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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #375 on: 06 March, 2012, 14:00:10 »
As a relative beginner, I was really pleased to land gunslinger last night for the first time.  The gunslinger that I was taught is slightly different.  You pull up the ball, do the gunslinger twirl and end on the spike. 

On Saturday, I landed bird for the first, (second, third, and forth time) and I did an earth turn with my left hand. 

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #376 on: 06 March, 2012, 14:41:38 »
Bird over what? And return where?



UPD: "Slip Grip Special > Clifftop" (and back)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #377 on: 06 March, 2012, 15:07:13 »
Robin, those are 2 different tricks: "Gunslinger" and "Gunslinger Spike". But well done on your progress. Have you tried self-certifying yourself at any of the official skill levels yet?

Pasha, there's no "Bird" in there at all. Another case of "name vs description". It's a transition between two tricks, so
"Slip Grip Special > Clifftop" (and back)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #378 on: 06 March, 2012, 18:30:20 »
I haven't tried the official skill levels, yet, but I've been playing around with a bunch of tricks.  Maybe, I should give that a try.

By the way, I just took a 15 minute kendama break from work and landed stabbing heaven and scoop spike for the first time and a couple times after that. 


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #379 on: 06 March, 2012, 19:19:01 »
I love that trick Pasha. One of my greatest moments in kendama was accidentally pulling it off  at the SRC in front of everyone. There is a Japanese video online somewhere of a guy doing it back and forth 4 or 5 times but I can't find it. That may have the Japanese name on it.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #380 on: 06 March, 2012, 19:55:40 »
You're referring to one of the Freedom Kendama videos, Sam. I can't remember which one, but they're both here:
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #381 on: 06 March, 2012, 20:40:15 »
Found it!

" 極意渡り4回連続 " google translates to " Four times in a row over the secret ". So I guess you could call it over the secret?

Since that last post I got my first small cup lunar and came this close |-----| to my first lunar somersault!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #382 on: 06 March, 2012, 21:45:42 »
Fantastic video!

Btw, this evening 23 min 57 sec of moshikame, o-zara balancing and 4 sleepgripspecial in raw. o_O That a mad day!



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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #383 on: 07 March, 2012, 08:35:57 »
Changing the tricks a bit, yesterday I landed Fast Hand Big Cup and Fast Hand Base Cup.

Also I failed miserably to self-certify for Pre-dan. I have lots of problems in getting 5/10 swing-in. I think I have lighthouse more consistent. than my swing-in, shameful.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #384 on: 07 March, 2012, 10:03:59 »
This night I finally reached the last "hard trick" of the EKO Beginners Trick Ladder... Trapeze acrobats!

First I exercised swinging some potato in a potholder  :) It is very useful for keeping  "alive" my Kendama and my windows  ;D
Thanks to Peter for this fantastic idea... I had a lot of fun with potato- juggling !

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #385 on: 08 March, 2012, 14:35:18 »
Aaahh yes, slip-grip to clifftop is a very nice trick indeed, one I don't practice much at all. I've been far more pre-occupied since learning lunar flips, which give a very satisfying chunky click when they land. Not done 2 in a row yet, but I am a horrifically slow learner.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #386 on: 08 March, 2012, 16:53:08 »
Today i made 8 slip grip special in row...
« Last Edit: 08 March, 2012, 16:58:03 by PAshaRome »

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #387 on: 08 March, 2012, 21:05:47 »
Sorry, 11 slip grip special


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #388 on: 10 March, 2012, 17:01:34 »
Finally got the feel down for doing hanging 1-turn airplanes.

Now that the weather is getting nice its time to learn spacewalk/suicides!!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #389 on: 10 March, 2012, 18:30:38 »
Finally I managed to do small cup bird. Then I did again. Flying over the valley is one step closer.

Also, 280 moshikames, personal record, with a new stringless kendama, which makes it much easier.

And 4/10 jumping sticks, although I needed only 1/10 for my current target.
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