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This is a video, which has a lot of potential to be frustrating.

But... On the other hand there is a huge reward. Your hand to hand coordination will become better.
Your feeling about balance and timing will improve. You have to practice, sure. It's only on you if
you throw your whip into the next corner and stay at the same level forever or...you improve.


https://youtu.be/LnZtTRdP5OM


I know that it is a long time, since I posted the last video. It's not that I don't have the time.
It's not that I would not have enough ideas - there is plenty of both. It's the lack of interest
that is so disappointing. We have a whole lot of "whip makers" here. But how can you build
- and sell - a high quality whip, if you are not able to master it? How will you know if what you
make is high quality or just nice looking yet average stuff, hm?

I mentioned this before and the response was as much as the participation.  I'm sorry that I am "so german"
on this subject - here in my country we really are that straight forward... - but I tried the usual pc. Didn't work.


So... If the weather is not too cold or too hot. If there is not too much rain or too less rain. If it's not
too warm or not enough clouds in the sky... Okay - stop. The truth is: If you want to become a decent
whip handler and a maker of quality whips... - you should consider to work on your skills. If it's enough for
you to be the average person, wielding a whip in the garden or to be the average whip maker
of which there are hundreds and hundreds - ignore all this. To be average it's enough to do nothing.
If you like to become better - to improve yourself - it is time to work.



Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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To be average it's enough to do nothing.
If you like to become better - to improve yourself - it is time to work.


Robby

You are exactly right.

Inch by inch.

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Robby, you are so very right!

I shall study this video with care, and attempt to do what it shows....

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks for posting this video and the challenge.
I am guilty of being very lax in practicing. I am fixing that.

You are absolutely right that mastering the cracks and the skill helps to show you what quality of whip you are making or using.

This exercise looks so simple and easy but I suspect it's not.
I just recently made a high visibility whip just for practicing and to show up better on videos.

It's time to get back to work on improving skills by practice.
Thank you Robby. smile

Ron

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Well done, Robby.  Very fine tuned points of changing hands... The changing hands during the crossover lesson was a hint to this, but this one looks like it is a good deal more challenging. 

Garret and Hagen said its like "Floating Jedi Whipcracking"!  I think they refer to the instant the whip cracks and you change hands, the whip almost appears to float... Like an elegant magic trick.  Beautiful.

Inch by inch.

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Thank you for your comments. It would be great, if more members would chime in to that exercise.
We'll see.

And - "Floating Jedi Whipcracking"...? I have no clue what that could be, but it sounds awesome  smile


Robby

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I couldn't wait to try this one out.
Here's my first effort.
To do it right it's not as easy as Robby makes it look. smile

https://youtu.be/G0nOEUnzy60

Ron

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"There's much to learn this one has."

Ron

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You're doing great, Ron! That's really good! Change the hands earlier, right after the crack - then it will be perfect! But for the first time...? Really, really cool, Ron! The whip is in a flow, you are relaxed and easy - exactly as it has to be.

Congratulations, and - thank you for doing that video.

"A lot already he has learned!"

Robby

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Not bad at all, Ron! A good start! And the whip shows up very well....

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you for the encouragement.
I appreciate your making this video for us. It is inspiring.
I will work on changing hands sooner immediately after the crack.

Ron

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Thank you Mr. Robert.
When Robby goes to this much time and effort to help us, I am appreciatively smart enough to take advantage of it.
It does show up well doesn't it?

Ron

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big_smile The Legend Floating Jedi Hand Change wink


Ron, that is really cool, very good!  Your whip shows up great, too!  Well done!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks Rachel. smile

Ron

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I'll be honest and admit that I'm more passionate about making whips than cracking them.

It is a very valid point learning to handle them better to become a better craftsman. I had not thought of it that way.

I'll be working on a way to be able to practice handling the whips more!

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If you are a whip maker who is not able to recognize what a whip needs to be good - you are like a cook, preparing a meal only by the book. He does exactly what's written. But he never tastes what he is cooking. But I think that everybody would agree when I say that it is necessary to taste every now and then to know if everything goes well.


Robby

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Robby Amper wrote:

If you are a whip maker who is not able to recognize what a whip needs to be good - you are like a cook, preparing a meal only by the book. He does exactly what's written. But he never tastes what he is cooking. But I think that everybody would agree when I say that it is necessary to taste every now and then to know if everything goes well.


Robby

Exactly, a whip made from a same repeat exact recipe can lack life.  Without life breathed into the whip it is flat and dull.  The whip doesn't just get it, the life comes from the maker and the cracker lets the whip perform. 

Yep.   I agree 100%.

If the maker lacks the ability to ask the whip to perform.... The maker doesn't live up to their full potential. 

You make a very valid point, Robby.  There is much to learn.

Inch by inch.

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Robby, the cook analogy is a good one.  Nice work, Ron!

I'll give it a try, Dad, but it's going to be really hard...kind of like trying to saw something in half using a banana.

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Thank you for posting the new video Robby. I wanted to rejoining the 20/20 and this seems to be the perfect time.
Thank you for you continuing patience.

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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Robby, thank you very much for making this fantastic video!
You are absolutely right about what you've posted in this thread - I will try to practice this exercise and upload a video of it soon!

Ron, my compliments to your video, you did a fantastic job!
What impresses me on top of that is that you've had a long break due to your injury, and you delivered THAT performance - WOW!
I love the performance of you new whip, it performs very accurate, fluid and it cracks like a dream!
The overall desing and  the look of your new practice whip is also awesome - two thumbs up!

All the best
Ben