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  1. benzen12

    benzen12 Little Member

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've watched many a tutorial and for the life of me I can't get the continuous spin. I refuse to think it's because my Shrade manilla is tolo heavy because the weight should help the situation. Looking for pointers I guess. Thanks devils
     
  2. TheGoldenWeed

    TheGoldenWeed Tiny Member

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    I do chaplins by moving my forearm and mostly keep my wrist straight. Could just be personal preference but it helps me keep my rotations more consistent.
     
  3. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    your using the Shrade manilla Damn thats one heavy handle knife and the balance is not centered ,,don't get me wrong love mine hate the latch always gets in my way .have you tried a different bali???
     
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  4. benzen12

    benzen12 Little Member

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    I've been trying it with my bm67 and kinda getting it. Yeah the manilla might not be the best choice cause it's so handle heavy. I didn't even think about that.
     
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  5. Deyolo

    Deyolo Little member

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    Its not the knife.

    Some people learn them quickly and some people like me took months to learn to chaplin. Keep working at it.
     
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  6. TheronJ

    TheronJ JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Try just draping the knife over your stationary finger. Move your wrist in a wide circle so that you can feel the weight as it rotates around the finger. Speed up and pay attention to the weight shift while tightening the circle. It's way more about feeling than something that can be described.

    Your flipping speed greatly determines how much movement is necessary for chaps. Best of luck.

    If you need any more help, shoot me a message and I'll see about making a little tutorial video.
     
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  7. Xmegaman

    Xmegaman Little member

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    Practice makes perfect. Do one rotation at a time. Then link the chaps together. Even now I get the timing off on the movements sometimes and the knife goes spinning off my finger.

    Just keep it up man.
     
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  8. benzen12

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    Got it now man with all my knives. Thanks a ton. Your instruction helped a whole hell of a lot. Now on to zero g lol!
     
  9. Wesferatu

    Wesferatu JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    It took me a while to learn chaplains too - I still struggle with zero G ones. If it helps, try to think of a train piston on how it spins its wheels (weird, I know). But your elbow/arm does most of the movement while making the circular motion.
     
  10. coll3ctor

    coll3ctor Average Member

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    its all in the wrist! go slowly
     
  11. TheronJ

    TheronJ JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Zero G takes a little longer to learn because it' harder to drape the knife. Same principles apply though.

    Glad I could help.
     
  12. Tguns

    Tguns The Devil's Brigade Brigade Member

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    Think egg shaped not circles. Put momentum as you push away keep the force of the handles tight to your finger. Hook your index slightly. It's more elipse than circle.
     
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  13. GuItArMaN8373

    GuItArMaN8373 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Start slow, try one chaplin, then two, and so on. Just like most tricks, it's all about muscle memory and what ends up "feeling right." It CAN be done with any knife I'm sure, like most tricks, but some knives are hella easier to do it with than others. My DB 3.1 does it very well. Heavier knives seem to work best.
     

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