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Redster



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
Posts: 47
Location: Lincs, UK

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Your first acrylic...

Little tip for my fellow newbies. You know that fabulous advice everyone keeps giving us to slow down? Yeah. Well, when you first use an acrylic after you've been using a practice ball, try slowing down to the point that you would if you were learning all your moves from scratch. Know why? Because acrylics are slippery little devils with a life and spirit of their own that want to keep moving and go flying all over the place, and they really hurt when they land on your knees. Oooow.

Alternatively, invest in some body armour.
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dpizarro159



Joined: 02 Feb 2007
Posts: 113
Location: chile

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject:

my first acrylic loved it when it didnt had a scratch, then the day came when i dropped it.. my acrylic had break through the inside, after that i loved my acrylic even more.. didnt had to be worried of dropping it again
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he4rty



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Posts: 77
Location: England

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject:

My first acrylic was actually a silicon ball, far too small really but all I could afford and just wanted a clear ball instead of stage balls, and it was heartbreaking the first time I dropped it and it scratched, but not so worried now.
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Cybele



Joined: 19 Oct 2007
Posts: 40
Location: London

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject:

[quote="he4rty"]My first acrylic was actually a silicon ball[/quote]

quite contradictory... and isnt silicon more expensive than acrylic? or do you mean stage balls? (dont know what theyre made out of)

i completely demolished my first acrylic...
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he4rty



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Posts: 77
Location: England

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject:

yep it was silicon, very expensive
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Cybele



Joined: 19 Oct 2007
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Location: London

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject:

then how come you never just got an acrylic?
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he4rty



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: England

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject:

[quote="Cybele"]then how come you never just got an acrylic?[/quote]

Cause when I first started to CJ back in 95ish don't remember seeing acrylics.

And yes should be better than I am but with only the James Earnest book and
Kids it wasn't until I got the internet I realised how much more I could do.
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Cybele



Joined: 19 Oct 2007
Posts: 40
Location: London

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject:

oh ok

I actually dont find the james earnest book that helpful. I tried learning palm circles with it and it had me doing all sorts of things ^^
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bluemoon



Joined: 08 Sep 2006
Posts: 202
Location: Federal Heights

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:32 am    Post subject:

My first acrylic smashed a dish the first time I played with it. The second time I played with it, I accidentally threw it at my collar bone. Ouch.

But I'm still uber protective of the acrylics I got a few months ago. I dropped one the other day and almost died of a heart attack...... My poor child..... So basically, new (or relatively new) acrylics are just as important to me as my first one!
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DJ Velveteen



Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Location: Bellingham, WA

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:52 am    Post subject:

Yeah, I love the elbow/collarbone/sternum-whack with my 100mm acrylics.

It's made up for by the fact that I practice in a space with lots of foam rubber mat - so they bounce when I drop 'em!
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