The other day, I went over crash cymbal technique in my percussion methods course at CSULB. There is a good diagram below, but for some reason, it always seems to confuse people. If you were never a scout, I can understand how it can be confusing. I was going to make a video on how to tie the cymbal knot, but after searching YouTube, Keith Aleo had already made a great video.
This tip is going to be something you are never going to need and/or remember until right before a concert (trust me). File this away, or bookmark it, and come back in case of emergency.