Zippo Trick: the Squeeze

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Introduction: Zippo Trick: the Squeeze

I was showing my friends the zippo trick called the twilight zone posted by Fungus Amungus, but they didnt look so impressed as I hoped. I searched the internet finally finding this one. BUT the instructions blowed. I wanted this to be as easy as possible. Here is what I got. Enjoy.

Step 1: How to and Tips

The video is the how to, and the pictures tell how it should be. I am sorry about the video, it is blurry.

PRACTICE IT BEFORE YOU COMMENT, you'll eventually get it.

HOW TO DO IT
Put your middle finger and your pointer finger on the top, and your thumb on the bottom. Have the hinge on your left. Now in one quick motion squeeze with your fingers, top two fingers slide down, and your thumb slides up. The zippo magically opens.

TIPS
At the top of the lighter, keeping your two fingers near the edge of it makes it somewhat easier.

Step 2: Impress Your Friends

Practice and you will perfect it. Do the squeeze and then finish it off with the twilight zone. That will be enough for someone to say "How the hell did you do that". Comments are welcome but be nice.

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    74 Discussions

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    CyrulC
    CyrulC

    6 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fmOtJzBKTs

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    AyeSell
    AyeSell

    6 years ago

    How do you add the footnotes on pictures

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    fallenspirit123
    I love this trick but I havent practiced it that much. good to see a fellow instructabler passing this trick on
    oh and by the way... I havent done this in a long time so dont critize me plz critiqueing only
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    Superstormj
    Superstormj

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I have the same Zippo. Mine's been through quite a bit though, so in some small spots the black has chipped off. Nice choice though :) Mine is E 08, what's yours?

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    fallenspirit123
    fallenspirit123

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Mines A 07 I think, my brother "misplaced" it :( Now I have a normal street chrome zippo, I really miss my old one

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    Superstormj
    Superstormj

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You never really know what attachment to something is, until you have a Zippo haha.

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    Superstormj
    Superstormj

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I hope you find it soon.
    I mean, even your avatar is the bio-hazard sign haha.

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    mcaliber.50
    mcaliber.50

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i want a zippo like that. i have a lighter made by sailor jerry ( a rum company) it's not bad, but it's tough to do tricks

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    ItsTheHobbs
    ItsTheHobbs

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, I want one of those. the company called it hazardous though.

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    ttrat
    ttrat

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     I love that zippo.

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    ttrat
    ttrat

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     I want one with a black widow on it.

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    fallenspirit123
    fallenspirit123

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I was going to get that one before I got this one, it was a hard choice XD