this is from the extreme spin forum, by jesse christe. he has some of the cleanest suicides you can find anywhere. he can do doubles on an imperial!
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It’s kind of tough to describe. but learning proper technique will make the difference between getting an ugly twisted inch-wide loop, and a loop that’s big enough to land on your head regardless of string tension or string type
First of all, don’t think of doing suicides as swinging the yoyo to make the string loop and yoyo flip, but think of them instead as simply rotating your hand around the yoyo (the suicide loop will follow). There should be very little swing.
A. from a trapeze: slide the yoyo closer to your throw hand (i.e. slide right on the string connected to your throwfinger) then once it’s about an inch from your hand release the loop.
B. Begin rotating your hand around the yoyo while slightly pulling with your throw hand constantly. This will open up the loop and keep it from twisting although this will take lots of practice to get this right.
C. Have your left pointer finger pointed slightly to the right, this will make it so the loop will land on your finger instead of having to insert your finger into the loop (will look much better) and improve your consistency
whenever you catch the loop the yoyo will be farther from your throwhand again (since you’ve been pulling throughout the whole suicide) so use the momentum from catching the loop to re-slide the yoyo towards your throwhand and repeat as many times as you want
if you ever want to get nice consistent suicides you can’t just occasionally do a single suicide every once in a while. practice doing them all consecutively without pausing in between. the more you practice this, your suicides will eventually start becoming better naturally and you’ll naturally start learning technique. might take a few months of trying to use proper technique until it actually starts working though. and after a while, suicides will get about as difficult as doing walk the dog.
learn with a small bearing and padded yoyo. these will open up loops so much better than large bearing siliconed yoyos. freehand zeros, addicts, mk2s, ect. have the potential to put out monster loops (once you’ve got the feel for proper technique that is. i can explain the reason why small bearing yoyos make bigger loops if you want…).
there’s lots of other little things to help your suicides that i didn’t explain, but they would be really hard to explain in text. after doing suicides enough you should stumble upon these ‘little things’
other than that just devote maybe 20% of your practice time each day towards doing nothing but consecutive suicides (remember no pauses in between. as soon as you catch the suicide loop let the yoyo swing/slide itself into the next suicide)
after a few months of practicing these tips your technique should start improving and getting 50 suicides or so in a row will be pretty effortless. i’m not very good at explaining things but i think you can get the gist of what i mean.