New ringers class · 2012Feb22We

Twelfth class for new ringer Carroll.  Carroll is close to pulling both strokes together.  Her backstroke alone is excellent, and her handstroke alone is good.  When she combines them, her handstroke follow-through stops at waist level, which shortens her handstroke pulls and keeps them from transferring oomph to the bell.  As a result and in combination with small problems elsewhere in her form, the bell gradually rings down and becomes difficult to control.  A small improvement in each of these areas will be enough to have her ringing both strokes.

Seventh class for new ringer Nancy.  Nancy is fairly close to pulling both strokes together.  Each stroke alone is pretty good, though she needs to improve them further.  She tends to overpull (to ensure enough tension in the rope) and needs to ease off a bit and develop a better feel for small tensions in the rope.  Overall she is making good progress.  Things to think about for next time are:

  • Follow through on both strokes, particularly the handstroke.
  • Even pull throughout the stroke
  • Not so much a hard pull, as a fast pull

Next class for Carroll and Nancy is Mo 27 Feb.  Next class for Barbara and Eoin is Su 26 Feb.