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TinklePants
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Posted:how about to help us newbies spin better, an adept spinner could choreograph something nice and simple for us to follow that will also improve technique?
whatch think? any adepts willing?


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Posted:Sounds good, it'd kinda suck if too many people performed it seperately though.

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oli
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Posted:tinkle pants - your avatar is weird rolleyes cool - i think you should download some videos of some spinners whose spinning you like. write down the moves they do in the order they do them (do this just how it makes sense to you) and any other notes you want. then youve got your rountine to practise smile
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TinklePants
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Posted:oli- I have been downloading videos but I'm choreographically illiterate and it will be a shambles if i try to construct a routine on my own.

As for my avatar, Am I pretty or what? haha! its weird coz I'm weird (I was bored one day).


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Posted:Where's the fun in routine?

For me, after a while, a routine gets boring as.


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Posted:I agree with oli and LTC. You don't want to try an learn routines etc. It takes away the fun.

Just wack on some music and dance! mess around, play and see what happens! There are so many different ways of getting from one move to another and discovering these are all part of the learning process.

Happy Spinning biggrin


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Richee
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Posted:
I'll be glad ot show you something persnaly,
for now practise smile

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Rev
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Posted:I think learning bits of a routine helps.. because it gives the newbies somethingto practice that
1- looks good.. and thus keeps them from the boredom
2- teaches them a set of transitions from which to work from
3- depending on the bit, it can give them a set of moves an transitions that works a large number of movements with a small set of moves/tranistions.. whihc is the penultimate learning device in my opinion because it makes for EASY crossover when applying what they know to new things..

personally I hate choreographing.. but.. a lot of people (myself included) took a LONG time before they learned to flow or choreograph anything.. besides that.. tinkle is looking for something to improve technique not to go out and spin for people.. I think the idea of some of the jore experienced spinners maybe grouping some moves together (not necessarily in an order) that would maximize transfer learning, would greatly help the learning curve..


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oli
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Posted:Written by: Tinklepants


oli- I have been downloading videos but I'm choreographically illiterate and it will be a shambles if i try to construct a routine on my own.



As for my avatar, Am I pretty or what? haha! its weird coz I'm weird (I was bored one day).





the eyes... redface or is that just me? confused pretty scary stuff i reckon.... although i am in a better state to handle that now. no offense smile

rolleyes



and i meant you should just try and copy the routine of a spinner you like on a video you like... (just pick out 30 seconds of spinning from a video and call that your routine), because i agree with rev, i think your idea is a good one, but it takes alot of effort to put togther a routine and 'transmit' it on the net.



and also dont forget to just play - thats where the fun is ubbrollsmile

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Posted:learning routines is an essential part in learning IMHO. Learning a move is only half of it, being able to move from that move into any other is the next step. Thinking up the hardest routine you can think of (lots of changing direction etc) will help you in those moments when you just wanna kick back, relax and spin whatever move comes into your head without hurting yourself (much). Knowing set routines also helps if you're ever performing, you can figure out what looks good before hand and if you ever find yourself not knowing what to do it also helps, as like a backup.

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kepki2003
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Posted:I'm not a big fan on routines either, I would just practice transferring between 3beat weaves(reverse too!,) butterfly(reverse too!,) and the pinwheel. Those are the 3 moves I started with, and I think everything else will just come with time, practice, and patients.

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FireByNite
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Posted:Whilst still being a relative newby myself, routines are okay but I have liked being able to work them out myself smile
There's been a few good transitions on vids that I've downloaded that I have attempted to imitate, but invariably it takes me a bit to pick them up & in the process I'll fluke into a transition that works for me.
Having said this, I lead a busy life so haven't had much time to practice at all since I first picked them up about 6 months ago
Note: The things I use to like/appreciate the most when I went to the local meet over here (watching only) was how many different variations there was to move from 1 thing to the next,
It looked so good seeing everyones different style of doing it

After all this rambling, point being that if everyone tried to do a specific choreographed sequence it would take the fun out of learning but also take away ones personal style weavesmiley


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Posted:yo tinklepants

I cant beleive theres another inverneesian on this board at last.

when I get back there Ill show you some stuff for practicing, just wait till october...

Tom


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Richee
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Posted:[img src="http://www.richee.tribofuego.org/images/poitree.jpg"]

light,

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BrotherKoW
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Posted:Tinklepants,

I read some post on some web site that I can't remember a while ago that had a nice training tip that may suit your needs:

make a list of 5 or so random, distinct moves that you know, in no particular order. Your task is to be able to flow between those moves within ten seconds (and as this becomes more natural (and it will), to up the number from 5 to 8 or so). Perhaps you could call it choreographing your own routine. The point is that you are forced to 1. know those moves cleanly and thoroughly enough that you can move in and out of them 2. be innovative enough to be able to experiment with and learn different transitions and 3. learn how to choreograph your routines based on the insights gained from the flows you created (and I think that'd be the goal here).

Anyway hope that's useful smile

Mike.


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Ade
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Posted:Scatchz in his club swinging book shows how to put together a routine for practice... I don't have my copy with me... it's in the back somewhere shrug

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Posted:music, repetition and proximity to spunks twirling are great for blending your favourite moves into your favourite routine.

think about what you love to see, and go do it!!


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TinklePants
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Posted:Written by: BrotherKoW


Anyway hope that's useful smile

Mike.



I'm sure it will be, cheers for that! ubbrollsmile


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