Helicopters

One of the most important things to develop, is your “feel” for the grip of the handle. Not to loose, not too tight….. you have to allow the handle to spin within your palm when necessary. This exercise will help.

1. Start in the forward grip, closed position.
2. Send the latch handle out, as if executing a horizontal basic opening.
3. Bring the handle around as normal…….
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5. …….but……..

6. ……instead of ricocheting the blade off the back of your hand ……..
7. …..allow the motion to continue………
8. ……..in continuous clockwise (in this case) circles.
9. Then when you’re ready to change direction……
10. ……ricochet off the back of the hand…..
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12.……. and perform the circles counterclockwise.
13. Finish either open or closed, what’s important is the feel for the grip during the rotations.

Perform the circles, in each direction, for as long as you can. Increase the duration over time.

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