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# 21
06-03-2013, 07:16 AM
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As for the mirror kit (not from a lockbox) its a great way to practice, but comes with heavy chronic headaches in my experience. Something to work on for a few weeks in small doses, but I would be careful those headaches might turn nasty if one does it for too long.
Oh, I know exactly what you mean. If you're typically right hand lead and you decide to practice left hand lead (or vice-versa, or with feet) it tends to confuse your muscle memory and screw up your playing for awhile. Eventually your brain rewires itself in a way that it isn't tripping over itself anymore, but it can take a long time. The work on independence definitely slowed down some aspects of my progression, but will hopefully pay dividends in the long run of things. It's going to vary from person to person, but is probably best tackled early before the brain gets too hard wired into a specific pattern of playing.

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I actually think this thing could be great fun. I mean i don't use a proper gaming mouse and play on my laptop most of the time usually at a standing desk. Still i m intrigued by the concept. Let us know how you like your toy when it arrives.
Well, I already love my fragpedals and baring some sort of critical bug or production glitch the stinky footboard looks to eclipse them in every way conceivable.
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# 22
06-03-2013, 07:33 AM
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Oh, I know exactly what you mean. If you're typically right hand lead and you decide to practice left hand lead (or vice-versa, or with feet) it tends to confuse your muscle memory and screw up your playing for awhile. Eventually your brain rewires itself in a way that it isn't tripping over itself anymore, but it can take a long time. The work on independence definitely slowed down some aspects of my progression, but will hopefully pay dividends in the long run of things. It's going to vary from person to person, but is probably best tackled early before the brain gets too hard wired into a specific pattern of playing.



Well, I already love my fragpedals and baring some sort of critical bug or production glitch the stinky footboard looks to eclipse them in every way conceivable.
Well practicing the weak hand (left for me) playing lead is one thing. Mirroring the drum set and starting to switch fork and knives, brushing your teeth with your left etc is another.

You are spot on, this is most effective when you are pre-puberty (i guess early child hood might be best, but how many early childhood drum students do we get compared to those ultra sound creating tutti pigs across the hall )

It feel that it pays off in the long run, especially in the context of the more elaborate percussion set-ups of contemporary compositions. As always YMMV. But for adults a holistic approach to strengthening their weak half is nothing to be triffled with. Too much ambition can literally send you to a neuro specialist. A close friend of mine found out the hard way.
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# 23
06-03-2013, 07:39 AM
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[color="SeaGreen"] Well practicing the weak hand (left for me) playing lead is one thing. Mirroring the drum set and starting to switch fork and knives, brushing your teeth with your left etc is another.

You are spot on, this is most effective when you are pre-puberty (i guess early child hood might be best, but how many early childhood drum students do we get compared to those ultra sound creating tutti pigs across the hall )
We lefties have a bit of an advantage in that we need to be more ambidextrous than yourrighties out of necessity. No leftie I know leads left hand for everything, and most move the mouse with their right hand. Of course, it's also a disadvantage in that our left hands tend to be weaker than your right hands.
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# 24
06-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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I'm currently using the fragpedal quad, but I'm upgrading to the vastly superior stinky footboard.
Amazing what some people will go through in order to achieve victory. Force 'em to play with a regular ol' keyboard and mouse and they are out of luck.

Were you one of the kids who had a turbo gamepad for your SNES back in the day?
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# 25
06-03-2013, 08:56 PM
Oh my god, I am crying!

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# 26
06-03-2013, 09:07 PM
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Amazing what some people will go through in order to achieve victory. Force 'em to play with a regular ol' keyboard and mouse and they are out of luck.

Were you one of the kids who had a turbo gamepad for your SNES back in the day?
Nice jorf. Are your footpedals also force sensitive? In that case you reflect your always existing indecisiveness back to them pedals and decide not to heal someone after all

Nice footpedal spam.
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# 27
06-03-2013, 09:09 PM
I've always used the defaults, but iirc a mouse can be set up for piloting and camera movement. Or maybe setup keypad for piloting & camera work and forgo the mouse? This would free up your left hand (and keys) for selecting abilities and allies. Too bad we can't have a set of keys 1-5 to target enemy player ships that are in targeting range and otherwise targetable. One would be stuck w/tab and shift+tab for targeting enemies.

I might try the no mouse thing out one night and see how it works.
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# 28
06-04-2013, 03:42 AM
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Right now I use the fragpedals to switch between team mates, but once the stinky footboards come in I'll have sixteen functions bound to my feet:

-Far left footboard balances shields in a specific direction.
-Middle left footboard switches between team mates.
-Middle right footboard activates heals.
-Far right footboard activates self survival skiils.

Basically, the middle two footboards will be for healing, while the outer footboards will be for self survivability. I will never need to stop maneuvering or manipulating the camera while performing complex tasks, not even for a moment. Really looking forward to it!
I hear footpedals are against terms of service, considered yourself warned.
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# 29
06-04-2013, 08:40 AM
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Amazing what some people will go through in order to achieve victory. Force 'em to play with a regular ol' keyboard and mouse and they are out of luck.

Were you one of the kids who had a turbo gamepad for your SNES back in the day?
so what about people who use more then monitor? does that make them bad too?

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Frankly, I think the only sound advice that one can give new players at this time is to stay away from PVP in STO.
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# 30
06-04-2013, 06:31 PM
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Oh, I know exactly what you mean. If you're typically right hand lead and you decide to practice left hand lead (or vice-versa, or with feet) it tends to confuse your muscle memory and screw up your playing for awhile. Eventually your brain rewires itself in a way that it isn't tripping over itself anymore, but it can take a long time. The work on independence definitely slowed down some aspects of my progression, but will hopefully pay dividends in the long run of things. It's going to vary from person to person, but is probably best tackled early before the brain gets too hard wired into a specific pattern of playing.
As a classically trained tubist, this is the only thing that might help me in sto

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I would hax it to work on PC, but I hear that it reads pixels and might be against terms of service.
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