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got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 25, 2008 12:28 PM

yay! i'm sooo excited i finally got my eye!!

just so everyone knows who i am, my name is carrie, im 15, and im a serious ballet dancer.

i love to stretch and try out contortion moves at home...i'm just generally really gumby and flexible (at least as far as ballet standards, i'm not sure what all the hardcore contortionists on here will think :D) so i thought for my first post i'd share some pictures that i took of my favorite stretches, etc.

they're taken in my lawn with a self-timer...oh and my dog murphy is in some of the pics, he says hi haha :)

critiques are more than welcome




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oversplits


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left leg bent


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left leg straight


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right leg bent


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right leg straight


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splits with a backbend


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my hyperextended knees


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haha my dad was making me laugh :)


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my pointed foot


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yucky chest sit...not my best


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bridge


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touching my head...not the best, usually i can get my feet under my chin, but whatever


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frontbending...this just comes naturally haha

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By muckwi002member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 25, 2008 12:43 PM
wow! amazing flexibility!
... you can literally twist yourself up into a pretzel! lol
good job!!!!!!! I wish I were that flexible :)
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By x_Nic_xmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 25, 2008 01:51 PM
Wow! Your natural "frontbending" is incredible! I actually had to look at the picture for ages to work out what was going on with your body!

Amazing flexibility, keep it up!
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By MisterMistermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon May 26, 2008 12:43 AM
Your flexibility is really amazing! I would love to do similar things too...

MisterMister
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By hamfistPremium member
On Mon May 26, 2008 03:22 AM
I am impressed with the photos you have posted because they show the positions toe to toe and considering that you used a timer, you have captured the positions extremely well.

As you write that you are a serious ballet trainee, all I can say is that if you got serious about contortion, you would do wonderfully well!

No doubt you enjoy front bending and do this regularly and you have become expert at it. Your back would respond well to proper back flexibility exercises and if you did this you would really surprise us all with future postings!

"Splits with backbend" shows really beautiful splits with hips very square and the position is classic contortion RG with rear leg knee down and heel up with toes very well pointed; but do not show your ballet teacher the photo because the rear leg for ballet is supposed to be turned out!

"i'm not sure what all the hardcore contortionists on here will think" - let me assure you that this very experienced trainer of contortionists is most impressed with your photos.

Ian (in New Zealand)
re: got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 AM
thanks so much for the comments everyone!

thanks hamfist especially. you said "Your back would respond well to proper back flexibility exercises", so i was wondering what some of those exercises might be? i'd love to get better back flexibility!!

anyway, thanks again everybody!
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By dancedancebabymember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon May 26, 2008 07:03 PM
Amazing photos, I waas just wondering if flexibility comes natural to you, or do you strech alot - or both perhaps. Great job, and keep up the great work. :)
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By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue May 27, 2008 08:31 AM
hi! flexibility does come pretty naturally for me...i have really really loose ligaments and joints so it usually only takes a week or so to get a new position. even so, i stretch usually for an hour every day after ballet class...so both, i guess :)
re: got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By DanceFaweva
On Sun Jun 01, 2008 09:35 AM
Wow you are really flexible
I wish I was that flexy lol

Keep up the good work

Love From Lauriann xx :P
re: got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By Foreveryoungx346
On Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:20 AM
Wow, I am officially impressed!
You have amazing flexibility! Congrats on getting your eye too.
Do you stretch to get that flexible or are you just naturally that way.
These pics are amazing!
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By miraclefrmheavnmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Jun 02, 2008 07:34 PM
Hi! I am new here, but I wanted to say you are doing a really great job. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. :)
re: got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:54 PM
thanks for the comments everyone!

foreveryoung: i am naturally flexible, but i also stretch for about an hour every day either before or after ballet so...both :)
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By razzlebaby
On Sat Jun 07, 2008 03:05 PM
Great pics! You're so flexy.
luvs
razz
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By XxJimbobsxXmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:12 PM
oh my gosh you are soooo flexible and dedicated to ballet you are a true ballet dancer lol

keep it up
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By indigo_dancer
On Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:10 AM
cute dog by the way! You are an awesome front bender!
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By manda_babygirl_x
On Fri Jun 20, 2008 05:53 AM
your very flexible amazing work and great pictures keep up the good work x
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By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Jun 26, 2008 07:49 PM
Your back would respond well to proper back flexibility exercises", so i was wondering what some of those exercises might be?
I'd like to know those exercises too! :D

Your pictures are AMAZING. You make me yearn for my more flexible days!
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By pointewannabemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Jun 28, 2008 07:20 PM
^ Thank you! I think you should definitely PM hamfist if you want some back stretches--he gave me some really amazing ones in a complete stretch routine and my flexibility has improved a lot since these photos!
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By freestysteffmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 03, 2008 06:52 AM
wow your flexibility is so impressive.absolutly amazing!
xo
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By pointe92member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Jul 04, 2008 06:29 PM
eeeh! weird your like a rubber band!
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By irenie_poomember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:20 PM
Wow your back is crazy! Keep dancing!


Irenie!
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By miraclefrmheavnmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:54 PM
I have to share something really funny. When I first read your title, "I got my eye", I thought it was in reference to your contortion pose. However, after reading the salute forum more, I understand it was because you had your eye so you could post pictures. LOL!

I was clueless. Just had to share, but your photos are still really good as I have said before. Thank you for sharing.
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By SOADftwmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:33 AM
Wow - these photos are absolutely amazing! It is inspiration for me - I wish I was that flexible!

Keep up the good work, you look great!
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By DancinJackomember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 31, 2008 02:29 AM
hiya,

WWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!

you are so flexible keep up the god worrk, you are amazing

love jacqueline

xxx
re: got my eye!!! first pictures (lots)
By Johandie
On Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:55 AM
Wow, your frontbending is absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for posting, you really have amazing flexibility, truly amazing... Perhaps I too will one day be able to do a frontbend like yours, which is as good as it gets!!
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