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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #390 on: 13 March, 2012, 08:37:15 »
Today I managed to do the "Speed Trick B" in under 5 minutes.

Not too bad considering that Around Europe and 1-turn aeroplane were on the edge of my skill not too long ago.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #391 on: 13 March, 2012, 19:27:35 »
Today I self-certified myself 2nd Dan! I was going to go for 3rd but thought the 500 Moshikame was a little daunting... but with some concentration (and a song by Modest Mouse for timing help) I reached 307 and then spiked it for my own final satisfaction!

Yay, me.  ;D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #392 on: 14 March, 2012, 11:39:31 »
Nice work, both of you!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #393 on: 16 March, 2012, 13:01:43 »
Just self-certificated 3rd Dan for first time.  A few dodgy moments, but somehow got through it.  620 moshies at that end, which the app verified exactly.   8)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #394 on: 16 March, 2012, 18:24:35 »
Probably a million posts like this but today I landed...

My first lunar flip lunar!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #395 on: 17 March, 2012, 14:45:28 »
Good going Guy. It took me a week to get 4th Dan again after I last did it. Just had 2 days off kendama completely - must get back on the case. Need to get 4th to a "more often than not" stage to have any hope of doing it under exam conditions.

Filthy, that's something I really need to practise. My Moon Somersaults are usually crash-landings.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #396 on: 19 March, 2012, 12:28:05 »
After a rubbish week of kendama last week, this week is off to a great start with a PB moshi kame run of 520 and a PB on speed trick B of 51 seconds. The aim now is to self qualify 3rd Dan by the end of the week.  :D
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #397 on: 19 March, 2012, 12:50:57 »
Nice going Sam!
I just managed 4th Dan for the 2nd day in a row, although yesterday's was my second attempt of the day, so that probably shouldn't count.
Skin of my teeth on STB every time though.....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #398 on: 23 March, 2012, 19:51:10 »
Void STB is a strange one.  Some days I can bomb through it no problem other days it just gets the best of me.

Today I learned Axe's and 1-turn Axe.  Took me soooooo long to pull one off clean. >:(

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #399 on: 24 March, 2012, 15:34:35 »
Today I achieved my goal and self graded 3rd dan with 750 moshi kames (pb), 1:37 STB and 13 misses on the trick ladder!!!
Very pleased! The daily practice and trying new tricks is really paying off!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #400 on: 28 March, 2012, 15:25:29 »
Today I managed the Dan Ladder with only 9 misses (personal record)  :D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #401 on: 29 March, 2012, 12:02:11 »
The day before yesterday I... managed trapeze to bird! :D
such a difficult stress inducing trick, but I managed to defeat it eventually.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #402 on: 29 March, 2012, 16:49:57 »
Do you mean Trapeze Acrobats to Bird? Nice job, if so!

Although tricks that start with that 'hanging loaded swirl' are called Whirlpool (Uzushio/うずしお) tricks, e.g.
http://www19.atwiki.jp/shakemid/pages/842.html (But confusingly, Trapeze Acrobats is not "Whirlpool Base Cup"..... maybe because it doesn't have the fast catch (Faster Than..?) bit in there?)

Today I clocked my fastest STB time of 43 seconds, including one miss, so still room for improvement. (But I still failed 4th Dan :-/)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #403 on: 30 March, 2012, 22:55:35 »
Cheers for clarifying that Void. I had a fast catch in there, so think in that case what I managed would have been 'Whirlpool Bird'?
There was no swing to bird afterward releasing the 'hanging loaded swirl'... I actually never even considered that, truth be told.
Hard luck on not achieving 4th Dan, mate. At least you set a new personal best with the STB!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #404 on: 31 March, 2012, 11:21:54 »
Whirlpool Bird it is then. Sweet!

Cheers, I managed 4th Dan the next day with a 48sec STB, so I'm not too gutted. :-) Of course, this self-certification malarkey is all very well, but it means nothing until the actual test. Fingers crossed for the next time I can do one...
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