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magicleeroy



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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: HELP!!

can anyone help me, i'm a newbie to cjing. i've managed to get a passable butterfly on my dominent hand (i'm a leftie). The only problem is my weaker right hand, no matter how much i've been practising, it doesn't seem to be getting any better and still looks very sloppy and i'm still dropping an awful lot. If anyone has any good advice, please help me as i'm starting to get a bit frustrated.
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PorcuBrine
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Joined: 19 Jul 2005
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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Spend a lot of time practicing the cradle, moving it round, getting the throw and catch as solid as you can. Also spend some time practicing walks and isolations to build up dexterity and strength in your weaker arm, stretching and warming up will help your control as well.

Then practice twice as much with your weaker side, so for every 5 attempts with your left hand do 10 with your left etc.
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Look!_This_Chånges!
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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject:

Try using your weaker hand for everyday tasks;

Brushing your teeth.
Opening doors/windows
picking things up
cleaning
hold your knife and fork in opposite hands
use your weak hand to control the mouse as you read through loads of other threads that have answered this question.

this helps build up the dexterity in your weaker hand, by getting it to behave as your dominant hand in everyday life.
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magicleeroy



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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject:

thanks for the advice.
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Redster



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject:

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use your weak hand to control the mouse as you read through loads of other threads that have answered this question.


That way lies insanity! Mouse with your dominant hand play with the ball with your weaker hand (ideal time to practice palm circles!) while you read all the extra threads.
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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject:

be sure you aren't trying to match the skills of your left hand with your right, you need to start from the beginning with it. Not sure how you started, but definitely get comfortable with the cradle as stated earlier, toss it around and catch it both palm side and cradle side, try some basic hand flips over the index finger side before trying over the top butterflies. Get those smooth so you're used to rolling and catching in both sides, then try over the top. I know I learned by actually tossing the ball slightly at first, then tossing less and less each time until eventually it was rolling smoothly. Definitely FORCE yourself to practice with your non-dominant hand *tells self the same thing*...
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