Yo going on a zoning arc with mah boy @andy569 . We’re learning junyi Lin’s Eli hop combo now . It’s hard.
im learning black hops. i can get the first part down easy, but the second half is harder. any tips?
Yo I love black hops! It was one of the tricks we did for trick a week and you can see some of my tips and a discussion about the trick here.
The most important rec I can give is to take your time! There is no need to rush and it is better to pause at each hop and make sure you’re set up for each consecutive hop. You want to point your fingers down to scoot the string to the back of your fingers for the first hops and then try to undercut as close as possible to the Yoyo, with the string right at the tip of your fingers for the last two hops. This helps maximize the space available to land the Yoyo. Once you get comfortable with each of the hops in isolation, then try to smooth it out and speed it up. Good luck!!!
thank you! i will keep working on it and use your advice
I finally went back and finished learning the gentry stein rail combo from trick a week this summer. It’s a really fun trick and I find myself going into some of it’s mounts when just messing around now. Just gotta work on speeding it up a little more.
I’m about a month into my yoyoing journey and here’s what I’ve learned so far in the past month (at the start of which the only thing I knew how to do was a front style sleeper, rock the cradle, and forward pass with a responsive yoyo).
- Basic front style bind
- Split bottom mount
- Front side undermount
- Brain twister
- Barrel rolls
- Split the atom
- Breakaway throw
- Basic side style bind
- 1.5 mount (still learning, not yet consistent)
- Double or nothing (still learning, not yet consistent)
- The brother (still learning, not yet consistent)
- Boingy Boing (not consistent at all, but got it once or twice)
Nice! Better than me after my first month
Seasick its hard to figure put tbh
Yeah I can’t get the flow right
Same with boing e boing, I just can’t get the rythm right even tho I can do spirit bomb and kamikazee and stuff
I don’t practice as much as I should though, so that’s probably why
Right now i am working on spirit bomb. Does anyone have any tips for getting better at it? I have only landed it a few times.
Have a really good grasp of exactly the mounts you want to land in and try not to overthink it. Just hop and cross, hop and uncross. Play with the height the Yoyo reaches for the uncross. Stay on plane. If you’re landing it that’s good just keep doing it and thinking about what went wrong when it doesn’t work.
hop tower, yet another gondola. getting more consistent and practicing combos to and from these… i gotta work on some longer tricks though.
check the trick a week thread here in the forum, there’s a good discussion and tutorial for it