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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: Branson MO

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject:

lol... I like the description 'bumblebee in the wind'. I just grabbed a sphere at my desk and tried... right hand is a nice flowing butterfly... first thought that came to my mind when doing a left hand one is sort of a combination of previous descriptions... a bumblebee in the wind getting hit by a windshield wiper. I got a couple kinda graceful ones, then splat! I actually dropped it on my keyboard once... probably not good.
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Jowze



Joined: 05 Dec 2006
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Location: France

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject:

Yeh keyboard sure suffer a lot from contact juggling, I drop balls on mine all the time. It's agonising (and don't accept everykey sometimes).
And I got curious and sorta retried the butterfly left handed : Bumblebee definitly too ! I should have listenened to the "practice both hands both sides" advice a bit more.
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Messing with Heads



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject:

Been practising three years, still not 100% happy with my butterfly.

This is so not a beginner move.
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Joined: 04 Aug 2004
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Location: Vancouver

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject:

How long did it take other people to get a behind the neck roll?

It took me 3 years + smoothing, and I am still not happy with it.
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he4rty



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: England

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:14 am    Post subject:

[quote="daydream"]How long did it take other people to get a behind the neck roll?

It took me 3 years + smoothing, and I am still not happy with it.[/quote]

If your on about throwing it behind my neck and watching it roll into obscurity
pretty quickly, not tried as yet.

First thing I learnt was the butterfly, brought the old James Earnest book and practised the steps mentioned and had a shaky butterfly in a couple of weeks. not practised for a long time and its gotten a bit shaky now.
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silver



Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Posts: 499
Location: bristol, south west england

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject:

the subtle differences betweeen windshield wiper and butterfly have always escaped me.

it's all butterflies with me(even if i'm doing it rigid armed with elbow as isolated as possible)

possibly because windshield wiper is suuuccchh an ugly name.

(don't even think about defining one as travelling a figure eight path and the other an infinity symbol 'cos i'm not listening lahhl laah ahhllahhllaaalaaaahfingers in ears)

must work with my left hand more, after 15 years it's still not as controlled as it should be. solid, yes, but not absolutely controlled.

2 days. hmmmm. worry about it in a couple of months.

silver being a grouchy grandad in the corner.
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