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Author Topic: Magic drop string crossing on NTH pointer help?  (Read 557 times)
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« on: February 18, 2017, 09:36:49 AM »

I'm trying to learn Shockwave and after I do Magic drop, I notice the string on my NTH pointer is crossed.  Which means, that I have to remove my pointer and put it back in to get the string in the correct position like so:



Can you tell what I'm doing wrong?

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 09:56:00 AM »

It looked like you got your thumb into the string. Try to just do a "swinging" motion with the yoyo.  Hope that helps👍


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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 12:15:42 PM »

Are you landing on the inside segment? Make sure you're landing on the inside string segment. I think there are tricks that utilize landing on the outside string, but you should learn to land on the inside first. Shockwave and Kamikaze both involve landing on the inside.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 10:34:46 AM »

I figured out an easy way for me to hit the trick.  With my NTH, I use my ring finger to bring the string close to me and I hold it.  Then I continue with the trick.  Once I land the magic drop, I release my ring finger.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 11:49:20 AM »

Sorry if I'm being nit picky, but that takes some of the "Magic" out of it. Keep working on it without doing that with your NTH ring finger. The point is to get the string to reject or pseudo-reject; which may still be happening the way you're doing it... Still, the way you're describing it, doesn't count as hitting the trick IMO. Keep going, though!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 12:01:36 PM »

I notice that when I use my cheating method to land the yo-yo on the forward string, everything is tangled up.  When I try to do the Magic drop the proper way, the two strings on my NTH (the one under my pointer and the one over my pointer) are on top of each other and I can't land the yo-yo on the bottom string without landing the yo-yo on both strings and then the string doesn't reject.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 02:23:21 PM »

When I try to do the Magic drop the proper way, the two strings on my NTH (the one under my pointer and the one over my pointer) are on top of each other and I can't land the yo-yo on the bottom string without landing the yo-yo on both strings and then the string doesn't reject.

This is the tricky part of the trick! Unfortunately this one might have to be lumped in to the irritating, but true category of, "You just have to keep practicing." I'm not 100% hitting it either, but one thing that seems to help me is to push slightly down and away with my TH index as the yoyo is swinging up around my TH. This separates the strings just a bit. Still have to be accurate, and time it just right, though.

Once you start to hit it, go right into practicing Shockwave as a repeater. That way you can rep it over and over in a short period of time. GL!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 11:19:19 PM »

This is the tricky part of the trick! Unfortunately this one might have to be lumped in to the irritating, but true category of, "You just have to keep practicing." I'm not 100% hitting it either, but one thing that seems to help me is to push slightly down and away with my TH index as the yoyo is swinging up around my TH. This separates the strings just a bit. Still have to be accurate, and time it just right, though.

Once you start to hit it, go right into practicing Shockwave as a repeater. That way you can rep it over and over in a short period of time. GL!

What direction is your NTH pointer?
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 03:12:32 PM »

Is this right?

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 03:42:38 PM »

Yep it looks good just make sure the string is rejecting


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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 01:00:05 AM »

Any tips on how to get the rejection to happen before the yo-yo lands on the string?
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 08:53:09 AM »

It just sort of happens right as to yoyo is landing. There has been some discussion as to where or not it really is a true rejection. Really as long as end up on the one inside segment, you're good!
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 07:29:22 PM »

Well... I have done Magic drop like 5 times.  I find that it is easier to do when the rejection happens before the yo-yo lands on the string.  What helps me get the rejection is forming a "7" with the "L". I think what also helps the rejection happen is the way the string comes over my NTH (The distance, angle, or the height of the yo-yo before it drops).

Two other tricks that are giving me trouble are grinds (Throwhand grind) and whips (Iron whip)!
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 05:00:34 PM »

Any tips on how to get the rejection to happen before the yo-yo lands on the string?
I started hitting it reliably when I focused on keeping my TH thumb parallel with the ground. Now I get a clean rejection every time.


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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 08:42:20 PM »

Any advice on how I can increase the chance of the yo-yo landing on the back string?  Almost all of my Magic drops land on the front string.
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