Legend of the 7-Fisted Mantis – Steve Brown
Full disclosure: I spent two hours trying to hit this trick outside with a nice, pretty background. But it’s 20 degrees and snowing really hard and my hands just wouldn’t cooperate.
This is one of those tricks that everyone oooh’d and aaaah’d over, and no on ever does. Why? Because it’s made up of 3 suicides, none of which are particularly easy to hit.
The mount is a Double Fisted Mantis Suicide. The pop-transfer is tricker than you would expect because the strings really want to fall off the front of your fingers. Then you have an unravel and re-mount and then a Single Fisted Mantis suicide (which isn’t hard, per se, just stupidly inconsistent because the loop lays against your wrist for most of it so it never really opens up), and then a pop backwards into a thumb segment, unravel, and throwing a weird suicide AWAY from you, which is just mean-spirited.
Song is “Bad Day” by Samiam. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Yo-yo used is the Die-Nasty by YoYo Factory.