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Title: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 25 October, 2011, 14:27:04
"Have you got the balls to balance?"

Next consistency competition will be up tomorrow during the day sometime so watch this space! I don't think this will be a " Void style" marathon of 22 tricks , however it shall involve some technical little keepers which I hope will keep you on the edge and more importantly on the ball..
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 26 October, 2011, 14:32:03
Alrighty here we go! If you want an easier option which excludes number 9... look at the end of this thread!!!!

Latest tricklist is at the bottom of the thread, look for KCC4 PART 2, "doubles"!!




UPDATE!! - you are allowed 3 drops to completion of the list! Yes I have not gone mad, you heard me rightly... THREE!!! BUT... I have actually filmed the ladder now with no drops and will be uploading the video sometime next week so let's say Friday 9th, and then it will be a new list i have called "consistency completion 4 take 2", and the clue is doubles!! So get clicking or feel the wrath of doubles! Motivated to get this list filmed so we can get the thread moving again?? I certainly hope so  ;D
 If you win with the update the glory will be all yours and my run of this list will be destroyed!!

1. Bird > in
2. Bat > in
3. Pull up and stall tama on the back of your hand > in (tip..outstretched fingers :-)!)
4. Lighthouse > falling down.
5. Aeroplane > lighthouse > falling down.
6.1 turn lighthouse > falling down.
7. Base cup > lighthouse > falling down.
8. Bat > bird > in.
9. MYSTERY TRICK!!!!! Ok... get a biro with a lid (basic bic biros seem good for this). Hold the lid with the nib inside it loosely, then jumping stick! Or as I call it a "pen flip"!

Enjoy! The reason for the last trick is it develops your kendama game when you don't have a kd to hand at either work or school/college

You hopefully know the rules now, I want a cleeeean run with no editing, no coming out of shot, no misses and no swearing! I found this easier than KCC #3, so this will give y'all a different challenge!

I am having a scout for prizes and they will be posted up tomorrow, KD stickers will be one of them, and a food related little treat to uphold tradition! I will release a couple of hints gradually if things seem too taxing :-)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 26 October, 2011, 15:42:27
Oooch!

1-6 are in my range, I reckon, 7 probably, but 8 & 9 will tax me mightily. I think I'll finish this cup of tea before I even have a stab.
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: SamB on 26 October, 2011, 18:38:27
Like it. I'll give it a go when I'm home (not entering though). Just tried the pen flip in the office, only a fancy fountain pen to hand, now I'm covered in ink. There's a tip - dont try it with fountain pens.
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: John on 26 October, 2011, 21:01:48
Bat > Bird > In?

Ouch... you guys are MEAN. :)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 26 October, 2011, 21:47:48
What's this "you guys" business? All the blame lies purely at Matt's door!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Benjugglin on 27 October, 2011, 16:48:47
Aeroplane > lighthouse > falling down

This is a swing/flip straight to lighthouse?
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 27 October, 2011, 17:07:36
No its not as malicious as that! So aeroplane, then once the spike is in the hole, hop the ken (in your own time) 180 degrees to lighthouse, then a lil 180 back into the hole.

Ah and little tip #2: for trick 7, you want to make sure the hole is pointing up when you catch it in base cup, and easier way I find is to be holding the ken between the slip grip and the clifftop when you get it in lighthouse, so your hands have much less time to travel to grab the ball. The base cup and ball don't want to be very far apart from eachother during the transition!
 This trick needs some knees haha, but not as much as #8!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 01 November, 2011, 01:23:02
I've managed 1-5 dropless so far, and have done 6 & 7 too. I've just about got close to #8 using Dave's 'low bat' method, but damn, that's hard.

Plus, I can't find a biro with a lid in my house - they're all retractables!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Mirek on 01 November, 2011, 09:54:02
This looks great. I should join you.  ;)
unfortunately I don't know what biro is.
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Peter on 01 November, 2011, 10:39:23
This biro stuff is really a Mistery. Would help if someone could post a film of it, so everybody would know what you are talking about...

Not that I ever came that far in the trick list :-)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: BKA on 01 November, 2011, 11:35:40
A Biro is a brand name of a ball point pen. In the UK, it is so common, it has become a synonym for "pen", much like "hoover" for "vacuum cleaner", or "Sellotape" for "sticky tape".
Here's a pic of the life cycle of a Biro[1]:
http://www.blinman.com/biro.htm (http://www.blinman.com/biro.htm)

I'm sure Matt would be fine with you using any brand of pen, not just Biro.
 1. It's a proper noun, so should be capitalised, but people often write "biro" when they mean the generic item.
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Benjugglin on 04 November, 2011, 07:00:03
I've made it through the first seven several times now. I'm almost not looking forward to making it through the eighth because if I hit the eighth and miss the ninth I'll feel awful.
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 04 November, 2011, 17:12:48
Ok guys, I have decided its time to hack down this consistency comp, so here is the change!!
We are getting rid of the pen flip (although I still think its worth practicing in your own time!) And replacing it with......  2 x single earth turns straight after the bat > bird in what ever grip you do the transition in! Reason for the extra trick is so peeps can film from fresh and can't be cutting any clips with the failed biro flip they have already got to and fell down on!. 

