Smash roll

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Smash roll

Smash roll is a right-hand buzz roll for naname.


Choking up on the bachi, strike with the tip of the bachi.  A loose grip supports the bachi from below and allows the tip and butt of the bachi to bounce back and forth.  Like you might trap a ping-pong ball between the paddle and the table to make fast bounces, the hand applies slight pressure to keep the bouncing going.