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The pressure that is generated from the string (Arame) is high and constant thats why your tip keeps cracking, If the broken piece is not too big I would suggest to get rid of it and try to make a new tip. The sound won't be the same (it will be a bit higher) but it's a solution.


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You could try to put wood glue in the crack and than wrap the verga strongly with some cord. But honestly i doubt that it will be possible to get the same flexibility. You will probably have to replace it. Painting, slightly burning or even carving a good verga to add a personal touch should be no problem, if you go at it carefully.


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From what you describe, it sounds like the problem you have is maintaining your balance using other parts of your body other than your arms. While your arms and hands will bear the weight while in a handstand, you should also focus on using your core strength (abs and back) to hold yourself up. The idea is similar to standing up straight on your feet and ...


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I do: Increase your arms and torso Strength. Work on your wrists. Strength and flexibility. You have to increase your body constrictive Strength. (to keep your body hard, independant of the position. Find out your balance point while upside down. During a handstand, Try to push the ground and at the same time do not let your gravity center to raise. Work ...


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Let me preface by saying that without seeing your movement, it's hard to say what you're doing wrong. So, assuming that you're doing the movements with a close approximation of "the right way", it probably boils down to flexibility. I would just work on Ginga and maybe Esquiva for a while, throwing in some dynamic stretching kicks (try to kick your ...


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Everyone is talking about strength… good but unnecessary. It is good to have strong arms—and I am pretty sure you already do—to hold you up upside-down. But if you have the wrong technique, strength will always fail. If not, how does water continually seep into rocks when rocks have spent all their evolution perfecting the art of hardness? The key/idea ...


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You can glue it back together and then cover the end with something hard. Usually it's a piece of leather, but leather doesn't hold up. I used run-of-the-mill 2-part epoxy for a while and it would hold up decently before the wire would start to cut deep and it needed a new coat. The best I've tried so far is JB Weld, which is a type of epoxy. It's very hard ...


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Not sure what you mean by crab walk, but I guess I could kinda see why you would call it that. Here's a shoulder flexibility exercise for the range of motion the two movements you mention involve: stand straight, feet together prepatory stretching: interlock your fingers, arms straight above head, palm out facing sky lean back as far as you can go, ...


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I advocate balance to strength. As a matter of fact, strength in the shoulders tend to make them rigid. Strong rigid shoulders may cause stress on the deltoids when in such a position (which I know as the "Ponte"). In executing the Queda de Quatro as an "esquiva" you need not stop at the "crab walk" stance ("Ponte"); since capoeira is free-flowing. ...



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