What is important for Prelim?


#1

Hi there,
I don’t really know how to create a prelim. What I know is, you should do safe tricks and that every string hit is 1 point. And that technique is 60% and movement on the stage and interaction with the audience is 40%.

How else do you earn points? Does a gt for example give more points? Should I do different tricks like horizontal stuff + fast stuff in front of me + playing around my arm or play only in front of me but faster therefore more stringhits? And do hard moves like a gt suicide give only 1 regular point or can the jury decide by themselves how much points they wanna give?

I’m working on a prelim the last few days, maybe you can give me some feedback? I seriously have no clue what it is all about ^^ This is the first attempt, not 100% clean but I don’t think it will be 100% clean on stage.


#2

Points:

  1. The abbreviation “tech” stands for “technical”, not “technique.” Two totally different things.

  2. Only do horizontals if you can do at least 5 seconds of it at a good (45 degrees or more) angle. The judges won’t score much more for doing a trick horizontal that’s no easier at vertical.

  3. I’m liking what I see in the video, keep going with the string hits, but you could mix in just a bit of originality.

That’s good enough for starters, I think. But you’re doing well.


#3

First of all thank you. What do you mean with originality? Some own tricks?

I gonna record a new video in the next days and post it here. Thanks for you help


#4

Stuff you don’t see a lot.


#5

okay thx a lot. I will change little bit and record a new video soon.


#6

If you hit that all on stage, you will probably place pretty high. Not saying you will make it to Finals but that was some pretty neat stuff.


#7

If it’s a small contest he’d definitely make it. A medium one, probably.


#8

Oh that is nice to hear :smiley: What you mean with “small” and “medium” ? It is the german yoyo masters, not that much contestors. Last year there were about 30 people in 1A and I think 12 got into finals.


#9

I would say that that contest is a medium one. Not a huge national contest, but not a really small one that only 10 people go to.


#10

That’s a medium contest in the U.S. I don’t really know what the skill level is in Germany. I can’ tell you but if it were an American contest, you might make it, with only 30 people.