Stoke the Oven

Here you'll find a discussion thread for each of the canonical and major non-canonical shovelglove moves. If you have questions or comments about any of these moves, just update the existing discussion for it. If you have a new move, add a new discussion (preferably with the name of your new move in the title). Ideally there will be just one discussion thread per move that everyone adds to, but it's no tragedy if a little bit of redundancy creeps in.
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Stoke the Oven

Post by reinhard » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:45 pm

Post any questions/comments/concerns you have about this move here.

Official movement description at:

http://shovelglove.com/movements/stoke_oven/

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Post by Paekious » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:49 pm

I do a variation on this that is a spartan (from "300") spear thrust. its my favorite move.
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Post by reinhard » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:33 pm

Yeah, a lot of the moves have military analog (this one especially).

Speaking of Spartans, I'm just finishing up a teaching company course on the Peloponnesian War.

It's really quite excellent (and pricey, wait for it to go on sale for 70 bucks or get it for free from the library).

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Post by sgtrock » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:53 am

I showed my wife this move tonight and she in turn taught me a wonderful variation. Squat deep on the pull back and pop up as you thrust on the 45-degree angle.

She called it Spear the Horseman and it captures the move perfectly. :)

I love this variant. Works the whole body at once. We'll be doing it regularly.

As a side note, we tend to squat deep when doing Churn the Butter and Tuck Bales also. I just didn't think about adding it to this move. What a great feeling!
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Post by reinhard » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:06 pm

That is a nice idea... simple, whole body, and with a direct "historical" analogy.


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Post by Nexquietus » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:31 pm

I dig the spear image. Better than workin on a train, heh heh.

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Post by reinhard » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:11 pm

Hey, there's dignity in manual labor -- at least as much as in killing people, I think.

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Post by sgtrock » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:25 pm

Somehow working on a train doesn't have the same primal appeal after a day of dealing with co-workers and bosses... :twisted:
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