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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #30 on: 13 July, 2011, 14:57:44 »
Ah, okay, with the ken pointing across you then. I just tried it. Not too hard, but I prefer the ken grip version.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #31 on: 13 July, 2011, 23:51:38 »
Yeap, palm up, and you initiate the spin by flicking spike to your left (flicking probably isn't a good way to describe the motion but I think you know what I mean)
The ball will spin sort of sideways around, as opposed to normal grip where the hole will rotate straight over the top towards you

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #32 on: 19 July, 2011, 01:02:22 »
Today I....

Managed my first Backhand Earth Turn, after having got nowhere with them the previous times I'd tried.

I also tried to get a "Ball-whirlwind" Aeroplane.... which I got after several goes. That trick needs a better name. I'll email a Japanese player and ask him if they have a name for that technique.

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Also, today I taught a guy to click. In 10 minutes he landed all the cups, Moshikame, Around the Village, Spike, Aeroplane (that took him a few goes), Lighthouse, and Falling Down. Bit of a natural there.... or maybe it's just my genius teaching skills!  :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #33 on: 19 July, 2011, 08:11:35 »
Lighthouse right off the start is impressive. Funny how some people pick it up so quick

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #34 on: 19 July, 2011, 17:09:16 »
Today[1] I photocopied some scoresheets and handouts for the EKO, and got a banner printed.


Yeah, okay, it's not a Trick, but I liked it.  :)
 1. Well, okay, it was yesterday, actually.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #35 on: 20 July, 2011, 10:32:16 »
Gosh, lighthouse took me about 3 weeks to "consistently" get about 1 in 5! My TK16 was as slippery as an eel, to be fair...

Today on the Bus-stop Challenge TM I *almost* got wingwalker to bird and was cross when my bus arrived! I shall try and get it on the way home instead...

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #36 on: 21 July, 2011, 17:22:06 »
I got lighthouse after several minutes - but that's a completely different story! :-)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #37 on: 22 July, 2011, 14:46:37 »
Today[1], I was teaching a circus skills workshop to some female Italian students. Didn't manage to drum up much interest in the kendama amongst them. Funny how it grabs some people more than others.....[2]
 1. yeah, okay, yesterday again
 2. Male vs Female? Rubbish old futile argument....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #38 on: 22 July, 2011, 17:59:31 »
Today[1], I was teaching a circus skills workshop to some female Italian students. Didn't manage to drum up much interest in the kendama amongst them. Funny how it grabs some people more than others.....[2]
 1. yeah, okay, yesterday again
 2. Male vs Female? Rubbish old futile argument....

Maybe you need to employ a little more 'psychology' to get them interested?  I find it's usually possible to get any small group interested and involved, if I approach it the right way.  The more common problem is getting them to give the kendama back, so I can move onto the next group.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #39 on: 26 July, 2011, 17:18:03 »
Yep, I have to admit I wasn't trying that hard - it was a case of getting them interested in anything really. Usually I will adopt a little psychology/rivalry in my approach.

Meanwhile today[1] , after having theorised a trick, and then seen Eric do it in his recent video, I hit  Fast Hand Tomeken.
 1. yesterday
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #40 on: 28 July, 2011, 12:52:56 »
Just did a clean Bamboo Horse (aka stilts) from hanging for the first time.  It's taken me a long time to get to the point where I've even wanted to give it a serious attempt, so it's quite a nice feeling to have now done it at least once. 

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #41 on: 28 July, 2011, 13:29:19 »
Ooh, I've never even thought of trying it from Hanging. Well done!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #42 on: 28 July, 2011, 20:31:03 »
Oh - probably used the wrong term there, then.  By 'hanging',  I meant the regular start, rather than just dropping down from a lighthouse.  So, possibly not what you were thinking. 

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #43 on: 28 July, 2011, 20:50:47 »
Hanging tends to mean the "holding-the-string" grip (as in Hanging Tomeken), so I assume you mean the "string hook" start (as commonly used to start Moon Landing).
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #44 on: 28 July, 2011, 21:45:51 »
Yeah, string-hook.  That would be it.  :)

 

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