Slow motion magic drop


#1

Does anyone know a video of this? I’m a bit confused about this trick and would like to see it.


#2

I know that feeling. I scoured the net for slow-mo showing EXACTLY when the string pops out of the yoyo and stuff… never found one.

Instead, I just followed the MFD tutorial (http://youtu.be/nfokoRwxed8) and got some tips from another forum thread, and just did it. The MFD video has some slow-mo but it didn’t fully give me the view I was craving… nonetheless, the instructions were great.

There were two keys for me (I think both are in the MFD tutorial): spreading the strings with the non-throw-hand in anticipation of the drop, and angling my throwhand “gun” inwards with my thumb pointing toward my left shoulder.

The point I’m trying to get to, though: just practicing it on faith (without fully understanding what’s going on) will probably see you landing it soon enough, and once you land it a time or two, you’ll “get it” better than just watching a slow-mo video.


#3

Here you go. Just have to get through a few walls of text but there’s some decent slow mo video for you as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJo1qDKxsRQ

Yuki


#4

For some reason, that HSYY video never did it for me. But it might help others!


#5

When first learning the 'Drop, it took forever.
It’s one of them tricks… but when I finally stated to get it, I found a distinct, chopping motion, with the throw hand, helped.
Ill try to explain as best I can.
When you hit your index finger(throw hand) on the string to initiate the rejection, after sitting in trapeze, then swinging the trap up into your finger, think of a karate chop, and sort of give the string one with your throw hand. Just a really short lil chop, you just want to contact the string, like you were bouncing you hand on it, not cut it in half, its a very quick movement.
I found this really helped to initiate the string rejection.
After learning this way, I can get very slow and deliberate rejections.
I have no way to make a video, or I would try to show you what I mean.
I think once you do it a couple of times, and think about it, youll see what I am getting at.
Good luck, dont give up, but dont be afraid of just letting it go for now.
I kept coming back to the MD every couple of weeks till I got it, you cant, or you shouldnt, let one trick dictate your fun quota.
Good luck with it, you will get it.


#6

Thanks


#7

SO far I can get it to regect most of the time but landing on the back string is my problem


#8

Spreading apart with the non throwhand made this a breeze; plus when swinging the yoyo around the throwhand, consciously aim for that back string now that it’s spread backwards as an easy target.


#9

this one good besides his nasty thumbnail


#10

So, the point of making the L shape is not to do some chopsticks maneuver?


#11

No chopsticks involved at all (thank god!).

Yuki


#12

So, what is the point?


#13

Magic! Magic is always the point.


#14

Making the l shape allows the string to stay taut and make contact with the yoyo walls while it swings over your throwhand. This allows the string to reject- the biggest thing that helped me was keeping the L-shape on my throwhand still, which let the string reject. If I move my hand with the yoyo while it swings around, the string usually doesn’t reject, and I get all sad.

Somebody feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but thats how I see it.


(G2 Jake) #15

Here’s another if you haven’t seen it.