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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65622

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I'm still pretty new here, so I figured I'd show a video of a recent practice I did. I post a lot over on the US forums so I hope spinning stuff is fine here.

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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65637

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Very nice hand work. Looks like you pretty tight axis on most of your spins. I see a mix of combat style precessions along with some more artistic open handed flourishes and it looks great.

I would say add more foot work in.

Over all, very impressive!
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65641

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I'm definitely not the most agile person. I've been working on moving around more with the saber though. When you're as big as I am it gets a little tricky trying not to hit yourself with your spins when moving and keeping it tight.
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65668

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Samhain138 wrote:
... a video of a recent practice I did ...
Hah, so nonchalant. Your spinning definitely gives me something to aspire to. :)
(I'm a noob; got my first saber last month and am starting from ground level so I only know a few basics thus far)

... it gets a little tricky trying not to hit yourself with your spins ...
If these light sabers were real, I would have already trashed all of my skirts and lost all my limbs several times over. I even managed to hit myself in the ear once while first trying to learn the Obi-Ani flourish. But mostly I catch the blade on my skirt.

I have a partner to spar with, and we have armor and/or blade foam to avoid injuries, but she's always too busy to duel. So I mostly go out alone to learn spinning. Would at least like it if she could make time for saber ball once in a while though... basically, two or more people, light sabers (or shinais), and something like a heavy-duty beach ball. Hit the ball to each other while trying to keep it from touching the ground.
I like shiny things.
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65675

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Nice. :)
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If these light sabers were real, I would have already trashed all of my skirts and lost all my limbs several times over. I even managed to hit myself in the ear once while first trying to learn the Obi-Ani flourish. But mostly I catch the blade on my skirt.

I stabbed myself in the eye. No joke. I was doing a reverse grip plum flower and when I come up from doing the obi ani in reverse grip it came straight up into my eye. It wasn't a light hit either, it was hard.
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65680

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Wow really smooth and fluid. :)
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65710

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Samhain138 wrote:
If these light sabers were real, I would have already trashed all of my skirts and lost all my limbs several times over. I even managed to hit myself in the ear once while first trying to learn the Obi-Ani flourish. But mostly I catch the blade on my skirt.

I stabbed myself in the eye. No joke. I was doing a reverse grip plum flower and when I come up from doing the obi ani in reverse grip it came straight up into my eye. It wasn't a light hit either, it was hard.

Clocked myself in the chin couple nights ago doing almost the exact same thing!
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65712

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Your spins look amazing! I just started learning and I really hope that someday they'll look as great as yours.

Worst that happened to me so far was putting a notch in my ceiling today. Nothing happened to the blade though, so it's okay. Just practicing outside from now on!
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65782

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Very smooth and fluid! I can't get the one behind my back. You've obviously put some time in.


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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65784

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HotRod wrote:
Very smooth and fluid! I can't get the one behind my back. You've obviously put some time in.

I've been doing this almost a year. I started practicing a little before Halloween last year. But I've definitely put a lot of effort into learning. When you say behind the back you mean when I change hands behind me? That ones simple. Just kind of turn and look what you're doing until you've mastered it.
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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65788

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Samhain138 wrote:
HotRod wrote:
Very smooth and fluid! I can't get the one behind my back. You've obviously put some time in.

I've been doing this almost a year. I started practicing a little before Halloween last year. But I've definitely put a lot of effort into learning. When you say behind the back you mean when I change hands behind me? That ones simple. Just kind of turn and look what you're doing until you've mastered it.

I mean simply spinning it behind my back. Sorry, I'm not familiar with the terminology (if it's a flourish or whatnot). The hand change looked even harder. :-)


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Spinning practice! 1 year 8 months ago #65794

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Hm...well that's unfortunate. I went and recorded a quick little video showing how I do a behind the back hand change for you. So you need help with the flourish where it goes behind you? That's called the obi ani spin by a lot of people. Maybe I can do a breakdown of that later.

Oh well, here's my video even if it's the wrong thing! Maybe you'll still find it useful.
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Spinning practice! 1 year 7 months ago #65822

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Samhain138 wrote:
Hm...well that's unfortunate. I went and recorded a quick little video showing how I do a behind the back hand change for you. So you need help with the flourish where it goes behind you? That's called the obi ani spin by a lot of people. Maybe I can do a breakdown of that later.

Oh well, here's my video even if it's the wrong thing! Maybe you'll still find it useful.

Holy cow! Thank you so much! :woohoo: Well, I know what my wife and I are doing tomorrow. Out in the yard practicing. We'll find a soft place to do this to keep the sabers safe if they are dropped.

I cannot thank you enough for the tutorial. More to come as we try this...


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Spinning practice! 1 year 7 months ago #65825

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Glad I was able to help! Let me know if you need any help with any other moves!
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Spinning practice! 1 year 3 months ago #70851

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Awesome stuff!!! :cheer: Which saber hilts do you find best for this level of advanced spinning?
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Spinning practice! 1 year 3 months ago #71570

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this is inspiring really! Im trying alot of it on my own but my hilts design (prodigal son) makes it kind weird feeling and odd to to spin. Also my blade is a 37" and just feels too big for it. still trying though :lol:
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Spinning practice! 1 year 1 month ago #73865

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Looks great and the spinning goes so smoothly! I'm a noob too, got my saber in January. I'm learning to spin now and have gotten a few bruises to the calves and shins. :lol:

I ordered the 26" and 32" blade because I'm only 1.60m and wasn't sure which length would be best for me. I'm practicing with the 26" for a start.
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