The Face Lift

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.

29 thoughts on “The Face Lift

  1. That was SO intense. It makes me want to try and suspend (not facial of course). And what an epic mustache on Andrew! Amazing, just amazing.

  2. Wow! I’m speechless! That’s just breaktaking! I’m jealous to all of those who were able to witness this up close and personal!

  3. Now that’s something so many must have imagined at least once in their lives and never thought would see it done. Bravo, really ! Bravo !

    I would like to see how this one heals.

  4. The way Andrew danced to the music was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed.

  5. Wow, hands down the craziest/ awesomest suspension I have seen since the foot crucifiction! My hat’s off to you Andy, truly inspirational. Also, much respect to Supa for pioneering this and sharing the knowledge.

  6. Amazing articles Rob, you rock! I’m so proud of you Andrew!!!! I knew you could do it and can’t wait to get together and play buwahaha. @ Sean Philips it was my pleasure to do it haha and sharing is caring especially when pulling of what was thought of as impossible.
    Much love to all
    Supa N.

  7. I look into the crystal ball and see some poor bastard breaking their neck trying to do this. Saying people should not attempt this on this particular website is like an engraved invitation to the emergency room. I have nothing but respect for Supa, Neil and Andrew. I just don’t want to see anyone crippled and I damn sure don’t want to become a criminal because someone gets hurt and they make suspension illegal. I feel like I have a very legitimate and grave concern. All it will take is once.

  8. Jerimy, it didnt load on my computer either, but i was peeking back and just saw the vid since it worked on my lab top…

    seriously, congradulations to andrew and kelly both, im sure she was just as proud and excited that it all went well

  9. Jerimy, it didnt load on my computer either, but i was peeking back and just saw the vid since it worked on my lab top…

    seriously, congratulations to Andrew and Kelly both, im sure she was just as proud and excited that it all went well

  10. @CutThroat – The link above was removed because youtube was only allowing Jared to do a partial upload. Here is a link to the full video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o-22DLirjI

    As for warnings and such, there has been a lot of discussion about it within the suspension community. Unfortunately all the warnings in the world wont stop people from attempting dangerous activities. Once it goes viral there is very little that can be done about it. At this point all we can do is stress to people that suspension is an inherently dangerous activity that should only be facilitated by trained professionals.

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