bolts said:Apart from learning the Frenzel technique, which is still a mystery to me despite my best efforts (and useless tongue...), is there any other tips or tricks from anyone who has solved this problem?
This caught my eye.
Don't focus on the tongue at first. Most people think, when talking about frenzel that "oh yeah, it's the tongue as a piston thingy".
In fact, the tongue is just the last thing you add on it to top it off. Icing on a cake, so to speak.
I find it much easier to learn (and teach) first to equalize with the cheeks or even a balloon (yeah it sounds funky, but it works). The problem is not usually the tongue, it's the softpalate/epiglottis combo put it's just hard to realize because all the focus is on the tongue.
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