April 2023

Forums Monthly Challenges April 2023

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    • #13764
      Silks Stars Team
      Moderator

      1.Wacky Foothitch Climb into Crossback Cannonball
      2. Wacky Foothitch Climb into Peter Pan Spin (Mini-rig)
      Share your work, questions and comments below!

    • #13769
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

      Oh my gosh!!!! Oh my gosh!!!! Oh my gosh!!!!! I can’t wait to try that climb!!! SO unique!!!!! I’m not done with March but I NEED to try this! I don’t think my husband is getting dinner tonight! I’m telling him it’s SilksStars fault! 🤣

      • #13772
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Looking forward to seeing your exploration of the climb!

    • #13900
      Danica.Liu
      Participant

      I am having a little trouble with keeping the silk to my right after the crochet. The silk keeps drifting. Is it a case of I don’t need to move the pole? More focus on getting my arm into the necessary one and then reach? As moving it seems to get it in the wrong place lol

      https://www.silksstars.com/community/danica-liu/media/3509/

      • #13923
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Rain can cover a modification for this tail issue in the Q&A!

      • #13942
        Danica.Liu
        Participant

        Thank you! I managed to do it when I was training on an inside point which was higher but appreciate a modification just in case!

        I do have another question though, my left hip on the outside, gets a little pinchy after I’ve run this a few times. Any tips as to warm ups or anything that might help reduce this?

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Danica.Liu.
      • #13946
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        We will add this question to the list for Rain for the Q&A!

    • #13914
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi all! I had a bash at it in case I don’t get another chance. Sometimes I lost my cross back but I think I figured it out better.I sure hope to play with it if I can!! Rain, I love your work!!!
      https://www.silksstars.com/community/robin/media/3511/

    • #13922
      Auriol
      Participant

      I am having a LOT of trouble figuring out the rotation into cross back after the extension. I can’t figure out the correct placement of the silks/ my body to create the cross.

      I’ll try playing with it again during my next practice session, but if anyone has any tips on that part LMK.

      • #13925
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Would you be comfortable posting video of your attempt and where you think you might be lost? The details Rain covers in the explanation part of the video might be of help!

    • #13948
      ncupps
      Participant

      So, I fixed all (5) past issues I posted last week. All good. Only two things now:
      1. Invert to CASH climb: I am actually much better at getting the tension lock off the foot, but if you have any additional tips for more smoothly getting it off, then that would be appreciated. Right now, if I tilt the “locked” leg 60-90 degrees and slightly back it is popping off naturally (most of the time)
      2. FUN! I found a double belay exit on accident after the spin. lol. Pleasant surprise 🙂

      • #13949
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Amazing work! I included the final question for Rain to cover tomorrow 🙂

    • #13951
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

      https://www.silksstars.com/community/jill-b-lovin-aerial/media/3513/

      ⚠️ Warning ⚠️ Definitely a work in progress!!! Could possibly hurt your eyes to watch! Now that you’ve been warned 😂, I am also having sliding struggles. After the double wrap on the right foot, I feel that I just keep sliding. I am not finding that beautiful arched position that Rain shows because my foot is just getting lower and lower. Speaking of that same position, Rain shows it with her left hand on the pole and right off, but I feel like I will roll out and that I have to reach over with my right to keep me in and then after I push the silk down to my ankle I’m on the floor! 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ No space left to find the cross back much less the bomb drop. 🥴 Can you help me?!??

    • #13953
      Cathy
      Participant

      I can get the climb about 50% of the time without sliding (progress) but I’m just not getting enough height to have enough space all the way down to the drop. Maybe I’m still making my loop too big after the climb…I’m keeping it in my elbow but I still lose quite a bit of height. Any tips would be appreciated.

      • #13957
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Check out the Q&A with Rain today (or the recording ;)).

    • #13965
      Carolinawonderyoga
      Participant

      I can’t keep foot from sliding in the second foot hitch, the outside wrap one. I’ve tried putting pressure down, pointing my toes, etc to keep from sliding out. How do you keep your foot from sliding out of it?

      • #13970
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Great question, Carolina. The foot hitch works because of friction between the pole and the tail. The point of the foot pushes the tail towards the pole, perhaps more of the thought of pushing out before down. See if making sure the tension between the two are in place before sending the pressure down. Rain talks about the work of keeping the leg lifted, which helps create that friction before the hitch can take weight and not slide. Keep us posted if this helps!

    • #13968
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi all! I am sooo glad to have tried this yesterday before a big storm hit…no more practice for over a week due to strong winds. I feel like I am getting to the stage where I could play with it, but my climb is still lacking finesse, shall we say!
      Again, thanks, Silks Star team, and Rain! You REALLY help motivate me out here. I love it!
      https://www.silksstars.com/community/robin/media/3517/

    • #13981
      Alyssa
      Participant

      Hello Friends! I am so proud of how far I have come on this challenge, because of this challenge my strength has seriously increased a lot!!! Hoping to perfect this more and looking for some feedback. I finally found a song I like to put to the sequence today. I know I need to work on some leg micro bends and i want to make it more smooth overall. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you so much! https://www.silksstars.com/community/alyssa/media/3521/

    • #13993
      hlandp
      Participant

      I’m struggling with the exit into the waist wrap. As I slide into this wrap my waist/torso ends up WAY lower than my wrapped leg which makes the “cuddle wrap” and exit very awkward. Any tips?

      • #13996
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        It sounds like you might have too much slack above the wrap around the leg before laying back with the waist wrap. Rain mentioned keeping the tail of one fabric across the back to elbow to manage slack, and the other place where slack might gather is how high you reach on the free pole before wrapping the ankle. The higher the reach, the more room you have to lay back, which gets the feet above the hips and the cuddle a little funky. Play with hand placement on the free pole after the lasso and hopefully that might be an answer! Keep us posted on progress!

    • #14058
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

      I know! I know! Last minute, but can anyone help?!?! I’m sliding in the Peter Pan shape spin. Loosing so much height that I can’t complete the ending! 😩 What am I doing wrong?

    • #14062
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

      What the heck?!?! I don’t know how I did that or how to delete it, so I’m just going to try again. Sorry!
      https://www.silksstars.com/community/jill-b-lovin-aerial/media/3551/

    • #13941
      Silks Stars Team
      Moderator

      Great questions! Rain can cover these in the Q&A.

    • #13969
      Silks Stars Team
      Moderator

      Fantastic! Stay safe out there!

    • #14061
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

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      Here’s a video to go along with my question, if that helps.

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