Friday, May 27, 2011

Guy Wright Wrist Mount Hook aka Interrobang!?

First off, I'd like to thank Guy Wright for letting me name this trick. It's very nice of him and just proves how much of a cool guy he is.

I first saw this trick in a Guy Wright video, sadly I don't remember which one. So you should take this upon yourself to go and watch all of his videos. ALL OF THEM. It'll totally be worth your time.

I eventually decided on the name interrobang (that's the punctuation mark !?) because of the way the trick flows. You start with an And Whut? hop in a wrist mount, and go into some chopsticks. This is the interro part, as you're wondering what's going on. Then, you drop the wrist, and do a mini hook. That's the bang part because it's really quite sudden and impressive.

The hard part in this trick is without a doubt the hook. You've got to line up your string just so, and get the speed of the hook just right. It's classic Guy Wright; when you get it smooth, it looks effortless and impressive.

Adam SE's Wrist Combo

This is a nice wrist combo that Adam taught me at a YoYoToronto meetup. I was initially mesmerized by the slack in the string when you suddenly fall into a wrist mount, but these days I'm really interested by the under-hop into a reverse GT.

The hardest part of this trick is probably that slack drop into wrist mount. You've got to pinch the string at just the right moment or you'll end up in a mess of string and no wrist mount. But get it right, and get it smooth, and you'll be greatly rewarded. Also of interesting note, is that the reverse GT at the end, is such that you can hop directly back to trapeze. A very useful and interesting concept.


This is a really cool trick from Jayyo's video Forward in Time. You should really watch that video, it's chock full of great stuff. It starts out with my favouritest move ever, the slack to little wrist, and moves through some just awesome slack moves. This is probably my most favourite slack trick ever, even better than some Takahiro Iizuka tricks.

There's little to watch out for in this trick, the only real hard part is moving the slack up onto the string about halfway through, otherwise it's pretty simple.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wrist Double Slack

This is a fun little move I came up with while playing around with getting in and out of wrist mount. This is similar to a move I've been doing for a while but without any slack. It's good fun and looks really slick. Not to mention it's quite useful when trying to move from wrist mount to man and brother.

The only thing to watch out for is to let go of that first pinch early enough for the slack to disappear. It only looks like its doing a revolution. Pretty simple stuff.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Appearing GT

Happy New Year! I'll just stop counting weeks now since I've clearly not managed to post one per week. There's a big backlog of tricks though, so I think I've managed 1 every 2 weeks. Which isn't that bad considering!

This trick is one I made up while messing around. I got tired of seeing tons of tricks where the GT was just the end of the trick and not an integral part of it so I decided that I'd make up a trick where the GT was right in the middle. I've mostly succeeded, although I still end in a GT (sort of).

The hard part to this trick is flipping all those string layers back onto another string without causing a bind. You'll probably need a very wide gap when first learning this. Enjoy!