Double Rolls Kendama Trick
Learn how to do the 3A trick known as Double Rolls.
Double Rolls Kendama TrickIn this video I am going to teach you the trick Double Rolls. It looks like this:
To start the trick off, you get into a Velvet Mount. But before we do that, I want to explain each hand by itself so you understand what is happening. The first thing you are going to do is take your dominant hand, throw it down, take your opposite index finger. Lift up the string and insert the string into the gap, just like you would with a front mount. You want to make sure that your finger is really close to the yoyo so that the majority of the string is between your two hands and your other finger is close to the yoyo. That allows you to get a good keychain motion. It also keeps the string proportions correct for the trick. One tip, when you are practicing this, is when you get into it, if you leave your elbow out like this, and you try to perform a keychain, you are going to hit your arm. So you have to tuck your elbow in like this when you are doing it, so that it kind of keychains to the outside of it.
Once you have done that, we are doing to do the opposite hand. It is the same mount. You throw the yoyo down, lift your finger up. Again you want the yoyo close to your opposite index finger. With this side, we are going to make a nice round shape with our arms, so that we have a space in which to do the keychain. You make that round space and you can practice flipping right in there. Again, you do not want to practice with your elbow out, try to keep your elbow in as you are doing the trick. That way you can have room for that other keychain to happen.
Once you have got those two parts, you are going to end up putting them together. One other tip that is going to help is sometimes you might find that you hit your arms anyways. A lot of times this happens because the string is too long and there is too much length, the proportions are off. So one thing that I find that helps is that when I do the trick, I get into my Velvet Mount and the first thing that I do is I do a couple of flips back. Then I perform the rolls. What this does is it shortens the string so it has the correct proportions. Also one thing you want to look out for is that if you do too many flips and the string gets too short, you will also end up hitting your arms. So once you have got that down, that is how you do Double Rolls.