Welcome, guest.
[ Log In :: Register ]


Question: How high is your foot arch? :: Total Votes:15
Poll choices Votes Statistics
About the normal height 6  [40.00%]
Probably lower than normal 7  [46.67%]
Probably higher than normal 2  [13.33%]
Guests cannot vote
Pages: (2) < [1] 2 >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Topic: How high is your foot arch?, And how does that affect your playing?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
12:08 CST :: 7/17/2010

the_peacemaker
Resident Pump pianist and Cornell alumnus

Profile PM 

Group: PH Administrators
Location: Los Altos, CA - originally from Ithaca, NY
Joined: Mar. 2004
Total Posts: 5740


I'm making this poll for the point of assessing how we play Pump, but I figured since this isn't really related to Pump itself I might ask it here in the Lounge instead.

So I was wondering...how high is the arch on your feet? Would you say it's about the normal height, or do you have notably "flat feet"? If you do have "flat feet", then how does it affect your playing?

My aunt (who is visiting me now) actually pointed out to me that my foot arch is quite low, and I've explained to her that I do get tired after walking for a long time.
Makes sense to me; I know I've always had terrible stamina. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I've always had terrible balance and can't play anything beyond a 14 or 15 without the bar, but I figure it should have to do with how I don't flat-foot on the pads well and usually have to play on the balls of my feet (if I don't I get major cramps).

And if anybody here has especially high arches...would you say they help you play, or do they give you specific setbacks?


--------------
Current piano projects: None atm.

Some of my performances: Feux D'artifice, by Claude Debussy, La Cathedrale Engloutie, by Debussy, Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 no. 1, by Frederic Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G Minor, by Chopin, Amberley Wild Brooks, by John Ireland,Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28 No. 24, by Chopin

Show me a person who describes anything as "overrated", and I'll show you a person who's run out of good ideas.

13:30 CST :: 7/17/2010

delrio
***Level 7 PH Member***

Profile PM 

Group: PH Veterans
Location: Northern Colorado
Joined: Mar. 2009
Total Posts: 301


I've got "flat feet" as well. I can play up to level 17s without the bar, but doing so pretty much kills the rest of the set of songs for that credit. My feet just get worn out so quick. I also play on the balls of my feet when I play no-bar; this is mostly due to me having better balance playing like this.

My stamina also pretty much sucks.


--------------
-delrio

One peace. One hope. One joy. One groove.

15:24 CST :: 7/17/2010

Thanh
Got Milk?

Profile PM 

Group: PH Veterans
Location: Houston, TX
Joined: Mar. 2006
Total Posts: 1552


My arch is basically non-existent.  Over the years, I've been trying to minimize my movement because its just more comfortable.

--------------
www.youtube.com/Bunnyboom17
League of Legends ID - JellySlosh
Steam ID - Jelly_Slosh

20:04 CST :: 7/17/2010

the_peacemaker
Resident Pump pianist and Cornell alumnus

Profile PM 

Group: PH Administrators
Location: Los Altos, CA - originally from Ithaca, NY
Joined: Mar. 2004
Total Posts: 5740


Why am I not surprised. :indifferent: You're seriously the Rocky of this game.

--------------
Current piano projects: None atm.

Some of my performances: Feux D'artifice, by Claude Debussy, La Cathedrale Engloutie, by Debussy, Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 no. 1, by Frederic Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G Minor, by Chopin, Amberley Wild Brooks, by John Ireland,Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28 No. 24, by Chopin

Show me a person who describes anything as "overrated", and I'll show you a person who's run out of good ideas.

21:39 CST :: 7/17/2010

luciusxx
AnyhowStep

Profile PM 

Group: PH Administrators
Location: Singapore
Joined: July 2008
Total Posts: 1361


How do you know if you have a high-arc or not? o.0

--------------
Quote (adonis_minus_20 @ 23:27 CST :: 12/18/2009)
I think those seagulls could get an S on Witch Doctor, they had good technique ?:D


Quote (Chris Lee @ 03:15 CST :: 12/17/2009)
I wanna kick his ass. I wanna have a son, so I can raise him to kick this guy's ass. Correction: I wanna have a daughter, so I can raise her to kick this guy's ass.


