Backgammon Kendama Trick
Learn Evan Nagao’s behind-the-back combo, Backgammon.
Backgammon Kendama TrickThis trick is called Backgammon and it looks like this:
To start the trick off, you are going to do a trapeze behind your back. From here you are going to take your non throwhand thumb. Place it under the string. This will allow you to hold the string when you do the next element of the trick, which is an Asian Pops over to your throwhand side of your body. When you do this, you are going to release your index finger and immediately after you hook onto the string right here. This will allow you to hold the string as you land into a Trapeze and Brother mount on your throwhand. You want to point your throwhand outwards when you do this. Now you are in a trapeze and brother mount. You want to come back onto the trapeze but this time you are going to land it facing your non throwhand outwards and you are going to land on your middle finger of your non throwhand. From here, you are going to take your index finger of your non throwhand. Place it under the string. Then you are going to perform an Asian Pops again. You are going to let go of your middle finger of your non throwhand. Swing it towards your throwhand side of the body. Then you are going to perform a recapture. A recapture, if you did not already know, is a 4A trick, so you can check out the tutorial on YoTricks’ website for that. Immediately after the recapture, you are going to pop the yoyo up and land it in a 1.5 mount onto your index finger of your throwhand. Your index finger is going to be pointed inwards. When you perform this element, you are going to jump and this will help the yoyo to get a little bit more height, allowing you to land the yoyo more easily. From here you are going to bring both hands over to your non throwhand side of the body. Then you are going to pop up into a Double or Nothing. Your non throwhand is going to be pointed inwards as well. Then you are going to pop back onto the Trapeze and Brother from which it came. Then you are going to pop up and onto a Trapeze. Then you are going to bind. And that is Backgammon.
Once you have got Backgammon down, you can kind of do some other cool stuff at the end, to make it look really awesome. And, uh, I don’t know, it’s just, uh, pretty standard stuff, you know you just kind of come here and do that, go around. Oh check this out, check this out, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!