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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #225 on: 26 November, 2011, 21:49:24 »
Yesterday I managed to successfully (after many attempts)

Rosuko Bird - Over the Valley - Throw both tama and ken in the air, grab the ken in ken grip and - Bird - Over the Valley - Spike :)

How is it possible to catch a bird while holding the spike?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #226 on: 26 November, 2011, 22:07:28 »
I suspect Thorny may mean catching a Bat whilst holding the spike? The Japanese name for this translates as Monkey's Chair, although before I heard this, and because it is the first part of "Everest", in my book, I called it Base Camp.

Or he means something else.....?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #227 on: 26 November, 2011, 22:10:27 »
Or perhaps more likely, (now I think about it):
Candle, to Bird ....?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #228 on: 26 November, 2011, 22:11:21 »
Well, it would be how you'd do a Bat (a.k.a. Underbird etc) in ken grip.

The reason I called it Rosoku Bird is because you can't have a Rosoku Bat (to my understanding). I'm sure if I'm wrong Void will set things straight. :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #229 on: 28 November, 2011, 15:25:49 »
Got a stupid one for you today.
It's a tomeken, but pinching the bottom of the spike (above the sarado) rather than pinching under the sarado. Similar to rousoku, but held with the spike pointing up. The ball ends up resting on your thumb and first finger. Funny little thing

Also got gunslinger tomeken to gunslinger earth turn. WOOHOO! Does this still count if I had to do a tiny grip switch after the tomeken (the gunsling lands me in ken grip)?

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #230 on: 28 November, 2011, 15:40:35 »
Well, you weren't in a competition when you did it, so there are no specific 'rules' to follow. If you did it, it counts!

As for the 'pinched spike' (or whatever you want to call it).... where do you go from there?!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #231 on: 28 November, 2011, 16:37:15 »
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As for the 'pinched spike' (or whatever you want to call it).... where do you go from there?!
Well, I didn't go anywhere from that originally, but I just got a tomeken to earth, an around the village, and a tapback all in that grip. Possibly the strangest feeling I've ever had while playing kendama.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #232 on: 29 November, 2011, 16:56:59 »
I suspect Thorny may mean catching a Bat whilst holding the spike? The Japanese name for this translates as Monkey's Chair, although before I heard this, and because it is the first part of "Everest", in my book, I called it Base Camp.

Or he means something else.....?

Oase graciously demonstrates what I was talking about in his fifth edit, at 2:52 - 3:03.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #233 on: 29 November, 2011, 17:16:29 »
Dope trick and a really dope edit. I expected this type of edit to come out on the Kendama co beats contest but none of the ones I watched were like that. (sorry for a mini hijack)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #234 on: 30 November, 2011, 10:11:13 »
Today I landed on the moon for the first time (in my three minutes tee cooking break)!  8)

I should never have practiced with my old Kendama for such a long time. The brink of the cup is so demolished an notched. This is so hard.

If you want to learn moon landing use a new sticky kendama!!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #235 on: 30 November, 2011, 15:44:39 »
Today I landed ( don't know the right name to this) a lighthouse to spike (180 ken flip) and to lighthouse again (180 ken flip) I was really amazed, because 3 days ago I was not able to consistently land lighthouse and I have been only playing for about 6 weeks :D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #236 on: 01 December, 2011, 13:29:23 »
hater: Falling Down, to Lighthouse . This is one that you can keep repeating, endlessly!

Jochen: You never forget your first Moon Landing[1]!
 1. Or so Neil Armstrong tells me ;)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #237 on: 03 December, 2011, 02:34:04 »
I was playing kendama during a huge break between exams today, and tried suicide handroll to spike on a whim, not expecting to get even close. I got it on my second try to the tune of a couple of onlookers and a bunch of high fives! Needless to say, my confidence going into the next test skyrocketed.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #238 on: 03 December, 2011, 23:46:45 »
2 Turn gunslinger pull-up in..
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #239 on: 04 December, 2011, 17:41:35 »
Cool, I remember trying 2-turn gunslinger furiken. I managed it with a Performer, but not with a standard kd, but I think Looby did.
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