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Thanks Robby,
This was one of the crack Robby corrected me on when I visited him in Munich. Good lessons stick...

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I'm glad you suggested that, Fritz, because I was confused as to where to start would be the best for this crack. I've been experimenting with both, but I'll keep this in mind as I start with the whip behind me. :-)

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I found Robby's clip very useful.
It could be because of the way I am attempting it, but what I found frustrating was the fact that I am using quite a long whip and the momentum when forming the loop was somewhat lost when trying to form the loop.

In the interests of further research I am posting this clip from Adam Winrich demonstrating a Coachman's Crack with an 8 foot whip.

I found some information in this clip very useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM_R0xI … p;index=11

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Here is my take on the Coachman's Crack

https://youtu.be/IgOsHED4AMw

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Russel. 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 smile  I hope it wasn't too ridiculous for this thread.

Just in case I put it in the Clips & Videos thread also.

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Hi folks, I thought I would revisit a few techniques in the hope I have improved and keep improving.  I did some work on the Coachman's today.
https://youtu.be/KdNZ_mTrSwA

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Well done, Russell - especially using such a long whip. (Is it 8-foot or 10-foot?) I can see that doing this crack with a longer whip has one big advantage: the crack happens farther away from the cracker's ear!

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Thank you Robert, it's an 8 footer.
It is nice to have some distance from the sonic boom!

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Russel, you nailed it.
This is looking really good.
Good job.

Ron

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

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Thanks Ron!

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Very good job Russell, your revisited coachmans crack looks as good as you would have never stopped practicing it ever since we've covered it in the 10/10 challenge!

All the best
Ben

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Thank you Ben smile

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