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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

I thought one of the the things the video pointed out specifically was that the whip is behind you?

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Here ya go Tristan.
It starts at 4:00.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L88gjDaPf6g
Robby starts the forward diagonal, same as the forward crack but done at an angle, with the whip in front.
This might make it easier for you. smile

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Thank you Ron.

I did 20 minutes today and had some real cracking success. Part of the time was just me spent swinging the whip close to me to get comfortable having it move by me without touching me, as I notice I still have a tendency to duck.

I think my confusion has come from the YouTube video posted at the top of the thread, where that instructor made a distinction in form, saying that the forward crack is not as elegant and is more of a slashing down rather than a push forward, but in the video by Robby it obviously is the FC.

I have 10 more minutes for this crack tomorrow. I stopped 10 minutes out to check the videos again (I got it at work and couldn't check while there, and I go straight from work to the park) to help refine after watching it.

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Finished it and managed to get some rhythm down today!  I experimented a bit with the cross over, as well, but naturally that will need a lot of work yet.

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Good job Tristan.
I new you could do it. smile

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Thank you, Ron!

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Congratulations on your progress Tristan !!!

Quote from Tristan:"Part of the time was just me spent swinging the whip close to me to get comfortable having it move by me without touching me".

When I'm trying out a new technique I'm always staring my practice like that - it's a very good way to avoid getting hit by the whip and it's also very good for developing a "feal" for a certain technique in my opinion.


All the best
Ben

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Ben, you are absolutely right.
It also teaches you how to "feel" the whip as you practice and throw it.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Today I did some work on the forward crack. I also really like "the forward vertical" as Daren Wilkerson calls it.  I haven't been using this crack very often lately, I need more practice to hone in on getting it right.
It was such a nice day I thought I would use my coral snake whip smile Apart from a gentle break in it's hardly been used!
https://youtu.be/1hvUN9YkJbM

In vino veritas

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Russell, it's good to have these videos - but because you stand in the shadow, they're quite hard to see. Could you stand more in the sunlight, please?

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Sure thing, sorry about that Robert.
It's dark outside right now but i'll repost another one tomorrow.

In vino veritas

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Russel, that's looking good.
You might be using  just a little too much "force" or muscle.
But over all it looks like you are getting your skill back in line.

Ron

When you're choreographing your life, sometimes you have to dance with the music you're given.

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Re: The forward (flick) crack from 1/15/17 to 1/24/17

Thanks Ron, you're right.  I imagined what Daren was saying in the video about the forward crack having a cutting motion and I took that a bit too far.
I'll work on introducing some finesse with this one.
Cheers smile

In vino veritas

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Good work Russell, I'm looking forward to see your next video!

All the best
Ben

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Thanks Ben.  I was going to post another on Sunday but the weather did not cooperate with me.
I'll practice up on the FC and hopefully improve by the time I post a video.
Have a good one mate smile

In vino veritas