Tricktionary

The purpose of the page is to propose a common vocabulary for talking about hand sack manipulation.  

  • Contact Manipulations 
    • Flying - moving the flop in space without it losing contact with back of hand/body
    • Sliding - sliding flop over hand, arm, or other body part
    • Walking - flipping the flop along back of hand and arm without losing contact
    • Rolling - rolling flop across back of hand, down arm, or another body part
    • Edge - where the flop ball is standing up vertical on its edge
  • Spin & Rotation Direction
    • Flats: A toss with no flip
      • Flat - toss with no spin
      • Spin Flat - toss from back of hand with spin imparted to flop
      • Spin In - toss in from fingertips imparting spin   
      • Wobble - toss in which flop wobbles in air and doesn’t flip
    • Flips: end over end rotation
      • Back flip - a flip toward body
      • Front flip - a flip away from body
      • In flip - a flip toward other hand
      • Out flip - a flip away from other hand
      • Power flips - a type of flip where a flat is tossed and a flip is initiated by hitting the flop with the same or other hand. Examples: chop flip, tap flip, and slap flip
      • Passive flips - a type of flip where a flat is tossed and a flip is initiated by the flop hitting a stationary hand or body part. Examples: top flip, thumb flip
  • Number of Rotations
    • Half flip - 180 degrees rotation, top color changes
    • Full flip - 360 degrees rotation, top color is the same
    • Trip flip - 540 degrees rotation, top color changes 
  • Flop position on back of hand
    • 1st or One - on back of fingers
    • 2nd or Two - on back of palm
    • 3rd or Three - on back of wrist
  • Relative position of 2 or more flops on back of hand
    • One over Two - flop in 1st position laying partially on top of flop in 2nd position
    • Two over One - flop in 2nd position laying partially on top of flop in 1st position 
    • One Two position - Flops in 1st and 2nd position with no overlap
    • Stack - 2 flops in alignment in any position on back of hand
    • Staggered - 3 or more flops overlapping each other
  • Stacking and unstacking
    • (X) Stack - where x denotes the number of flops
    • Flip to stack - starting with 2 flops in front back position and back flipping the  front flop onto back flop to create a clean stack
    • <toss> to stack - Where <toss> is a swap from the other hand onto stack (ie: back flip, front flip, in flip, out flip, or flat)  
    • Crack a stack - edging a stack of two and having them split into front and back positions
    • Peel - picking off a flop in midair from the bottom of a stack with throwing hand
    • Pull - pulling out a flop in midair from the bottom of a stack with opposite hand
    • Clean stack - neatly aligned before or after a flip
    • Stagger stack - back over front overlapping of multiple flops up one’s arm, then tossed and caught in a clean stack
    • Slop stack - all flops caught after a stack flip but not a clean stack
  • Timing of throws using two hands and 2 or more flops
    • Synchronous - tossing flops at the same time 
    • Asynchronous - tossing flops one at a time
    • Staggered - tossing 2nd flop as 1st reaches peak
  • Independent manipulation of synchronous throws  
    • Double sames - both hands do same throw and rotation
    • Double differents - both hands do different throw and rotation
    • Split flips - both hands do opposite flips (front/back, in/out, back front, out/in)
    • Split rotations - both hands do different number of rotations (half/full, full/half, etc)
    • Split flip rotations - both hands do different flips and different rotations
  • Path of travel and relevant hand positions 
    • Swap - a toss where 1 or more flops switches hands
    • Under/Over - describing hand and arm position of crossed arms
  • A Few Named Tricks 
    • Moon walk - flop walk -> slide -> repeat
    • Waterfall - front flip drop swap from hand to hand
    • Drop Flip - A stationary front flip. Bending the fingers down to drop the flop onto a hand under  
    • Chop Flip - power flip where you karate chop down on the inside of the flop and follow through out and away.  
    • Tap Flop - power flip where you tap the back side of the flop and follow through down and forward.
    • Top Flip - a passive flip where the inside edge hits a top hand and flips on top
    • Noggin Stall - a catch on the forehead
    • Footsies (footbag) - catching the flop ball on the foot