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19 Awesome Handshakes To Try Out With Your Friends

Who needs a codeword when you can pull off stuff like this?

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1. Let's start off with this sterling effort from The West Wing cast.

Is there anything President Bartlet can't do?

2. This one is pretty cute.

Bonus points for the butt-grab.

3. This badboy combines backslaps with the fusion dance from Dragonball Z.

4. Just graduated? How about this one?

5. Want more dance moves? How about this one inspired by the nae nae?

6. Ready to try interlocking fingers?

7. Time to enter sportsperson territory.


Try out this James Harden grooming one.

Make sure you nail that bow.

8. Here comes Lebron James with this sparring effort.

9. The Chicago Cubs like to warm up the hands too. / Via

10. Next, we have this spinning effort between Jerry Lamb and Perry Jones.

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We call it "Titan Towers".

11. Don't fancy all that jumping? How about a more lowkey one from Dortmund's Marco Reus.

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12. Or this effort between basketball's Monta Ellis and a friend.



13. Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny's handshake even works on ice. / Via

They call this one the "Bang Bang".

14. Shake and bake anyone?

15. How about Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots? / Via

Thank you Florida State Baseball.

16. More than two people? Here, check out this cheerleader effort.

17. This one, between Young Thug and Birdman is like a tutting routine.


18. Then there's "The Newsreader".

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Turns out newsreaders spend adverts breaks doing really elaborate handshakes. Who knew?

19. Nailed all that? Right, let's try the classic from The Parent Trap.

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There's a massive 18 moves in this handshake. Fancy taking it on? Lindsay Lohan has a tutorial for you here.

But of course, sometimes the simplest ones are the best.

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Tiger Woods seems to agree.