Author Topic: Whip Catch: From the side, or from the front?  (Read 2475 times)

SpareJoker

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Whip Catch: From the side, or from the front?
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:32:07 PM »
Hi All,

One thing I've not quite been able to get my head around:

When doing a (basic) whip-catch do I face the side of the D, or the front?

i.e.

>-<

  X

or is it:


>-<   X


(where x= performer position, > & < are the 'cups', and '-' is the axle.

I've been trying to learn this from the Grant book, and the diagram is a little ambiguous.

The Void

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Re: Whip Catch: From the side, or from the front?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 12:52:41 PM »
From the side (your first diagram) is better technique.
It is possible to do it from behind, but only if you angle your arm/hands so that one of the sticks is pointing directly perpendicular to the axle, which feels a little awkward (and looks ugly, IMO).
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SpareJoker

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Re: Whip Catch: From the side, or from the front?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 12:57:09 PM »
Cheers :)

 

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