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Shadow Tracing???

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I vaguely remember back in 2002 or so, there was a member of GSC whose name was Jeff? I think his username was Bigshow? Haha, for those of you who remember him, props.

 

Anyways, I remember him mentioning a concept called shadow tracing in the past. It's a concept that I remember piqued my interest, but being as how that was 7 or so years ago, I don't remember exactly what it is.

 

Anyone care to enlighten me?

 

Just the concept's name in itself sends shivers down my spine.

 

Shadow tracing...

 

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It's basically a move where you keep the stick stationary and move a body part along the stick very much the same way you would if you were moving the stick and tracing it. I personally think it's a really good move for incorporating body movement, turns and spins.

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turns and spins

try to combine with tutting

i havent actually spent any time on shadow traces but the entire genre of freehanding shadow traces has not been explored yet, someone has to pioneer it

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I can't get shadow traces to work properly, but if you can pop'n'lock/liquid really well they would much easier to exploit.

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This pops up every few months and often gets 8 different definitions...

 

it has been explained well so far, but I've tried incorporating it and it never flows well for me. I find it to be sloppy in comparison to other techniques/styles.

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I couldn't really get it to work with me.

The way it looked wasn't very attractive either.

Do you guys want to see that fail practice vid anyways?

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I remember jeff/bigshow :)

i remember shadow tracing too. requires good isolation of body parts, so it would take a lot of practice to make it look nice.

 

Flecherd: requesting vid :)

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I'm going to re-film tomorrow probably because I just reviewed it again, and I cant even call it freehanding lol

thats how bad it is.

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I'm going to re-film tomorrow probably because I just reviewed it again, and I cant even call it freehanding lol

thats how bad it is.

 

Technical Difficulties (Lost my darn usb cable again)

and lack of glowsticks (arrive in 4-7 buisness days lol)

have made me push back the date for this vid.

But hey, I get some time to practice so pisshow.

(Dont expect anything, I'm not doing so good on this Shadow Tracing thing lol)

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If you want to see videos of the best shadow tracers that i've known on gsc, just spend some time on these vids:

Tom Feng

Steve Pan

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Those vids are fking great! Are these guys still around?

 

Thanks for the links.

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I am still unclear from those 2 videos how it differed from normal tracing?

 

Instead of moving the stick across your body, you move your body across the stick.

Though im not very experienced in it, I give a few good examples.

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the reason that you are not able to discern it and its a confusing concept is that tracing and shadow tracing are often used in unison. I try to use it in my vids, so knock yourselves out checking them, or if you are east coast come to the glowshop and I will showcase some.

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cool vid btw

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