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These aren't the big party tricks that amaze and astound friends, these are the ones that make them go, 'woah cool, how'd ya do that?' or 'nice, pretty slick'

These are the basics and are just things to do while you're bored or a new way to light your zippo, it's made as a follow up to Rewicking and reflinting your zippo.

Watch the video to see all the tricks done, it's only on the first and last step so people with slower connections aren't loading it every time they look at a new step. Also it's designed as a run-down of them, As of yet I don't have a camera with a high enough frame rate to capture the motions involved and slow them down effectively, at 30FPS most of these happen over a couple of frames.

Once You've mastered these you can go on to the second set of Zippo tricks


 
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Step 1: Click your fingers...

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This is an easy trick, when executed quickly and smoothly it looks really slick and it's actually quite hard to see what's going on...

All you do is click your finger near your zippo and it lights... Hmm not the normal way of doing it.

The secret to this easy trick is simply putting your clicking finger against the flint wheel, usually your middle finger, as your finger snaps down against your hand it spins the flintwheel, it looks pretty slick if you flip open your zippo and pass your hand right by it clicking, it lights...

The whole point here is just to have a normal scenario, not a big trick, people aren't looking for the method they just notice someone light their zippo with the click of a finger...

So again:
- Middle finger against flintwheel
- Click down hard while moving hand away
- Get admiration and free drinks

Doing it while moving is basically the same except you need to be able to click just as your hand passes the flintwheel...
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Labot20016 years ago
I want a zippo now.

seventhed

Seconded.
thirded
fourthe-- wait a minute....
fifthed. lol
sixthed
seventhed
eighth...lolz
um..ninthed?
lutin EnigmaMax6 years ago
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suggsugg lutin6 years ago
eleventhed?
qualia suggsugg6 years ago
twelfthed.. wait i got one.
kikaruu qualia6 years ago
fourteenth'd... I need one now. This justifies everything.
kikaruu kikaruu6 years ago
Oops...
got one in the 7th grade durring band camp :) ahh band camp
Lol "And this one time, at band camp..."
sixteenth :)
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eighteenth
nineteenth
twentyeenthed --wait...--
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twentytwothed
Stop! These emails are getting annoying!
PLEASE STOP! My email is fully spammed...
stop what?
The whole "seconded, thirded, fourthed" thing.
dpr the_mad_man5 years ago
twentithed
lol
Seventeenth
Eighteenthed? How long will this go on for??
u were the one that did thirded u cant do 2 your not 2 people you just ruined this entire chain
nineteenthed!
Dunno
Me neither
I don't know, but three people have eighteenthed this now...
Oops! Forget that!
this one time, at band camp... lol
*this one time at band camp* My partner said "twenty-th!", we LOL'ed
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