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.
This trick has been described as THE coolest yo-yo trick in the world.
Pro tips: 1) You must be using an unresponsive yo-yo. Some yo-yos work better than others for this trick. 2) Count the number of turns. Each flip changes the direction of rotation and therefore the direction you have to bind the yo-yo to get it to return to your hand. 3) If you’re having trouble with the mount (it’s called the Kamikaze mount), watch the thumb.