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Day 2 of my Underhand Crack practice. I've managed to reduce the extraneous body movement but not getting a good 'snap' each time, more of a 'whpffftt'.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dByz9CW … load_owner

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Rog, that's already a whole lot more relaxed than yesterday! Well done!

You might try starting with your left foot about 18 inches further forward. That way, you'll almost have to use more of your whole body (including the knees) to pull the whip forward, rather than jerking it. At the moment, it's only your arm that moves. The rest of your body is rigid - hence the jerk - but this is far less pronounced that yesterday. Try Robby's technique of thinking about something else altogether when you do this crack, and see what happens!

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks Robert. I'll get out on Tuesday for another go.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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That's looking better Sir Roger.
Might try holding the whip a little more behind you at the beginning with out any slack.
It might give you more leverage and you wouldn't have to jerk your hand forward to produce the snap. That works ok with me.

Ron

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

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Sir Roger Tuson wrote:

Ha! That's great Russell. My dog Ruby is very scared of any loud noises and looks at me reproachfully when I take a whip out into the  garden. Kelso, on the other hand, couldn't care less and totally ignores me when I'm practicing. He loves Firework Night and runs around the garden trying to catch the pretty lights. Ruby usually hides under the bed sad

It's great how dogs have different personalities like humans smile  My dog doesn't like fireworks. He wants to bark but last Guyfawkes he seemed to have simmered down a bit smile
By the way good improvement with the underhand crack. I agree with Ron, Just my humble opinion, but I think you would gain a lot with the underhand crack by "dragging" the whip from further behind you shortly before flicking it.
Good luck with your continuing progress smile

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Russell Jones wrote:

I think you would gain a lot with the underhand crack by "dragging" the whip from further behind you shortly before flicking it.

Russell, that's exactly what I meant by 'pulling' it forward.

'Less is often more!'

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whoops, my bad smile

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Anyone familiar with the law of reverse effect will know what I mean lol.
It was kind of one of those days..... I was trying very hard to keep the plane straight though.

https://youtu.be/KnqsMDTHPms

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Russell, that actually looks pretty good to me! Well done!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks Robert smile I was getting a little frustrated because the whip goes a bit wobbly after the crack. (As you might expect)
I was trying to keep it nice and straight but it seems a bit impossible.

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Russell, I have no doubt that with steady practice over the coming months (and years) it will gradually get smoother.  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Woo hoo, plenty of time then smile I'm up for it!

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Thank you very much Russell, Robert, Ron and Matt !!!


Robert, you are right - I did jerk the whip forward insted of pulling it - thank you very, very much for your advice !!!


Sir Tuson, congratulations on your progress !!!


Russell, I share Roberts view - your practice video looks great !!!


I've tryed to follow Robert's advice on today's practice by pulling the whip insted of jerking it. From my personal feeling it did improve my underhand crack a lot and it fealt realy good to "let the whip do the work" insted of forcing the whip.
I still need to work on developing a muscle memory for the pulling motion in order to get constant results but it feels like a huge step forward to me smile


All the best
Ben

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Looking good Rog, although I echo what Robert says about standing with your left leg further forward smile.

Great job Rus smile.

As for my attempts, I only managed to get some quick video yesterday on the beach. There are two versions available: a silent one, and the other being a prime example of why not to lend your friends your camera. I'll put the silent version on here, and if anyone wants to hear the full, unedited video then PM me.

https://youtu.be/KgO-kkOlQYc

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Ben, my pleasure!

Thanks for posting this, Matt - even th09ugh it does wobble about quite a lot!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Personally, I'm blaming the light whip in the sea breeze tongue. Shall look into that though, thanks Robert smile

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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I could be wrong, but my first impression was maybe he was commenting on the camera work?

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Nice video Matt.
It's looking better. It appears that you are using less force and that's always a good thing.

Ron

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

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That does make sense, Rus, now I think about it smile.

Thanks Ron, I'm always conscious of the force I'm using (or lack of, more to the point) now.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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The North Island of New Zealand has been hit by the tail end of cyclone debbie in the last couple of days, causing some havoc. We had about two months worth of rain within 24 hours so unfortunately I have not managed to get out to practice sad  (Itchy whip fingers!)
I might do one more clip when I can though.