Starting horizontal


#1

Just started learning horizontal yesterday. I had heard that banana turnover was a good first horizontal trick to learn so I found the rethinkyoyo tutorial and learned it. I love it so far, I did it so much that I busted the response on my almost new Al5! Anyways, I was wondering where I should go from here, what are a few other starter horizontal tricks I could pick up from here? (I already know finger spin)


#2

Red Halo is a nice one for the beginners and there are also tricks like skin the gerbil/hamster that work pretty well as first horizontal tricks


#3

watever twister gerbil thing you feel like, my only advice is to start with front throws as early as you can.


#4

front throws? like normal forward style?


#5

Yes, a good example would be 1:02 after the regen to 1:06

Basically since front styles require you to reverse all your control points (as much as I want to call them ‘vector inputs’), by starting working with them early you avoid forming habits based on limited experience from side throws only. Give it a try maybe as soon as you are comfortable with regular gerbils.
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#6

Ah gotcha that makes sense, I’ll make sure to do that