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2005 World Yo-Yo Contest Two Handed Looping (2A) Trick List
Read trick descriptions carefully. All tricks are to be performed as described in the text and accompanying video (If Available). Significant loss of control of the yo-yo will not be allowed. This round allows one attempt of each trick for five points, a second attempt (if necessary) for three points. Compulsory score is the total of the points scored on the ten tricks. Top scoring players advance to the final freestyle.
Note that the 2A compulsories for 2005 are "basically" the same as they were in 2004 however; some trick element reps have been increased and a new element has been added to Elbow Wraps. More specifically, Orbit the Moons has an extra rotation of retro-Around the World on each rep, Elbow Wraps ends with uncrossed Vertical Punches after the cross-handed Vertical Punches, Cow Wraps reps increase from 3 to 5 and the pinwheels on Kurukuru Pinwheel Wrap have been increased from 3 to 5.
[Update] At each trick station all tricks must be performed using the same yo-yo (or same set of yo-yos for 2A &3A). You may change yo-yo(s) between each trick station.
1. Orbit the Moons (5 reps): [VIDEO]
Orbit the Moons (5 reps) Start with a forward pass outward toss with each hand and immediately punch each yo-yo into one and a half revolutions of retro-Around the World up into a Reach for the Moon. At the end of the outward toss of the Reach for the Moon punch each yo-yo into another one and a half revolutions of retro-Around the World back up into a another Reach for the Moon. Complete 5 reps and catch the yo-yos after the outward toss of the fifth Reach for the Moon. The reps may be performed either simultaneously or alternately.
2. Two Hand Arm Wraps: [VIDEO]
Start with 5 or more reps of two hand loops. Transition one yo-yo into Around the World and wrap around the looping arm after the second World and perform two or more "loop wraps" with the wrap hand going under and over the loops, then transition back into two hand loops and perform 5 or more reps. Now transition the other yo-yo into Worlds and wrap around the looping arm after the second World and perform two or more "loop wraps" and transition back into two hand loops and perform 5 or more reps before catching the yo-yos.
3. Wrist-Crossed Fountain (5-5-5-5-5): [VIDEO]
Start with hands crossed and perform 5 or more wrist-crossed Hop the Fences with each hand below 45 degrees from the vertical, followed by a transition to 5 or more wrist-crossed Punching Bags with each hand between 45-135 degrees from the vertical, followed by a transition to 5 or more wrist-crossed Vertical Punches. Then punch back down to 5 or more wrist-crossed Punching Bags with each hand between 45-135 degrees from the vertical, then punch back down to 5 or more wrist-crossed Hop the Fences below 45 degrees from the vertical and catch the yo-yos while hands are still crossed.
4. Elbow Wraps: [VIDEO]
Start with 5 or more reps of two hand loops, with both hands regenerate into Around the Worlds, on the second world with each hand wrap both elbows, and turn 180 degrees while transitioning immediately up into 5 or more reps of cross-handed Vertical Punches. After completing the required reps of cross-handed Vertical Punches uncross your hands and perform 5 Vertical Punches before catching the yo-yos.
5. Inside/Outside Vertical Punches (15 reps): [VIDEO]
You must start by throwing the yo-yos directly upward. On the decent from the initial vertical tosses, the first Vertical Punch with each hand must be an Inside Vertical Punch and the second Vertical Punch with each hand must be an Outside Vertical Punch. In other words, you must start alternating Vertical Punches immediately and perform at least 15 reps with each hand. Each rep consists of one Inside Vertical Punch and one Outside Vertical Punch with each hand. At no time, including during extra reps or during the ending, may you do two or more consecutive Inside or two or more consecutive Outside Vertical Punches with the same hand. The count will start on the second hand performing the first Outside Punch. All punches must be no more than 30 degrees from vertical.
6. Double Staircase: [VIDEO]
This trick consists of two complete Staircases, one to the left and one to the right, performed in order of choice. Trick starts with Milk the Cow in front or to one side and works it's way up to Vertical Punches while the player rotates 360 degrees into 5 or more reps of Vertical Punches after both feet are planted, then punch down into Milk the Cow and perform the same trick in the opposite direction ending with 5 or more reps of Vertical Punches after both feet are planted.
7. Combined Inside/Outside Reach for the Moons (15 reps): [VIDEO]
Starting with the first rep, the yo-yos must alternate from the inside of each throw hand on the upward vertical tosses to the outside of each throw hand on the downward trajectory. As the yo-yo descends it is thrown out and upward with an outside loop motion to complete the first rep. As the yo-yo returns a second inside upward toss is made as in a standard Reach for the Moon and again as the yo-yo descends it is thrown out and upward with an outside loop motion to complete the second rep. The count will start on the second hand performing the first outside loop.
8. Cow Wrap Combo: [VIDEO]
Start with Hop the Fence with one hand, and then throw a retro Around the World with the other hand. As you complete the retro Around the World let it wrap over the arm doing Hop the Fence. Complete at least 5 cow wraps around the Hop the Fences. Your "wrap string" is now in front of the Hop the Fence arm (exactly like when you started the wraps). Pull the yo-yo over the Hop the Fence arm and transition into loops under the Hop the Fence arm. Complete 5 or more reps of cross-arm loops and Hop The Fence and catch the yoyos. The rep count will be on the loops.
9. Kurukuru Pinwheel Wrap: [VIDEO]
Start with retro Around The Worlds with each hand thrown simultaneously to one side of your body. Let the yo-yo in one hand wrap over the other arm as it completes the first retro World and let it spin (sleep) while it is hanging there. Let the other yo-yo string wrap around your hand while it performs retro Worlds. When you think the string is the right length on that hand grab the other string that is hanging over your other arm and start pin wheeling both yoyos. After 5 or more pinwheels with both yoyos throw half retro Worlds to one side with both hands and transition up into Vertical Punches. Perform 5 or more Vertical Punches and catch the yo-yos.
10. Behind the Back Cattle Crossing (20 rep minimum): [VIDEO]
(Combined tiebreaker) - The Yo-Yo trajectories must cross on the first throw of each hand and must stayed crossed for all twenty or more reps. The count starts on the first throw of the second yo-yo as it crosses the trajectory of the first yo-yo. The yo-yos must cross near the centerline of the contestant's back. Complete 20 or more reps on first try for 5 points; continue until you miss for use as first tiebreaker. Complete 20 or more reps on second try for 3 points; continue until you miss for use as second tiebreaker. Each non-ceded contestant will try this trick two times. Note that ceded players do not have to perform more than 20 reps and don't need to try this trick a second time if they are successful on their first attempt.