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Title: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 31 December, 2016, 16:12:36
22-23 July
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 25 April, 2017, 00:24:24
https://youtu.be/Wfy_BV8nnQY
https://youtu.be/VUu9xrkCo3M
https://youtu.be/wKfzuUycfzU
https://youtu.be/aUABcc3rJfc
https://youtu.be/qUCb3_z5fb4
https://youtu.be/s3ps0wQpVB0
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 25 April, 2017, 10:32:17
I got the impression that they are not pushing that much on the lower levels, which is good. I can hardly do any trick on level 4, but they feel like a good challenge, however I want to try the basecup hanging fast hand spike (5-7) which is similar to something I have landed.

In general I think that this trick lists are maturing now after three years into a more exponential difficulty towards the higher levels, which I think is a great evolution.
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 25 April, 2017, 12:57:26
https://youtu.be/mG9DyD25fgI
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 26 April, 2017, 21:18:12
https://youtu.be/9UShLQCymWM
I should probably get around to watching these... :)
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 27 April, 2017, 12:33:04
I'm liking the selection of tricks a lot more than previous year, specially 8-7, 8-8 & 8-9 are really cool.
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 27 April, 2017, 15:50:40
I agree @shalafi I really like Alex Smiths level 7 Hanging swinger lighthouse (nearly landed it a minute ago)!

He does a lunar version too!
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 27 April, 2017, 15:52:21
I wonder if levels 9 & 10 will be where the mind bending stuff is inc Yank tricks?
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 27 April, 2017, 22:14:30
https://youtu.be/FMAR9ybZ4qg
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 28 April, 2017, 05:49:56
I meant 11 and 12 for mind bending  ;D
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 28 April, 2017, 10:00:45
I meant 11 and 12 for mind bending  ;D
I find level 9 quite freaking hard and still elegant (which is something I missed past year)
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 28 April, 2017, 10:28:19
https://youtu.be/8Wq8kYYpotQ

Happy now @KenSan ? I find 10-9 particularly mind bending.
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 28 April, 2017, 11:15:30
Yes your right @shalafi its definitely getting mind bending now! Not that 7,8 or 9 weren't! And I agree there is more of an elegance with the tricks so far this year.

The airplane 3 turn juggle ghost penguin fall in was pretty damn cool from the level 10 section, and Yuki Yaos stilt cushion tap stilt was really nice on level 9 too!
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 30 April, 2017, 12:02:33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPuMdRjkjNo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp9ceZJ6YSo
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: John on 30 April, 2017, 16:12:59
Had a great time watching these as they've slowly been rolling out this week. They started to get seriously difficult and completely out of reach for me by around level 6, so the last half of the levels have just been observing from a fascinated point of view. Definitely going to be trying a few of the ideas, though. :)
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: John on 30 April, 2017, 16:27:25
And that around the naughty bird half rotation trick (12-4) is just the most ridiculous trick ever. Both amazed and fascinated that someone can even land it, let alone consistently enough to get it on video (and expect others to be able to do it too!). A proper :o moment!
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 30 April, 2017, 18:20:55
I was thinking much the same, John! :)
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: Dimensions on 05 May, 2017, 17:03:56
Saw this new rule:
Quote
1.   Seed Frame: 6 (the winner of past 3 years of KWC, the winner of the North American, Asian and European Championship)
All get a finalist position

Really quite annoyed I can't go this year as that's a guaranteed final place, more reason to try and win EKO again.
...and why couldn't they have done this last year!
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 05 May, 2017, 18:16:25
Saw this new rule:
Quote
1.   Seed Frame: 6 (the winner of past 3 years of KWC, the winner of the North American, Asian and European Championship)
All get a finalist position

Really quite annoyed I can't go this year as that's a guaranteed final place, more reason to try and win EKO again.
...and why couldn't they have done this last year!
It seems you'll have to win the EKO again :-)

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Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 29 May, 2017, 19:36:59
@BKA @Dimensions @The Void

New rules/amentments etc:

– Removable attachments (accessories) can not be removed or replaced within a 3 minute challenge time.
※Use of fixed or implanted removal attachments without making the kendamas shape different are accepted.

I guess they mean things like Luna Tac, slay bands and even bolts in the sarado (which apparently people do now  :o ).

I bet the JKA a laughing their competition sized socks off  ;D
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 30 May, 2017, 11:01:06
That is just hilarious.
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 30 May, 2017, 11:28:48
That is just hilarious.
That's not the word I'd use, but yes it is.

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Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 23 July, 2017, 20:08:57
Results!

https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20264666_1381393491938631_4749105078021831086_n.jpg?oh=cba9fd9c30032b4b3fc77152a6cc32f4&oe=5A0046EE
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: The Void on 25 July, 2017, 09:34:46
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: KenSan on 25 July, 2017, 11:04:33
Heres the finals day link on Youtube and a bunch of times for the main players that I borrowed off of Downspike ;D

Check out 4:15:40 ish for JKA girl Nonaka Kyodos run. It got the biggest crowd reaction of the day and she hit some big big tricks first try!

Bonz Atron 00:29:20
Rod 00:33:35
Gavin Harvey 2:21:30
Zack Gallagher 2:44:00
Liad Kotlarker 4:06:40 3rd place
Nic Stodd 4:11:15
So Kanada 4:29:00 WINNER
Jake Fischer 5:33:15
Logan Tosta 5:37:50
Lukas Funk 5:43:00
Nick Gallagher 5:46:50
Nobu Nori 5:56:15
Bryson Lee 6:00:50 2nd place

https://youtu.be/lAURtao3y1o (https://youtu.be/lAURtao3y1o)
Title: Re: KWC 2017
Post by: shalafi on 27 July, 2017, 17:15:22
That girl finished in 8th position and was the second Japanese player :-O
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