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Thanks Robert, Ron and Matt!

Robert I think that might be the angle (the camera was on the ground) but I'll look at it next time I try ^_^

Matt, you're right about that! I must be too used to doing the volley XD

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Sven, Sparky, both of you did a great job!

Sven, what helped me with the fith crack (first part of the crossover) was to pay close attention to the position of the forearm, wrist and hand. To me it looks like you are sometimes keeping your hand at an slight "angle" towards the end of the forward motion insted of having it aligned with your forearm. The first crossover crack which you have done in your video is very good and on that first one your hand is aligned with your forearm!


Sparky, there is nothing more in terms of constructive crititcism that I could add that hasn't been said before. I realy like the flow/performance of your whip!

All the best
Ben

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Thanks Ben! It's one of my favourite whips that I've made so far, but it does get tiring after a while, cause it is a 3 belly whip XD

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.

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Thank you Ben.

Sorry Sparky, I missed your video. The first routine from the side looks very clean. The second one is a bit hard to see for me, but I'm watching on my small smartphone screen, so yeah...
Anyway, keep going.

I tried to incorperate all your tips and tricks and training went a bit better, but I'm still not pleased with it. Maybe I'm to harsh on myself, still got a lot of days left to practice.

Sven

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Sven, I doubt I will ever be content with my whip crackin' abilities.
The goal, as in building one, is constant improvement. No matter what skill level I achieve, I can always improve.

Ron

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Here's another video of me trying to do my best.

I hope I interpreted all your tips in the right way.
It's difficult in that you need to stay focused and remember how to do each crack in a slightly new way.
Well, we'll keep practicing.

https://youtu.be/guZBq2kEuFU

Sven

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Sven, that is a lot smoother.
Good job.

Ron

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Looking good Sven

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Thank you Matt and Ron.

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Sven I'm not a good cracker but I see an improvement!  Good job!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you Rachel.
I'm still having some problems making the figure 8. I think I'm going to pay some extra attention to that one.

Sven

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Here's today's practice. My fast figure 8 was a bit sloppy today, but I'm keeping my elbow further outwards and I hope I'mm turning my body a bit more.

https://youtu.be/qhmck08xWho

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Matt, thanks for the video.
It appears that the second part of the 8 is still not quite in the same plane as the first part. This one is a tricky one for me. I tend to take the handle out at an angle before circling back to make the crack.

But nice progress. It's definitely an improvement.

Ron

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Matt, your ultra-relaxed but ultra-focused style is a real inspiration! Would that I could emulate it!

'Less is often more!'

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Sven, your video shows some great improvement - congratulations!

Matt, congratulations on your progress too!


I did skip a day of practice during the last couple of days but that won't happen again. Yesterdays practice fealt very good. I haven't made any major progress but it fealt very, very good to forget about anything that bothers me at the moment and to completely focus on one thing - whipcracking.

All the best
Ben

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Thanks Ron, and Ben smile.

Robert, thank you very much! I find it very easy to get into the 'flow' when I'm doing things like that

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Thank you Ben.

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Yesterday's practice went fine. The transition from circus crack to the crossover crack is still far away from beeing constantly good but I'm slowly getting better at it.

Happy cracking everyone!

All the best
Ben

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Ben, that sounds like you are not loosing any ground in what you have learned.
That, amigo, is progress.
Good job.

Ron

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Ron, muchas gracias mi amigo!

Just like you said in a previous 10/10 challenge post:"practicing on a regular basis will inevitably result in progression"!

All the best
Ben