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cyberspin


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Location: Bristol England

Total posts: 21
Posted:Hi guys

Things going prety good with staff practice, learnt the horizontal turn the other day.

Just a queary, with the shoulder role or adding an extra spin behind the back with side figure 8, i understand abouttwisting your wrist around for an extra spin but i find the twist realy jerky and just not smooth, any ideas?

take it easy



Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven (John Milton)I am the answer to all questions and cause of all problems!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:learning slowly aids with fluidity as you gain speed. im a talking slooooow here.
horse tranquilisers may be in order.

good luck, and I wuv yooo!!


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simian


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Posted:Yup, he ain't wrong.

Wrist twisty extra spins feel all jerky and wrong at first, but do it lots. You'll get used to moving your wrist and arm together until its all harmoniously smooth and lovely. It's one of them pesky "things that takes time". i hate them


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Oaken


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Location: Canada

Total posts: 34
Posted:Hello out there...

One thing i do all the time is keep an extra stick around that's the same length as my fire staff but considerably heavier. I do quite alot of practice with it in fact. There are many advantages to training like this i find. obviously this will aid in slowing you down because we all know that it is difficult to go as slow as you should when your first learning.
Also it helps to strengthen the wrist, arm, shoulder muscels that are used.
I can't say enough about going slow at first like the other guys have mentioned. It really lets you observe the geometry of what it is you're actually doing...

happy spinning!


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cyberspin


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Location: Bristol England

Total posts: 21
Posted:thats true honey, thanx

how long did it take you guys to get it smooth?


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how can i tell the good side from the bad?


Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven (John Milton)I am the answer to all questions and cause of all problems!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:shaving every day

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bulldozer


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Location: Presently in So Paulo, Brazil

Total posts: 38
Posted:Not too sure about that horse tranquilizer, Bender. I spent a great deal of last weekend exploring various aspects of horse tranquilizer...
All in great fun. Didn't do much to help my twirling though


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. --Mark Twain

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cyberspin


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Location: Bristol England

Total posts: 21
Posted:leave the horse tranquilzer for the poor horses, they need it after being ridden all day!



Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven (John Milton)I am the answer to all questions and cause of all problems!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I'm sure there's pleeeenty enuff to go 'round. I wonder if horses go to raves.
/imagines what a dancefloor with huge piles of horsey lovin' scattered about..


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Check this thread for a little info on rev shoulder roll

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Zoltar
BRONZE Member since Nov 2002

Zoltar

Beginner
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...

Total posts: 282
Posted:Horses at Raves

I have seen cows..... never horses


So much fire, so little body hair...

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King Of Bongo


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Location: Berlin

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Posted:stranger things have been seen at raves...


oh, and practice practice practice = there is always someone smoother than you but at least you don't hit yourself anymore


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So live it.

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