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Stall Hops This is not so much a trick as a simple basic element which we often take for granted, BUT which any responsive player should have in his/her bag of… um… elements. Sometimes you want to get from one stall mount to another without some complicated flip, varial or regeneration. Well the most direct route is simply to HOP. So that’s what this is. The most basic version would be a simple Eli Hop done within a Trapeze stall. But that can be tricky, as the yo-yo wants to unwind. It’s probably even easier to hop between Undermount stall and Lunar Landing. You can also think of a Stall Suicide is kind of a special hop where you happen to catch a loop. It’s fun to play with the limits of how many different hops you can do before the string unwinds too much to get the yo-yo to regenerate. #todaysthrow @yoyoexpert @playtmbr #trickcircle #fixedfriday #fixedaxle
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A challenger approaches! Hi everybody, it’s Kyle! You may remember me as that other guy who worships at the altar of wood and cotton. Drew and Ed were gracious enough to invite me to put together a tutorial or two, so of course I made 12. Oops! Here’s the first of those: Donuts! If I’m at a contest and somebody asks me to teach them a responsive trick, this is my go to. It’s a cousin of Dump Trucks, but easier to perform if you’re just getting into the style. Much like Dump Trucks, Donuts are a resetting trick, meaning you’ll always end up in the stall where you started with the same spin direction. It’s the perfect little trick to add into a combo and it’s a pretty slick repeater on it’s own. In the most basic form you start with a trapeze stall. Then twist, crossing one hand over the other, dismount and reset to the trapeze stall. You’ll see me alternating between throwhand over freehand and vice versa, but you can do it in whatever order you like depending on whether you’re doing the repeater or using it as a piece of a combo. Another way you can use this concept is with lunar mounts. You just hit the standard thumb stall from a breakaway, turn it in toward your body, and dismount. Then you hit the tricky under mount version (drape the string over the thumb and hit between thumb and string finger), turn it away from your body, dismount and repeat. It’s worth learning to build your chops if nothing else. And finally, you can combine Donuts and Dump Trucks to perform the mythical Donut Truck! When you add a Dump Truck to a Donut, unlike by themselves, the spin direction actually changes. So it’s another interesting piece to add to combos when you need to stitch together stalls with opposite spin directions. Start with a trapeze stall, twist throwhand over freehand, swing the structure forward and dump it out the bottom, keep your freehand hooked on the string and pull with your throwhand to get it to respond, and then scoop under with your throwhand to land back in the twisted mount and keep on dumpin. You’ll want to try this with a yoyo that responds well at low rpms, otherwise your stalls won’t be tight enough to regenerate. Try to find more awkward variants!