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Topic: The underhand crack 3/28/2017 to 4/6/2017

By popular request the underhand will be the crack for this 10 days.
We have done this one before around the end of September, but it's worth visiting again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZkeGKToUo

The underhand crack starts at 3:50 .

Happy Crackin' !

Ron

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Ron, thabnks for posting this reminder of Robby's instruction. I love the beginning, where he pats the nice Bavarian cows!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Yeah Mr. Robert. It's a nice touch.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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I like this crack, should have fun smile

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Ron, I love the idea of going back to the underhand crack. One of the most effective ways to develop a long term memory for a certain thing is "to go back to it" from time to time - it works for muscle memory as well as for cognitive skills.


Robert, I also like the cow scene of the Whip Basic DVD's and the beautiful backround which is shown when a new chapter of the DVD beginns.


All the best
Ben

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You're right Ben.
I have found that if I can't get a crack right, do something else and then come back to it and a lot of times it's better.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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I have to agree its a good plan to revisit these cracks.
It's always good to revisit, refine and practice everything you learn.

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I did a bit of practice on the underhand crack today.
https://youtu.be/zfFq-2Ew6n0
I'm fairly happy but I know I can tidy up on a few things....

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Russel, very nicely done.
Smooth and controlled.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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My practice today was erratic.
But sonic contact was made about 70% of the attempts.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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Thank you Ron. I remember all too well how difficult this whip-crack was for me when I first started trying it. Without the good people in the forum helping me I could not have even got a crack from the whip.

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Russell, as Ron says, that looks nice and smooth. Well done!

It's hard to see from the video - you may be doing this - but just be sure to keep your whip (including the handle!) in a single flat plane against the imaginary clock face. That will be important when you move on to do targeting with this crack.

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks Robert, I'll be sure to check that!

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Looking good Rus, although I second what Robert said. It looks to me like you're starting with your arm by your side, and flicking your wrist; that's what's making the whip wobble a little. Maybe try starting with your hand further back, and using your whole arm like you're bowling a bowling ball.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Cheers Matt. I'm going to crank up my WB DVD's tonight and revisit the underhand crack. I can see my technique has become a bit lazy and I need to isolate some things

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Here's my first video for the underhand crack.
It's coming along well I think.

https://youtu.be/m48NQ_1rAPk

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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Very very nice and exact Ron. I liked it.
I liked the way you spun the whip in your hand too.
Awesome mate smile

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Here is a Day 2 video clip. I tried to keep the whip straight and more mindful of what my wrist was doing this time.

Keyzer nearly ran into the whip! Stupid dog! tongue

https://youtu.be/KC8152kZLzk

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Ron, very good. I second what Russell says about the neat way you spin the handle in your hand after the crack.

Russell, that's good too - though you can probably learn to use less energy, and so make it more elegant.

Again, it's hard to see, but both of you appear to hold the handle at an angle from your body. What I mean is this: Imagine someone looking at you from above. Imagine a clock face flat on the ground. The handle of the whip seems to point to about 2 o'clock, rather than 12 o'clock. One's natural instinct is to do this, to avoid contact with the thong as it swings around; but you should be able to keep the vertical plane of the whip's arc (against the vertical imaginary clock face) absolutely flat.

Russell, I must say (once again) that your dog seems to be enjoying this hugely!)

Ron, can that be a yellow rose behind you? In March? Or is it some kind of 'Texas' plant?

'Less is often more!'

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Mr. Robert, that is an esperanza plant. It basically blooms almost all year round.
It can be trained (trimmed) to grow vertically or let it grow naturally and it spreads out.
It has a wooden trunk so I guess technically it's a tree?
Yes, it is a native Texas plant.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/orna … astans.htm

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.