Twenty-third class for new ringer Carroll. She is ringing both strokes together now, and can do so for an extended period of time. She is working to clean up her technique so that her ringing is less exciting. Focus is on the bottom of the handstroke. It appears that she is unable to orient her left hand so the rope points down to the floor, so she is working to have it point down as far as it will. She is also working on getting her right hand down, below her left and “atop it” with right hand heel on left hand base of thumb, and making a quick pickup. She raised the 4 up to the first coil and lowered it back down.
Sixteenth class for new ringer Nancy. She continues to ring both strokes together and is working to clean up her technique, particularly not throwing the handstroke out, the handstroke follow-through, angling her left hand so the rope points down (as she does for the backstroke follow-through), and getting her right hand down on her left for a clean pickup. She raised the 2 up to the first coil and back down, then all the way up.
Next classes for all the learners will be next week, but the dates and times are to be determined.