The side saw is a method of doing the saw where the plane of rotation of
the devilstick is parallel to your body, rather than perpendicular.
You will need to bring one arm over the spinning devilstick and turn your
upper body a little. You can get into this trick easily from a
or any other similar trick. Be sure to do this trick both ways, right
arm over and left arm over, and also spinning the devilstick in both
directions. These will be needed for some of the tricks described below.
In the picture I am doing a left hand forward side saw (refer to naming convention below). It doesn't look much different than a normal saw, but the position gives you the ability to switch sides easily.