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#1 Karol

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:20 AM

What's up y'all ?  Due to my long-awaited visit to the UK I'm going to take one month break from scratching. I know it's not "that long", yet it's rather frustrating. I'm having dark thoughts of losing skills and coming back to the times when I was starting scratching. I know Chile had to hold off for 2 years... Were I to stop scratching for such a long period I would probably never go back to turntables. How long did your breaks last? and how long does it take to get in practice? 


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#2 Jon

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:20 PM

You'll be fine :) give it a couple of intense hours and you'll be back on form.

#3 Psychedelic Schizophrenic

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 03:33 PM

I had a six or seven months hiatus once, but like Jon said after a while everything comes flooding back. Your be fine Karol :8



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:13 PM

I'm more time away from decks these days but the fire still burns. When I get on them I progress so happy days. Sometimes a break is good.

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#5 d00ban

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:30 AM

It's like riding a bike dude. honestly it's nice sometimes as your cuts sound new and refreshing to yourself.



#6 Phology

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

It's like riding a bike dude. honestly it's nice sometimes as your cuts sound new and refreshing to yourself.

 



#7 Jam Burglar

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

Your muscle memory, and your muscles themselves, will weaken but it's easier to build back than it was the first time around.



#8 ELGEE

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:41 PM

I quit for six years and started again a few months ago, I'm a much better DJ for it to be honest.
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#9 Karol

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

I quit for six years and started again a few months ago, I'm a much better DJ for it to be honest.

 

It's hard to believe dude but, congratulations. I have been thinking maybe are there any scratch Jam sessions or scratch events coming to West Midlands shortly. So it might be a good idea to take one day off and go practicing. 


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#10 ELGEE

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:57 AM

👍🏻

#11 iexist

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:04 PM

i quit for 3 years due to having a bad outlook towards djing bc of playing in clubs.. i had also sold my equipment for financial reasons, so the temptation wasn't there. I'm not sure what made me want to come back but, I can say I am back for the same reasons I got into djing in the first place.. which is scratching. i have a lot more focus and confidence with practicing and with what I'm doing and I just all around have a better appreciation for the craft as a whole.


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#12 ELGEE

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:04 PM

That's it, a breaks gave me a more relaxed and focuses approach to scratching, made me slow down and focus more on combos or cuts I couldn't master.

I actually love it more now
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#13 A-Skate

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:31 AM

Took up practicing just recently after about 6-7 years off (started djing around '99-00, when turntablism was getting big). Pretty much quit due to playing regular club nights, and all music, especially hip hop, started to sound stale. Continued DJing, but wasn't really enjoying music at all.

Even though I never got really good, since I live in a country with about half a dozen turntablists scattered around the country and practicing alone (and pre-youtube). It's fun now,and I'm surprised how quickly you pick up stuff, even though the power moves like tears, chirps, and stabs are almost impossible at double time, due to having my weaker hand on the record.

Oddly enough, after all these years, it feels I finally wrapped my head around more of the advanced 2 and 3 click concepts, like delayed, boomerangs and autobahn type of stuff. Fun times. :)

#14 JHouse

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:46 PM

I've taken some long breaks, but end up practicing in my head, executing different patterns. These mind skratch games usually end up translating well upon returning to the tables.



#15 Symatic

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:58 PM

i had 3 weeks off over christmas, cos i was away from home, and came back refreshed and ready for new shit. also i had a few scratch tracks on my headphones which i really paid attention to - youtube gets us obsessed with how things look, but listening to how they sound is important, i know thats been said before many times but this recent occasion really stuck with me



#16 Karol

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:01 PM

Yo, I've just returned from my let's call it "every year break" cuz every year from june to september I'm away from home working and can't practice. Really, last year I was afraid. Yesterday I sat to the TT, today I recalled all the techniques. Symatic, see you soon on the Tinychat.com Gotta kick your ass




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