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Freefly & Dance

 


Zennie

Feb 19, 2002, 8:23 PM
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As sort of a correllary post to my "Ski Jumping & Skydiving" post, I'm finding myself watching the figure skating competitions... especially the ice dancing, with greater interest. My wife does a lot of Salsa & Swing and when she's watching her dance videos, I find myself sitting down and analyzing it.

I'm not really big into dancing at all, but it intrigues me from a freefly perspective. I've seen the ice and "regular" dancers do some interesting stuff that might be applied in the freefly context.

Of course I need to get good enough to maintain proximity in every orientation first, but it's still food for thought.


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Opie  (D 13906)

Feb 19, 2002, 10:42 PM
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I've seen footage a year ago on some of the freefly circus guys (I think Mike Swanson and Ippo) doing a headown dance routine and it was some AWESOME stuff. Not sure if they do it in competion or not.

Opie

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flipper  (D 11524)

Feb 20, 2002, 12:18 AM
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yeah....Also seen olav and his chick do the freefly dance thing...totally awesome ...so much control.......think its on chronicle 3....

flipper



AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 20, 2002, 12:52 AM
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I had thought of this too, actually. Although, I had been thinking more of a breakdance type of thing. Mainly trying to start in a stand, sliding out of that onto my back while turning a 360 (relative to my horizontal axis), while doing a complete spin (barrel roll, opposite direction of the horizontal 360) to transition to a head down. That would look incredibly cool on video...

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Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 20, 2002, 7:56 AM
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*cough cough* freestyle.... that's where freeflying started, dancing in freefall. If you can find Tamara Koyn's Freestyle Notes buy it. There's loads of different body positions and manuevers described there that you can integrate into your freeflying.



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lisa
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Zennie

Feb 20, 2002, 10:14 AM
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In reply to:
*cough cough* freestyle....
Yeah I know there's freestyle, but that's usually solo stuff.

I was more intrigued with the moves done with a partner.


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MarkM  (C 35089)

Feb 20, 2002, 10:42 AM
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In reply to:
Yeah I know there's freestyle, but that's usually solo stuff.
Alright, can someone clue in this noob on the difference between freestyle and freeflying?



Premier phreezone  (D License)
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Feb 20, 2002, 10:54 AM
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Freestyle with a Camera Flyer is total dance..... Check out this years WAG footage to see how planned some of the moves are with the camera flyers. They even included docks and stuff...

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Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 20, 2002, 2:00 PM
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In reply to:
I was more intrigued with the moves done with a partner.
No reason some of the freestyle moves/positions couldn't be done with a partner. Smile That's what's so cool about freeflying - you're limited only by what your mind can envision...

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lisa
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freeflir29  (D 10000000)

Feb 20, 2002, 2:09 PM
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Lets just remember one thing....Freestyle is an artsy gay thing. VRW is cool.......Ok now that we have that straight....


PS Hehehehee...I even used straight in a sentence...Smile

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