From the saw, holding handsticks in the middle, as the devilstick is rolling over the right handstick, turn your left handstick over so it is knuckles down. Then roll the devilstick over the back side of the left handstick. Roll over the front side of the right handstick again. Now roll the devilstick over the front side of the left handstick, left hand is still in knuckles down position. It should be much easier to get the devilstick around to the outside of the handstick with knuckles down, unlike the Figure 8 Saw, where the knuckles are up. After this left front side rollover, let it roll over the front side of the right handstick. Then turn your left handstick back over, knuckles up, for the next rollover on the front side. You are now back in the standard saw position. Now go into the same trick on your right side. Right back side handstick rollover knuckles down, left front side knuckles up, right front side knuckles down, left front side knuckles up, right front side knuckles up.
The above can be described with the following notation:
LKUF - left knuckles up front side of handstick
LKUB - left knuckles up back side of handstick
LKDF - left knuckles down front side of handstick
LKDB - left knuckles down back side of handstick
RKUF - right knuckles up front side of handstick
RKUB - right knuckles up back side of handstick
RKDF - right knuckles down front side of handstick
RKDB - right knuckles down back side of handstick
Here is the pattern:
RKUF, LKDB, RKUF, LKDF, RKUF, LKUF, RKDB, LKUF, RKDF, LKUF, (back to beginning of pattern)
The quick butterfly.
This is very similar to the butterfly so I will only describe it with
RKUF, LKDF, RKDB, LKUF, RKDF, LKDB, (back to beginning of pattern)
Does this notation help at all? I am trying to give a clearer picture of the hand and stick positions, but I'm not sure how much this is helping. Let me know through email what you think.