Slack Trapeze Kendama Trick
Learn how to do Slack Trapeze, a 1A yoyo trick.
Slack Trapeze Kendama TrickThis trick is called Slack Trapeze, and it looks like this.
Just like that. Slack Trapeze, what you are going to do to start is just get the yoyo onto the Trapeze, and then just hop right back off. Then you are going to pinch the string right here which is going to open up all this slack to swing over your wrist. You can pinch that any way that you like. You can pinch that in-between your two fingers, you can use your thumb and your middle finger, your thumb and your first finger, whatever works for you.
Once you pinch the string, then you will swing the string over your wrist and hopefully get it into the groove of the yoyo. When you do that, when you swing the string across – obviously you are going to have these two strings right here – you want to swing the outside string into the groove of the yoyo. As you swing it there is going to be some momentum, and that momentum – if you hit the yoyo – will actually carry it right under, and at just the right time you need to release the yoyo so that it falls (into the string). That timing can be a little bit tricky to get used to at first.
As you are working on the trick, there are a couple of things that will make it a little bit easier to hit. First of all, when you swing the string across, you do it in a big, kind of a slow motion. That will allow the string to have time to catch up and then get down under into the groove of the yoyo. The other thing is you want to start with your hands pretty much equal distance from your body. You are going to want to end up with your yoyo hand a little bit behind your opposite hand. What that will do is it will allow the string to drape just over your wrist. That will separate the strings so that both of them do not go into the groove of the yoyo.
Once you have the string in the groove of the yoyo and you have allowed it to fall back down, then you will need to get the yoyo to come back around into the Trapeze. What you do to accomplish that is you are going to swing the yoyo over both of your hands, like this, and that is going to get you into your Trapeze. What you don’t want to do is you don’t want to swing it just over your opposite hand. What that will do is it will put a wrap around the bearing. The yoyo won’t actually be in a Trapeze, even though you might think it is. To keep that from happening, again, you just bring your hands together and allow the yoyo to go around both, and that will open up back into a Trapeze.
Just like any slack trick this takes a lot of finesse, it takes a lot of discipline to get everything just right. Another thing that really helped me out when I was working on perfecting this trick, is I would take my yoyo hand and I would start palm up. As I whip I actually turn my palm over, and that seems to get a little more action out of the string, it gets a little bit more motion. As you are practicing the trick you will find different things that work for you. Keep remembering those and focusing on it and eventually you will be able to get it almost 100%.
That is Slack Trapeze.