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Sven, your video shows that you've made a very good progress - congratualtions!

I'm sorry to hear that you've broken your camera holder and I hope that your phone hasn't gotten damaged as well.

All the best
Ben

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Thank you Ron and Ben. I'm glad to hear I mafe progress.

Ron, superglue might just do the trick.

Ben, the phone's ok.

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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Looking very good Sven smile.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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Thank you Matt, you guys are doing a great job too.

"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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My recent practice has been more or less on the same level but it fealt like a little progress to (more or less smile ) control the action despite the windy weather in my area.

All the best
Ben

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Ben, actually I think windy weather is a good measure of whip control.
If you are making progress in the wind, just think how much that translates into control with out adverse windy conditions.

It's like golf. If you can control the ball and make it go where you want in windy conditions, how much better is your ball control on a calm day.
Adversity is a good leaning tool.

Good job. smile

Ron

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Ron May wrote:

Ben, actually I think windy weather is a good measure of whip control.

Ron, I think wind is also a good test of whether a whip is too light-weight to be practical. I think I've mentioned before that I recall reading how Australians started using lead weight in their stockwhip thongs to increase control in high winds. I've certainly found that heavier thongs work better in windy conditions.

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you Ron and Robert!

Quote from Robert:"I've certainly found that heavier thongs work better in windy conditions." - I absolutely agree!

All the best
Ben

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I'm way behind but I thought I would post a clip of me attempting this combo.
Personally I think I need to exercise more restraint with the crossover and try to keep my head forward but welcome feedback.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwvNFC-IV2U

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Russel, that actually looks very fluind. A very good flow.
I think you're right about the restraint, but still... it looks good.

It still makes me smile when your dog goes bananas, smile

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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Russell, that looks pretty good to me! A bit forceful, perhaps - but you have a freedom of movement in your shoulders that I have to envy. (I'm hoping my current exercise regime will help with that.) And it's good to see that your dog is still helping!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Russell, your practice video looks very good - good job mate!

About the crossover: the way you are using your shoulders and your hips to turn your body is very good. You've already mentioned that your are also turning your head a little bit during this movement. A way to avoid this woud be to imagine that your head is "fixed" into palce and that only your body (including the neck) is "allowed" to turn.

All the best
Ben

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Thanks guys smile I appreciate the advice too. I'll keep practising smile

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Russel, that looks pretty good for having laid off for a bit.
I agree that you might need to use more restraint in the crossover and maybe in the other areas as well.

I can also see where it's difficult to focus when the safety of the dog might also be on your mind.

Ron

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Thanks Ron.
Keyzer's become quite fond of going out and whipcracking. Despite having a pretty good understanding with each other while whipcracking sometimes he gets into the danger area while running like a lunatic and it occasionaly leads to hesitation or a change of timing.
I think next time i'll try to take a video without him around lol

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When I startede the series, I forgot the exact order, but did something like it instead - inkluding the cracks from the video:

https://youtu.be/6Ol20j2TPlc

Today is a good day

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Just slow down a bit and get a wider stance. One foot in front, one foot a bit back. THen you have a way more stable stance and you will be able to use your hip! Means that you can turn your whole upper body into the crack. And as soon as you start to involve your upper body, you will see that all your motions will be smoother. But - so far, so good! smile

Robby

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Thank you Robby. I know that I am very uncomfortable when moving my upper body. I will try to do that. It is extremely easy to see on video, how silly it looks,  when the upper body is just stiff.

Today is a good day

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Hm. It does not look silly. It just keeps you away from being more fluid in your motion. But know that you see it - you will improve, right?  smile

Robby

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Right smile

Today is a good day