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Open roll

Taking the closed roll further. Great for working strength, as well as dexterity.

Download an AVI of the technique here.

Preview the Technique here with the smaller GIF file.

step 1
1. Start in the forward grip, open position.

step 2
2. Roll between the fingers, same as in the closed roll.........

step 3
3. ....... only this time the balance point is going to be a little closer to the blade, so make sure you position yourself accordingly.

step 4

step 5
5. Change direction.

step 6

step 7
7. Always remember to place each finger at the balance point, exactly where the previous finger was. Don't allow your fingers to "walk" the length of the handle.

step 8

step 9

step 10

step 11
11.Finish back where you started.

 This exercise should be practiced slowly and deliberately, as well as fast and furious. Duration is also something to try to increase over time.