Lighten Up, Francis – Steve Brown
My theory on creating tricks has always been really simple. Do something wrong, and see what happens. I came up with this trick around 2000, and it’s built off the simple idea that you can’t really do a smooth Mach 5 sideways. So I started trying to do one anyway, and kept changing the mount. Finally I ended up with this weird 1 3/4 mount (as I call it, anyway) and a single rep that ends with a dropped segment and a “flip flop out”….my name for have a bound trapeze and doing that cross armed pop-out that you see at the end of the trick.
Today’s trick is brought to you by YoYo Factory and the Die-Nasty yo-yo.
Song is “Hey Cool Kid” by Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings. They appear courtesy of themselves.
Today’s trick was filmed on location at Cleveland’s favorite indie record store, Music Saves. Stop in, buy some vinyl, and tell ’em Steve sent you!