Watching Doc Pop’s new trick got me thinking again about rejection tricks. And how Magic Drop is NOT a rejection. As a community we have for some reason identified it as a rejection trick, and even worse put it as one of the first someone should learn. The sheer number of threads asking for help with this trick should be a red flag that there is a problem.
Here are some tricks that I would classify as rejection tricks:
They all have one thing in common.
The yoyo uses the front back motion and the spin of the yoyo to push the string out of the gap.
Magic drop doesn’t actually do that. It just drops the yoyo down away from the string.
There is not much front to back motion at all, and as a result, the yoyo does not use its spin to push the string out of the gap. As proof, try this video where the yoyo isn’t even spinning, but the trick still works.
And the reason why it still works, is because this is a drop, not a rejection.