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

Step 1: Click your fingers...

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...
I want a zippo now.
too bad... i just got one today... i cant twentiethted lol
me too
i got one today to, its a chevy one :D
I got one!!
fourthe-- wait a minute....
fifthed. lol
C'mon people, keep it going!
Me too. I have one, but it's one of the tall ones. You can't really do any tricks with those.
Nyah nyah, I have two silver ones and a slim one...
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<p>its not working :/</p>
where can i get a zippo
<p>On dx.com you can have one for a few bucks ;)</p>
You've got it all wrong my friend, autistic people are FAR from simple.
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the wordage in this article bothered me so much i created an account. you snap your fingers, not &quot;click&quot; them...
I'm guessing we live in different parts of the world... Neither's wrong... <br> <br>As for the unclear thing - I went for simple. Autistic I ain't.
i think the guy who wrote this article is on the autistic spectrum. either ways i wouldnt be trusting a guy who is this unclear with instructions with a lighter
the lid probably hits the flint wheel
yay i got my first zippo today heres a pic:
Sorry, but thats a counterfeit zippo on real Zippo's the top does not go al the way down and Zippo's have 5 holes on the chimney oh and does it say zippo on the bottom
Acctually the bottom goes all the way down becuase ive worn it out and look at the ibles 1st step,killerjackalopes zippo has 7 holes
actually its eight<br>
i counted 7
Nah, it pretty definitely has eight; in the first photograph that you can see the holes, one is obscured by the curve, but looking in other photos you can see that it is there
Real zippos have 8, I just bought one.
Hmm what about the zippo in the instructablr?
Then it is fake.
My Dad caught me smoking at age 11, then he bought a pack of cigarettes and made me smoke the whole thing! I got addicted to cigarettes since then! <br>I own, a collection of Zippo lighters. 1 14K Gold , 7 Sterling Silver, 14 brass, 6 Stainless Steel. I have been looking for a copper one.
The black magic trick is amazing!!!!!! :-)
it was better when it was called The Twilight zone... many tricks have names, should have been around a few years ago when zippotricks.com / lightertricks.com was around. nowadays people are just ripping off old tricks as their own
Thanks, its such a cool little effect... It's also really good to play with, like doing it then lighting something by clicking your fingers instead of making a show of the whole trick...
My fingers are too slippery :(<br />
Try to catch your fingers on the edge more, that might help...<br />
if you pull your zippo out of your pocket and roll the striker off your pants it will light up its sweet and if you leave your zippo running for a while it will make a big explosion and your zippo is totaled

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