I am setting a throwing goal for the New Year, especially the month of January. For the month of January, I am going to attempt to learn 1 new trick a day. I am determined to learn 4 new tricks a week after January. Obviously, as I progress, the tricks will become more difficult and turn into combos and also help me to create my own combos.
I am encouraging all of you to set goals as well. Feel free to post your own progress and goals in the comments. If you feel determined to create your own progress report thread, then link it in the comments and I will add a link to your progress below.
Day 1 - 1/11: Candy Rain - I have learned the trick in it’s entirety, thanks to Grawrd’s tutorial.
Day 2 - 1/12: Red Clover Another trick completed!
Day 3 - 1/13: White Buddha Great Success! I ended up using André Boulay’s Fantastic Tutorial!
Day 4 - 1/14: Plan D Holy crap this one was complicated! Not difficult in skill level, but a very complicated trick, at least when using a non-verbal tutorial. Great trick none the less!
Day 5 - 1/15: Organized by Gerard Amento AKA GrawrD
Technical Difficulties…I am still trying to learn this trick
Day 6 - 1/16: Jade Whip (I never learned any whip or slack tricks, so may as well start now ;D ) Success!
Day 7 - 1/17: Organized!!! I finally figured out the technical issues I was having!
Day 8 - 1/18: Green Hippo and Revolutions. - I went to a yoyo meet today and learned and landed these 2 tricks by the end of the meet consistently! I made up for taking 2 days on one trick and now I’ll have a jump start tonight on tomorrows trick!!
Day 9 - 1/19: Superman
Day 10 - 1/20: Superman…I am at the very last step where you pop the yoyo through the triangle for the dismount and I have been trying for the last 2 hours non-stop and I cannot land it. Also, when I say 2 hours non-stop, I literally mean 2 hours, no breaks, just straight throwing. I was in the zone…but at the same time wasn’t. I can at least nail the whole trick perfectly including the string rejection almost everytime now. I technically got it through the triangle a few times, but it wasn’t clean and I wasn’t able to bind it, so I don’t count it as completed.
Day 11 - 1/21: Suicide 1.5 I had the trick down pretty fast, as I can do normal suicides down without a problem. I’ve never attempted a 1.5 suicide though. Fun little trick to throw into any combo
Day 12 - 1/22 SUPERMAN I finally got it down!!! It looks super easy, but it is ridiculously difficult! Jason Lee came up with that trick in like 2000…that is just insane.
Day 13 - 1/23 Hidemasa Hook I was able to get it like 2 times out of 20, but I’ll keep practicing and get my accuracy up.
Day 14 - 1/24 TriangulationOld School Sector Y trick I always wanted to learn
Day 15 - 1/25 Brent Stole It only took me about 20 minutes to get down and I landed it 2 times in a row and a total of 6 times. I’m starting to get the feel for it The tutorial below is very helpful!
Goal for Day 16 - 1/26 Paul Han Green Triangle I did it!!
Day 17 - 1/27 Iron Whip Landed a few in about a minute. Not too difficult once you get Jade Whip motion down.
Day 18 - 1/28 Kota Pops? (not sure if it has an official name) Kota does it at 1:25 in the video below.
Day 19 - 1/29 Mach Whip I got the motion down now and landed it about 4 times, but it’s more difficult than it looks.