Full twirl open & close

Horizontal

This is a great move to challenge your dexterity. Check for the link at the bottom of this page for a good exercise to help strengthen your finger twirls

Download an AVI of the technique here.

Preview the Technique here with the smaller GIF file.

1. Start in the Forward grip, closed position and………
2. ………….. begin the move by executing a Horizontal basic opening.
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9. This is the ricochet point where, in a Horizontal basic, you would crank the wrist over to the open position……….
10.……….. but instead, bring your Middle, Ring finger, and Pinky behind the handle near the Thumb, and torque the wrist over.
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12. Roll the safe handle over between the Index and Middle fingers……….
13. ………. continue the roll over……….
14.………….between the Middle and Ring fingers.
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16. Ricochet at this point and …………..
17. …………twirl back through the same fingers.
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20. As you’re about to extend the roll over the Index finger………
21. ………..plant the Thumb directly opposite the Index finger, and slide the Middle finger out of the way.
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23. Ricochet again and…….
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25.……… flip your wrist back to……….
26. Finish in the Forward grip, open position.

Repeat the above motions exactly the same to close.

Keep an eye on the wrist positions throughout this move. Torquing the wrist over will add centrifugal force to keep the opposing handle extended, and out of the way.

Check out this AVI for a good exercise to help make your Horizontal finger twirl stronger.

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