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Anti-Yo Worldwide Video Yo-yo Contest: Suicide by Jacob Deffenbaugh



A suicide is a move that I view as the borderline between beginners and intermediate players. It is very versitile, rewarding, and most importantly, fun move that will possibly help you enjoy yo-yoing even more.

There are plenty of reasons that suicides are hard to learn, but here is some information and a tip that will make practicing them more enjoyable.

Keeping the string aligned is a maxim for most all yo-yo tricks that do not involve rejections, magic drops, or the like. (see the picture-in-picture about half-way through)

As a side note, your rhythm or pace will make a difference in the quality and ease of your suicides (especially the double suicide shown first!). Find the speed that is right for you.

Now get moving through the Instructable, watch the video a few times, and practice once you are finished.

And HA! I used a terribly hard-to-do voiceover.

Step 1: Trapeze

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The yo-yo will land on the string supported by your free hand.

C'mon, you should know this.

A real suicide starts here, but there is a little change you can make to this mount to make the trick easier to learn.

That change is to use TWO FINGERS in the loop to start the suicide, like shown at the end of the video.

What this does is expand the loop that you must put your finger in BEFORE it comes around your throwhand. It essentially makes a bigger target for your finger to hit later.

Step 2: Under

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The yo-yo stays on the string and swings under the hand that threw the yo-yo. The strings will be a bit bunched up here. It is important to keep the strings aligned.
 
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randofo6 years ago
This video looks awesome but you don't have enough instruction besides your video in order for it to be a full Instructable. There are two things which you could do. 1) If you can get some screen captures from your video then you can actually create a full Instructable right from the footage that you already have. First you can create some more steps in your Instructable to explain your project. Then, you can add those step by step screen captures into your Instructable to explain the additional instructions. Once you've done that, you should be good to go, so at that point simply republish your project. 2) If you don't want to turn your video into a full Instructable, that's ok too. That just means that your project should be submitted as a video and kept in our videos section. You can use the same text and embed code that you already have in this Instructable to create a new video in our video section, so it should only take you a few minutes to republish your project. Thanks for your submission and let me know if you have any questions along the way.
noonar3 years ago
hey, just wondering what the best yoyo to LEARN scuicides on is?? I am terrible at them so please help!!