Throw Revolution, together with us, will be releasing a set of 20 Trick Tutorials to get players, new or old, honed in for freestyles. This set of tricks to come include various modern elements that is worth a learn to rack up points during contests.
The trick-set for these trick tutorials was thought up by 2011 World Yo-Yo Champion, Marcus Koh, and the elements in these short tricks are still used by Marcus in his contest freestyles.
For the seventh trick in the Trick Tutorials line-up, we have a trick that ALL yo-yo players looking to compete and perform must know. The trick is the Pop N Fresh. The Pop N Fresh trick was created back in the late 1990 to early 2000s by Gary Longoria (who also brought you the trick Seasick). Watching this trick being performed is really impressive, but it issnt as hard to do as it looks. It just takes some practice to get right.
To perform the Pop N Fresh, just get into a frontstyle Mach 5 mount, and then pop the yo-yo up in the air, cross your hands, and land into a Split Bottom Mount. Following this, pop the yo-yo up hitting the top string and cross your hands again and land back into a Mach 5 mount. Repeat this for as many repetitions as you can, and there you have the Pop N Fresh.
Pop N Fresh is a very popular trick to put in freestyle combos, and it has been done by many, many players over the years. One player who has used Pop N Fresh in his freestyles is 4x World Champion, Hiroyuki Suzuki. Again, for this trick, take your time, practice it slowly, and you should get it in no time.
If you have any questions, you can hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, drop us an email, or come down and ask us (or the Throw Revolution team) on how to perfect this trick!
Have fun practicing, and keep spinning!