July 24 – Vertical Training

By dancingintheraine

August 5, 2008

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Vertical

Training at Avis and Gerald Mon’s house.

Participants: Brian Han, Jodi Lindsey, Shelley Allen, Troy Fox, Noel Fox,

Karen Caldwell, Jody Bailey, Avis Moni, John Law, and me.

Avis hosted

a vertical training / practice session at her house for a warm-up for Jive Hole this

weekend. For those of you who don’t know, Avis has a wonderful set up with good straight

trees! When I pulled up, Avis was walking the rope

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With John Law

wrangling the rope. After Avis came down, she introduced me to the rope walker. I had used

the frog system while working at Opryland, but I tell you, after I used the rope walker, I

like that a whole lot better!

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Brian Han

saddled up next and demonstrated his froggin’ skills quite strongly.

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Karen Caldwell

was on rope next and demonstrated her short-steppin’ rope walkin’ with ease.

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Up next was

Jodi Lindsey, who amazed me with her agility with the frog.

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Jody Bailey

made a strong showing of his rope walking as well.

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John had to

leave to take care of work-related issues and Avis took over as the rope wrangler.

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Jody Bailey

borrowed my camera and took a picture of me.

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By then, Gerald

had gotten home, and Jody went to relax and catch up with Gerald.

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By this time,

Troy Fox was on rope, and after working it a ways, he practiced his change over rather

smoothly.

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Shelley Allen

started up on the frog while her daughter Noel Fox assisted as an anchor.

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After her

services as an anchor was no longer needed, she retired to her chair and watched her mother

climb.

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But in the end,

she would join her mother on the rope! It was a good practice for all.

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