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One-Handed String Pinches

Started by the milky oolong, 14 November, 2016, 01:24:35

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the milky oolong

Have been thinking for a while now, always loving 'String-Pinched' tricks, more recently the wrapped Pinches to Lunar etc, but it has taken me some time to find a way of getting into any other one-handed 'Pinched' position than the Sara-grip Hand-Wrap technique seen so often in freestyle Kendama.

Trying to get my head recently around net-making techniques I've been using the Flying Dutchman method, which basically involves using your thumb and pinky to hold open the loop of a sheet bend for every mesh you want to make. Somehow it's an elegant little hold. I tried it out on the kendama and found that you can hold a 'String Pinched' trap in place using this method, freeing up your weak hand. All you do is draw the String pinch over the bridge of your thumb, and hook the bight over the pinky of the same hand.

I then took it one step forward, reverse engineering the hold in order to work out how to 'Swing' into it. The start is a bit awkward as you swing outside the body, but here's what I came up with, should be possible to see from the video how I get into it:

Obviously, it could just as easily be a small cup variant, and admittedly, swinging out to Revolver Spike is easier than dropping to Spike due to the wrap-up, so there is room for experimentation. Whaddya think?

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Nicely done @the milky oolong

Might try and get my head around it when I have some time.
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Can't quite make it out from the vid (can't see the string). Just had a go anyway, and my 3-finger-string seems a touch short... But I might not be doing what you're doing....
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