- Pop n' Fresh / Boing-E / Mach 5:
Q: Is a Ferris wheel dismount the same as a Flyaway dismount that was
required on last yearÕs tricks.
Q. Do I have to do 5 reps of Pop nÕ Fresh before the Boing-EÕs?
A.: No, only 5 popÕs which would be 2 _ reps of Pop nÕ Fresh.
Q: What if I do one extra pop, is that OK?
A: No, you would have to do two extra pops, one extra rep, so you could go
directly into Boing-EÕs as required in the trick description and as shown
in the trick video.
Q: Why canÕt I do any somersaults before going into the Mach 5 hold?
A: Because the somersaults effectively shorten the string segments making
the trick elements easier to perform. Also, adding extra elements is not
allowed by the rules.
Q: Can I do a looping dismount like last year or do I have to bring the
yo-yo back to my hand from a sleeper.
A. No, we have removed the looping element from the trick description
since most string trick yo-yos donÕt loop well. Therefore, doing a loop
would be adding an element to the trick, which is not allowed by the
- Eli Hops:
Q. Do the Eli Hops have to be straight up vertically from the string?
A: No, but the yo-yo should be thrown upward and not horizontally. All
three hops should be within 45 degrees, to either side, of a vertical line
Q. Can I do extra Eli Hops?
A. Yes, you will not be penalized for doing extra hops, however if you
miss the string on an extra hop it will be a miss so be careful.
- Double Skin the Gerbil:
Q: What if I miss the Lindy Loop on the flip over can I flip it over
A: No. That would be a miss because the object is to intentionally miss
the Lindy Loop and then make it on <
- Hop in the Bucket:
Q: Do all of the five hops in the bucket have to land on the same string?
A: Yes. The yo-yo must land on the center string on each of the five hops.
Otherwise it is not landing in the "BUCKET."
- Buddha's Fusion:
Q: It seem like when I toss the yo-yo onto the throw hand to perform the
"one" PinWheel, I have to do one and a half PinWheels. Is this OK?
A: Yes. The trick description calls for "one" PinWheel but actually it is
more accurately described as one and a half PinWheels.
- White Buddha, Basic Version:
Q: Can I do a harder version of this trick that I prefer?
A: You must do the trick exactly as described and as shown in the official
Q: What if the yo-yo falls out of the "bind", before I can count to
A: The attempt will be considered a miss. Note that since you can count
to two, in no more than one second, it does not require a long pause but
does require a pause before you release the yo-yo
from the string bind.
Q: Does the yo-yo have to land on the string furthest from the body on the
"Double or Nothing" catch?
A: No. The yo-yo may land on any of the three segments of the "Double or
Nothing" and may be popped up to the trapeze catch from its position on
any of the three segments. However, you may not pop or hop the yo-yo to
another string prior to the pop to the trapeze.
Q; Do my hands have to be crossed before the yo-yo lands in the "wrist
crossed double or nothing" hold?
A: Yes. Before the yo-yo lands on the string into the "wrist crossed
double or nothing" hold, the Throw Hand must be clearly crossed over the
Free Hand. (For this to be clear to the judge, the Throw Hand should be at
least 3 inches (7.5 cm.) past an imaginary vertical line passing through
the wrist of your Free Hand before the yo-yo lands on the string.)
- Slack Trapeze (New):
Q: What if the yo-yo mounts the string on the wrong side of the yo-yo, and
it is in a twist after I try to swing the yo-yo back to the Trapeze
A: Since your are not back in a trapeze hold but in a twist it will not be
possible to perform a Ferris wheel dismount and the attempt will be a
Q. Can I swing the yo-yo back and forth to try to get the yo-yo to mount
the slack string?
A: No, the yo-yo must mount itself on the string as a result of the throw
of the string over your freehand arm.
- Spirit Bomb:
Q. I like to use my thumb on the breakaway and then use the freehand index
finger as the yo-yo goes into the Wrist-Bucket Mount. Why canÕt I use this
technique since thatÕs how most people do the trick?
A: You canÕt use that version since we want everyone to the same variation
of this trick. Using your method you only have to perform one pass under
before the first pop instead of two. Therefore, it is not acceptable
since it is not consistent with either the trick description or as shown
in the official video.
Q: If the string segments are twisted after the Suicide catch, may I
untwist the trapeze loop before attempting the next suicide.
A: Yes. The freehand index finger may be twisted to remove one or more
twists subject to the following conditions. The Suicide must be caught on
only the index finger of the freehand and the yo-yo must not be removed
from the basic Trapeze hold.
Q: What if, after I catch the loop on my freehand index finger, the loop
also touches other fingers because I jabbed it in a bit too far. Is that
A: Yes, but you must first clearly put your index finger through the loop.
You canÕt catch the loop on any other finger.