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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1455 on: 20 February, 2015, 17:27:40 »
Today I twice landed double-UFO . Surprisingly each attempt takes less than 10 min. Hard but doable.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1456 on: 21 February, 2015, 10:36:05 »
Nice. I might try one of those today...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1457 on: 22 February, 2015, 20:43:52 »
Today I landed some nice stuff, but was especially happy to beat Peter Wimmers in a race to land Candle Grip Swing (1.5 Inward Whirlwind) In, as demonstrated by [user]Kendalex[/user]



A gruelling but satisfying day's 'dama
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1458 on: 23 February, 2015, 22:16:39 »
Tonight I got a trick I was requested/suggested on film. Not sure how it'll look on a big screen... We'll see.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1459 on: 27 February, 2015, 21:41:18 »
Today I...

...doesn't matter.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1460 on: 27 February, 2015, 22:07:35 »
Oof. (cues trumpet solo)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1461 on: 27 February, 2015, 22:21:35 »
On a plus note I managed to download some codecs (whatever the hell those are) and managed to render (whatever that means) my videos at a higher quality. Is the difference noticeable or am I imagining it?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1462 on: 27 February, 2015, 22:28:32 »
Definitely, and you've lost the letterboxing too. Double plus good.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1463 on: 28 February, 2015, 01:49:46 »
Alright, then I'll give another dose; was trying to come up with a line that involves the same trick but different grips that wasn't all just Stab numbers:

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Re: The ever popular &quot;Today I...&quot; thread
« Reply #1464 on: 01 March, 2015, 14:55:40 »
Today I finally self certified myself for 2nd Dan. I've been failing this level a lot. Need to get more consistent to pass it at IKO...

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1465 on: 01 March, 2015, 16:09:21 »
around the downspike happened a few time yesterday :) feeling that consistency

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1466 on: 01 March, 2015, 22:01:43 »
TMO: Fast and nice looking!
Shalafi: Neat-oh, keep it up!
Paul: = "Stab The World", well done.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1467 on: 02 March, 2015, 00:48:29 »
Today I test-shot a few tricks for the new 2015 Forum Collaboration Video. Ideally I want to have a few tricks on there, each building on the trick I submitted last year (Stopover > Fast Hand Scoop Spike). Here's a work-in-progress snippet:

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1468 on: 02 March, 2015, 13:38:03 »
Today I 'Mastered the Kendama'[1]...

I landed every trick listed on the title page of the excellent Spike! book[2]

So I'm pretty pleased with that - especially as it means I got my first ever proper:

- Stilt
- Clifftop
- Wingwalker
- Everest

Also while attempting Everest I twice landed and balanced the tama on the rim of the small cup without it touching the ken, kind of like a Candle Grip Wingwalker / or a 'chairless' Monkey's Chair on Small Cup (Could we call that a Small Chairless Monkey perhaps [user]BKA[/user]?  ;D)

Anyway, today was a good day.


 1. Ahem, well, according to the subtitle of Void and Donald's book anyway ;)
 2. (Of course there are lots of additional ideas for variations listed within the book too, but I got all the big one's ticked off the list!) Get it here if you haven't already - http://www.kendama.co.uk/books.html

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1469 on: 02 March, 2015, 13:48:42 »
Wow, Kev, excellent work! Of course, you've made a rod for your own back now, what with there being 2 more books... ;) No, seriously, that's great.

Today I did my first 6th Dan practice for a month. That's a long time, but the lack of daylight was p***ing me off, so I took a break. Anyway, I had a bad Bird day (5), but passed everything else. So, not bad. Spring is slowly springing, with more daylight on the way, so I intend to get back on the grading grind!

Now for a bit of IKO practice....
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