Cheries videos of Rotisserie Movement

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Mon Jul 9 17:52:05 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
July 9, 2007

Dear SW List!
Cherie just sent me two little videos showing me her question, which  
is an important one that I did not get to answering yet...

But here is the answer now!

Look at the screen capture of these two positions, taken from  
Cherie's videos she just sent me...

In Cherie's videos, in both cases, the wrist is locked. Even though  
the second one has a wrist or knuckle joints bent down, the wrist is  
still locked in its down-position, no matter what, and then on the  
videos, the arm does the Rotisserie Movement, with no movement from  
the Wrist Joint itself...

BOTH are Rotisserie Movement, because the wrists are locked in both  

So sometimes the Rotisserie Pole can be bent a little at the end, but  
if it remains a solid bent pole, it is still a Rotisserie Movement. I  
will attach the videos one by one to the next messages....

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On Jul 9, 2007, at 10:26 AM, CWren at wrote:

> Sorry, Val  that doesn't work in my head and here is why:
>   This is obviously, with no disputes, a rotation.  The wrist is  
> locked, the forearm and hand rotate as a unit around an axis.

Yes! That is correct. In both of these cases, the wrist is locked in  
its position. It doesn't matter if the wrist is locked pointing down,  
or if it is locked pointing straight forward. I watched BOTH your  
videos, and BOTH have the wrist locked, so BOTH are a Rotisserie  
Movement...the pole may be bent, but if it is locked in that  
position, then movement is a solid Rotisserie movement

> This wrist is just as locked; the rotisserie is turning in exactly  
> the same manner, the only difference is the angle of the chicken on  
> the spit.  Really, I don't mean to be difficult.  I am sending this  
> just to you, not to the list because I don't want to cause  
> problems.  I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and what  
> you have created.  I JUST DON'T GET THIS!    ::pulling hair out and  
> screaming::

I know you respect me and I respect you too!!

I haven't gotten to answering your questions about the door knob yet,  
but I am trying to get to it! And please do not scream or get nervous..

Anyway - you are absolutely correct - both these are Rotisserie  
Movements of course, because the wrist is locked!

I will explain this to the List now, that sometimes the wrist can be  
bent, but if it is locked, then it is still a Rotisserie  
Movement...The point is that it is locked:

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