Tipping the hat

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Jul 11 18:52:22 UTC 2007

On Jul 11, 2007, at 11:17 AM, K.J. Boal wrote:
> I don't know about the timing; I think it's okay . . . but I think  
> the arrows would look better if they were both hooked in the same  
> direction.  Unless the bow travels from left to right as well as  
> back and forth?  To me, the end position of the "forward" arrow and  
> the beginning position of the "back" arrow are two different  
> positions as they're written.

I believe you mean this?

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This looks better, but it doesn't have any different meaning than  
what Cherie wrote. Those arrows can be written slightly bowed one way  
or the other, but they all mean a curve "straight forward"...

There are diagonals for those symbols but they are slanted even more...

So the above, or what Cherie wrote, writes the same thing....

> Just one more comment, and I'm probably way off base here . . . I  
> feel like the shoulder movement in the "tip of the hat" actually  
> begins with the head; that it's more of an extra-large head nod  
> than a bow from the shoulders or waist.  I know I'd find the head  
> movement easier to read, too, since everything else is up on the  
> top of the head.  When I first looked at the sign, I didn't even  
> notice the shoulders (seriously! you were asking about the torso  
> movement and I had to specifically look for it!); but I know I'd  
> notice a head-nod arrow.  Like I say, I'm probably totally wrong so  
> feel free to correct me!

Regarding tilting...
There are three ways to write tilting...Torso Tilts from the waist,  
Upper Body Tilts from the hip, and Full-Body Tilts from the ankle joint.

Cherie was writing a Torso Tilt, from the waist. I will look at the  
video later this evening ;-)

Val ;-)

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