The caner must stand well forward at least level and probably in front of the recipient's shoulder-line. The cane will then impact well with the left buttock and, even a stiff cane, will curl round the buttocks and deliver maximum impact to the right buttock also. This will produce the desired result of more or less even stripes across both globes. Inexperienced caners often find it necessary to 'line-up' the cane with a gentle positioning of the instrument on the recipients bottom before taking the real swipe. If you adopt this method of aiming, remember that, because of the force of the real swing, your arm will extend three or four inches further than when lining-up. Finally, it is important, whether the interval between strokes is long or short, to keep up a steady rhythm of delivery. This enables the recipient to anticipate the next stroke with reasonable accuracy. For maximum effect, an interval of just under 10 seconds seems best.