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Layouts....on wood.
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:26:35 PM »
So I have to be able to do a round off layout on wood for some plays I'm in. Any help or suggestions? Keep in mind, I have no shoes on, I can execute one flawlessly on grass/spring floor, and the closest I got today was a round off ugly back tuck. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 03:52:45 PM »
Is it one of those things you just have to go for? If you can do it flawlessly on grass then I reckon you should be able to do it on wood as well it's just that the landing's gonna be a bit harder

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010, 09:54:29 AM »
Just get lots of practice on it barefoot in the grass and move it up, really pay attention to how you are blocking and landing.
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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 01:05:30 PM »
Thanks, I'm 99% sure I can do it, but the landing is what I'm afraid of. I know to land on the balls of your feet, but it hurts. I think my feet might need to get used to it and all.

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 11:05:04 AM »
getting used to it will help but also think about how you land a precision quietly, or land quietly in general, also if possible what I tend to do to make my tumbling a lot softer is to step out of the landing.
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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 11:26:40 AM »
So for an update, it's not as hard as it seemed when I first was trying them. We've had two full practices and I've landed them successfully (even though they don't look the best).

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 07:11:20 PM »
tip for landing softly/quietly:
let gravity take you down AFTER your feet make contact with the ground.  that way, your legs arent so stiff when you hit, so they would bang the ground.  and the slap of your feet hitting the ground is much quieter because it has give to it.  it helps a TON on hard floor. 
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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 11:29:00 PM »
Just getting your bare feet used to the floor by doing lots of cartwheels and jumping/spinning around will be good for the joints and getting them ready.

In general however it's probably not good to do high impact maneuvers on surfaces without any give. definitely do it though and put on a killer performance but keep the actual practice on the floor to a minimum.

Also what will help in the long term; you probably don't have time for it now is strength training.   
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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 09:15:44 AM »
I think you should do a backflip flash kick, you can land them more quietly and more comfortably on wood, the look better, and might even be easier to do than a layout.
i think it would be accepted to do in a play, the crowd would appreciate it more.
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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 05:36:31 PM »
I think you should do a backflip flash kick, you can land them more quietly and more comfortably on wood, the look better, and might even be easier to do than a layout.
i think it would be accepted to do in a play, the crowd would appreciate it more.
This is exactly what I do. It lands easier and it's more "appealing" to the audience.

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 04:43:01 PM »
well I think he should flash full in back out!

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Re: Layouts....on wood.
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 02:30:21 AM »
well I think he should flash full in back out!

Haha. I gotta work on that. ;)