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Thank you Mr. Robert, I'll try that.

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Sven, there is not much that I could add to the advise which Jesse, Ron and Robert have given you.

What also helped me to develop a feeling for this crack was to practice it in front of me (just like in the video which I've posted).
While doing this crack in front of me I didn't move my upper arm - I've just used my forearm and my wrist to do a "sideways circus/cattlemans crack". The movement of the upper arm is very limited while doing the tasmanian cutback, that's why this exercise (trying to do a circus crack without moving the upper arm) has been helpful for me.

Morten, sounds like you're doing great !!!

Todays practice has been nice - no real improvement but also no step back and the weather has been wonderful (lots of sunshine) smile
I've been using a lightweight cane/show/pipe whip for todays practice since my wrists and shoulders needed a little break after yesterdays training session (I've been using long and heavy whips on yesterdays practice).

Happy cracking everyone !!

All the best
Ben

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Ben, no step backwards is improvement. smile
Good job.

Ron

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

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Ron May wrote:

Ben, no step backwards is improvement. smile

Ron, that's absolutely right!

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With this exercise, I have learned that having an ass is not an asset. 

I am glad our German is coming back to introduce something sensible.  Obviously, when I suggest a drill, I get a little more ambitious than my chubby self can actually accomplish.  hmm

I hug the people I hate, so I know how big to dig the hole in the backyard.

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Jesse, don't feel the Lone Ranger.
This is quite a physical challenge and I think a few of us have limitations that hinder or even prevent us from doing this. *raises hand*

Ron

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

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As another.... Gal with a wider base, I know what you mean. I made an attempt but nooooooooo.
It messed up my arm a bit for a few days so this crack just isn't for me at this time.  No... No!

Inch by inch.

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I think this crack is made for the stars of that daytime drama (soap opera) "The Young and the Limber". smile

Ron

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

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It's really fatiguing on the wrist, but I managed to make it crack a few times today. Yey!
Although not really a crack, more a pooof. But the beginning is there.

Thanks for all the tips and tricks.

You guys are right on all points, it's simply not a normal arm/hand manouvre you do every day.
I raise my hand to when it comes to limitations.

Keep on cracking, keep on cracking (Dory style)

Sven

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How's today's practice going for every one?

Ron

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

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Practice today want well. I managed to wrap it around my arm somehow, but maintained a 90% success rate. Usually because I found myself trying to go faster, I wouldn't be patient and try to crack too early.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Jesse, 90% is great .
Good job.

Ron

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

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Great going, Jesse!  Two thumbs up!

Me, no....

Inch by inch.

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I think I'm starting to get to grips with this one, my main problem is contorting my wrist when I come out of the crack. I need to work on not hitting the whip on the floor, and not doing a weird wrist motion to prevent that

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Matt, this is definitely a tricky one.
Good progress.

Ron

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

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Sven, getting a pooof is a huge step when learning a new crack (I can't resist smiling when I manage to get a pooof on a new technique) - congratulations !!!

Jesse, that's a very good success rate !!!

Matt, congratulations on your progress !!!

Ron, about todays practice: It fealt like a baby step forwards since my success rate had been better compared to the previous days even though I specificaly focused on the technique and not on the crack itself smile
I've also tryed to do the "bend back version" but I'm still far away from getting the hang of this one.

All the best
Ben

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Ben, I can see where the bending is just as difficult as the the straight one.
I think it all depends on what you're comfortable with doing.
Congratulations of the baby steps forward.
Anything forward is a successful practice. Even steps backwards can be successful because it shows us what doesn't work.
Good job.

Ron

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

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Hey guys, I asked Robby about the next challenge and he said he would make up a thing for us tomorrow and post it then.  I have to run out the door, but thought I would let you all know to watch those inboxes for youre next 10 day challenge.  smile

I hug the people I hate, so I know how big to dig the hole in the backyard.

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I look forward to it.

Ron

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

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Well, I hope just in time.

https://youtu.be/dU1a9Z4bbks

I was a bit too hasty, but there definitely is a nice roll out from time to time. And there are the arm-whip-tangle ups.

I know today is the start of a new 10/10, but I'll keep practicing this one until I get it right.

Thanks everyone.
Sven