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Old Mon Dec 26, 2011, 10:23pm
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What is the technique to double tweet, or triple? I find mine to not be as crisp sounding as others.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 01:50am
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 02:38am
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I always keep my tongue at the opening of the whistle while it's in my mouth. Instead of just blowing air into the whistle, I sort of hit it with my tongue while blowing...giving it the crisp sound.

It's sort of hard to explain. Did you play a wind instrument in the school band? Same concept as using your tongue to separate the notes.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 07:53am
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What is the technique to double tweet, or triple? I find mine to not be as crisp sounding as others.
When would you use a "double tweet" or a "triple tweet"? Certainly not for violations or fouls, which call for a "single sharp blast", right? Perhaps for instances other than those, like bringing in subs, et al.?

Some note that crew consistency suffers when there's that one guy who toot-toot's or toot-toot-toot's on violations or fouls and the other partners properly give only the "single sharp blast".
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When would you use a "double tweet" or a "triple tweet"? Certainly not for violations or fouls, which call for a "single sharp blast", right? Perhaps for instances other than those, like bringing in subs, et al.?

Some note that crew consistency suffers when there's that one guy who toot-toot's or toot-toot-toot's on violations or fouls and the other partners properly give only the "single sharp blast".
I will normally use multiple-tweets for a jump ball.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 08:43am
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When would you use a "double tweet" or a "triple tweet"? Certainly not for violations or fouls, which call for a "single sharp blast", right? Perhaps for instances other than those, like bringing in subs, et al.?
Partner is about to put the ball in play and you want to stop it -- late TO, sub you want to get in, you've just noticed a bleeder, ....
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 08:49am
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Partner is about to put the ball in play and you want to stop it -- late TO, sub you want to get in, you've just noticed a bleeder, ....
When Bob toots, I listen.
When Bob toots twice, I listen twice as much.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 09:08am
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When Bob toots, I listen.
When Bob toots twice, I listen twice as much.
Always listen to Bob when he toots.
Don't smell if he toots from the other end.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 10:43am
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Some note that crew consistency suffers when there's that one guy who toot-toot's or toot-toot-toot's on violations or fouls and the other partners properly give only the "single sharp blast".
Freddy, when a crew gets to the point where how many times someone hits the whistle is a concern, that crew is doing great.

I am guilty of hitting my whistle multiple times for things like traveling, carrying, etc.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 11:36am
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Freddy, when a crew gets to the point where how many times someone hits the whistle is a concern, that crew is doing great.

I am guilty of hitting my whistle multiple times for things like traveling, carrying, etc.

Same here. As long as your whistle doesn't sound like an asthmatic bird or playing Mozart, loud and sharp is all I want.
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 12:07pm
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I always keep my tongue at the opening of the whistle while it's in my mouth. Instead of just blowing air into the whistle, I sort of hit it with my tongue while blowing...giving it the crisp sound.
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Freddy, when a crew gets to the point where how many times someone hits the whistle is a concern, that crew is doing great.

I am guilty of hitting my whistle multiple times for things like traveling, carrying, etc.
Me, too. Especially when he blows by someone with a quick first step travel or my partner may have a foul but I have the travel first.
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My idol, Earl Strom, would tweet once, quick pause, then tweet twice when calling fouls. It was his sign to the players not to protest the call - or else!
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Old Tue Dec 27, 2011, 12:12pm
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..Especially when he blows by someone with a quick first step travel or my partner may have a foul but I have the travel first.
Exactly.
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I will normally use multiple-tweets for a jump ball.
Same around these parts. I don't know why we do it? It's not an approved mechanic. We don't teach our rookies to do it. But most of us do it. Go figure?
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