JohnAPA wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pmHonestly, I don't even know what the Spydie-flick is. I've been following MJ for years and I can't get a visual about how the middle finger ever comes into play.kennethsime wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pmJust watched, I didn't see a Spydie-Flick. I will say the inertia openings seem like a lot more work, but then I don't use my knives as self-defense tools. I'm sure if you practice it gets easier, and the trade-off in applied force gets you speed.
I kind-of think this is my problem as well. My dad does Genealogy and he's show me a lot of wills from our ancestors. Turns out they all have pretty terrible handwriting, and our explanation is with hands like ours, anything smaller than a shovel handle is just uncomfortable.
This really wasn't my intention with the thread, and I think most of us have been pretty respectful.
Ah, hahaha! Many Thanks, Gernot!
Aye. “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast”.James Y wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:06 pmSome people, whose main purpose for knife carry is self-defense, believe the “Spydieflick” or such is necessary to deploy it as quickly as possible. I’m no expert in knife combat and don’t really carry my knives for that purpose, but I do know from experience that under real, sudden pressure, such as in an actual fight, fine motor skills can go out the window. True, lots of training and experience increases what you can do efficiently under stress, but I would imagine that if getting one’s knife open under such a situation was a concern, that just getting the knife in hand and using a more controlled thumb opening would generally be more preferable. Trying to do something tricky or complex under stress can cause one to flub the opening or even drop the knife, even if the action can be accomplished quickly and naturally under normal, relaxed conditions.
D13Z3N wrote: ↑Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:04 amI heard once that it was invented by someone who was missing the tip of their thumb, and had a hard time using the traditional thumb flick to open their knives. I don't know if this is true, but it makes a lot of sense.
It doesn't really serve a "purpose" (people claiming it's for "self-defense" purposes, and that it's somehow faster or easier to to in a "combat" situation (than a traditional thumb flick) are FoS.
I just think of it as as a fidget trick, comparable to the myriad balisong flipping tricks. no reason for them to exist except they're fun to do. If you don't enjoy it, that's fine, a lot of people don't enjoy flicking bali's either.
That being said, most people who are good at it can do it without excessive wrist flick (or any at all).