My stick-twirling is improving. I can do fairly fast transitions between in right and out left. Left is still a bit awkward, but getting better. For some reason, spinning in with my right hand is much easier than out, which is the opposite of my expections (and what I was told). I'm now also working on reversing a spin (in the same hand, with various contortions of the body), and doing the opposite transition: between out right and in left.