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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Just keep at it, that's all we can do

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Today's practice was a little better, but the first part of the cross over is still a booger-boo.
But I do feel a step forward. smile
(I practiced in between coats of primer smile )

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Congratulations Ron smile !

On my recent practice sessions I've been also focusing on the two handed crossover. My combo practice hasn't changed in terms of feeling better or worse but the two handed crossover practice definetly fealt like I was making progress smile

Happy Cracking everyone!

All the best
Ben

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Today's practice was on the same level as yesterday, but I know marked improvement does not come over night.
I do my practice in the morning. This morning it was between letting coats dry on the tailgate.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Sven van Leeuwen wrote:

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


Sven - make sure that there is at least one shoulder width between your feet. And bring your hip and upper body straight forward. At the moment you are standing on a line, which gives you a bad balance. At the last crack, turn your whole body into the crack. Then it will be much easier for you. And better smile


Robby

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Matt Henderson wrote:

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


Very good, Matt. Only one thing...Don't turn your head a the end. You kinda move your head with the crossover and look halfway into the ground. Keep your chin - and the rest of your head - up and forward. The rest looks really good.

Robby

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Thanks for the feedback Robby, I'll be sure to fix that tomorrow smile.

Today's practice is more of the same, I feel like I've got a decent handle on this (apart from the head turning, obviously).

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Thank you for the feedback Robby. I will use you feedback in next practice.
Thank you

Sven

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Today I have been concentrating on trying to make the transition to the diagonal crossover more natural. It's not. But it's better than it was in the first practice.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Ron, that transition is also very challenging for me - congratulations on your progress!

What helped me (besides practicing those two cracks seperatly) was to go back to the planes and angles excercise (changing from circus plane to the 45 degree plane back and forth). I'm still far away from doing that transition the way I want it to be but the result so far feels like a little progress.

All the best
Ben

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Thanks Ben for mentioning that .
I do believe it will be a huge help. I appreciate it.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

You're welcome Ron!


Todays practice didn't feel good to me compared to my previous practice sessions but I've shoot a little video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7KVAK4 … e=youtu.be


Happy cracking everyone!

All the best
Ben

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

It's coming along nicely Ben.
I almost think that your off hand (right) is as good or better than your left hand.
Nicely done.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

You're doing really well managing it with both hands Ben, I'm not sure I could smile

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Thank's Ron and Matt!

I've been focusing on my off hand a lot during my recent practice sessions but I've decided to split the upcoming practice sessions to about 50% for each side. My goal is to perform equaly with both hands (and right now I have the feeling that my off hand practice is better than my strong hand practice).

All the best
Ben

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

This is progressing a little. You would think that cracks that are simple in singular form would be easier to combine them.
For me the trick is to keep the transition from one to the other fluid and with the same energy as each other. Like not playing one note louder or stronger than the other notes.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Congratulations Ron!

Looking at you're previous videos, you're doing a fantastic job by keeping a contant flow while you're doing a combo!
I'm still struggeling with one or the other basic technique when it is beeing combined with another technique, but I still try to keep a constant flow despite the mistakes I make on those basic techniques.
I still have a long, long way to go in terms of techniques and in terms of keeping the flow but I think that focusing on the flow is just as important as focusing on the techniques while doing a combo.
The temperatures in my area have droped a bit which makes practicing a lot more comfortable for me. My recent practice sessions have been good and it feels like the rate of success went up a little bit. It also fealt like my strong hand practice did improve a little (compared to my last video).

All the best
Ben

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Ben, now that's progress.
Good job.

Ron

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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

That's looking very good Ben.

I did not practice the past weekend and I really had the feeling it was a step backward. On the other hand, I used all advice given here and I hope I interpreted it correctly.

https://youtu.be/vXABynRFxl8

I accidently whipped my camera (phone) and broke it's holder sad

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Svenvanleeuwen/Mobile%20Uploads/20170628_185425_zpsk0verrze.jpg

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"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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Re: Our first 20 days: Lesson 1 = 06/11/2017 to 07/01/2017

Sven, that should super glue right up.

You are more fluid and , I would say, much more in control than before.
I think it's great progress.

Ron

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