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Helicopter Transition

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Ok so i have been trying to get the basics of freehand for a little while and i got to the helicopter and always seem to get mixed up with which hand is turned which ever way and all kinds of nonsense n00b stuff. does anyone have any advice on getting this move down?

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Just go slow, and do it alot is the best advice I can give you..

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well, the basic idea is that the helicopter is a figure 8 bent in half

so a fig 8 to helicopter transition might help

or vice versa

 

 

and keep practicing

dont know what else to say

 

well, good luck

hope it helps

but its hard to explain in text.

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Go slow and check out some tutorials on the hellicopter. I strongly recommend Raver Girl's Freehanding Basics Tutorial on youtube. 1:15 in is about where she starts talking about the helicopter. I really like the way she shows you because she gets up close with her hands and shows you how they are best positioned.

 

Ultimately: you can use the help of others as tools to get you started and guide you, but remember they are tools to help you. To get better at the helicopter, or any move for that matter, you have to slow it down and figure out how it works.

 

Honestly, the figure 8 took me SOO long to learn. But the right person was able to teach me a method to learn it, and though it was rough at first, I practiced almost constantly and within several days it was a polished, smooth flowing figure 8.

 

Soon, that will be your hellicopter. Good Luck :3

Edited by SecretsofManna
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and some other stuff =3

Edited by KniveZ
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===make sure you understand the finger motions.===

 

also, experiment with finger motion, wrist motion, plus arm motion. yea...

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I've seen a couple videos, but they havn't helped me even the tiniest bit. I'll check out these tutorials.

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i just went realllly slow so i could get the hand movement. then once i got it down i just started picking up the pace. took about 2 days to get it pretty good :P

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I know when i struggle with a move i do it over and over slowly until i can do it smoothly.

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and some other stuff =3

Oh man that means a lot :3

 

Yaaay.

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Yeah the best advise you can get is just take it easy and practice. It's the same concept as a Figure 8 but in the air. You need to catch the momentum and really curve your wrists when doing it. Just practice like crazy and you'll get it eventually.

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I've seen a couple videos, but they havn't helped me even the tiniest bit. I'll check out these tutorials.

 

 

AGREED.... Oh man i don't think im ever gonna get it

 

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I just watched Raver Girl's tutorial over and over and kept trying it. The hardest thing for me, was getting my left hand to keep up w/ my right hand (I'm right handed). I still don't think that I have it perfected, but I have the basic concept down. Just keep practicing and you'll get the muscle movement down.

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RG's Helicopter tutorial just taught me how to get it down within 2 minutes. Wow.

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how i learned is pretend there is a string connecting the 2 sticks as that helps keep them aligned

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mhmm i think learning some tutting would benefit you on helicopter transitions =o

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ooh the helicopter is a move i remember romances teaching me... it helped me remembering to start with your inner wrists in lock and then rolling the wrists as in opposition with the other along with the glowsticks.

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getting into it from an extension is also a nice transition =3 like a glowstringing move imitation =3

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it's a lot of wrist exercises to get things smoothed out on transitions

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I'm practicing this right now. Just need to practice slowly until you gradually gain speed.

 

My wrist aren't used to it!

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