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Barrel Rolls Side Mount
Doing "Barrel Rolls" from a "Man on a Trapeze" mount (side mount) is slightly different from doing "Barrel Rolls" from a "Split Bottom" mount so I might as well show you both. You can also do it from a front mount ("Under" mount, "Skin the Cat" mount etc.)


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You start off with a "Man on the Flying Trapeze."


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After that turn you body 90 degrees to the left so the yo-yo is directly facing you and insert your right index finger into the loop.


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You're about to begin one underpass. Pull the yellow string down.


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...and under....


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...threading the yellow string into the groove.




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You'll be in this position after the underpass.


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Time for another underpass.


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Thread the yellow string into the groove.


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After that you're in this position.


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Bring your left hand back up and your right hand down. You'll be in the position that you started.

That completes one "Barrel Roll." Do more if you like and after each "Barrel Roll" you'll add one loop of string to your right index finger.

NOTE: You have to do the underpasses in one motion without stopping. If not, it'll probably catch.


"Barrel Rolls" look really neat when you do them in multiples. One on its own isn't really impressive looking enough. This "Barrel Rolls" routine can be used in conjunction with tricks like the "Hydrogen Bomb" to give it some flare. This trick has a tendancy to catch so make sure the string is loose enough.


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