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Thorn



Joined: 30 May 2007
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Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Close your eyes first

I was fooling around with a three ball palm spin, kind of irritated at how uneven it was, and I was sort of tired...and my eyes closed.

Wow...do that. Seriously. Palmspin with your eyes closed. Without the distraction of information input from your eyes, you learn so much more about what you're doing by focusing on how it feels.

A) It feels amazing and,

B) It's easier to isolate problem spots and sort them out.

So cool.
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Themistocles



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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject:

sounds pretty nice but i only have 1 ball =(
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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Themistocles"]sounds pretty nice but i only have 1 ball =([/quote]

That does present a problem. Also, you're brand new. I'd be afraid of breaking something or hurting myself if I'd closed my eyes when I first started. ^_^;
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Themistocles



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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject:

lol with my luck i would hurt myself and break something and break teh ball all in one move
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cant_think_of_a_name



Joined: 25 Jul 2007
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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject:

I was reading about how ferret got started in cj on that old version of dot org that someone found and he recommends closing your eyes too. I might try it with my practice ball but perhaps not with the acrylics yet!
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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject:

good tip. thanks.
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El seedy
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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject:

My best stuff comes from closing my eyes.

Not much in the way of bodyrolls though
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cant_think_of_a_name



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Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject:

What if you did something awesome and didn't know how you did it though? That would suck. lol
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Look!_This_Chånges!
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:31 am    Post subject:

Mirrors. Mirrors are the way forward.
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject:

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What if you did something awesome and didn't know how you did it though? That would suck. lol


That's where Ed (Look, this changes!) comes in handy. Last bristol he said to me, "Even when your eyes are shut your isolations are spot on".

That's the other good thing about closing your eyes, you don't know or care if anyone is watching you..
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Royal



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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject:

...until they start laughing!

I kid I kid. XD
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject:

I personally detest mirrors. It distracts from all touch, and focuses everything on the visual. Close your eyes, it FEELS better.
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject:

ElsieDee wrote:

That's where Ed (Look, this changes!) comes in handy. Last bristol he said to me, "Even when your eyes are shut your isolations are spot on


It's true, I did say it.


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Themistocles



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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject:

hmm i shall havta try this
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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject:

i found the 3 ball palm spin easier when i do an isolated palm spin in my other hand, then im not thinking bout the three balls im concentrating on the other one. also for some reason its easier in my left hand, nothing else is just that.
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