Pill Flip Kendama Trick
Learn how to do the Pill Flip trick with The Pill juggling toy.
Pill Flip Kendama TrickThis trick is called Pill Flip, it looks like this:
Now before you learn this trick, you want to make sure that you know how to do Pull Spike, because that is essential to this. So if you haven’t, go check out our Pill Fundamentals video to learn how to do that.
Now to start this off, you are going to let the cap hang down. What you are going to do is take the base and instead of holding it by the actual base, you want to hold it by the spike between your index finger and your thumb. You are going to bend into a Pull Spike and at the same time that you pull up, you are going to use your fingers on the spike to flip the base around. It is a good idea as you first start practicing maybe just do one flip, and you can start practicing a few more. The most difficult part of the trick is when you are flipping, you have to time it so you catch the base with the spike up, that way you can spike it. The next tip that is really important is when you are pulling up, you want to do the flick of the base at the same time that you are pulling the cap up. What you will notice is that if you move your arm to the side forward or if you pull back when you do it, it causes the cap to flip and a lot of times the trick goes out of control. We really just want to make sure that the cap stays facing completely downwards, so when you do the flip, you have to bend down and you have to make sure that you flip it with the string completely straight. You want to practice that a little bit.
Once you have got that, all you are going to do is try to pull the cap up to the same level as the base. Once you have performed the flip and caught the spike up, you are going to bend down with your knees and bring the spike underneath and land it. Again, like I said before, it is a good idea to practice doing one flip at a time. Maybe you can try practicing the trick, just do your one flip, then land the spike, and kind of work your way up to as many as you can. It is a bit of an accomplishment to see just how many flips you can get the base to do before you can land the spike. Once you get it, that is how you do Pill Flip.
There are no kendama tricks you need to know before learning this trick with your kendama.