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Iceman57BRONZE Member
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Location: USA

what and how do you do a buzzsaw?

MikeIconGOLD Member
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Very easy. Just shorten your chains (wrap around your hand once or so) and spin them between your arms like a wheel.

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Iceman57BRONZE Member
11 posts
Location: USA

like a butterfly? or are you swinging them foward? are the poi next to each other? or one's in front, like alternating?

.Morph.SILVER Member
669 posts
Location: Lancashire, UK

standard buzzsaw is in follow time (like weave) with you hands level...butterfly is a variation of it.......try isolating it & doing it horizontal, there's many variations to play with.


RicheeBRONZE Member
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Is central plane

as well as space between your hands.


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IcerSILVER Member
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

there is a good tutorial at
shows how to do a horizontal buzzsaw.

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pricklyleafSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, England (UK)

TO clear up confusion- the buzzsaw.

It is like spinning cicles by your side, only you do it in between your arms with a shortened string. You spin the circles in split time., they do not cross each other or anything, they simply spin next to each other, sandwiched by your arms.

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Any tips for keeping them properly vertical when doing vertical ones?

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