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Redemption
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:12 pm  Reply with quote



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Merrie_England wrote:
Still trying to practise the footy's - I'm one tiny step closer to doing it. That step being that I now KNOW why I can't footy:

It's because: I can't balance on one heel even without any wheels in! Surprised

So you see, I really wasn't kidding when I said I have terrible balance, and that's why I'm so proud to have learned the tricks I have so far. Smile

So, first, I obviously need to learn to be able to balance on one heel (no wheels) before I can balance on one wheel. Luckily I CAN balance on one foot with my foot flat - just not with it on the heel, so I could be worse. Smile



:O I just tried balancing on my heel with one foot and I cant!!! Ill do like what ur doing maybe thats why I cant learn footy........ (I have good balance usually but I cant do that Sad )

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:31 pm  Reply with quote
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There was actually a conversation about this a while back- I think that some people who CAN do Footy CAN'T balance on their unclad heels.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:57 am  Reply with quote



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Hmm, maybe I should NOT practise footying with no wheels then. Back to square one. D'Oh!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:12 am  Reply with quote



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Yeah, with the wheel out, it's completely different. You're balancing on the brake b/c there's nothing sticking out of the wheel well, and the weight distribution isn't the same at all.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:08 am  Reply with quote
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i can balance without wheels on either foot, my weaker one with wheel being the stronger one w/o. honestly though, dont go as far as no wheels just go with taking out your lifted foots wheel and trying to heel. its the only way i learned and focus on going a little at a time at one point just try crossing the sidewalk width wise, then try to sidewalk blocklines thingies then just keep going farther and farther. i found it easier to do it at a wall.

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Merrie_England
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:42 am  Reply with quote



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Just posting here to say thanks to everyone for their input on this, and an especially big thanks to PQ for making me the tutorial vid

After practising an hour a day since I started this thread, I can now footy. Dancing

It's not perfect yet, and so far I can only do it relatively slowly on my right leg (the one I usually have in back) but now that I have the basics I have no doubt that given enough practise, I'll get good at it - I always find it's like that with learning tricks - you reach a "breakthru" point after which it just needs refining Smile

Big thanks again,
ME out Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:37 pm  Reply with quote



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Merrie_England wrote:
Just posting here to say thanks to everyone for their input on this, and an especially big thanks to PQ for making me the tutorial vid

After practising an hour a day since I started this thread, I can now footy. Dancing

It's not perfect yet, and so far I can only do it relatively slowly on my right leg (the one I usually have in back) but now that I have the basics I have no doubt that given enough practise, I'll get good at it - I always find it's like that with learning tricks - you reach a "breakthru" point after which it just needs refining Smile

Big thanks again,
ME out Smile


Congrats ME Very Happy Now your doing better than me lol. But also I havnt been heeling for a long time already. Its been raining eachday and with school and stuff I dont have much time to even put my wheels in. Speaking about not havnng time I have to study for tests tommorow so I cant make this a big post.

Congrats ME I hope you get good at it soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:44 pm  Reply with quote



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Redemption wrote:
Congrats ME :DCongrats ME I hope you get good at it soon.
Thanks man, much appreciated Smile

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