Charlie Chaplin

This is hardly a ground breaking trick but is a nice touch to add to any sequence involving a Straight suicide or an Outside unwrap suicide. The move is named after legendary comic actor Charlie Chaplin & mimics how Charlie used to swing his walking stick.

With the diabolo spinning throw a Suicide. As the released handstick swings round catch the string instead of the stick so that your thumb & forefinger are a couple of centimetres from the tip of the handstick. Swing the stick round in a circle a couple of times before letting go of the string & catching the handstick. Be careful not to swing the handstick into the diabolo. Swinging the stick round too many times spoils the effect I think, 2 or 3 times round is enough.

"Is that it?" I hear you say. "Yes", I reply.