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PippageSILVER Member
Chief Cabbage Executive
8 posts
Location: Guernsey, Channel Island (UK)


Posted:
Hi there

I need some help with my back swing, no matter what I do it seems to slant, should I have my hands upwards or downwards facing as either way at the moment they still slant!
I know this is a trivial thing but it's driving me nuts!

Thanks!

Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
....like when golfing?

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PippageSILVER Member
Chief Cabbage Executive
8 posts
Location: Guernsey, Channel Island (UK)


Posted:
Ho ho santahat

My arms aren't sticking out or anything, it's bugging me lots!

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Erm... what do you mean by back swing? With what prop?

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PippageSILVER Member
Chief Cabbage Executive
8 posts
Location: Guernsey, Channel Island (UK)


Posted:
Sorry, poi, it's friday will you let me off this time wink

UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Durbs, I think the pretty fairy means a low wave. smile

Miss Pippage - as with every move, it's all about practise. After a while, your planes will improve and you won't hit yourself as much. Its much easier to learn with one poi at a time. With regards to the palms up or palms down, and I stand by this statement: Every (I think) poi move is possible with hands pointing both up and down smile

(if you are talking about the low wave, it is much easier with palms down though smile )

StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
There's always the trick of spinning those planes while backed up against a wall. You'll be able to hear when your planes are going off kilter and make adjustments as soon as you feel the need rather than letting them go too far off before you notice the problem.

As for hand position, there's no real rules, whatever feels and works best..for you.

PippageSILVER Member
Chief Cabbage Executive
8 posts
Location: Guernsey, Channel Island (UK)


Posted:
Nah I don't mean a low wave just when I am swinging backwards, I'll try the wall thing I think that may help just wondered if it was my hand position smile Ta peeps!

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
It will come right in time.

I also thought golf by the way. wink

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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PippageSILVER Member
Chief Cabbage Executive
8 posts
Location: Guernsey, Channel Island (UK)


Posted:
Hmmmm perhaps I should take up golf instead wink

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
What may also help is holding your arm out and just swinging it as close as possible to your arm without touching it.

I dunno though. Been a good few years since I started it....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


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