Good baton twirlers make it look easy, but for anyone thatís ever tried it, they discover itís harder than it looks. The trick is to master the basics, then itís easier to move on to more complicated twirling routines and tosses. Tips on Baton Twirling for Beginners Have the correct baton length. Batons have different tips and varied shaft styles and diameters. The standard 3/8 inch shaft and rounded balls and tips are suggested for beginners. Watch videos about the basics of twirling. YouTube has a great list of resources for the basics of baton twirling. Find a class. Search online for baton twirling organizations such as the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF). Many competition web sites have sections on finding local classes for beginners and twirlers who want to move onto competitions. Practice, practice, practice and then practice some more. Developing the dexterity, smoothness, fluidity, and speed of baton twirling takes patience and practice. Customers can call Starline Baton at 931-528-7829 for help in selecting a quality beginning baton in the right size.