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This is one of those tricks where you feel bummed for coming up with it, because it’s just so much better than most of your other tricks. And it’s super obvious. To everyone.
Still rad, though.
Song is “Dead Season” by Anniversary Club. They appear courtesy of their own bad selves.
I made this up last night. I’m feeling really good about it…it’s got an interesting flow, it feels really smooth to do, and it’s got some moves that look like they kinda come out of nowhere. Success!
Song is “Scimitar” by Floor. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Sometimes I actually surprise myself with tricks, and this was one of them. I was fiddling around one day a few years back and my hands just sorta….did this. No idea where it came from or why, but this is another trick that feels really nice to do, and it’s a move that you just don’t ever see since it’s hard to work into a freestyle.
Song is “Tonight We Are Gonna Give 35%” by Against Me! They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
The laceration to pinwheel at the beginning I stole from Andre Boulay (http://www.yoyoexpert.com). I honestly can’t remember if it’s a direct pinch, or if it’s just really similar to something of his but I know that’s where it came from….because I made it a point to show this combo to Andre first because of it.
The grind is…well, a grind.
The pop to a thumb hold is mine, something I’ve been doing for years and years.
And the throw over to a suicide is so old that I have no idea where it come from…could have been me, could have been any of a dozen other people.
But the combo is mine, and it’s really irritating to hit consistently in a contest or performing environment. It’s a lot of tricks that aren’t *super hard*, but they’re the kind of tricks that sometimes just don’t want to land.
I showed this to Andre at Nationals after coming up with it the day before, and he got way more excited than anyone else. Thanks, Andre. 🙂
Today’s trick is brought to you by YoYo Factory and the DieNasty, my plastic throw of choice.
Song is “Fever” by The Hot Rails – http://www.thehotrails.com/