How To Do Skin the Gerbil Yoyo Trick Tutorial

How To Do Skin the Gerbil Yoyo Trick Tutorial

How To Do Skin the Gerbil Yoyo Trick Tutorial

skin the gerbil yoyo trick tutorial
This trick consists of several different variations of Braintwister and Trapeze. It is quick and fun!

Skin the Gerbil Video Tutorial

  • Learn Skin the Gerbil yo-yo trick from pro yoyo player Ann Bubak

How To Do Skin the Gerbil

  1. Trapeze and Braintwister
    • Begin with Trapeze. Then do the Braintwister. Swing the yoyo inward and out between your arm and body.
  2. Double Trapeze
    • Land into Double Trapeze.
  3. Roll off with Braintwister
    • Roll off with Braintwister into Trapeze and land into Trapeze on other side.
  4. Swing over non-throw hand
    • Roll off once and then move back to the other side. Swing the yoyo once over your non-throw hand index finger, and then swing again and land on the string.
  5. Unravel to Trapeze
    • Swing out to unravel the string so that you’re back into a Trapeze.
  6. Sidestyle bind
    • Do a Sidestyle bind to return the yoyo back to your hand.


  • Follow the order of all the moves
  • First part is Braintwister – Double Trapeze – Braintwister 
  • Second part is double Trapeze – Trapeze on the other side – Trapeze
  • Third part is Trapeze – Double Trapeze with extra roll – Double Unroll – Trapeze

Most Common Mistakes

  • Missing first or second Braintwister

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