2012 Trick Innovator of the Year Daniel “Zammy” Ickler recently put together a video walking through his combo construction process. While there’s no right or wrong way to build a trick and the creative process is different for everybody, it’s always interesting to see how other people think. The video is a little on the long side at 11 minutes, so you might want to grab a sandwich before clicking play, but this kind of content is scarce and props to Daniel for taking the time to make it.
Mike Montgomery says
I love Zammy’s video, I pretty much do everything he says in in here except that I don’t write down what I’m doing as I’m doing it. I tend to make up tricks as I go, a little bit at a time. By the time I’ve finalized a trick I have performed it hundreds (if not thousands) of times, adding and removing little bits here and there until it feels right. But overall it is definitely a great starter point for someone who wants to make their mark on the yo-yo world by creating their own tricks. 🙂