I've been struggling with my hand placement for some time now. My main problem has been figuring out how you 'switch' and move your fingers around the post. Unfortunately, without being to a workshop for proper tutorial (it's a long way from Australia!), I have found it hard to learn from the Handbook, or even the EFP DVD.
- Thumb opposite index finger, held high on the gimbal. The other fingers spread down the gimbal, until the pinky rests at the bottom of the grip or just on the post.
- You use your pinky to counter pendulum when starting or stopping a move.
- You keep more than fingertips on the post, but still with a light touch.
- You continually move your fingers on the post, framing and correcting as needed.
Below's a link to a YouTube video of doing some line walks. It's not the best video in the world, but any critiques would be invaluable. (The "o'clock position" refers to the position of the camera, to orient the viewer)
From watching the playback, I can already see my thumb is dropping almost constantly. It seems very awkward holding it high - my natural position it closer to ring finger.
Edited by Nathan Chapman, 09 October 2015 - 09:46 PM.