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SilentMuse
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

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Location: Florida

Total posts: 4
Posted:Ok. I'm right handed, and am finding that my left hand is worthless for spinning. I can do the same move with both hands, and while the right is straight and spiffy, the left is all over the place.

Are there any exercises to train your non-dominant hand to work?


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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Total posts: 370
Posted:Practise smile

Im right there with ya, doin double staffs atm, left is a bit shakey


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:focus on the weaker hand - my left handed isolations still aren't keeping up with my right, especially doing iso reels at the front, but its getting better - and so shall you!

A good lil excercise I taught myself is to close your eyes whilst spinning (with sock poi - not fire arrrgh!) so you can train yourself to feel the pull of the poi. If you feel them moving off the plane try and correct it without opening your eyes. biggrin

practice practice practice!


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Silentmuse everyone has a spacky hand (as Bird calls it). You just have to remember to work it harder than the good hand. It will always take longer to teach your spacky hand new moves although a you get better you will find the time difference between the spacky one and the good one gets smaller.

Keep on spinning.


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SilentMuse
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

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Location: Florida

Total posts: 4
Posted:Nice to know it's normal. smile

The closing eyes idea is interesting...maybe I'll give that a shot. smile

Thanks all!


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