New Thing #246: Devil Sticks

Scale_4

Devil Sticks are super cool. I have always been in awe of people who know what they’re doing with the things. More than anything else they’re capable of, I have always wanted to snap the roller into the air and catch it on its way back down.

As is usually the case with things that look easy, they really aren’t.

After about an hour I managed to mostly get the hang of sliding it from one end of the string to the other. But my depth perception constantly failed me in the landing department.

I wish I was fourteen again and it was my summer vacation so I could just stand around and practice for a month.

These things are just plain fun and, surprisingly, they didn’t frustrate me like I’d expect them to. Hopefully I’ll have time to pull them out during the next batch of good weather we get.

Advertisements

New Tweets

  • RT @tomgauld: ‘The life-changing magic of decluttering in a post-apocalyptic world’ (a @mariekondo inspired comic I made for the New Yorker… 18 hours ago
  • RT @iamdavidmiller: Under the Conservatives, low income Ontarians have lost their raise, their sick days: and now free education so their c… 2 days ago
  • @cullenbunn Last Man on Earth 3 days ago
  • RT @gordperks: We wasted four years under Rob Ford chasing the dream that private sector would build a subway FOR FREE. Then we wasted four… 4 days ago
  • @joncrowley God, it’s the worst right? Now sorry, I have to go find my cat underneath a huge pile of clothes on my bed. 5 days ago