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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1620 on: 27 April, 2015, 11:16:49 »
Yeah, almost there Void! I think this year at EKO it will finally fall. You really deserve it.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1621 on: 28 April, 2015, 05:51:36 »
Today I landed my first 1-turn lighthouse!! It isn't as hard as I thought actually

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1622 on: 28 April, 2015, 11:33:55 »
Well done. Some find it easier than 1-Turn Aeroplane. Similar level, though.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1623 on: 28 April, 2015, 21:59:34 »
... I did several one-turn swing ins. Not as difficult as I thought
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1624 on: 28 April, 2015, 22:34:36 »
... I did several one-turn swing ins. Not as difficult as I thought
"Swing In" is a 1-Turn trick. Presumably you mean 2-Turn. Nice. I had a quick try at those when I was in the JKA office on Sunday. There was a young lad there that has done 3-Turn Swing In.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1625 on: 29 April, 2015, 21:36:44 »
Thought I might give the 2 turn swing in a go.  Got it after a dozen or so tries, so thought, why not give reverse 2 turn swing in a go.

Acually turned out to be easier, especially as you get a better view of the hole on rotation.

So then went for reverse 2 turn to small bird. And after a few goes, it was on (and in!)

Productive little 5 minutes, cheers for the inspiration, chaps!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1626 on: 30 April, 2015, 08:45:38 »
I find reverse swing to big bird to be easier than to the small one.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1627 on: 30 April, 2015, 20:25:42 »
Today I...Got my BKA membership card and stickers :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1628 on: 02 May, 2015, 08:03:47 »
Congrats! Think i will sign up next week also.

Had managed to learn juggle to spike on my pill and also learnt handle stalls on my dama :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1629 on: 02 May, 2015, 09:11:24 »
@kaia.  Yeah I thought why not join and be part of the community. Wont be able to attend any meets this year but maybe next year. Also I just did the basic membership as I already have a Royal Kendama. But if you don't it might be worth paying the extra as they are really solid players.

Regards your videos you look like you've really taken to this kendama stuff well. I haven't even considered handle stalls yet. Just started thinking about Lunars!!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1630 on: 02 May, 2015, 09:58:57 »
Hey KenSan, it seems to me that newish players see what other people are doing (on Instagram, etc), and "assume" , "ah, that's what I should be trying". When often, it's the newest, coolest tricks that everyone wants to try, even though they *may* be above their level. I recommend getting a solid grounding on all the lower level tricks, and then working your way up from there.

BUT having said that, different people find different tricks easier or harder, so who's to say which tricks you "should" be trying. Go for that Lunar! And those other stalls! Why not? If they prove to be too difficult for you... step down a level.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1631 on: 02 May, 2015, 10:38:13 »
Cheers @KenSan ive been working hard on the dama tricks. Pretty much stopped riding flatland bmx and concentrated on kendama over the rainy winter season. Totally addicted. Pretty used to slaving away for tricks as flatland bmx can also take months and months if not years to learn things so its very similar in that aspect. I had only really started trying lunar from lighthouse after learning lighthouse flips and bird variations. Have to start with the ken the other way so that the big cup is facing you though. I had also learnt it on a sticky tama first, that being a gold ozora.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1632 on: 03 May, 2015, 08:03:05 »
Yesterday i had done my first bird over the valley :D

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Also finished my first custom tama ;)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1633 on: 04 May, 2015, 19:44:48 »
Nice work on the Tama kaia and the bird over valley!

Hit that Lunar today. Got the satisfying "clomp" sound as the big cup landed, followed by a moment of disbelief, and a couple of seconds of euphoria before the ken slipped off the back of the tama! Almost got it again a few more times but not quite. Practice practice practice in that order I suppose.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1634 on: 04 May, 2015, 20:12:55 »
Well done, *Clomp* is also a very good approximation of that 'settling into the cups' sound of a nice Lunar. Today I am bloody amazed that I'm still hanging in there on Outlink, had such a struggle with the last trick. better get practising! In general! For anything that might come!
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