Wrist Circles

Wrist circles are just a more compact version of arm circles. Juggle a cascade on single spins, and in the time between catching a club and throwing it again, carry it in a tight circle using your wrist:


Try to make sure that the wrist does all the work, don't be tempted to move your forearms as well by pivoting at the elbow, this changes the effect of the trick. Keep the circles as perpendicular to your body plane as possible, this makes the trick a bit harder, but also a lot nicer to watch.

It may seem as though you don't have enough time to squeeze a wrist circle into a cascade on single spins, this is quite often the case when learning a new trick, and it is simply a matter of using the correct timing for the cascade and, most importantly, starting the wrist circle the very second you catch the club. Do not waste time by waiting until it is time to throw before you begin the movement.

To get the smoothest and largest circle with the clubs, hold them at the base of the handle, near to the knob. Make sure, at least while you are still learning, to keep gripping the handle of the club in your hand, so that you carry it in a circle rather than just swinging it by the knob. This practice method will probably feel awkward at first, especially if your wrists aren't very supple, but it means that you can make a controlled throw as soon as the circling has finished, because your grip on the club has been maintained. If you swing the club around by the knob, then you will have to move your hand back onto the handle again before each throw to regain your grip.

Most people find the type of circle illustrated above to be the easiest one to make, but it is also possible to circle the clubs in the reverse direction for a different effect, this pattern has a chops-like feel to it.

Other interesting combination moves involving wrist circles include: