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Niekro
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« on: March 15, 2017, 09:49:51 PM »

Do you really have to grip the yoyo hard and then snap real hard or is it more about technique?

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 09:51:08 PM »

Technique will do you a lot better than pure force.


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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 10:52:44 PM »

Technique for sure!


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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 05:37:11 AM »

I think this is one of the less-clear "tricks" that Andre shows us. When he does it, there is the barest of "snaps" between his fingers and his yo-yo just seems to climb up the string by magic.

For a less responsive yo-yo, yes; you do need to grip it and give it some torque to create the spin you need for the bind. It does not need to be anything like the spin you get on a good breakaway, but you do need to "snap it" (rotate it rapidly about its axis) with a bit more sheer force than Andre seems to use in his tutorial.

If you can grip the yo-yo and use your wrist and fingers to spin it, you should be fine. I found that adding a bit of upswing on my string-hand helps with the bind too.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 06:54:16 AM »

Whenever I try the snap start, my yo-yo wobbles like crazy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 08:04:25 AM »

It takes a while to get a decent snap start. I had the same issue for a really long time, now I can do a pretty decent one with no issues. Just keep practicing Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 12:03:56 PM »

Whenever I try the snap start, my yo-yo wobbles like crazy.

Same here. If I try to start it with an actual snap, which seems like it should generated the most spin, it wobbles. If I try to use my wrist more, it spins truer, but doesn't give me enough spin. Ugh, one day...

Ann Connolly, said she couldn't do a snap start, so we should all take heart in that!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 03:15:41 PM »

It is a little more technique than how hard you do it, the trick is to get the right grip on the sides with your thumb and finger. I am better at it with my left hand than my right, because my right hand is a little beat up and it hurts to do too many snap starts. I used a no-jive to practice for a long time, but it might be easier with a smaller diameter heavier throw.
It did take me (years?) of practice. When you get it right, it is a lot like snapping your fingers though.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 03:39:59 PM »

I can kinda jumpstart my yo-yo by pushing down on it with my pointer and middle finger
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 06:16:35 PM »

^That's how I usually start my yoyos.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 07:17:44 PM »

Two fingers or one finger for the snap start?
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 04:18:30 PM »

Just keep snapping, it takes a while to get it.  Once u do it'll just click.  You will eventually get to the point where u can do a few tricks on a solid snap


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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 04:48:38 AM »

For me, the snap start is a constantly evolving process.  I've just got to the place where I can snap an unresponsive yoyo and bind enough for a decent regen.  Someday, I hope to do an actual trick from the snap. 


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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 05:15:41 AM »

Also, I found when learning different shapes worked better.  Beefy rims gave me something to grip when snapping and it was difficult to snap a V/O shaped at first. Tirrox was the first throw I was really able to get spinning


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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 04:33:09 PM »

At first i had a yyf DV888 and i couldn't do it, but when i got a horizon it become so easy to do. Now that i learned it i can do it with all my yoyos.

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