Woodchuck’d – Steve Brown
Another nugget from my 2007 World Yo-Yo Contest. This one is more of a combo, and uses several of the elements that I think are important to building counterweight tricks that utilize any of the increasing number of yo-yos available with free-spinning sidecaps.
First, there’s the pullstart. You get a faster spin and way more stability this way, so get used to it. Then there’s a pinch from an existing mount. There’s a degree of familiarity there…you already know how to do the mount. So adding a pinch is, presumably, a fairly simple matter. Lastly there is the holding of the caps while you place the yo-yo on the string into a move.
Yeah, the trick looks pretty basic and straightforward. But try getting it smooth. There’s more going on that you think, but about half of it is probably just difficult because it’s unfamiliar.
Today’s trick is brought to you by No Idea Records.
Song is “Off-Track” by The Blacktop Cadence. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Today’s trick was filmed on location at designRoom Creative. They have excellent hard-wood floors. This does not aid in yo-yo play, but it’s worth nothing because they’re ever so lovely.