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How To Twirl Video: Drop-In Rolls

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Videos: How To Twirl

This video shows some nice, slow motion footage of Drop-In Rolls, sometimes just called Drop-Ins.

Rolls refer to the baton twirling moves when the baton stays in contact with the body. Baton twirling rolls are smooth, flowing, and connected to each other. They take practice, but are beautiful!

Drop-In rolls are super advanced and challenging. If you have been trying to figure out how to do them, this slowed down video may help. If you watch closely, you’ll see some “cheating”. This occurs when rolls are handled with the palm of the hand and guided, instead of the baton continuing on it’s own across the body part. “Cheating” can be difficult to detect when rolls are performed at regular speed, but is rather obvious in slow motion.

If you participate in staff spinning and are developing your contact staff skills, this video helps to understand the path and positioning of the equipment. If you are a twirler, you might consider learning advanced rolls using a staff, as the action is much slower and more in contact with your body, than with a twirling baton.

The talented athletes in this video are Hollie Nielson and Michelle Smith, both of Canada.

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