Wind isn’t too tough, but learning how to do it will set you up for an incredible amount of 5a tricks. In 5a play, it is critical to be able to have full control over both the yoyo and the counterweight, and Wind teaches this skill in an easy to perform package.
5a stop and go is fairly easy once you understand how to get the yoyo to bind correctly. When learning the trick, I highly recommend putting on a new string and a new pair of response pads. They will make learning the trick much easier.
Under pops is an easy repeater than fits nicely into many combos. It’s a simple concept that can easily be build upon with different kinds of hops and horizontal variations.
Here is a link to the Stunt Pilot video if you want to learn how to make the trick go off plane.
Double Beesting is a harder variation of regular beesting, and is the first beesting variation to learn before getting into other types of beestings. You’ll need to know this trick if you want to learn how to do repeating beesting, which I will be covering later in the month.
You’ll need to know regular beesting before learning this trick. Here is a link to Miguel Correa’s tutorial.
Triple slap is a simple but difficult trick. It’s very fast and includes many redirections of both the yoyo and the counterweight that can be difficult to keep track of, but it’s an excellent trick to know.
One Finger Helicopter is an amazing trick. You need precise timing, but it’s snazzy looking and easier to get into than regular, two handed helicopter. It also translate well into horizontal play.
Aerial Pops are a great trick that’s worth learning. It is a repeater aerial that is easy to get into and can be incorporated into almost any combo.
Electric fans are one of the first tricks that any 5a players. However, beginners end up doing the exact same e fan tricks. This video will show you some new concepts that will give you enough ideas to come up with your own unique variations.