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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2009, 10:33:37 AM »

Did you see me fall over? HAHAHA.....
Wish I had a video of it, would be way halirious to watch it in slow motion.
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2009, 11:50:26 PM »

Did you see me fall over? HAHAHA.....
Wish I had a video of it, would be way hilarious to watch it in slow motion.

Yes I am sure it happens so fast and you have to get back up quick to get moving, you cant let it worry you. Although one man looked like he hurt his arm in masters..so it can be dangerous out there. Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 09:27:45 PM »

I've never seen shoes checked in Canberra even though they warn you about it in their info. We usually use castor oil. It doesn't have detrimental affect on the floor. I've seen competitors use water, which is a no no.
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 10:16:09 PM »

I've never seen shoes checked in Canberra even though they warn you about it in their info. We usually use castor oil. It doesn't have detrimental affect on the floor. I've seen competitors use water, which is a no no.

How come water is a no no?
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 10:17:47 PM »

Did you see me fall over? HAHAHA.....
Wish I had a video of it, would be way halirious to watch it in slow motion.

As long as you kept your posture on the way down.
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2009, 11:38:44 PM »

How come water is a no no?
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Water damages the suede on your shoes and the dancefloor.
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 07:18:17 AM »

Its odd - when we first go out on most competition floors they feel either way too sticky or way too slick.  And the initial talk is always about the floor condition.  However, when we actually dance I swear we never notice it.  You get so wrapped up in dancing well you simply adjust to the conditions. 

I'm hoping that is the sign of a true cometetive spirit - besides, the 18yr old rising stars that zoooooom by you don't seem to be slowed down one iota!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 08:35:14 AM »

I have no issues with floors either. Our regular dance venue has a very slippery floor and we can deal with it quite well. My feeling is that you have to get use to all surfaces and adjust and that take experience and one of the challenges of dancing.
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2009, 11:10:35 PM »

Its odd - when we first go out on most competition floors they feel either way too sticky or way too slick.  And the initial talk is always about the floor condition.  However, when we actually dance I swear we never notice it.  You get so wrapped up in dancing well you simply adjust to the conditions. 

I'm hoping that is the sign of a true cometetive spirit - besides, the 18yr old rising stars that zoooooom by you don't seem to be slowed down one iota!!

Ah, thats because of the tiny wheels on their shoes.
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 06:43:48 PM »


Ah, thats because of the tiny wheels on their shoes.
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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2009, 07:08:28 AM »

Having just come back from a major comp,  the floor was mixed. it was very fast  and I did not have good control especially in my new vouge. Was very unhappy when I got off the floor. I know if I was lower I may have done better, but that is easier said than done.

Having said that I did put some water on the base of my shoes for the standard section and the results speak for themselves. Not ideal and something I hope not to have to do. but I find that new vouge seems to be more of an issues than Standard.

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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2009, 09:29:41 AM »

I find doing the wheel (la bomba) on a fast floor extremely difficult.
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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2009, 09:36:47 AM »

I find doing the wheel (la bomba) on a fast floor extremely difficult.

doing a fleckrel in V.Waltz is so much worse!

Zac
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2009, 09:45:06 AM »

I find doing the wheel (la bomba) on a fast floor extremely difficult.

doing a fleckrel in V.Waltz is so much worse!

Zac

Fleckrel wouldn't be that hard cause you are doing it on the spot.
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2009, 09:48:33 AM »

on a slippery floor its hard, really easy to lose your balance or your left poise, either way it doesnt end well

Zac
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