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X-step question

Postby Weebl » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:46 pm

I am curious to see how many people have a little hop after their first step on the x-step? Are there benefits from such a x-step, or even pitfalls or is it harming my potential distance/accuracy? I tried slowing it down with more focus on throwing on the balls of my feet but i had better rhythm when doing my normal x-step where I'm temporarily airborn to get fully closed.
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Postby zealot » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:44 pm

ive heard a hop called 'the noob hop' if that tells you anything.
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Postby distantdg » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:47 pm

doesn't Brinster have a slight hop after the first step?
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Postby akfrolfer » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:52 pm

Steve Brinster has a huge hop after his first step as he seems to take his right step, hop while crossing over his left foot, and landing back down with his left foot coming down a split second before his plant foot. I don't know how this really helps you other than to let you know that it cant be that bad if steve does it.
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Postby sleepy » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:21 am

Brinster and Climo (and I'm sure quite a few other pros) get airborne during the cross-over portion of their X-step...so it can't be all that bad! :wink:


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Postby Weebl » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:53 am

Ill need to dissect videos of pros and my x-step to see if im inefficient at all. It feels like i can get a quicker closed hip orientation and more weight foward.
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Postby Blake_T » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:13 am

the hop makes it easier to get abrupt weight transfer. it's only detrimental if it reduces forward momentum.
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