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justuspr


Sep 3, 2003, 3:44 PM
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Turning on the Line
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Ok, so I can go backwards and forwards all the way on my line, but I'm having trouble getting the turn around down. Any tips, suggestions, ideas, things that you do while you turn? Thanks


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when I get to where I want to turn on the line...
I finally figured out how to do it yesterday actually, so i'm stoked. Anyways...
I am stronger standing on my left leg so I keep that behind. This way it will be the leg i lead with when i complete the turn. I then place my right foot on the line and pivot on both feet simultaneously. I turn on the soles of my feet and that is where i let the line run. I follow with my body and try to turn it in one fluid motion, closely following the turning feet of course. Once you complete the turn, stay on the line. ta da!
Also, practice practice practice. It'll come to you.
Peace.


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Since everyone has thier own style, it is hard to tell you the best way to learn how to turn. Here is how I learned, and I hope it works for you. I set up a line fairly close to the ground, and practiced jumpimng onto the line. This may seem really difficult, but it gives you the necessary experience needed to do a turn easily. You learn how to maintian balence while your feet are not in "a normal" position, and the line moves around and bounces alot, forcing you to get the feel. Don't run straight at the line, but inline with it, and hop on. I used to look at a focal point, say at one of the anchors. Now I just gaze straight ahead of which ever way my body is facing. To turn, Try rotating on what will become the front foot starting the rotation before the other foot slightly un-weights the line. Rotate and then adjust you weight back to the comfort zone. Don't look down! Best of luck!

p.s. Check out http://www.ethosclimbing.com .Go to Extras, Videos, then to the "lab version one". The first ten or so seconds of the video shows Jesse doing multple turns with a close-up view. Visual help may be all that you need.

Sean Burns


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Thanks guys for your input, can't wait to get out tomorrow and try some of these.

Sean, those videos are GREAT, it makes me realize just how much more there is besides walking.


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I don't know what kind of line you've got set up, but I usually learn new tricks on a real short line (30 feet or so). Then when I get that down really well, I move onto longer lines. When I learned to turn around, I first did it on a line that was pretty tight (so I wouldn't have to deal with the sway as much) and then loosened the line as well.


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