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Pippage
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

Pippage

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Location: Guernsey

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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!


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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

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Posted:....like when golfing?

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Pippage
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

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Posted:Ho ho santahat

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


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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

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Pippage
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

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

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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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 )


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

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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.


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Pippage
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

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Location: Guernsey

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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!

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

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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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Pippage
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

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Posted:Hmmmm perhaps I should take up golf instead wink

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aston
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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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