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Matt Henderson wrote:

It's all about finding the balance between speed, power, and form.

Precisely!


Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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(post #21): Thank's Matt !!!


Ron, your practice video looks awsome - your whipcracking is very effortless, relaxed and controlled !!!


Matt, thank you very much for sharing your practice video !!!
Quote:"I took slowing down a bit too far and waited too long for it to loop".
Slowing down too far is better than speeding up to much in my opinion becuase it makes it a lot more easy to feal and therfore to control the action.


Robert, thank you very much for sharing the still of the Whiplash series. It illustrates very good what the initial purpose of this technique is - cracking the whip as far away as possible from a horses head !!!


Robby, thank you very much - I'll try to slow down the action on my practice !!!



The last couple of days of my practice have shown me that I'm far away form beeing consistant on this crack. I had been switching to diffrent legths of whips during the practice session and it always took me some time to get the timing right. I also need to work on my off hand a lot more. Nevertheless it's been a lot of fun practicing this crack smile !!!


Happy cracking everyone smile

All the best
Ben

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Thank you Ben.
It is a fun crack. A lot more fun than I thought it would be.

My longer whip ("Blue") will work with this crack but it wears me out being heavy and 8'.6" + fall and cracker bringing it to almost 11'.

I think it works well with a shorter whip but all I have is #1(6'6") but it gives a nice neighbor friendly crack with not much effort.

Keep up the good work Ben. smile

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Thank's Ron smile

I realy enjyed doing this crack with my 8 foot Gator whip but I was surprised how much faster I got worn out on this one compared to other techniques.

All the best
Ben

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I've caught the flu (it started Thusday night) - in other words: only stickparctice for me ever since my last post sad
The feaver went down already and I hope that I'll be able to continue practicing with a whip soon !!!

All the best
Ben

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Ben I hope you get to feeling better very soon.
Your whips miss you. smile

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Thanks Ron, I miss them too smile !!!

All the best
Ben

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Yesterday my cousins were here and I used my practice time to demonstrate to my ability
using that time to, show / teach, my cousin Gloria the circus / cattleman's crack. Focusing on form rather than power and using Robby's famous clock face to illustrate the handle and arm positions she was able to make two form-proper cracks in a row.
The smile on her face was priceless.

I then did my practice for the coachman's crack and it went smoothly but still needing a lot of work.

It helps when you "teach" someone else. I learn while teaching and also honing my own skills at the same time.

That's the beauty of this whole exercise.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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To teach others is the best way to learn. I'm doing that whip stuff for some time, now, and every time I teach - every single time - I see and discover new aspects. So it's never "blind leading the blind" (like you wrote in today's roll call). It's more "everybody helps everybody".

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Exactly Robby, helping others helps yourself.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Very true, Robby smile. It always helps me remember things to pretend I'm teaching it to someone else.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Today is the official last day for this crack.
I like doing it a lot. It's a whole lot more fun than I was expecting it to be. smile

I will look and see what's next. I believe it's the combo figure 8.
I'll let y'all know for sure tomorrow with the appropriate new topic for this section.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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I really liked this crack. Fun as all get out.
Today was a very windy day, it's a evil trickster sometimes. smile

Day one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGheEdEcBTk

Day Ten
https://youtu.be/SnPF_tjH5YY

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Ron, I am very impressed with your timing on this crack. That relaxed patience is the key to letting the loop form and executing the follow through. Well done sir!

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thank you Roy.
It's the patience I sometimes lack, but it does pay off.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Very well done Ron, you've nailed it smile. I should record another video soon, just to chart progress.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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I did a little demo video for you as my contribution on the 10/10 challenge on the coachman's crack. No text, just the crack in three different angles. This whip is a heavy six footer, so it takes a bit more "swing power" to bring it up. I hope it'll can help you by illustrating the crack a bit.

https://youtu.be/Um7hWRI76kU

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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It all becomes clear... thank you Robby, that's very helpful indeed.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Thank you Robby, that's a great example of multiple possible angles it can be used.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Nice clip, thanks for sharing that Robby.

I've tried this crack a few times but haven't found the correct timing of the loop form and extension yet.

Soldier on... smile

In vino veritas