vivi wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 am
I have not tried the throwing techniques yet but I did watch the videos you linked. Might be able to try it today. Not 100% sure which knife I'd use as I have no dedicated throwers. Maybe a Cold Steel Spike.
You could throw and make stick in the target many things using "no" spin as soon as you get the trick: Even large carpenter nails, scissors, screwdrivers, whatever.
But just as in "spin" throwing, an a bit heavier knife is the best choice, at least for longer distances (but I am sure you know that anyway) - so the Spike (had to google it) seems to be a bit light perhaps
One thing that helps in "no" spin knife throwing:
- To really visualize why
exactly knives get thrown in the way they do with this technique, especially the "brushing the spine" with the index finger while releasing the knife.
Most will see why anyway, but still:
- When throwing a knife the way most people do - with "spin" and full rotations - one gives the knife both a forward force, but also a rotational force: So if thrown with the handle in the hand, after the release at first the handle will go up, the tip will go down and the knife starts to fully rotate in the air
- With "no" spin, one of course keeps the forward
force but actually counters
the initation of the rotational
force by giving the handle a push downwards when releasing the knife (by "brushing the spine of the handle" with the index finger or whatever). So the knife won´t start to rotate in the first place, the tip will always point forward during the flight, and so the knife will pretty much always stick in the target (since it can´t arrive "handle first" like it is with spinning throws)
Michal Janich will know like 10000 times more about this than I do..
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