How to be a more consistent player
When determining your technical evaluation, the two things to focus on are positive clicks and negative clicks.
You want your positive clicks as high as possible and your negatives as low as possible, duh.
What determines your positive clicks are the speed and amount of point scoring elements in your combo, what determines your negative score is how consistent your tricks are.
Consistency in this context, means how often can you complete your combo 100% correctly - with no variation or error. The more consistent you are at your tricks, the lower your negative scores will be.
While most Yoyoers tend to focus on creating the most innovative, difficult and mind-blowing tricks to ramp up their score. They could do this more effectively by simply reducing their misses. Some of you may think misses aren’t a big deal – after all a missed trapeze here and there in a combo isn’t going to kill you, but it does… more than you know.
When you miss a string hit, you don’t just lose a point, you also lose the opportunity to gain a point. So every time you miss a string, you don’t get the string hit you planned for so that’s negative 1, and because that’s considered you lose an additional a negative 1, so all up a miss is negative 2.