1. Always initiate. He who launches the high-five owns the high-five. Engage your upper-arm muscles, keep your wrist firm, and propel your hand like the meteor of awesome it is. (Maintain altitude and an open hand — this ain't no fist bump.) Your high-five can only surrender.
2. Don't look at the hand. That looming palm is a moving, unpredictable target. Instead, keep your eye on the elbow; that'll automatically line up your mitts.
3. Cup your palm. As you reach the high point of the arc, make your hand slightly concave to create that satisfying thunderclap.
Is your hero the misunderstood, hypersexual surgeon on Scrubs? Divert attention from pending sex-harassment suits by courting favor with coworkers. Snip the sleeves off your shirt and give 'em some skin!
1. If your mark is reluctant, play the pity card, imploring him to "show the [your name here] some love."
2. Now hit his hand as hard as you can. You should hear a whip-crack.
3. Snap your fingers.
The Top Gun
Is your ego writing checks your body can't cash? You and your wingman require a sick move to show up those who don't feel the need for speed.
1. Initiate the classic move (impact at 12 o'clock), but make contact with only the outside edge of your hands.
2. Move your bogies past one anothers' and arc downward 180 degrees to slap a low five in the 6 o'clock position.
3. Howl, as if at the moon.
The 21 Jump Street
Sure, your crack team never lets the captain down, but how do you show you've got each others' backs? Why, a multiman high-five, of course. There's no actual slap here, but your crew does things its own way.
1. Stand in a circle and extend your right hands into the middle.
2. Wiggle your fingers while moving your hands upward in unison.
3. At the peak, form your hands into pistols and fire into the air.