This is my second blog post on the geolite toy. We sell this toy on Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Florida, and while selling it there I noticed that the hardest thing for new customers to get the feel of and master is simply this: Starting the Geolite spinning and keeping it spinning!
Starting your geolite spinning and keeping it spinning is the basic key to all the many amazing tricks possible with this toy, so we decided to make a quick how-to video which does a great job demonstrating the important points on how to start the spinning motion and how to keep it spinning. Just below this video are written instructions emphasizing the main points of the video. Check it out!
It's been said that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million; nevertheless, I'm going to try to summarize in as few words as possible the main points of the video:How To Spin A Geolite:
1) Holding the metal rings with your thumbs or index fingers, first give the strings some slack and then vigorously spin using mostly wrist motion, which winds up the strings.
2) After a sufficient number of spins, at least 10 but more is better, pull outward as far as possible until the strings are pulled tightly out.
3) The VERY INSTANT the strings are tight, IMMEDIATELY stop pulling outward and allow the strings to wind back in by moving your hands inward. The geolite should actually be exerting a pull on your hands as it winds the strings back up, and you can feel this pull as you move your hands inward. If you can't feel that pull, you're moving your hands together too fast. It's something you will get the "feel of" easily and quickly after playing around with it for just a little while.
4) Once it pulls your hands in, you pull out again until the strings are tight again, then back to step 3, etc, repeating 3, 4, 3, 4 over and over. This constant "in" then "out" exchange of motion between you and the geolite will create a hot spot of changing colors and lights and give you a solid base to learn some amazing tricks!
Well, that's it. If you were having trouble starting the geolite and keeping it spinning, I hope this little tutorial helped you overcome that.