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Slack Trapeze
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Slack Trapeze
Type of Trick Slack
Invented by unknown

A relatively simple slack whip and a good way to start learning the basics of slack play.

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Step 1: Pinch the string with your free hand. Swing the slack (the segment between your throwhand and the pinch)...

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Step 2: ...upwards...

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Step 3: ...over your free hand wrist ...

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Step 4: ...and whip it down, so that one strand is caught in the gap.

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Step 5: As soon as it catches...

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Step 6: ...pull the string tight.

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Step 7: Now swing the yo-yo up over your free hand...

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Step 8: ...and pinwheel around your throw hand into a Trapeze. It is important to go around the throw hand, otherwise you will literally wind up (pun intended) with an extra winding in the gap.

There's a good video of this:

Video: 1A Slack Basics
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUVqrzIZqM4
Comment Gerard Amento shows how this is done.

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