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Posted: Ok. I've watched most of MCP's vids on Contact spinning, and can't seem to get down the basic neck and/or shoulder spin. Every time I try..the thing comes back and whacks me across the face/ears. Any suggestions on how to avoid the pain? Thanks
strugzBRONZE Member Carpal \'Tunnel
3,964 posts Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom
duck your head
oh and lift your shoulder, it helps with the ducking part "...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."
Edit: Okay, That was supposed to be a shoulder-shrug... EDITED_BY: Neon_Shaolin (1165334955) "I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock
Yea, since I started staff about a week ago, I can now do front left and right rotor, helicopter, 3 and 4 beat throws, and am now just getting into contact...so far I can whack myself pretty good in the face. *sigh*...I'll keep at it! By the way...I'm sure there have been many thanks said...but thanks so much MCP for the time you put into making all the tutorials on your page. They REALLY help in getting the techniques ingrained in my head. You know what they always say, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Also, thanks to they guy who made all the spinning tutorials on HOP!
MynciBRONZE Member Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom
if it helps, you will hit yourself in the face A LOT learning contact staff basics, then you will graduate to OFTEN then OCCASSIONALLY but don't give up dude, staff is sweet when it clicks A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.
Woot! I got the neck roll and reverse shoulder roll down to drops only every 6 or 7 times! Still haven't figured out the forward shoulder roll...*shrug* It's going to take a lot of practice to learn the more advanced moves, but I think I'm up for it. One thing i've learned....It hurts ALOT when your hands are numb from the cold if the staff hit your in the finger tips. OUCH!
with angel rolls its also important to understand that there will be both roll and rotation in your staff....
like globetrotter style rolling, and normal spin rotation...
and to learn it also helps if you start with your hand a little higher than shoulder level, and let gravity help you get a feel for it, because you kinda have to give it a little tug if its horizontal... ^ see above ^