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Video clips of me trying to learn transitions from belly-flying to backflying and vice versa (turns out that back to belly is relatively easy, belly to back not so simple):

Barrel rolls

Ninja backflips!

Yeah, okay, so I still suck at it. But it was SO MUCH FUN!


In the process of trying to learn the latter, I did acquire a certain amount of bruising:

D'oh.


Oh, before I was allowed to start on transitions, I had to do stability training for backflying. Which basically means you try to float on the spot while the instructor tries to knock you out of the air :)

Backflying stability


In other bodyflying news, I just found a good page showing the progression of the various bodyflying levels, with some info about each one:
http://www.tunnel-camp.dk/?p=learn_freefly

Their time estimates seem wildly optimistic to me - I'd double them all, at minimum - I've taken about two to three times that long for the stages I've done so far, and I'm told I'm 'about average'. Other than that it all tallies up with what I've been told by instructors so far, and seen other people doing. I just thought I'd post it to give people some idea of what the hell I'm talking about, if anyone actually cares that is :) So far I'm up to the end of backflying, about to move on to the walking drills (once I can stop bouncing off the net on those front->back transitions!)

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Date: 2007-12-16 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] libellum.livejournal.com
Naked Denny back! I want to keess it!

(I'm not going to watch your videos now, I shall wait and watch them tomorrow with you... after the back-kissing, obv.)

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Date: 2007-12-16 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dennyd.livejournal.com
I was intrigued to notice that in this picture my back is quite wedge-shaped... did I always have shoulders, or did they grow after I started flying?

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Date: 2007-12-16 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] libellum.livejournal.com
You've always been a bit triangular, but I think flying has enhanced the effect. Not so much that I'd noticed before you mentioned it, though.

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