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I need more patience.
I seem to be so used to be doing the circus crack that I don't wait that extra bit longer for that loop to form.
When it feels like I am getting it right, the thong is all over the place.

More focus on this crack will see me through.
Off topic I seem to be getting somewhere with the Victorian Cutback.

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Thank you Ron and Mr. Jones for posting those helpful videos !!!

Robert, Matt, I'm crossing my fingers that the weather will be whipcracking friendly on Sunday and I'm wishing both of you lots of fun !!!


I've started todays practice by trying to do the 10 crack combo...
Not just the right timing but also the right technique for each crack had been terrible on my first attempts of doing this combo. I therfore decided to practice two cracks of this combo in a row to get the hang for the right timing/technique (underhand crack and fast figure 8, fast figure 8 and circus crack and so on).
I've also tryed to do the "forward coachmans crack" (crack #8) seperatly and my results had been very inconsistent.
Nevertheless I'm not frustrated since I got to try out my new neon orange practice whip for the first time which has been lots of fun smile

Here are two clips of todays first attempts/fails of the 10 crack combo:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MNdV1 … e=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzNujKGRM


Happy cracking everyone !!!


All the best
Ben

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Hi Ben smile

Good videos, I empathise completely with you when you were shaking your head.  I'm very similar when feeling the frustration too.

Whip cracking really is a good way of teaching patience I have found!

I honestly thought that was a very good first attempt mate! Well done.  Thank you for sharing your videos and I look forward to seeing more of them.

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The fast figure 8 is my weak spot as well, which is partly why I didn't participate in the figure 8 combo cracks. I'm still trying to master those. Robbie said act like you are opening a book, but it doesn't seem to be working for me.

That said, I'm going to see what I can do here.

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Thank's Mr. Jones and you're absolutely right about whipcracking beeing a great way of teaching patience !!!

Tristan, the "opening a book technique" is also new for me (I've seen it for the first time in the video which Robby made on the figure 8 cracks) and I need to practice it a lot more to get the hang of it but as long as we keep on practicing regularly well get the hang of it sooner or later !!!

All the best
Ben

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Tristan, we do this because we don't know how to do them not because.
Practicing is what this is all about.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Re: 10 Cracks In A Row. 2/25 to 3/6 2017

If I get a chance over the next couple of days, I'll upload a video with a few 10 crack combos, it might give you all some ideas smile

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We are doing the 10 crack combo that is featured in Whip Basics Vol II.
But if you want to introduce them in the"Video" section that would be cool.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Re: 10 Cracks In A Row. 2/25 to 3/6 2017

Thanks for those videos, Ben! Looks good! (have you used that orange whip before in your videos? It shows up very well!)

'Less is often more!'

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Re: 10 Cracks In A Row. 2/25 to 3/6 2017

Ben, I love the orange whip. It shows up very nicely.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Re: 10 Cracks In A Row. 2/25 to 3/6 2017

Here is my first attempt at the 10 crack combo.

I spent a couple of hours walking the dog this morning learning the Coachman's Crack.  I feel i'm on the right track, but need more practice, to be sure.
I was so worried about the Coachman's Crack while attempting the combo the other cracks suffered a bit and are a bit sloppy but hopefully the only way is up from here.

https://youtu.be/P97tAGKjwcQ

Cheers.

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Very good job Russel, you're getting the hang of it for sure.
It's all working and with a little more practice it will be awesome.
Nicely done.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Today's practice was a huge work in progress.
I have to hold a piece of paper in my left hand while doing this so I can remember the sequence.
My coachman's crack is getting confused with a sort of circus crack thing.
And the cross over is lacking spunk.
It has a very long way to go.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Thank you kindly Mr. Ron. 
I am very grateful for your kind comment.  I will be practicing more this afternoon when I take my dog (Keyzer) for a walk.

Cheers smile

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I totally understand the confusion Ron.

This is where muscle memory can work against you.

It felt for me that some cracks which feel like a natural transition from another have to be in-learned in a way.
I broke the sequence into 2 parts.

First of all I tried to do a reverse circus to Coachman's, then the horizontal / opposite horizontal finish.

Once I more or less felt comfortable with that, I practiced the lead up to the reverse circus a couple of times and then tried to blend the two together.

I hope this helps.

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I'm going to have to try that tomorrow.
Thanks Russel.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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You're welcome mate smile

Good luck.

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Mr. Jones, thank you for sharing your practice video !!!
Your forward coachmans crack practice payed off for sure - great job !!!
I'm looking forward to see more of your practice videos !!!
On todays pratice I'll also be breaking the sequence into parts - probably even more parts than 2 smile 


Robert, thank you very much !!!
I've never used this whip in one of my videos before since it's more or less new (I've made it before I caught the flu). I'll post more detailed pictures of this whip in the "whips" section of this forum.


Ron, thank you very much !!!
I like the idea of having a whip which shows up well on camera (just like Morten's neon green bullwhip and Robby's neon orange Pumpkin whip) and therfore decided to make the next whip for myself in a neon color (thank you Morten and Robby !!!).


All the best
Ben

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That's a nice whip Ben, good idea to have a bright one smile.

Apologies to one and all, but while Robert and I had a great time my phone ran out of battery before we could take any decent video.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Thank you Ben! That is a very kind compliment!

Best of luck with your cracking my friend!