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Sonic Boom yo-yo trick (Anti-yo contest)

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A fun one-handed yo-yo trick for players who've moved past the basic hook.



The basic idea behind this trick is to take the Hidemasa Hook (created by Japanese 1A player and Duncan Crew member Hidemasa Semba) and turn it sideways. Actually, the real idea that led to this trick was to make a something that looked like a special move from Street Fighter II... but I digress.

What happens, more or less, is that you throw a normal breakaway, and then pop the yo-yo up. While the yo-yo is in the air, you swing your throwhand so that the string whips through the air and hits your freehand finger. When it hits the finger, it'll wrap around it and create a horizontal loop. The idea is to get that loop in the gap of the yo-yo – no easy task, but a very cool effect if done properly.

So, what's the big deal? It's no revolutionary trick, but it puts a unique spin on the classic hook formula by moving on a completely different plane than usual. And, I mean, you're doing a freakin' sonic boom. Can't touch that.
 
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Step 1: Throw a Breakaway

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The first step is to throw a breakaway. It doesn't really matter if you mount a trapeze or just go to a sleeper, but it is important that you throw a breakaway instead of a frontstyle power throw, because the spin of the yo-yo helps "suck" in the string into the gap instead of pushing it out.

I'd probably recommend learning it from a sleeper, 'cause it gives you more time to whip the string around... and more time means you can shout "SONIC BOOM" and get the dramatic motion in, too.
nice is that a duncan mondial
chrisman6 years ago
Garfunkel, you are so much better without Paul Simon! That trick's got style.
cofosho6 years ago
Yeah, the music sounds like Street Fighter.
rusty13jr6 years ago
SWEET! I have no-yo talent.
Hold Back (away from the *opponent) for at least two seconds and then press Forward (towards the opponent) + any punch button. Speed of the projectile depends on the button used.

*opponent=yo-yo
Ora6 years ago
YOU SIR, ARE RAD AND SWANK.
Awesome, thanks for an Instructable too! And you look a little bit like the singer for Wolfmother...
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