I compiled a list of basic 1A elements for future reference. I’ve found it useful to look back on the foundations of tricks for inspiration in trick creation and freestyle play. I hope it helps you to realize your full potential and ascend to a higher plane of consciousness.
Feel free to comment if you have any additions or questions!
Enjoy and have fun!
- One and a Half (1.5)
- Double or Nothing
- Mach 5
- Top / Bottom / Split-Bottom
Elements / Tricks
- Kickflip / Varial
- Pinwheel / Around The World
- Manual Wrap / Unwrap
- Underpass / Insertion / Tunnel
- Flip / Roll
- Hop / Pop
- Pluck / Pinch / Pull-through
- Boing / Bounce / Hit
- Weave / Hug
- Suicide / Follow
- Whip / Slack
- Jump rope
- Laceration / Hook
- Finger Grind / Finger Spin
- Rejection / Injection
- Body tricks
- Magic Knot / Actual Knot
- Green / Red Triangle
- Rock the Baby
- Walk the Dog
Good thread idea
Add double or nothing to mounts
Thanks! I knew I was forgetting something.
Thanks! Added. Also added Kamikaze
Maybe consider adding sub mount as a mount. Basic element for speed combos and stuff.
I could be mistaken, but I think the Kamikaze and Houdine mount are the same. At least thats what the YYT video says about the two.
They are different mounts.
ahhh ok thank you! so houdini is one of the ways to enter kamikaze.
Yes that’s right😄
In the houdini mount picture the string goes over the thumb of the left hand. If that string would go into the gap of the yoyo instead you would find yourself in a kamikaze mount. That’s how the two mounts are connected.
appreciate you and your response, thank you!!
I don’t know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but there is horizontal and behind the back stuff.
I think horizontal would just be a variation of existing elements on the list. I’m not too well versed in horizontal. The only trick I know of that’s exclusive to it is the banana turnover. For the behind the back stuff, I’ll add body tricks to the list and that would also cover arm, leg, and neck stuff.
Yeah, I guess that’s true.
Casual yo-yo tutorials did a very good job of categorizing and demonstrating. Jacob, the creator seemed to have abandoned the idea, but it was excellent, still is…
Never seen these before, I’ve been checking them out. Really useful videos! This is what I was going for with this list, just breaking it down to the most basic moves and elements.
Stalls, Kickflips and Shuvits aren’t on the element list.
Thanks! I had Stall up near the top, I put kickflips/shove-its right underneath it.
We can add inside loops and around the world/world tour