President's Bind: The Tutorial


#1

Hey Everyone!
Ive always loved the President’s Bind. This bind was not created by me, this bind was created by Vashek Kroutil. I tried learning this about 9 months ago, but wasn’t able to learn from the video Vashek has made. After learning it from our fellow forum member Plank4God, I had it mastered. Here’s a tutorial I created for anyone who would like to learn it! Thanks for watching! Feedback is much appreciated!

My Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKTCJDr18Po

Vashek’s Video:

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Yoyo used: RAyoyo Chupacabra


#2

Thank you. I simply could not get it from Vashek’s video. Been looking for something like this for a long time.


#3

You’re welcome! I had the same exact problem, I was like “Alright, this needs to be made into a tutorial. It’s too sick of a bind to not be shared”

Have fun learning it! It’s fairly simple, but looks amazing once fluent.


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#6

Don’t take this personally but, LIAR!!

This is not the presidents bind, it’s close, very close, but not the presidents bind.You have by no means mastered it either.
Up until 0:18 you have the steps perfectly but then it strays off from the original. The first detail that I noticed was off was when Vashek does it you notice the string spins for a much longer duration(yours 0:19) (his 0:06). This is because he’s actually spinning it “against the grain” and then letting it spin back. Also he doesn’t wrap the string around the yoyo like at 0:18, he wraps the yoyo around the string. This makes the same configuration but aesthetically is very different.
I hope you consider changing the title of the video to President’s Bind Variation Tutorial.

The reason I sound so critical is simply because I love this bind and I don’t want any body learning it the wrong way. The way you did it is perfectly fine, it’s just not the same as Vashek’s.

P.S. I really liked the music. Very seasonal!


#7

Thanks for the feedback! I do know he spins it against the grain, but have learned that that tends to give you the “snags” when it comes back up after a throw or two.


#8

Nice tutorial either way. Easy to follow, though I have one problem with this and also Vashek’s…

The part that’s cool is the bind. But there’s so much stuff leading up to it. It’s really a trick that’s called “President’s Bind” yet I keep expecting to see a tutorial for just the bind part. Or to put this another way: I know you probably need to have the yoyo spinning a certain way and the strings in a specific configuration, but isn’t there a faster and less ornate way of getting just to the bind itself?

If not, I guess I’ll just have to dislike the name “President’s Bind” as a misleading name for a trick. :wink:


#9

This was the least ornate way I could think of. Basically done from a trapeze bind position.

Yuki


#10

Yuki for the solid gold win! Thanks, Yuki! That’s what I’m talking about.


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#15

Thanks for the video! i learned your way, then, seince i knew now to do it your way i learned vasheks way and it was realy easy! Thanks alot! (im not being sarcastic)


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You’re quite welcome! Thank you for the feedback :blush:


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#20

Steezy man… Steezy. But at the end I do it a bit different. I will try to make a video and show you, I think you will like it