Apr. 11th, 2014

frobzwiththingz: duo fabric shot (duo_silks)
In the "I haven't added any new difficult kinesthetic things into my repertoire in a while" department, i've started learning Cyr Wheel.

I've been thinking about it for a while now - I made a wheel last year but never got around to actually *trying* it out until recently this year. Unlike some of the other things of this sort that i've tried (unicycle, walking globe, slack line, etc), this one *IS* as hard as it looks. I went down a few rat-hole-blind alleys working with a wheel I made which turned out to be way too big for me; ended up selling that one and making a smaller one that is a much better fit, after which progress got much faster (but by no means *fast*. it's baby-steps all the way with this apparatus so far.

It's quite fun though.

This is a video made from todays practice session, where i've finally got the basic waltz well enough to start flailing at some variations of it.

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