Half Flip Handoffs
These are tricks that use the
Single Stick Handoff while passing the second handstick in
different ways. Be sure you can do the Single Stick Handoff
continuously. I'll describe the first variation in detail, and then
list other ways to pass the second handstick.
Handstick in mouth:|
Starting from an Idle, when the devilstick lands
on the right handstick, put the left handstick in your mouth. When you
put the handstick in your mouth it should be horizontal and you should
bite down on the middle of the handstick. Now give the devilstick a half
flip with the right handstick. While the devilstick is flipping, hand the
right handstick to the left hand (Single
Stick Handoff). After the handoff, take the handstick out of your mouth
with your right hand. As you do this the left handstick will be catching
the devilstick. You can then toss the devilstick back to the right side
and go into a different trick or do this continuously.
It is much easier if the half flip of the devilstick is a little
slower that usual. This will give you time for the handstick
Using the base trick of the
Single Stick Handoff, there are many different ways to pass the
second handstick. Here are just some variations on the pass:
As you can see from many of the examples above, you can do almost any club
juggling throw for the second handstick pass.
- On the chin - Balancing it vertically or horizontally.
- In the crotch of the leg behind the knee.
- Tossing the handstick in the air - This can either be above or below
the other handstick being handed across.
- Windsheild Wiper - The pass is a toss in the air, but try to make the
toss such that the handstick is parallel to your body and sweeps
across like a windsheild wiper. I got this idea from a club juggling
- Behind Back - Do a behind the back throw of the handstick during
the handoff. The throw will most likely be easiest if the handstick
does a full flip (similar to a club juggling throw).
- Dip - This throw is done such that the handstick spins in a propeller
like fashion. If the right hand does a dip throw, the handstick will
be spinning clockwise. This is a club juggling throw and gets it's
name from the dipping action right before the toss. It will be easiest
if the handstick does a one and a half flip or double flip.
- Over The Top - This is similar to the Dip, except that the throw will
go in the opposite direction. It also has a propeller like spin and
a right hand throw will spin counter-clockwise.
- Flat Spin - This is also called a helicopter spin because the handstick
will be thrown with a spin like a helicopter. This is a bit difficult
with a handstick, but can be done. However, I think the Dip and Over the
Top look much better.
Translations of this trick:
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