybody have any tips?
I really don’t feel like I’m doing any good practicing it, since I land it differently each time, and I have no control over which way it lands. Could it just be a string tension issue? I’ve noticed that if I land it one way, I tend to land it that way over and over again… If I quit for a while, and try again, it might be the other way, but then I land it that way over and over again. If I at least knew what I was doing differently, I might be able to correct it, and practice it the proper way, but I don’t.