Sooo go for it  :D!!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 04 November, 2011, 17:14:03
Although if you want that pen flip instead, go for that still!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 05 November, 2011, 11:45:30
Never mind this "making it easier" business - Benjugglin is nearly there[1] by the sounds of it - what this comp needs is more naming of prizes!  ;)
 1. Well, after the latest modification, maybe
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 05 November, 2011, 12:40:34

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Never mind this "making it easier" business - Benjugglin is nearly there[1] by the sounds of it - what this comp needs is more naming of prizes!  ;)
 1. Well, after the latest modification, maybe

Ah yes you have triggered my memory!!
So as this is quite a taxing task, we have up for grabs...
Kendama usa stickers, a kendama stand, a David blaine dvd, and a mini peg! And of course a signed piece of artwork from Donald Grant. You can dooo it, especially making the pen flip optional!
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 07 November, 2011, 23:36:13
I managed 1-6 dropless today. Not that that gives me much hope of completing it...
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: DrJochum on 18 November, 2011, 11:56:57
Hey boys[1]! Come on! You can do it!

The weekend is coming up. The challenge is still there.

I like number 3.

And I also like the Mystery trick with the pen.
I do not use a classical biro. I use a pen with a longer and slightly bigger cup (more like the cup of a fountain pen).
I did the pen haneken (jumping pen?) and also the pen chikyu mawashi (pen cup flip/earth turn). The cup flip was much easier.
Both are really fun![2]

I really want to see number 8 (bat > bird > in). Matt, did you do that trick yourself?

If you are still struggling with this competition, why do you not entertain us with trick number 8 (just that one on video for me).
Or show us some mystery pen trick!

Thank you!

 1. I am wondering whether it is impolite to all those female kendama players
 2. Tip: use an empty pen unless you want to get dotted fingers...
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: DrJochum on 25 November, 2011, 21:29:47
I think this competition is to difficult (with number 8 ) for a consistency competition.
I am sure someone will do it sometime.
Meanwhile...

Lately I was looking for rather easy tricks I have not done before. http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,24.msg1698.html#msg1698 (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,24.msg1698.html#msg1698)

Then I came up with an idea for a consistency competition.
All tricks are not so difficult (except maybe one).
And they all fit into one theme very well.

Anybody interested?
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: BKA on 28 November, 2011, 15:41:44
Well, this one has been going for a month now, with no-one really showing any signs of doing it. Matt, what do you think?
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Peter on 28 November, 2011, 20:19:04
I think, Matt should show us how to do this trick list, thus, proving that it is possible getting the right to invent a new one himself ;-)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 28 November, 2011, 21:03:10
Ah ok maybe a bit ambitious for me first list! I'll have a go at filming it tomorrow and get working on a new list. Who knows, someone may get it before I release mine!?
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: Toby on 29 November, 2011, 00:02:04
How about allowing one drop...see if anyone gets it in a week or so and if not, allow 2 drops etc...?!

Dunno how else to simplify it without just giving up on the list completely really...
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 01 December, 2011, 16:41:05
How about allowing one drop...see if anyone gets it in a week or so and if not, allow 2 drops etc...?!

Dunno how else to simplify it without just giving up on the list completely really...

Advice taken on board Toby  :)

Now please look at the update at the start of the thread, I'm sure someone can conquer this and claim the glory ! (And the mini pegs!!)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 08 December, 2011, 16:21:42
Tip: use an empty pen unless you want to get dotted fingers...
I just noticed this footnote. Ha! :)
I'll have a go at filming it tomorrow and get working on a new list.
I think if you've set a list that is impossible (or so it seems), then you've forfeited the right to set a new one. How about 1 more week, then you hand over to Dr Jochum?:
Then I came up with an idea for a consistency competition. All tricks are not so difficult (except maybe one). And they all fit into one theme very well. Anybody interested?
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: donald grant on 08 December, 2011, 20:13:45
C'mon, Matty, you can do it!!!

I'm sure we've all learned something from this (or at least, I'VE learned that base cup to lighthouse is so much easier from pen grip than common grip.  Oh, and bat, bird, in is beyond me at the moment.....:) )

C'mon Matty, you can do it!!!

Donald
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: kendamatty on 11 December, 2011, 11:22:19
Cheers Donald! I'm sure most who attempted it learned something. And besides, I thought it would have little point if it was too easy! So here is my run with 1 mistake. A new list will be posted this eve with a doubles theme, but is more manageable than this one! Stay tuned...

consistency competition 4 - juggling videos hosted @ Juggling.tv (http://juggling.tv/7091#id=http://juggling.tv/nuevo/econfig.php?key=3e9a9c700591812fb0ec)
Title: Re: Consistency competition #4
Post by: The Void on 11 December, 2011, 14:50:51
Congrats Matty, very impressive as always - you win the prizes! :-)
Well done, and I look forward to the next one, with the hope I might be able to enter! ^_^
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