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For me the differnce is like day and night - thanks again to you, to Robby, to Jessie and to all the other participants - without you this awesome challenge wouldn't exist!!!

All the best
Ben

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Ben, you are reaping the benefits of the 20/20 challenge.

Others could see these same results too, if they would just put in the dedicated time and effort you have.
Thank you for hanging with it.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Well done Ben. I brought my whip on vacation and just finished practicing. There's a lot of wind here, but things went pretty well.

Keep going all.

Sven

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Thank's Sven!
Windy weather can make practice sessions a lot more challenging and the fact that it went well is a clear sign of your progress - good job!

All the best
Ben

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Ben is right.
If practicing in high wind still produces positive results then you are progressing nicely.
Good job.
And don't worry about people looking at you funny. They just don't understand.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Thanks Ron and Ben. That is so true, Ron. They don't understand. smile

Sven

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My recent practice sessions went well. It still happens that I mess up the last two swivels but at least it's not as bad as it used to. I still have to focus on beeing patient with the second swivel, which shows me that I'm still far away from "doing it right by nature", but I know that this will get better over time.

Happy cracking everyone!

All the best
Ben

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Ben, "not being as bad as it used to" is good progress.
You are doing very good and reaping the harvest of your patient and dedicated practice.
It won't be very much longer before all the moves will be second nature to you.
Very good job. smile

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Thank's Ron!

I've had a good time on yesterdays practice. For the first time I've managed to do the swivel combo without making those terrible mistakes smile
It didn't work on every attempt but it's getting better and I'm planning to shoot a little video of my practice!

All the best
Ben

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That's great Ben.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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I haven't been able to shoot a video of my practice during the last couple of days and I apologize for not having posted a new video so far!
Every time we (me and my wife) went outside to shoot a video it started to rain and we had to practice without filming.
Overall I'm still not getting constant results with this exercise - some sessions had been good, some not so good. I'll keep practicing this combo in addition to the new 20/20 excercise and I'll post a new video soon.

All the best
Ben

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Ben yeah, mother nature has a tendency to not cooperate when needed to.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Ben & Sven, Well done with your efforts.  Pleasing to see and the improvements you made. I found doing the second crossover with the opposite hand hard to nail. I'll need more practice with that one.
I love the swiveling hand method, This challenge helps me realize the importance of feeling and executing what the whip wants to do.
I still have a lot more practice to do before I get this challenge.  I'm uploading a video now.  I'm hoping the rain will ease again later so I can try again.

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Here is my attempts at Lesson II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74GML5Wkp1w

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Not too shabby Russel.
I think if you use more arm on the reverse cattleman's it might work out better.

It appears that you are trying to bring your 'hand' almost straight up and looping it backward then forward underhand to make the crack. Like in the fast 8.

Look how the cattleman's crack looks when you do it forward and make the reverse crack a mirror image of it only behind you.

All in all a very nice job.
Keep up the good work.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Hey thanks Ron,  I appreciate your advice smile
I'll check out Robby's video again.

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That's actually looking pretty good. I think Ron has a point.
But well done.

Sven

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Thanks Sven

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Hi all, I've been doing some more practice today on Lesson II.
I tried to improve on things and put more arm into the reverse cattleman's crack. 
Have a good evening

https://youtu.be/eDT7rnb2Shk

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Russel, I can see some real good improvement in the reverse crack.
Robby once advised me not to watch the whip but feel it. To look forward at the horizon point.
It helped me feel what to do when it needed doing.
If that makes any sense ?
I liked the crossover drill you were doing , one right after the other.
Good job. smile

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.