International yo-yo superstar Takeshi Kamisato came up with this trick, and famed yo-yo player John-Bot added the sound effects. It is still one of Mark’s favorites. It’s the most fun when you really get into making the noise of charging your ray gun before you fire it.
Mark Hayward learned this trick from a Canadian yo-yo player in 1992 at the International Jugglers Association annual convention in Montreal. He doesn’t know who that guy was, but since then Mark has taught this trick to yo-yoers around the world.
Pro tips: 1) There has to be a hole in the crown of your top. 2) You have to either wet your finger to reduce friction, or have really slick dry skin. This was filmed on a humid day; you may be able to get more rotation in drier conditions.