As a rock guitar player, there are certain things you need to know how to do. Stay in tune, stay in rhythm, play the same song as the rest of the band, and look cool. The legendary 'guitar flip' is not one of those essentials, but damn is it cool. Well, it is when you get it right.

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The very first time I saw this flashy move was in a David Lee Roth video. Steve Vai was, and is, a beast with virtuosity. This move has been attempted by guitarists ever since. Watch below.

What a lot of players don't, or didn't know was that Steve had what's called a 'locking strap' so that no matter how hard he swung the guitar it would not detach. Watch these epic fails.



This last one is my favorite.

Now get out there and play some loud rock and roll. It's the weekend. 'Like' us on Facebook.