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3 Tricks From Double Or Nothing

A photo of a person doing the yo-yo trick known as "Double Or Nothing"

I recently posted three tricks that all start with Double Or Nothing. A few folks have asked me to share tutorials for these three elements, so I thought I’d round them up here.

Straight Jacket Escape

Wow, I just realized I’ve never posted a tutorial for this trick on Youtube, but I have published one on Patreon. You can watch that video here (even if you aren’t a subscriber).

Straightjacket Escape is a move that starts from a Double or Nothing, but then converts into something that looks like a Mach 5 mount. Usually I like to do this mount, then release the yo-yo from the mach 5, but it can be used for all sorts of other things too.

Purple Monkey Dishwasher (Double Or Nothing Variation)

Purple Monkey Dishwasher is a move where you start in a wrist mount, hop the yo-yo up, then quickly move your hands above and around the yo-yo before catching it back on the wrist mount. It’s like a jump rope. I shared a full tutorial on Purple Monkey Dishwasher, plus some variations at the very end of this video:

Here is another slow mo version of it:

@doctorpopular I was so happy to finally land this on video. The song is an original song i wrote with a friend last year. #yoyo #yoyotricks #slowmotion ♬ original sound – Doc Pop

Gerbil Or Nothing

Gerbil or Nothing is a variation of Skin The Gerbil that takes place entirely in Double Or Nothing.

And here’s another one that shows the steps a little slower:

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PopCast Yo-Yo Vlog: Bus Flow

A drawing of Doc Pop standing in front of a bus. He is holding a spray can in one hand and a yo-yo in the other. A graffiti tag on the bus behind him says "PopCast"

In the newest episode of PopCast Yo-Yo Vlog, I teach an original trick called “Bus Flow”. This is an extremely smooth and flowy trick, along the lines of Skin The Gerbil. Bus Flow has mostly intermediate trick elements, with a few advanced moves at the end. So if you are an intermediate player looking to push yourself a little, this is a great trick to work on.

This is my first new video since the Desert Island Yo was released, so I talk about that a little bit as well.

Also in this video, I talk about a graffiti handstyle that developed here in San Francisco that was an inspiration for the trick I shared. The style is called “Bus Flow” or “Frisco Flow”. Here this short video by Dregs One: