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davelepka  (D 21448)

May 14, 2012, 10:10 AM

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Re: [CookieMonsta] Quick AFF Stability question

However, on the video my body positioning looked good. Even on my first attempt the instructors could not isolate the issue.

Very slight problems in body position will cause a turn, sometimes so slight it's hard to see on video.

For example, stand up with your feet together, and notice how little you need to lean one way or the other before you fall down. Being stable in freefall isn't a matter of being locked into a body position, it's a matter of fidning your 'balance', and keeping it.

Take another look at the video. Is your head on a swivel keeping an eye on your heading? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're supposed to be holding a heading and if you're turning, your head should be off to one side or the other as you try to keep an eye on your heading. I'm willing to bet your head is front and center, watching the world go by.

The neat thing about your neck is that it attaches your head to your body, and 9 times out of 10, your body will follow your head. If you want to hold a heading, look at your heading and even if your body wants to drift one way or the other, just the act of turning your head to maintain eye contact with the your heading will often times correct the turn.

(This post was edited by davelepka on May 14, 2012, 10:11 AM)

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