I am going through the trick list with the Petri! It really makes you throw a little more precisely. Kwijibo is a bit tougher with it for sure.
Pop-n-fresh is too! However it is very rewarding when your landing stuff with it. But it sure can be frustrating.
But can you walk the dog with a Petri?
In all seriousness thought. The Petri may not be the best and it’s kinda expensive. However I would suggest everyone work with a slimline yoyo. It makes you slow down and really concentrate.
I am a beginner and I actually have started a thread earlier today asking for recommendations for a decent responsive yoyo, so that I can go back to tricks I learnt and groove it and practice making it smoother, maintaining string tension throughout etc.
I am currently looking at Neo by ThrowRevolution (First Base is all sold out) and also asked about a Alleycat 650B (as I see one on the BST for UK group for £25).
Would it be beneficial for me to try using a slimline like this or at my current level the frustration is not worth it and something to revisit later in the future once I have more basics down. I do struggle with plane management.
I was trying to learn eli-hops last night and I miss half the time on the catch, and I noticed that all my misses are on the inside, suggesting that I don’t keep my throw hand out far enough (or my NTH is too far out).
I love the 650b, Deep State, and the Weekender. All kina similar. However the weekender is little and wider like a wooden fixed axle. But for me I don’t any other serious responsives. I have the Dark Magic 2 one is responsive and one unresponsive. I’m not sure I would get a slimline responsive right off the bat unless the “modern responsive” approach is what your looking for. I think the more “normal” sized responsive may be more helpful.
Edit: I’m a fan of the Replay and Freehand.
Edit: I don’t have any experience with the Neo but it looks good.
I just learned Mondial, did you ever get it down?
I had the same problem when learning Kwyjibo, always landed on multiple strings. Concentrate on undercutting the yo-yo with the tip of your index finger, and you might need to work the strings back toward your knuckles, which is a skill that takes a lot of time and is often overlooked, and just practice practice practice. It gets really easy with a little time. You also want the pop to be really consistent which helps with the catch.
No, not yet. I have a plan though…
One thing I find frustrating about YouTube is that you can’t scrub through a video frame-by-frame. Sometimes I really need to see what’s going on at 1/24th of a second increments because of how fast things are moving.
I’ve downloaded YouTube videos just to scrub through them. You going to do something like that?
So what’s happening when you land the yo-yo? I did the same thing as Durfee and can’t figure out what could be going wrong.
I am going to have my GF take a hold of the yoyo while it is in the Mach 5 position (and bringing it to a stop), then have her slowly lift it straight up into the “pop” position, and then have her slowly bring it back down while I uncross my hands and try to see what I need to do in order to land it back in the split bottom mount. This gives me the opportunity to examine the positioning of everything–yoyo, strings, hands–in as much detail as I need, and with everything frozen in space as necessary.
You talking about pop n fresh? When you pop up cross your Non throw hand over your throw hand not under. If that helps. I messed that one up until i realized i was crossing my hands wrong
Gotchya my bad!
working on a combo that involves the string going through my hoodie pocket
Yeah I think I’m going to stay away from slimline for now as learning modern responsive isn’t exactly what I’m looking for right now. Just something that will help me learn to smooth out my tricks and control better.
Thanks Ryan, I’m going to keep practicing.
I’ve also found Eli Hops is a great foundation for Kwijibo
Noel Kunz taught me how to do my Eli hops really well and my kwyjibo got more consistant for sure.