Fabio sent me a video, innocently asking what I thought. He’s a sneaky bastard! He should have put a warning on the video: WARNING: MIGHT CAUSE HEART ATTACK. This move is about as cutting as the edge gets.
Double spinning barrel catches are hard. I’ve done a few myself, even though the catch currently labeled barrel doesn’t use the hand position of a pure barrel. It’s still hard. Double spinning barrel gitis? Harder. Dave Lewis somehow got consistent at them. I might have done one in my life.
Double spinning barrel gitis pull? I can’t say I’ve seen one. No, I’m sure I haven’t because if I had, it would have stopped me in my tracks. Now take that one step further.
Double (thanks Jeff for the correction, “just” a single spin. I’m getting senile) spinning against the spin barrel gitis pull. That’s what Fabio does in this video, then he bails to a simple double spinning barrel gitis to close the combo. Way to play it safe!
I’ve never seen this move. Fabio would love to know if an other freestyler has ever done it. He would like to name it Supernova – and the double spinning barrel gitis pull would be a Nova. A lot of freestyle happened while I wasn’t looking, so if you’ve seen this move, let us know. I can imagine less than five freestylers in history who would be in a position to even think about doing this move. It’s that sick!
Here’s a bonus photo of Fabio doing one of those easy double spinning barrel gitis catches during his 2005 visit to the SF Bay Area: