Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Spinworkx First Mount #24 - Chopstick Double or Nothing

Continuing on our journey of Chopstick mounts, this time we would like to feature the Chopstick Double or Nothing Mount. Just like the 2 previous Chopstick Mounts, we are transposing the exact same trick, E.G. Trapeze, Double or Nothing, etc, into a space that just involves one hand hence the Chopsticks.

This is probably one of the trickier Chopstick Mounts to get into, and lots of practice needs to be done to do this consistently and well. The Chopstick Double or Nothing allows the Spinner to get into more complex Mounts that follows.

So, without further ado, let's go into the Mount description.

Throw a straight Breakaway and position your non-throwing hand with your thumb and index OR middle finger pointing outwards, forming like a 'U' shape.

As the Breakaway swings towards your non-throwing hand, let the string wrap around the 2 fingers (Thumb and index or middle) that are sticking out.

So what is going to happen, is that there needs to be a Double or Nothing forming between these 2 fingers. As the string has completely wrapped around the 2 sticking-out fingers, try to push this string wrap further in (meaning closer to your wrist). This is to allow space for the yo-yo to land into a Double or Nothing later on.

So after the string has wrapped around your 2 sticking-out fingers, and the string has been pushed further back, allow the string and yo-yo to continue to swing around over your index/middle finger before landing it in-between your 2 sticking-out fingers, onto the string and into a Chopstick Double or Nothing. 

Remember to position the final string wrap closer towards the edge of your fingers, allowing the yo-yo to land easily onto the outer string. If the strings are too close together, you may find the yo-yo landing on multiple strings, and this is not correct.

Once you have landed the yo-yo between your 2 fingers into the Chopstick Double or Nothing Mount, congratulations you have successfully performed the Chopstick Double or Nothing.

This Mount is not easy, and you will definitely need to practice it over and over again till you get it perfect. Don't give up, this Mount is worth it!

A few pointers to take note of when learning the Chopstick Double or Nothing:
1) During the Breakaway, keep the yo-yo swinging slow and steady before landing into the mount.
2) Separate the strings as it wraps around your Thumb and Index/Middle fingers to allow the yo-yo to land comfortably through your 2 fingers and into the Mount.
3) Throughout the Mount, remember to keep the yo-yo and the string always on the same, straight plane.
4) Try to tuck in any fingers that are not used in this Mount.

That is all for #24 of the Spinworkx First Mount project.

If you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note here, or shout out to us at our Facebook page.
You can also show off your Chopstick Double or Nothing by tagging us on our Instagram Page, with @spinworkxsg #firstmount. 

Till next time,
Keep Chopstickin'!!~

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