Pulse Rifle Yoyo Trick
Pulse Rifle is a 1A string trick which introduces the basic arm mount, arm mounted split bottom mounts, and a variety of hops that are possible.
Pulse Rifle Yoyo TrickIn this video, I am going to teach you how to do the trick Pulse Rifle, and it looks like this:
To start Pulse Rifle, first we need to get into the Basic Arm Mount. To do that, we are going to throw a Breakaway. Let the yoyo string come underneath our opposite hand pointer finger. We are going to swing the yoyo around and over top of the middle of our throw arm. Then we are going to let the yoyo continue coming around so we can land the yoyo into a trapeze. Now, this basic arm mount is a body trick. During this trick you might find that you do not quite have enough string to do tricks with the yoyo. If that is the case, you can either use a longer string, or you can take your throwhand, move it closer to your throwhand shoulder, and you will see that actually extends the amount of string that I can use to do tricks with this.
From here, we want to take our throwhand pointer finger and move it to the front of this string that is leading to the yoyo, and underneath this string. We can take the yoyo, hop it off the trapeze, and land the yoyo over our throwhand pointer finger. We are in a Split Bottom Mount. From here we are going to take the yoyo. We are going to pass it over top of our opposite hand pointer finger, just like so. Then we are going to bring our throwhand pointer finger down. Move the yoyo over top of it, and now you will see that we are in another Split Bottom Mount, but this time, our opposite hand pointer finger is looped over the string, as opposed to our throwhand pointer finger. So you can use either the reverse split bottom mount, or the original split bottom mount, to practice your frontstyle speed combo tricks that you learned in our frontstyle speed combo series. Go check that out. From this reversed split bottom mount, we want to do the exact opposite of what we did to get into it. We are going to pass the yoyo over top of our throwhand pointer finger, and then pull our opposite hand pointer finger back, and bring the yoyo over top of it, and we are right where we started. From here we can just kick the yoyo out the back of this mount, landing the yoyo back into a trapeze.
From here we can start the hop portion of this trick. Now, from this basic arm mount, you just want to hop the yoyo straight up, let it come back down. Now, because you can not pull your hands apart because one of your hands is essentially just your arm, we need to only move our opposite hand out, and bring it back and push it back out again. So this does the same Eli Hop that we are used to but we are only moving one hand, instead of pulling both hands apart. Then when the yoyo is in the air, we can take our throwhand pointer finger and put it in front of the string, and pull the string leading to the yoyo back so that the yoyo lands just like this. Now we are going to take our throwhand thumb and hold it parallel to our throwhand pointer finger just like this, kind of like you are going to go pinch your younger sibling. We want to hop the yoyo straight up and push our thumb into the string, and pulling our opposite hand back. From here we are just going to hop the yoyo back up, and then pull back with our throwhand pointer finger, landing us right where we were. Then we just want to hop the yoyo up one more time, take our throwhand pointer finger out, and we are right back in a trapeze. From here, we want to hop the yoyo up again, and land it on top of this string that is leading to our throwhand. When we do this, when the yoyo is in the air, we want to take our throwhand and push it forward so that we have more string to land the yoyo on. Then we just want to get our hand underneath the yoyo, just like this.
If you find that you are having a hard time hitting the string, you want to make sure that your hand is not held out straight like this, because then you have no room to land the yoyo on. Make sure that your wrist or your hand is bent at 90 degrees, just like this. After the yoyo comes in contact with the string that is leading to our throwhand, we want to take our opposite hand and pull down on the string a little bit, because otherwise, the yoyo might start snagging on the string. Then once you land up here, you can just hop the yoyo up again, land it back in the trapeze, and you can go into an undermount, fully extend your throw arm so that the string comes off of your elbow, and you can simply perform a bind. And that is Pulse Rifle.