Pushing the limits of the pivot. The continuous circular motion will help work your “feel” for the handle. The motion should resemble a figure-eight when you get it going.
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1. Start in the backhand grip open position.
2. Start the pivot “out”, away from your body.
4. Continue the motion around then……
5. …..as the Balisong nears the web of the thumb…….
6. …..quickly turn the wrist over and allow the circular motion to continue.
7. Here is where you’d would be finishing the technique on a regular full pivot. But instead of stopping when it reaches your palm…..
8. …… turn the wrist over again, to continue the motion.
This should be done continuously for as long as you can, increasing the duration over time. The key to this technique is the constant turning of the wrist. Also, make sure you have a good position at the point where your thumb and index finger tip are holding the grip. As mentioned before, use the holes in a skeleton type handle, or the slot where the handles meet. Both spots will give you a good amount of control.