Quote (ShadeLRK @ 22:16 CST :: 12/20/2009)

overdeath: where are you from? do you play pump?
me: I'm from mexico
overdeath: okay you DO play pump

21:46 CST :: 7/17/2010

PaRtYbOy
**PH's most hated member**

Profile PM WEB AOL MSN 

Group: Members
Location: Clermont, Florida
Joined: Dec. 2005
Total Posts: 4565


I have a slight arch. Very slight. And for some reason, after a few hours of Pump, the muscles in my foot right around my arch become very sore.

--------------

22:16 CST :: 7/17/2010

the_peacemaker
Resident Pump pianist and Cornell alumnus

Profile PM 

Group: PH Administrators
Location: Los Altos, CA - originally from Ithaca, NY
Joined: Mar. 2004
Total Posts: 5740


Quote (luciusxx @ 21:39 CST :: 7/17/2010)
How do you know if you have a high-arc or not? o.0

I think a high arch is more obvious than a lower-than-normal arch because most people have fairly low arches.

http://www.footlogics.com.au/flat-feet-over-pronation.html

Right now I don't have a flat foot per se, but I'm pretty I sure I had one as a kid, and my low arch now is the result of a late development.


--------------
Current piano projects: None atm.

Some of my performances: Feux D'artifice, by Claude Debussy, La Cathedrale Engloutie, by Debussy, Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 no. 1, by Frederic Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G Minor, by Chopin, Amberley Wild Brooks, by John Ireland,Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28 No. 24, by Chopin

Show me a person who describes anything as "overrated", and I'll show you a person who's run out of good ideas.

00:43 CST :: 7/18/2010

luciusxx
AnyhowStep

Profile PM 

Group: PH Administrators
Location: Singapore
Joined: July 2008
Total Posts: 1361


Holy ****
I just read the article in that link and I think I have over-pronation ._.

I kept walking while looking at my ankles  :D
My family said I was crazy.

I hope I don't have that, it sounds like a bad condition <.<


--------------
Quote (adonis_minus_20 @ 23:27 CST :: 12/18/2009)
I think those seagulls could get an S on Witch Doctor, they had good technique ?:D


Quote (Chris Lee @ 03:15 CST :: 12/17/2009)
I wanna kick his ass. I wanna have a son, so I can raise him to kick this guy's ass. Correction: I wanna have a daughter, so I can raise her to kick this guy's ass.


Quote (ShadeLRK @ 22:16 CST :: 12/20/2009)

overdeath: where are you from? do you play pump?
me: I'm from mexico
overdeath: okay you DO play pump

22:00 CST :: 7/20/2010

ndre
a fan of Doraemon

Profile PM YIM 

Group: PH Veterans
Location: Bekasi - West java - Indonesia
Joined: Nov. 2006
Total Posts: 985


foot arch? wow they are responsible for hitting triples. Mine is high, I think, which made me easy to almost S'ed ugly dee another NM barefoot :P

--------------

22:08 CST :: 7/20/2010

IsRaMiNe
"No voy a resolver mas ecuaciones diferenciales" -Mezt

Profile PM WEB MSN 

Group: PH Veterans
Location: Enjaulado en Mi Propia Casa
Joined: Jan. 2008
Total Posts: 714


I have flat foot :S And I don't have any problems hittin' triples or tiring myself playing

--------------

I'd really want to know if I have the chance, but You're too bitch to say something to me ??

13 replies since 12:08 CST :: 7/17/2010 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Pages: (2) < [1] 2 >

Quick Reply: How high is your foot arch?
Guest

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic

Emoticons :: iB Code
For more options such as extra emoticons and file uploads, use the "add reply" button instead of Quick Reply...