Pro Tips to help you win!
Whether you are an amateur or a championship level player, here are a few tips to help you get a better placement in the MWR yo-yo contest.
There are many reason a player decides to compete. Perhaps they want to show off the unique and cool tricks they have created, or maybe they want to pull off that incredibly hard banger on the big stage. Maybe you just want to have fun with the coolest toy around, and show it off to everyone. These are all great and fun reasons to compete, but if you are interested in placing high at the contest, the best way to do it, is to know the judging system, and work your routine around it.
You can read the full judging system and break down on the freestyle rules page. Here I am just breaking down a small aspect of that into a series of tips that will have you improve your placement.
1. Don't have Major Deductions. Mistakes have always hurt your final score, but the way that major deductions are figured into the scoring system after the normalization of the scores the past couple of years, they can really change the results. (Biggest mistake is a broken string or yo-yo flying off the stage -5pts, Change out of a yo-yo -3pts, and rewinds -1pt) The cleaner your freestyle is, the higher you will place!
2. Tech Execution is 60% of your score:
3. Performance 40% of your score: (10 points per category below)
If you have specific questions, send me an email: Dave Schulte