Unresponsive One handed tricks


#1

Obviously yoyoing with a fixed axle yoyo you can do a lot of tricks one handed.
Especially in the looping category.

With an unresponsive yoyo, this becomes a lot more difficult because you have to bind to get the yoyo back.

I do a lot of walking around with stuff in one hand, and that leaves me a free hand to yoyo.
After I learned plastic whip about 3 hours ago, I got the idea that you could use it to bind.
It’s a little tricky, but if you drop the loop in towards yourself and pull up a little on the yoyo, you can get it to bind and return from a plastic whip.

So, now that I can do that… are there any other tricks you guys can think of that only use one hand?


(Erik Kerber ) #2

You can do whip type tricks with one hand. It might be hard tho depending on how much stuff your walking around with


#3

I do plastic whip to regens all the time. If u throw the Yoyo in front of u after plastic whip the binds are way more consistent


#4

Oooohhhhh… That makes sense.
So do you swing it up over your hand and release, or just do like an under hand forward swing type of thing?


#5

Bird in the hand, One handed star, One handed bind…just to name a few


#6

Over the hand to breakaway from a normal throw


#7

Try a one handed wrist mount. (It’s hard but very fun!)

Once you’ve hit that, try a one handed spirit bomb (I’m not sure that it’s even possible, but why not try?)


#8

Around the worlds, reverse around the worlds, and cross arm around the worlds  ;D ;D

When I’m on the phone I do one handed grinds by throwing a regular sleeper, popping the yoyo straight up, and grinding on my index finger.

Single, double, and triple wrist whips are cool too:

http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/050-advanced-wrist-whip.html

I do my one handed binds by throwing forward like a forward toss. If you twist your thumb and string finger a little to the left (assuming you’re right handed), this can help too.


(Owen) #9

Follow!


#10

Good idea! I usually use the NTH go get’r going, but there’s no reason you couldn’t learn to do it one-handed.

Getting into follow and then following up (haha) with a side plastic whip bind (gunslinger? Is that right?) is a trick that could keep you going practice-wise for a good long time.


#11

shoot the moon, bind and regen to front throw, r&repeat


#12

there are a few single handed pops mixed in 1:17


#13

There are some pretty funky chopstick moves you can do one handed. Not easy, but definately possible. :slight_smile:


#14

I can’t figure out the mechanics of unresponsive shoot the moon. Mind you, I can’t shoot the moon on a responsive yoyo either. :wink:


#15

This one is a lot of fun :slight_smile:


#16

I’ve tried Plastic whip, to one handed brain twister, to an upward bind, and catching with bird in the hand.

I think I’m having trouble with the bird though because the Too Hot has such low walls that it keeps trying to fall out sideways.

Stupid birds :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

Bird in hand is tough on most unresponsive yoyos. You could modify the landing a bit and close your fingers around the top while it “balances out”.


#18

Off topic…

Random question: does anyone know if the name of this trick has anything to do with the famous yoyo shop in Chico, CA?


#19

I don’t believe it does. The “bird in hand” saying has been around a LONG time!


#20

Throw hand hubstack grabs are fun…and they look cool! 8)