Twirling Drumsticks

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That's cheating.

Like finding kleenex in a brassiere.

:p

I tried those stick sleeves for twirling and they were very awkward. I sent them back.
I twirl on occasion. Especially, if there's a drum pause or a very slow 2 & 4 on the snare.
I gives me something to do :)

But if your playing is not solid, and you are twirling, then that's no good.
 

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Like most hard rock and metal drummers in the 80's, I learned to do the "fake" twirl that only looks good from certain angles, and like many things from the world of hard rock and metal in the 80's, I now look at it as being kind of silly. Every once in a great while, I'll twirl in a "mocking" way to get a laugh out of my bandmates. Chalk me up for "twirling is kind of silly" in most cases.
 

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Hey there, I once tried to twirl my sticks but got annoyed of them falling to the ground instead, and I also find it annoying if used excessively, it’s ok to do in drumless parts during songs tho.
 

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Hey there, I once tried to twirl my sticks but got annoyed of them falling to the ground instead, and I also find it annoying if used excessively, it’s ok to do in drumless parts during songs tho.
I thinks it’s distasteful to do anything but sit there for drum less sections ...
 

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Hey there, I once tried to twirl my sticks but got annoyed of them falling to the ground instead, and I also find it annoying if used excessively, it’s ok to do in drumless parts during songs tho.

I actually like it if it's integral with the music, becoming part of the performance. To me, it seems like the drummer is bored when twirling in a drumless part and sort of passing the time.
 

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There’s parts in songs that feel right to do a flip or twirl.and it becomes common practice
to execute the same technique each time a certain part is played.in the same way a specific drum fill is played in the same spot everytime a song is performed.the audience likes to be entertained and stick tricks contribute to the entertainment.
 

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I can manage a decent twirl with my right hand. My left hand is just to uncoordinated to achieve it. I only play around with twirling sticks when i practice. Have never done it performing.
 

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I'm not into it but Morgan Rose can be really fun to watch. His drum tech is constantly reloading his backup sticks because he's popping off stick tricks at every opportunity.

 

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I......like.......Seven.......Dust........a.......lot. Morgan Rose is a beast. He beats his drums like they owe him money. They are touring again now.
 


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