Robert, thank you very much !!!
You are right - I have been using too much force and speed and I've tryed to do this technique with less force and more finesse ever since.
Thank you very much Ron !!!
Yes, doing a circus crack in the front did help me to develop a feeling for how much wrist action is required. While doing the circus crack in front, I've tryed to use very little forearm action and more wrist action since the movement of the forearm is very limited while doing the tasmanian cutback.
It's very important to listen to your body especialy when the risk of an injury is involved - you did the right thing Ron !!!
Jesse, (post #32) same here - thank's again !!!
Sven, you are right: this technique requires a lot of flexibility and I'm also thinking of doing excercises that will make me more flexible !!!
Matt, I also like the name "house snake" !!!
Russell, I hope that you're right shoulder will be healed soon and I'm wishing you great success with your practice !!!
Ron, about the extention: I do need a lot more practice in order to get constant results with the tasmanian cutback and I would like to extend this too.
If the goup will decide to move on to another technique then I can practice the tasmanian cutback for mayself paralell to the new technique - in other words: I'm open to whatever the group will decide and I would personaly favorise to extend the tasmanian cutback practice.
I've tryed to use less force and speed on my last practice sessons and it's very slowly improving. As an excercise I did the slow snap excercise behind my back (on the tasmanian cutback plane) which helped me to get in a very "slow cracking mode". What also helped me a lot was to warm up before practing with a whip. It lowers the risk of injury and my shoulders didn't feel stressed after the training session.
All the best