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Post Thu May 24, 2012 2:15 pm

There's a gray area between "flipping" and "twirling"

It's what I like to call "Flirling", which can be seen a few places in the middle of some of my old videos.

Here's a video describing what can happen when you "Flirl": http://youtu.be/ty9QSiVC2g0 It's all gyroscopic precession. Becoming familiar with it can make for some vary unusual balisong manipulations. Have fun!

EDIT: Here's a video of me "Flirling" http://youtu.be/JwYwQvuYrGI

EDIT #2: Best done while drunk.
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Post Thu May 24, 2012 3:16 pm

Re: There's a gray area between "flipping" and "twirling"

I noticed that in your videos.
I've tried to copy it, but it just doesn't look as smooth
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Post Thu May 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Re: There's a gray area between "flipping" and "twirling"

slashncut wrote:I noticed that in your videos.
I've tried to copy it, but it just doesn't look as smooth


You've got to "let go" of your hands and let it happen. When you're just beginning an inter-finger-twirl, think about kicking it outward with another finger to make it spin. After a while, you'll "get it".
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:26 am

Re: There's a gray area between "flipping" and "twirling"

Ha ha first video you've done in 2 years eh blasto?
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Post Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:19 pm

Re: There's a gray area between "flipping" and "twirling"

Any instructional videos to go along with these moves??

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  • 22 Jul 2014
  • 10:20
    Nooo! bladehq updated the replicant page saying they will be shipped in august
  • 14:34
    poooooo
  • 14:35
    I also cant help but notice kimino borrowed my backhand xfer. I doubt I can beat his... watching yours now, then I got like 1.5hrs to finish mine before work
  • 15:07
    got some good clips in and I even made up my second xfer, but I still think kiminos is better all around
  • 16:17
    uploading mine to youtube now, but I wont have time to copy paste on here. Could someone submit mine for me please? It will be on my channel I already finna be late as is. Thank you so much =)
  • 16:29
    got you
  • 23 Jul 2014
  • 9:08
    thank you kindly
  • 24 Jul 2014
  • 4:11
    finna
  • 9:20
    finna. it means the state of a person/object/etc, as it will go to/perform in some way or another
  • 9:22
    in this case, I was already (going to), be late. which is common dialect but in its essence also improper verbage as you cant "go to" a time (unless you have a time machine).
  • 9:23
    so actually, I already (will) be late, as what I am attempting to convey is my present state of being, that being late. which, for what its worth, I was johny on the spot
  • 9:57
    well that's the most elaborate explanation I've heard of that word so far
  • 9:58
    I'm calling out TDknife on BT
  • 16:23
    i majored in english ;) and good luck man!
  • 18:25
    sending tach 2 back to microtech to fix a broken spacer, gonna miss her and probably get some annoying call back from microtech asking for more money
  • 25 Jul 2014
  • 22:57
    :pinkelephant:
  • 26 Jul 2014
  • 10:14
    jason, I'm gonna be getting a drill press soon so I will be able to do some nice stuff with that typhoon. I got the ball bearings in the mail the other day, but haven't touched anything yet
  • 11:58
    what's good
  • 13:39
    hmm.
  • 16:25
    heyoooo got my gloves, boots, and helmet! class is august 19, 23 and 24 =)
  • 17:44
    what type of bike are you looking to get, like the style? Keep in mind I don't know a whole lot about bikes
  • 20:46
    think I know what I'm gonna do for this round!
  • 27 Jul 2014
  • 15:11
    A sport bike =) I dont know what one specifically yet, Ill cross that bridge when i come to it
  • 15:13
  • 20:28
    def looks cool. Is your bike gonna have any of those colors, or is it too early for that?
  • 28 Jul 2014
  • 15:37
    too early to tell lol. I will end up getting whatever bike i can afford. but the rest of my gear is white and black.
  • 19:24
    Yea thats what I figured and you gotta tell me how you did that zippo trick at the end
  • 29 Jul 2014
  • 11:59
    you bend the wick towards the striking wheel
  • 12:00
    so when you "take the flame" it leaves it semiburning, and then you snap it back the gust of air reignites the wick
  • 12:03
    kimino was most original, the slovak did some real nice cardmoves, chivs zippotricks killed the challenge, and TDknife almost killed himself lol.
  • 16:52
    Oki, why didn't you compete in this?
  • 17:45
    I had a feeling it was gonna be stuff like this. Looking back, I don't regret it. I don't feel like a 5 sec video or a non-bali flipping video would help me in any way.
  • 17:52
    I actually made a video for the first round, bt before posting I checked what other people were submitting. For the TRICK mastery round I actually did a trick 3 times in a row. everyone else were doing Combo work. So I was like fuck that.
  • 18:18
    yeah, really shoulda been called the "trick/combo/whatthefuckever mastery challenge," but it's always just been 'trick mastery.'
  • 18:33
    kinda originated back in the day when the distinction between the two was getting blurry, so no distinction was made.
  • 18:59
    I thought the 5 second was cool, but even though I suggested the non balisong vid I had a hard time coming up with anything
  • 19:07
    When I think of trick I think of what ryanol did. I don't even consider a helix a trick as its a few different finger manipulations. But jason said combos were allowed so thats what I did.
  • 30 Jul 2014
  • 0:32
    Well a TRICK is really just a series of basic moves linked together, ie a combo
  • 0:33
    Murnax ladder, bt8b, helix, twirl, all these are "short combos" but they are also TRICKS
  • 0:33
    and they do help. I always come up with way more interesting ideas than in any challenge ive done.
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