Re: How it has changed Posted by Anonymous 3/28/2007 5:16:00 PM
In the Technique book it very clearly says in three places in as many pages that from a stationary position the weight must be brought forward over the balls of the feet. Absolutely nothing is mentioned about getting the body ahead of the feet. Once we start walking thats it. The foot, it is calculated travels twice the speed of the body. As s soon as from a stationary position the weight moves over the ball of the foot the foot is off travelling twice the speed of the body. If you walk the way you discribe down the aisle in your local super market you would soon be followed by the Security. Close your eyes, or anybody close your eyes. Imagine walking with your body going ahead of your feet. If you are doing a Rumba Walk very definitely the foot freezes on beat two which is step one and the body continues to go to the point of imbalance and then is caught by the next step, by a foot that is travelling twice the speed of the body. If it didn`t we would finish flat on our face. But we are not doing Latin here. This is Standard. When you say. EVENTUALLY the foot MAY overtake the body by some amount. That is to stupid for words. Who flogged this information to you. It must have been a Dr.Good and his Travelling Medicine Show. Who then ran off laughing all the way to the bank. When comencing a walk from a closed position the weight must always be brought forward over the Balls of the feet. That`s right, we do it every day. But where did you get the idea that this happens at the end of the step onto the next step and from there on. Give me a discription from any technique book or DVD. Excluding DR. Good`s. Also keep those feet in contact with the floor.