If you haven’t had a chance to read this weekend’s recap of the 2011 Dallas SusCon, stop what you’re doing right now and go read it.
One of the most talked about moments of the weekend was Swing Shift Side Show‘s Andrew performing a face-lift; a 7 point facial suspension. A little back story on this suspension is needed. About 5 years ago, Supa performed the very first facial suspension, using 10 hooks. Since then he’s performed the feat 2 more times. Andrew, a consummate performer got in touch with Supa and inquired how to go about performing this extremely dangerous suspension. Fast forward a few years, and here we are, with the second person to perform this suspension.
It must be noted, time and time again, this is not something to attempt to do ever. Andrew trained for years just to be able to develop the strength in his neck to make this possible, and even then, there was no guarantee of success. Those who have seen him perform live will know just how strong his neck is after witnessing his rope act, where he suspends himself above the crowd help up only by a band of fabric wrapped around the back of his head.
So today you’re going to get to see what only a few people have witnessed so far, Andrew’s 7 point facial suspension.
Again, do not even think of attempting this suspension. Even surrounded by some of the best practitioners in the world Andrew made it clear that the results were unknown and under no circumstances should anyone try to replicate any part of this suspension. With that said, if you want to check out the video of the suspension, keep on reading.
This is the unedited version of the suspension that Jenn O. Cide from Swing Shift and Christiana from Wings of Desire filmed. Unfortunately the battery died on my camera about a minute before Andrew came down for the final time.
Expect to see more photos and videos from SusCon over the next few weeks in the Dallas SusCon gallery.