How do I maintain tension?

With the exploding popularity of orbiting, people are inventing new tricks and flow patterns every day. Before you go too crazy, we recommend that new orbit spinners learn the foundation first: Maintaining tension.

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1. Just like in #3, create slack in the orbit and spin it around. Watch as the strings wrap around each other and create tension together.

2. When the strings start to twist uptight, gently pull the handles to release the tension. The orbit will start to spin super fast.

3. When the strings wind back up, gently pull again to spin the orbit in the opposite direction. Keep it going back and forth. Orbiters call this "maintaining tension."

 


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