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I am struggling with the exchange.
If I wait a fraction of a second it changes all right, but if I do it immediately after the crack it flops behind me and the forward underhand throw wants to nip the back of my calf.

I'm still working on it but it's not progressing as well as I would like.
It will take a lot more time for me.

Ron

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

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I found Robby's advice about cracking low with the underhand crack very useful in giving me enough time to exchange and then bring the whip back down into the starting position on the other side. Also Ben's advice about "clapping" was helpful too.
My problem lies with the opposite hand, I am finding progress has slowed a little. I'm hoping for a decent session tonight to isolate and improve on that.

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Thanks for reminding me of that tip Russel.
smile

Ron

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Hi everyone, I got some more practice in tonight with this exercise.  I think it's slowly coming along but I need to build up strength and muscle memory with my left hand pretty quickly.
https://youtu.be/3L5Is_TmHyA

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Russel, it's looking pretty good.
I did notice that you would hit the back of your calf occasionally.

That's what I'm doing too. I can't seem to get away from it.

If the change is a bit after the crack it's not much of a problem, but if it's right after the crack the next throw will hit my calf.

I know it's all about bringing the whip back but I have yet to find a correct speed or path to make it land straight behind me.
Which is the main problem.

Ron

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Rachel, my compliments to Hagen and Garret - they have impelmented Robby's advise very very good on their new video!

Ron, isolating the movement of "brining the whip back" while trying to keep the thong streightened out as much as possible (on it's way back) might help with the calf issue.

Russell, your practice session looks fantastic and the techniques which you are doing with your left hand look very controlled!

All the best
Ben

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Thank you Russell, Thank you Ben.  They are trying!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you Ben, I'll give it a try.

Ron

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Thanks Ron and Ben.
Ron I agree I have trouble with the placement after the crack with my left hand in particular. I'm going to have to work on that.
Like you said about yourself I think it will take a lot more time for me too before I get fluent.
Cheers smile

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This afternoon's practice showed that if I wait after the crack it goes ok, but when I try to change hands nano seconds after the crack, I will graze the back of my calf on both sides on the forward underhand throw to continue the flow of the drill.
I have no idea as to why this happens but I'm working on it.

Ron

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It's good to hear your feedback on your progress Ron. I have similar issues but mainly with my opposite hand not improving fast enough for my liking.
I've been practising a lot lately and took a break for a couple of days. I'll be revisiting this after work today.

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