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Roue Cyr Practice – February 2012

More progress. This is putting a few of the skills I know together all at once. Currently (Feb 28), I’m just starting to get 180 wheel spins down. I’ve also done a good 360 wheel spin once (meaning: I spun the wheel around me 360 degrees and continued to waltz). I’m also working on “hanging waltz”, but currently I can’t take my feet off for more than half a second. I am starting to do the “one handed waltz”, and I can waltz maybe 2 or 3 turns with one hand.

Roue Cyr: Making a Cyr Wheel, Part 1

Step 1: figure out what size it needs to be. Here’s my Cyr Wheel sketch for my size. I’m 5’6″, and if I add about a fist height (1.5″ to 2″), that gives me 68″ inner diameter. I’m using 1.5″ aluminum tubing (that is 1/8″ thick), and 1/8″ thick PVC tubing for a skin. The tubing will slightly reduce the inner diameter (by 1/4″), but I’ll ignore that. That means I want a 34″ inner radius, and need at least an 18′ piece of metal to make it work. Each segment would be ~72 3/4″ long for a 3 piece... [read more]

Roue Cyr Practice – January 2012

This is from January 2012.

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