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Outside Elbow Flyaway

Move Data
move nameOutside Elbow Flyaway
balls used1
Outside Elbow Flyawayharder108.41
Outside Elbow Flyawaylogin to adjust 108.41
3ball Palmspin with Escapeeasier107.67
Forearm Chestrolleasier107.38
5b Planebreak Palmspineasier106.52
2b Vertical Stack (!!!)easier105.32
default imagemarco 2000-10-02
descriptionmarco: Move your elbow outwards, hand in front of your chest, untill the arm is horizontal. Hold your hand tightly to your chest and notice the bulging flesh between your under and upper arm. Move your underarm and hand forwards and notice the point where the skin starts to tighten (and move upwards) by the pull of your underarm. The transition point between this tightning and bulging of the skin is the correct arm position. At this point the flesh is minimal tensed and the weight of the ball can easily depress the surface of your skin. On the outside/back of the arm you might have some stability from the upperarmbone. Now it's "simply" a matter of maintaining the balance by slightly lowering or raising of the elbow, preventing the ball from rolling out of the dimple made by it's weight.
ferret: You may have an overly developed muscle at your elbow that creates a bump or hill at the balance point. It is called your "Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus." If you are thin you can see it move. Place your arm in front of you, parallel to the ground and your elbow at a 90 degree angle. Bend your wrist keeping your fingers straight to where they point towards the sky. You should see the rise in that portion of your elbow? That's the problem. Even with your palm parallel to the ground you may still have a slight rise in that spot, thus causing an unavoidable barrier in a key balance point. People who work with their hands and rely on a strong grip tend to have this development in their elbow. It's not a bad thing, it's just something you have to work around. If you place your arm in the same position and bend your wrist, so that your fingers are pointing straight at the ground, you will remove that bump. In a sense, drawing that muscle in by contracting your forearm flexor, this in turn will create a depression and allow the sphere to settle. Unfortunately, placing your hand in that position, just looks plane Stupid! But if you practice you will eventually find a happy medium between nailing the trick and not looking too oddly deformed. Hope this helps!
marco: My girlfriend recently went to a juggling convention in Germany and Kevin (or Kelvin)(his 'kristmastree' photo is in the Yahoo photo section in EJC2000) showed this move with two balls simultaniously; one ball on each elbow then a double flyaway to the other elbows.
ferret: It is not that difficult to run a ball up the backside of your forearm, squeeze your forearm against your upper arm and form a Huge soft spot that is easy to control, with subtle shifting. If you do not squeeze your upper and lower arms together and go for a good square ninety at the elbow, than you may encounter that Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus problem. that I mentioned at yahoo. However, that same muscle becomes a plus when you squeeze it against your bicep, it becomes `The Wall' that keeps the ball from rolling off your elbow during the hold/stall.
kverens: some very good examples of this can be seen in Robin Spehar's video (in the video section)


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