If there’s one suspension everyone seems to love it’s the spinning beam, but most people don’t know the story behind it.

In 1998 TSD (Traumatic Stress Discipline) was hired by Keith Alexander for the opening party of Dee Snider’s film Strangeland held at Webster Hall in New York City. Night of 1000 Scars, as the event was named, was supposed to showcase a 3 man human mobile. Do to a technical error the beams were rigged too low allowing the three men (Pat, Xeon and Allen) to touch the stage. The outcome was the accidental invention of the spinning beam suspension.