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I need help because I am dumb

Post by slugirl13 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:40 am

I used to be in color guard, but I got out of it a few years ago.
So, story goes the other day I was thinking about the good old days, and some of the routines I could still remember, and it occured to me that I have completely mixed up some of the moves.

Most importantly i can't remember the difference between a double back and a double butterfly ( you can probably tell our team wasnt very hard core into it to begin with). And its driving me CRAZY.

I've looked all over the internet and I cant believe that there isnt any kind of site that explains the basic steps to a color guard routine or anything.

Could someone please help me out before i lose my mind?

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Post by Gottaluvguard15 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:05 pm

So sorry, but I have no clue of what you're talking about...my guard doesn't do that. Where do you live?Lol maybe it's an eastern thing ^_^ just what exactly is a double back? Maybe that and the butterfly are the same thing....
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Post by handgunsandsecondchances » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:15 pm

the double wha what???
i have no idea what either of them is... sorry
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Post by MsNikki » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:42 pm

Whoa .... I have never heard of a double back or a double butterfly. But that sounds like it might be push spins and double time spins.

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what?

Post by RifleLova » Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:29 pm

i'm so with you on that, never heard of the "double back" stuff either!!!
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Post by guardee101 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:10 pm

what? maybe they are some type of old school colorguard thing. i have no idea!! never heard of them !!

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Post by slugirl13 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:56 pm

Guess I'm out of luck then.
I always knew that most of the moves we used in routines were made up by other guard members and passed down each year to the new members, but I thought that butterfly spins and back spins were standardized. I've found references to them on the web, but no descriptions of how they are performed.

I'm still surprized that there arent web sites explaining all this.

guess I'll have to track down some of the other girls and see if they remember....

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Post by its all about the guard » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:10 pm

... i think a butterfly is like.. when you make a .. hm... how do you explain it.. makin an infinity sign on your sides.. (you know.. the one that looks like 8 but sideways..) ..anyone get what im talkin bout?

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Post by RifleDiva86 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:21 pm

yeah I know what your talking about...but I've never seen anyone do that! lol

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Post by RifleDiva » Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:30 am

A butterfly to me has always been... you put two hands on the pole right about where silk stops, and then you bring the silk end of the pole down past your feet in front of you and then back up to where you started. Then you bring the pole down past your feet behind you and then back up to where you started. And then you keep repeating those two steps. Does that make sense?
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