The breakaway is a three crack pattern that adds a horizontal sweeping crack to the end of a regular or overhead Fast Figure Eight. The breakaway has a nice even rhythm and is a great way to quickly change planes. Because the third crack in the breakaway is what makes this trick distinct, that single crack is also sometimes called the "breakaway crack."
- Begin with a regular or overhead Fast Figure Eight
- After the second crack, pause momentarily and lift the whip slightly
- The thong should come up slightly underneath the handle
- Once the thong is in position, swing the whip horizontally in front of you, to execute a Sidearm Flick