Bladerunners Systems: Intermediate Balisong Tricks

Today we’re going to be looking at some of the coolest intermediate Balisong tricks. Have you checked out the first part of our Balisong flipping series brought to you by Bladerunners Systems? If not, bounce on over there and learn a few things from butterfly knife master Bill Boyd.

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Intermediate Balisong Tricks

Once you’ve mastered the basics, flipping really starts to become more fun. Stay patient and don’t lose your cool. Start linking these tricks together, and you’ll be sure to impress in no time. I’m not even going to pretend that I have all these on lock (that’s why we give Bill the big bucks), but hopefully some of these tips will help you reach personal flipping glory!

Behind The 8 Ball

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Behind The 8 Ball

If you’ve been working on your rollovers, Behind The 8 Ball is within reach. This trick is essentially three rollovers: an index rollover with two thumb rollovers. Focus on your positioning and isolate the trick into three stages. Once you’ve got all the steps nailed down focus on rhythm, smoothness, and fluidity.

Helix

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Helix

The Helix is super cool, because it combines multiple types of manipulations into one trick. Finger strength and dexterity are super key, and you may have difficulty with this one without some practice. Key in on the positioning of the thumb and index finger. Mastering this trick will go a long way when it comes to more complicated maneuvers.

Nard Fan

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Nard Fan

The Nard Fan is a neat maneuver. It reminds me of the pirouette in ballet. This one is all about dexterity, momentum, and balance. I bet you can nail this trick within a few minutes, but getting this trick dialed is all about speed and smoothness. How fast can you hit the Nard Fan?

Scissor

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Scissor

The Scissor, AKA the bane of my existence (I will nail this one someday…). Simply put this trick is a Twirl into an Aerial into a Twirl. Like with most tricks, hand placement is super important and you can’t forget that pesky thing practice. Practice practice practice. I should listen to my own advice!

Cherry Picker

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Cherry Picker

Cherry Picker is truly an advanced manipulation. If you don’t maintain momentum and balance you’ll surely end up with a sadbalisong on your floor. Don’t disappoint your beautiful BRS butterfly knife. As tricks get more and more complicated you’ll benefit from isolating each motion slowly. Understanding where your fingers need to be is absolutely key.

Wrap Up

Butterfly Knife Intermediate Balisong Tricks BRS Bladerunners Systems

Bill Boyd

Were these intermediate Balisong tricks too tough for you? I’m sure you can get them figured out in no time. Are you already nailing these tricks? We’ve got the advanced balisong tricks guide coming soon!

What tricks should we bring to you next? Did you learn any new ones recently? Let us know in the comments below!

Andrew Hamilton showed up to interview at Blade HQ for a copywriter position with 3 knives in his pocket. His love for the outdoors, 3 years on a horse ranch, and strong taste for vintage clothing define his writing and his flow. He's got tattoos of all flavors from sailing ships to skulls, and he carries anything from a Manix 2 to a GEC Whaler. This guy's legit, folks. (bio by Ben)

Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton showed up to interview at Blade HQ for a copywriter position with 3 knives in his pocket. His love for the outdoors, 3 years on a horse ranch, and strong taste for vintage clothing define his writing and his flow. He's got tattoos of all flavors from sailing ships to skulls, and he carries anything from a Manix 2 to a GEC Whaler. This guy's legit, folks. (bio by Ben)

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