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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #15 on: 08 January, 2015, 14:51:26 »
Cracking idea Shalafi, the date is in the diary!

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2015, 16:23:05 »
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #17 on: 08 January, 2015, 16:51:14 »
Wohoo, I just need some Duthmen to come as well :)
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #18 on: 14 January, 2015, 15:55:32 »
Updated with venue information and timeslot.
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #19 on: 15 January, 2015, 14:14:44 »
Had a practice sesh today. 1 trick I don't like, 1 is harder than it should be, and one I need to polish up. Plus general practice.

Hey, [user]donald grant[/user], I see Edin>Dublin flights are pretty cheap... ^_^

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #20 on: 16 January, 2015, 08:45:58 »
The trick you don't like, why is that? Is it ugly, nasty? Just curious.
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #21 on: 16 January, 2015, 11:24:03 »
I have no problem with the list being like it is.
It's just that I have taken a personal dislike to one of the tricks. 'Cos I'm not getting on well with it.

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #22 on: 16 January, 2015, 12:27:07 »
if it is one of the first 4, there is a chnace that we start on semi-finals already
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #23 on: 19 January, 2015, 09:32:27 »
I just got word that David Marchant (a.k.a. David SunRise) is also planning to do a day trip to the IKO :)
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #24 on: 19 January, 2015, 12:26:58 »
AKA [user]sunnyD[/user]! :)

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #25 on: 22 January, 2015, 17:30:24 »
I always forget David nickname in the forum :)

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #26 on: 22 January, 2015, 17:53:50 »
I did not compete in Japan in 2014 (no comps happening while I was there), but did in 2012.
In 2012 I competed in the BKO, where I realised that my head was too full of organising thoughts to be able to do both that and compete. I just couldn't concentrate onstage. (Excuses.. ;) )
In late 2013 I competed in LXG in Leicester. I came 2nd. Outside of UK, I suppose it was the Getdown in Copenhagen, Dec 2012. I came 3rd.
I've never competed in the EKO - I've always been running it.
So, 15 months by the time IKO comes around. Rusty.

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #27 on: 23 January, 2015, 11:10:40 »
I am looking forward to a showdown Void, it has been a while!... (That is if I make it past the first round, these tricks are a tad taxing!)

Shalafi - Is it BKA/JKA approved kendamas only? Or comp sized in the only important thing?
I am mid-recruiting a couple of others (including potentially my sister and her boyfriend who may be visiting the weekend), so want to make sure they have the right gear, unless it'll be a more relaxed affair?

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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #28 on: 23 January, 2015, 12:52:47 »
About the kendama, I'm quite open to allow people play, so in principle BKA approved + a few extra exceptions, like the one they sell on Tiger, and of course, competition size.

I won't allow stick paint finishing, like the Sweets aTack, Krom Rubber or Play Pro Grip. If you have such a kendama, I'm sure you have another one as well that qualifies.

I won't allow things like Mugen mushou, I think that is unfair.

I won't be strict about having to be your own kendama, if you borrowed one for the day, that's fine with me. I may even bring some with me.

All in all, I want to encourage people to play, so I *may* allow any kendama on the beginners ladder. The restrictions are meant for advanced players not getting an extra edge.


Edit: I considered that this is not very precise and potentially confusing, so we are going for competition size.
« Last Edit: 02 February, 2015, 10:02:51 by shalafi »
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Re: 1st Irish Kendama Open (March 21st, 2015)
« Reply #29 on: 23 January, 2015, 12:56:29 »
Sorry for the double posting, but...

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