alligande Posted April 12, 2012 Report Share Posted April 12, 2012 After hijacking Airbear's thread on Rex learning how to navigate a tire into a discussion on blind crosses, I got to thinking about Ketchekers (or how ever it is spelt) I realized that I had been taught it in 2 different ways, then I started watching youtube videos, got confused and then thought lets come here and ask. Have patience with the descriptions, its is hard to describe in words Version 1: turn to face the dog, use what is now the inside arm to direct the dog over the jump with your arm going backwards and around the wing and pick him up on that arm. Version 2: turn to face the dog, use what is now the inside arm to direct the dog over the jump with your arm going backwards and around the wing, pick the dog up on the outside arm, therefore it was a blind cross. After watching the european videos I came to conclusion that version 2 was a Ketcheker, if so what is version 1? Is it just a version of a front cross? On one American video it was labelled as a "backy up" I ran a course in class last night were Version 1 gave my a really nice tight turn on the second attempt, the more conventional slowing down and front crossing took the bar as my partner was focused on the tunnel on take off, obviously I had not communicated early enough. The blind cross version would not have worked as the dog would have been on the wrong side. So thoughts, and if any one has any good video links please share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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