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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #45 on: 13 May, 2017, 21:30:49 »
I counted 19 today at one point, and maybe I missed some. And that isn't including our new Austrian friends.
Some general hanging-out footage from today:
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #46 on: 14 May, 2017, 23:29:56 »
How did it went?

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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #47 on: 14 May, 2017, 23:54:41 »
Well, there is this...
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #49 on: 15 May, 2017, 08:22:29 »
Tweetstorm from Mike:

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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #50 on: 15 May, 2017, 09:40:31 »
Ah, I did not knew about that twitter account. Thanks!

It looks like it was good fun. I had a really busy Sunday, I'll try to catch up with some of the livestreams from the finals. Sounds like Rob Vs. Rolf is a match worth watching :)
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #51 on: 15 May, 2017, 12:32:22 »
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #52 on: 15 May, 2017, 13:20:41 »
I had fun at the BKO weekend. :)

Firstly, a BIG THANK YOU to @Maicodama @Kofi @BenPycroft24 and all ARK-ers for making the BKO happen again this year! People came, played kendama, had fun, met new friends, and that's ultimately all that counts.

Okay, there were quite a few organisational issues... I won't go on about that here - details to be worked on, and discussed behind the scenes at a later date, when the dust has settled. :-)

Back to positives...
It was great to see lots of people at their first BKO. Nice to meet you, @johndmc , @rhys_goes_peace , Oakley, Tom, Ben, Jack, John, John, @Oblivion , Ryan, Brandon, Lisa, Julia, Marcus, & Mike! (Did I miss anyone? Probably! Sorry if so.) And great to see all this lot again: @mreasyguy @Dimensions @fiddletriks @JakeHookins Rolf, @Its_mrdiz , Dice, Nathan,  @Cortz @kymallen94 @Cand1ez @BenBenVx @KenSan ... and anyone I missed!

Spare a moment and post a word or two here on your BKO, dudes! Even if it's just a simple "thank you" to the orgs - that means a lot. (And join the forum to do so, if you haven't yet. Everyone's welcome!)

Anyone else got pics or clips to share?

Other good stuff
- Teaching kendama to people passing by, who glanced over with a curious expression. "Err, sorry... what are you guys doing?" :)
- Seeing Royal-wielders do well in comps and gradings. (Royals rock. Have I mentioned this? I don't think I say it enough. Go Rock a Royal. :) )
- Rhys being a little kendama demon in person as well as on the web.
- ...and his brothers' enthusiasm and excitement at watching him do well.
- I was outside, so missed it, but heard that Rhys beat Ben A. in the KEN game. Later on, I heard that actually, Ben had won, but had very graciously stepped aside to allow Rhys to compete in his first freestyle comp. You're a gent, Ben. Hats off to you for that.
- Julia and Adam's "Axe-off".
- Not having all the pressure on my shoulders.
- People coming from abroad to attend a BKO - always awesome behaviour!
- Sponsors rocking.
- A little bit of wheeling-and-dealing in the car on the way home.... (I'll tell you later...)
- Cortz's amusement at the fact that I bring packed lunches. :-)
- Dice asking me if I had a really beaten-up tama to show in his photo-project, when I'd given away my most banged Royal to the talented Austrian lad we met the evening before. Timing.
- Oakley being a bit freaked out that I knew his surname.
- That time when someone said something funny, and we all laughed. I liked that one.

Big clicks to you all!
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #53 on: 15 May, 2017, 13:42:52 »
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #54 on: 15 May, 2017, 13:47:13 »
I would like to thank all of the ark fam for a great weekend. It's been an absolute blast and I can't wait to make to another event.
It was indeed great to finally meet some of the forum members at last, and also some other new people. A truly great bunch of people.
Void thanks for the tips on the hanging lighthouse, it was a moment of 'oh I see what you mean, so you do it like this... *lands one*'
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #55 on: 15 May, 2017, 13:48:52 »
I landed a few tricks for the first time over the weekend, and I'm still chasing my first whirlwind though. It will be mine.

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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #56 on: 16 May, 2017, 19:32:51 »
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #57 on: 16 May, 2017, 22:43:53 »
Had a great time down in Exeter with the ARK boys, Kromies and every one else in attendance! Seeing the young shreder @rhys_goes_peace going toe to toe with Rolf was a definite highlight for me  8)>

All in all I think @Maicodama @BenPycroft24 @Kofi did a amazing job considering the shoes( @The Void ) they were having to fill. Also Having Rolf who is larger than life and a veteran of so many competitions around the world there too must have only added to the pressure.

Keep it up guys and hopefully it can only get better!
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Re: British Kendama Open 2017
« Reply #58 on: 17 May, 2017, 16:19:23 »
It was such an incredible day! The freestyle was the highlight for me.
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