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Brain Twister
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Trick also known as
Type of Trick Frontstyle String
Invented by Classic
Difficulty RedStar.JPGRedStar.JPGGreyStar.JPGGreyStar.JPGGreyStar.JPG
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Brain Twister is a relatively simple string trick. Basically, it is an Under Mount slung around the hands.

Instructions

Step1

Step 1: Start with an Under Mount. If you have not yet mastered that one, see below for an alternate start.

Step2

Step 2: Pull up your free hand...

Step3

Step 3: ...over your throw hand, and bring your throw hand index finger back against the strings...

Step4

Step 4: ...and up,...

Step5

Step 5: ...slinging the yo-yo...

Step6

Step 6: ...over your throw hand...

Step7

Step 7: ... and away from you.

Step8

Step 8: Let it swing...

Step9

Step 9: ...down. You can stop here (skip to step 13), or...

Step10

Step 10: ...do another revolution...

Step11

Step 11: ...

Step12

Step 12: ...

Step13

Step 13: Now stop the swing and you are once more...

Step14

Step 14: ... in Under Mount. Dismount from there, e.g. using the Ferris Wheel Dismount.

Note, that for every revolution you do, you wind the string once around your throw hand index finger. When the yo-yo returns, let it "eat" the string from your finger by pointing it towards the yo-yo.


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Alternate Start

If you have not yet mastered the Under Mount, you can also use this simple but effective start. If done with the right swing, it can look quite impressive.

Step1

Step 1: Throw a sleeper and then let the yo-yo swing away from you.

Step2

Step 2: While it is still swinging away from you, bring your free hand index finger forward into the string...

Step3

Step 3: ...while pulling down with your throw hand.

Step4

Step 4: This brings the yo-yo upwards, as if on a pulley. Now the yo-yo starts swinging towards you.

Step5

Step 5: Let it swing...

Step6

Step 6: ...into the string...

Step7

Step 7: ...and bring your throw hand around the yo-yo...

Step8

Step 8: ...and up. You are now in an Under Mount.

Step9

Step 9: Start your Brain Twister from here.


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