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Old June 17th, 2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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So at the Roller Dome they play a game called the Ball Game. All it is is all the kids (and me) line up and throw a rubber ball into a bucket and they give out candy (except to me, I don't want the candy). Actually the DJ catches the ball in the bucket no matter wehre one throws it.

Well during this game they play a song called Basketball. And I, of course, am compelled by some god or freak of nature to interpret the song by prenteding to dribble and take shots. More and more I noticed my regular jumps are actually better if I pretend they are basketball shots.

If you want more pucnh in a backwards bunny hop, it's a fade-away-jumper. Turn-around-jumpers work front to back and back to front. I feel like my posture is like way better when I pretend to hoist the ball (lousy grammar intended).

That all works in the wild, so I expanded my theory off-skate with ankle weights. The Waltz is really a right hook. And again, I feel it's like a wayyyyyy better jump when I pretend to shoot. The Mapes seems to be one backwards step torwards the basket to a turn-around-jumper. Another common basketball shot.

The theory may fall apart after one rotation though. I did try to pretend to do a full one rev off of my left ccw and land right pretending to shoot. It seemed to work. In fact 1 rev was pretty easy that way. But I wouldn't do that on the court. I don't go 1.5 revs in Basketball (or skates).



BTW I'm only 5'7" and not a great basketball player, but I am from Indiana so I have played all my life.

Taking my theory to the rink tonight, I'll let you know.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #2
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I get that. It's why so many ball players also have great verticals. They're always jumping. I remember when I played a lot of hoops, my vert was at its peak (I could easily dunk tennis balls at 5'9", probably a basketball if I could palm it well enough). Sounds like a good idea to be honest, I might try that as well.

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So at the Roller Dome they play a game called the Ball Game. All it is is all the kids (and me) line up and throw a rubber ball into a bucket and they give out candy (except to me, I don't want the candy).
I laughed so hard at that last part in parens lmao....
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Old June 18th, 2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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The Waltz is really a right hook.
Don’t forget to prepare to land on the LOB for the "Right Hook"/CCW Waltz Jump…lol!

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The Mapes seems to be one backwards step torwards the basket to a turn-around-jumper. Another common basketball shot.
That would be a ˝ mapes if you land going fwd, If you did a single you would be facing away from the basket…lol!

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The theory may fall apart after one rotation though
Theory should work. In basket ball they always face the basket.
In roller skating you always land backwards/that the common practice/skating landing postion.

For footwork small turns and hops can land going forward and do.

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P.S. Good stuff, keep it up!
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Old June 19th, 2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Don’t forget to prepare to land on the LOB for the "Right Hook"/CCW Waltz Jump…lol!



That would be a ˝ mapes if you land going fwd, If you did a single you would be facing away from the basket…lol!



Theory should work. In basket ball they always face the basket.
In roller skating you always land backwards/that the common practice/skating landing postion.

For footwork small turns and hops can land going forward and do.

Larry O

P.S. Good stuff, keep it up!
All true Larry. I decided that although it is technically a waltz because of starting, landing edges and rotation. It's really a variation and I'll save it for the basketball song. It really doesn't fit with a sappy love song that well. Although it does indeed help with form. I'lll get vid when I get a chance.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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Still doing the right hook in the basketball song. It's really kinda fun. We actually shoot a ball during the song. I lke to know the physics of stuff, it helps. So I'm going to get some vid and analize the arm motion. I'm wondering why the jump even works. You start with the the arm way down and land with it over your head. So you can propell a baskeball a long way like a catapult.


Edit: This may not really belong in the art forum hehe.
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