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Topic: Whip Practice

Did a little video of my practice results so I could see what it looks like and improve.

http://vid76.photobucket.com/albums/j22 … zsvkpe.mp4



I have a long way to go yet.

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Look at you and your badass Victorian cutback!  I know Robby will tell you your overhead needs to be more level  Just pay attention to what he says in this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzoL1ZjA67Y

Good job Hello Cowboy!  It's good to see you practicing.

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Pretty darn good for a man that just had his throat cut. Ron you are looking way more confident than your previous video. Well done

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thanks Jessie, that's a goal to have that thong travel horizontal and I have watched the WB short on the horizontal crack and
I will sure try to emulate that for sure. smile

Thanks Roy, it feels more relaxed too.


Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Good progress, Ron! For someone who's just had surgery, you're a real star!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks Robert. The only problem after the surgery is my shoulder seems to not want to move laterally and it shows in the over horizontal crack portion. Even as short as that was I was running out of a little steam.
But this is what I do to heal " everything".... physical and mental. smile

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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That looks real good. You're not forcing the whip, in fact your technique is very relaxed.


- Pokkis

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Ron, for goodness sake don't overdo it! It'll take a while for your body to heal fully....

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you Pokkis. I still have a very long way to go.

Robert I do try to keep that in mind.

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Dude, there's no "long way to go" really. Or maybe there's a "way" but it's nothing with a destination at the end. Go ahead and ask Robby how close he is to the Ultimate Mastery of whips after swinging them around since way before there was a YouTube wink


- Pokkis

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Thanks Pokkis, I realize that the journey is a never ending one of striving to do better.
I think  that's why I like it so much.

By the way , I am using the hybrid dyneema / wire popper that Jessie sent me.
I really like it a lot.

smile

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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It's about the journey, not the destination smile

The cracker seems to work fine to me. It makes more difference than most think, that looks effortless and responsive from what I can tell. Gotta try one myself too.


- Pokkis

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Pokkis , I think you will be glad you did.
When I first saw it I thought, no freakin' way will that work.
But..... I was pleasantly surprised it cracked so well.
It should out last other crackers too, but time will tell.


Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Mastery? Which mastery?  smile  First... That's right. Keep it calm and slow. You had a surgery. You need time to recover! Second - don't look after the whip. Feel the whip! Third - according the way, which was mentioned, here. After around 40 years of whip handling, I still work on my technique. Still and constantly. Every time I crack a whip, I practice the four basic cracks from WB Vol. I. Every single time. And the more I practice, the more I see what I have to improve and to learn. You are at the beginning. I am somewhere in the middle. Doesn't that make us equal?

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Robby, it may make us equal in our journey and discovery of " the way" but worlds apart in experience which I celebrate with every crack.

I don't even have the awe inspiring experience in cracking a quality whip, only this one. I can only dream of what it would be like to crack a good quality whip. So, I will strive to do my best in making one and improving as much as I can in the next one after that.

Pokkis is totally right in that it's the journey and not the destination. An open ended ticket to ride only limited by the amount of  work and self I invest into it.

Thank you all so much for all you have done to help me with this journey. smile



Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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Great going Ron!  Very inspirational you know smile
Dude you got it goin'!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you so very much Rachel. It means a lot coming from you. smile

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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As I told you earlier, you're coming along very well. Robby is right, the whip should feel like an extension of your arm. That will come with practice. Soon the movement of the whip will begin to register with your mind as movement of your body. Looks very good!

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Thank you a lot Grant. I can visualize that . smile
Like in " Caddy Shack". "Be the ball."  *nanananananananana*

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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One of my favorite films Ron. License to kill gophers.