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02-08-2007, 12:07 AM
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02-08-2007, 12:07 PM
I get no volume here so my comments and criticism will come when i get home 8) Looked chill from the first couple secs tho, ill try n give my input in a few hours~
02-08-2007, 10:26 PM
OK Back at home now
I think you have lots of great ideas going on and you are understanding the logic and patterns of waving. Alot of the ideas look very advanced, the thing you need to work on are the techniques to smooth out your waves. Im still learning how to wave so Im not an expert but I would suggest getting your elbow/arm rotation isolation technique down.
Another thing tabo taught me is being able to isolate and rotate your elbow without moving your hands. So an example would be like this: Grab on to your desk with one arm. Now while holding the desk, rotate your elbow so the elbow is facing the ceiling(up) then rotate the elbow so its now facing the floor (down). Now you have to learn how to do that without holding the table and withotu rotating your hand (just the elbow). I hope thats not too confusing, but that is a good exercise to get your arm wave techniques down.
Im sure others can give more input and drop some tips for ya!!
Keep it up bro, also you should come to homeland more since u live so close!
Yo wutup Kaimo, good to see u around these boards too ;]
Kay kay kay,
I can see where your tryna take ur wavin style, thats a good thing. Your waves are lookin real big and very wide ranged, and the way your takin it to the ground is nice - kinda reminds me of waveOmatic. But I think your forgetting a big thing, and that is fundamentals. Your throwin a few advanced waves out there but ur gettin ahead of urself- and I'm not sayin ur not wavin or sumthin, but basically this is obvious in ur posture, wavin patterns, and overall composure.
When u gettin down into tha low areas, ur forggetin to isolate ur hands//wrists too. It looks really wierd and awekward the way they are positioned ,,, and almost stiff in a way. And Im not talkin about startin a wave, i mean when the wave is leaving ur hands and wrists; bcuz u aint only isolatin when u start a wave but ur also isolatin when ur endin one as well....
And also, scince ur wavin really big.....u can somtimes cheat and skip sum parts to isolate.....which u are doin in sum cases.....but that in opose to a good waver who isolates each and every nook and cranny ESPECIALLY when throwin big ones...looks sooo much sicker. SO , fo sum advice, id say when u practice really big movements and waves - do em EXTREMELY slow and try to feel every tightening of the muscles and feel every transition of body parts and ligaments... tense ur mucles when u wave till it hurts like a bich.
As for ur wavin patterns, u have some very very nice concepts, but they dont make sense when u are transitioning between them. When you are waving (as also for tuttin, bottin, poppin in general), everything has to make sense; hence... a story. When u are poppin, ur are tellin a story. In some of the wave patterns i see u executin, its seems like sum of em are random and outta no where: At one part ur doin a trace wave, then boom ur sumwhere else. For now when ur practicin, always try to find a way to Wave from Point A, to Point B, to Point C, to Point B, to Point A, ect ect. When u get this down......which may be awhile depends on how much u practice it.....ull be able to advance to the next level of wavin which is Skippin levels (for example: Point A to point C, to point B) WHILE MAKIN IT MAKE SENSE. That's hella hard to explain.....
Ok otha than that ur waves, I think ur overal posture and composure in just regular poppin looks sorta awekward. This is apparent in ur angles, and the position of ur head. Ur head is hella crooked alota the time and kinda tells me u got mental probs like those poor kids on the weelchair's....haaha naw but wat im tryna get at is, head posture and position can say alot about urself, if its upright and/or in a wierd position BUT looks like ur CONFIDENT about it - that'll show that u know what ur doin. That makes a huge difference. So....for a tip to help make ur angles and positions not look so awekward.....is to practice each one. Let ur body take its natural movements to the music...and notice them. Once u notice them, add that pause and HIT when u reach the end of that desired angle. This takes alota patience and ur gona have to practice really SLOW for a long while, but this will help ur angles not look so awekward.
Basically everythin im tellin u.....im workin on too....ha
So...I hope that helped.
Holy fuck i talked alot.
02-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Thanks guys haha, your critiques are awesome.
I have to say though, the song was kinda throwing me off (not used to poppin' to break beats) and I'd never heard it before. I'm still workin' on everything though!
And I'd cruise down to homeland more often, but I don't have a car right now so :X.
I'm up at Claremont though if any of you wanna give me a ride there and back one of these days.
And I'll see you all at Bboy crave yeah?
I hope to meet u in person bro, till then...... keep it real
02-10-2007, 01:36 AM
oh shoot practice session on my birthday :heart:
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