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Hi guys, thanks for the comments. This one was good fun smile
Hey Matt, nice whip cracking! Thanks for sharing your clip. I know it can be hard sometimes to get the right angle.
I could see enough to notice you have very good foundations in good technique smile
Always a pleasure to watch your videos too Ron smile
Cheers smile

In vino veritas

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My compliments to your whipcracking Russell, Ron, and Matt !!!


Russell, your technique looks awesome and you did a great job in reenacting the Cairo scene !!!

Ron, your practice has been as smooth, controlled, effordless and fluid as always - great job !!!


Matt, your technique looks very good on both the underhand and the Cairo crack - well done !!!


As some of you might now I've been visiting Robby yesterday and he had shared an inside story of the Cairo crack with me: The iconic "crossover" step hadn't been planned in the script of the movie. Harrison Ford did this step to avoid falling down during the shooting of this scene.

I apologize that I haven't shoot a video of yesterdays practice as I've anounced and I will make up for that today !!!

All the best
Ben

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Ben, I've long been convinced that Harrison Ford might be a good actor, but he's never been an expert whip-handler! He just managed to make it look good for the camera!  smile

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Thank you Russell and Ben smile. It's hugely encouraging to have such good feedback, and I've come on a lot thanks to it.

My next whip project is going to be a lighter cow whip in the style of Rachel's Amper Style. I don't like to blame my whips, but I feel like I know exactly what I want from a whip now I've handled a few so if I get it right my technique will be even better. Nothing beats solid practice, though tongue.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Robert, I agree with you but I think Mr. Ford did an excellent job considering the fact that he  just trained whipcracking as part of his job as an actor.

Matt, I'm looking forward to see your Wolf Creek Whip's Amper Style cow whip !!!


Todays practice has been terrible compared to the other days of my practice (including yesterday's practice while I was visiting Robby).
Here is a video of todays practice:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhMN8Sk … e=youtu.be


I got more of a "pffff" than a crack but for me personaly using to much power and speed have been my worst habbits in terms of whipcracking - I'd rather have a "pffff" practice than going back to these bad habbits smile

All the best
Ben

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Hi Ben, thanks for sharing your video!
You Cairo Crack looks good to me. I had a little trouble getting a decent crack out of the circus crack variation too.
Once you figure out how to form the loop with a little wrist action it all falls into place.
Overpowering and speed are my bad habits too.
I did perform the crack initially without it, but after a few days I felt justified in using some artistic license for this particular challenge!
Good work smile
Hey Matt I look forward to seeing your cow whip!

In vino veritas

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Looks good to me Ben, although you could do with bringing the whip across your body as you form the loop, which helps it spring off to the off-side smile.

The cow whip might not be here for a while people, stay tuned.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Ben, I thought that was very controlled.
Good easy pace.
Nice job.

Ron

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

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Thank you Russell, I will pay attention to my wrist action on my next Cairo crack practice.
I like the fact that you have used artitic license for this challenge - it looks very screen accurate !!!


Matt, thank you very much for your advise - I will try to bring the whip across my body while the loop is forming on my Cairo crack practice in the future !!!


Thank you Ron !!!


All the best
Ben

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No worries Ben, although I still don't feel qualified enough to give proper advice tongue

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Me either really, I'm very much a beginner but I like to try and help smile

In vino veritas

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Matt, Russell, there is no reason to worry about beeing qualified enough to give advice to others. This challenge is all about helping one another and your comments have always helped me a lot - thank both of you very much for that !!!


All the best
Ben

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Ben Varsek wrote:

Matt, Russell, there is no reason to worry about being qualified enough to give advice to others. This challenge is all about helping one another....

Very well said, Ben! We're all learners here!

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Well said Ben, thanks for your confidence smile

'Sic Parvis Magna'