View Poll Results: Which way do you swirl your brush? Clockwise or counter-clockwise?

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  • Clockwise

    109 62.29%
  • Counter-clockwise

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  • I'm not sure. I don't pay attention.

    17 9.71%
  • Art swirls in all directions simultaneously

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Thread: Which way do you swirl your brush while loading it? Clockwise or counter-clockwise?

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    Default Which way do you swirl your brush while loading it? Clockwise or counter-clockwise?

    I, for one, ALWAYS swirl counter-clockwise. It just feels right.

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    Both!
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    Depends on your location to the equator I think.

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    When I am in the Northern Hemisphere, I rotate counterclockwise, when I go to the Southern I rotate clockwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texbilly View Post
    Both!
    Well... that seems like a no-brainer of a poll option now that you say it...

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    Clockwise always unless I'm on the moon the moon the I don't swirl I use a back and forth motion.
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    I'm left handed and I go counter clockwise. I voted that I didn't pay attention though

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    Quote Originally Posted by evandood View Post
    when i am in the northern hemisphere, i rotate counterclockwise, when i go to the southern i rotate clockwise.
    +1

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    I swirl clockwise when above the equator and counter clockwise when below the equator

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    I pump it up and down, with the vertical axis of the brush held perpendicular to the cross-section of the puck.

    This method is equally effective in both Northern and Southern hemispheres, right-handed, left-handed, ambidextrous, and presumably, works in outer-space as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evandood View Post
    When I am in the Northern Hemisphere, I rotate counterclockwise, when I go to the Southern I rotate clockwise.
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    Neither. I put the mug with the soap in it on a turntable, and hold the brush still.
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    Also both... I have a pattern I go in. Light clockwise, hard press clockwise, light counter, hard press counter, light clockwise.

    I started doing it without realizing it... then once I realized I was doing it that way, now I always make sure I do it that way.

    I have no idea why.

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    Yes! I switch back and forth.
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    I often use an M shape pattern when the puck starts to spin.
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    Clockwise... It just feels like it's meant to be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slivovitz View Post
    Neither. I put the mug with the soap in it on a turntable, and hold the brush still.
    By DE fault that would be counter clockwise.
    Last edited by _JP_; 11-03-2010 at 07:24 PM.
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    Counter Clockwise since I am a southpaw!
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    Random thought -

    When I'm using a brush on a puck, I swirl clockwise.

    When I use a wire whisk to create whipped cream, I swirl counter clockwise.

    The end results with either the puck or the dairy cream look the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _JP_ View Post
    Random thought -

    When I'm using a brush on a puck, I swirl clockwise.

    When I use a wire whisk to create whipped cream, I swirl counter clockwise.

    The end results with either the puck or the dairy cream look the same.
    Be sure not to mix up the two.
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