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How to Do the Split the Atom Yo-Yo Trick

Learn how to do the Split the Atom yo-yo trick from four-time US National Yo-Yo champion and 2006 World Yo-Yo champion Paul Yath in this Howcast video.


For this next trick, it's called Split the Atom. For this trick, I'm going to teach you a different mount, other than the Brain Twister mount. This is called the Split Bottom mount. Now this mount is really important, because it's a mount you use for other tricks as well, so to master this mount is really crucial.

So, with a good sleeper, you push forward with your left index finger into the string. You position the yo-yo right in front of your right index finger. You want to hop the yo-yo over your right index finger like this. And this is called the Split Bottom mount. From the Split Bottom mount, you do an underpass with your left finger. And then you follow through with a underpass of your right finger, in a reverse direction. And from there you do a couple flips. And to do the dismount, you just hop it over your left finger. And that's Split the Atom. There's actually a trick called the Hydrogen Bomb too. It's pretty much like Split the Atom, but it's reverse direction. Going backwards.

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