Taming Fire Tutorials - Double Windmill
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The double windmill uses the same technique as the weave except it is being applied on a different plane. Where the forward weave uses an alternation of raising the lower hand back and on top, the double windmill alternates from front to back. The action requires that you allow the poi to take an extra rotation on whichever side of the body the move is currently being performed (front or back). in the forward windmill, when your hands are behind you (the first position usually when entering the windmill) you will change the hand furthest from you to the the position being closest to you. Use the same technique you do in the forward weave, keeping your wrists facing each other and together. Watching the video close up of the hands as they are provided below you should be able to see this technique. When in the position where the poi are in front of you, perform this same action bringing the hand furthest from you to the position of being closest to you. This action should be the same regardless if you are performing either a forward or reverse windmill.

Title: Double Windmill
Description: A larger version of the video used in this article.
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Title: Double Windmill (Slow Motion)
Description: The video listed above at half of the original speed.
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Title: Double Windmill - Close Up on Hands
Description: A close up on the hands to display more thoroughly the hand position alternation technique.
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Title: Double Windmill - Close Up on Hands (Slow Motion)
Description: The video listed above at half of the original speed.
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