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Excellent.  Good to hear pal smile

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Russell, you really have improved. You look more relaxed. I notice that you sometimes turn your head to the right, to look at the whip. If you can avoid doing do that, and simply try to feel the whip, I think you'll become even more relaxed!  smile

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Johnny, I'm very glad your hand is healing!

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Thank you Robert!

I find not turning my head after doing a crossover going into a reverse circus crack almost impossible for some reason.

It's a bad habit that I have picked up while learning that transition.

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Time to revisit the 10/10.  I was trying to think about the swiveling handle while doing the fast figure 8 this time.
https://youtu.be/88YxeRChwH4

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To me, that looks pretty good.
I'm actually impressed to see you do this with what appears to be a rather long whip.

I have no experience with long whips, but I got the feeling it's not easy.

Well done Russel.

Sven

Oh, what a day... what a lovely day!

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Russel, that's looking good to me.
How did you work the swiveling handle into the crack and did you find that it helped?

Ron

I sent that 'Ancestry' site some information on my family tree.
They sent me back a pack of seeds and suggested that I just start over.

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Very good job Russell!
When you are doing the swivel, it almost looks like a "slow motion scene" in your video (due to the fact that you are using a long whip for practicing). the swivel looks very controlled to me and I can imagine that such a long whip is less forgiving than a 6 footer - yet you've nailed it - congratulations!

All the best
Ben

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Very nice Russell...

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Hi and thanks guys.

Ron When attempting this I tried to think about the principles of the SHM by relaxing my hand just after the snap of the first circus crack then lightly rotating the whip in a smooth twisting motion - kind of like a drill bit helix, as I am bringing it back for the reverse circus to where the whip feels that it's "with the curve" then I snap it forward.
When I am bringing it forward I then relax again so the whip is with the curve for another circus crack or FF8 as I am bringing it back up.

It seemed helpful.  It felt like I was more in tune with the whip, I was feeling less resistance.
I also noticed the whip thong looks tighter and straighter in the plane,  and also doesn't wobble near as much as when I usually do it. (Like a wet noodle) wink

It felt like I was onto something

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Russel, I do think you are on to something.

Ron

I sent that 'Ancestry' site some information on my family tree.
They sent me back a pack of seeds and suggested that I just start over.

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Thanks for that Ron smile

I'll practice it until it's committed to muscle memory and then I can maybe refine it some more.

Cheers smile

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Russell, I do feel the same when incoorperating the swiveling motion into whip cracking techniques. It takes a lot less efford/force to get the whip to crack and the entire action feels a lot more smooth to me.

All the best
Ben

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Hi Ben, I agree mate,  I also like the way it guides you perfectly to prepare the next crack.

I did some more FF8 practice and felt like rather than hitting a zenith with this technique it is very much still evolving.
I'm refining rotating and changing curves. Pushing some boundries in those areas.  It's not quite there yet though.
I liked the way yours looked in the 20/20 Lesson I & II Challenge, nice shape and curve.

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