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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #885 on: 04 December, 2013, 16:11:36 »
Failed 6D on one trick by one miss. I'd've been pretty pleased with that a month ago. Today, I'm annoyed that it was Hanging Spike. :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #886 on: 06 December, 2013, 14:49:23 »
... am still recovering from five weeks' working on an alpine goat farm. Got some really nice moves down in the cabin I was staying in though (not much to do in the evenings):

Clifftop
Swing-in Clifftop (not yet spiked though!)
Reverse Upside-down Jumping Stick (opposite rotation, ridiculously descriptive, non-snappy name)
Stopover > Lighthouse (anyone messed about with this? Kind of Big cup > Lighthouse, not as easy as it looks, needs loads of flip!)
Aeroplane > Corkscrew Build Lighthouse > Scoop Spike (continuous, inspired by Jeffrey)



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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #887 on: 06 December, 2013, 18:15:14 »
Stilts> Tap-on-the-spike Somersault In
That was a well earned cuppa.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #888 on: 06 December, 2013, 18:35:05 »
Today I looked at prices of flights to Japan. Not looking tooooo bad...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #889 on: 10 December, 2013, 18:22:48 »
Today I
Completed my 3rd Dan! (Self assessed, of course)

I started off with the moshikame, I did 684 clicks (strung)
Next up slip on stick - 1 miss
Then earth turn - 3 misses
After, falling down - 1 miss, annoyingly it was only on the lighthouse section
Then a perfect run of reverse swing in
After, a terrible run of around the cosmos - it took me 8 attempts for 3 successful runs
Next bird - missed my first attempt, had a perfect run for the next two, then ended the third on my 7th attempt
After that, it was my big throw back. Hanging spike, my nemesis![1] - a perfect run of two hanging spikes, then a big run of failure. I ended my run on the 10th attempt!
Then, jumping stick - took me 8 attempts, 3 of those where failed on aeroplane!
1-turn aeroplane - took me 3 attempts
1-turn lighthouse - my first attempt succeeded, but then I lost my concentration and it fell off in the 2nd still second. My second attempt worked though

I then had a big rest! I had dinner, during a mouthful of chicken casserole I rememberd, "Speed Trick B!"

Swing to candle - excellent, quick start as well
Around the prefecture - good
Around Japan X2 - good, could easily be faster
Around the world X2 - ^above
Around Europe - I missed the first spike twice! I then had a reasonably fast run
Earth turn - very fast!
Bird and in - missed the first and second attempt, then a rathe slow run
Jumping stick - 1 miss
1-turn aeroplane - 3 misses (but quick fails)
Falling down - medium speed

All in all 1:24 seconds!

At the BKO 2014 I hope to at least get my 2nd Dan!
Rob




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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #890 on: 10 December, 2013, 18:29:36 »
Well done Rob! :-D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #891 on: 10 December, 2013, 23:39:07 »
Today I...

Did some kendama with one of my Japanese students! It's always nice cos they don't usually know that it's popular outside Japan so it makes them very happy to see their teacher playing.

I'm yet to meet one who actually plays though so it makes me feel pretty good when they all tell me I play well cos they can only just big cup. xD

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #892 on: 10 December, 2013, 23:59:19 »
すごい!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #893 on: 11 December, 2013, 12:58:43 »
Today I....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #894 on: 12 December, 2013, 12:01:47 »
thats one hell of a trick you did there void!


just landed 2 small lunar -> half side flip big lunars . took me a while to figure this trick out but this is something i need to start doing a lot. it looks great!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #895 on: 15 December, 2013, 12:54:03 »
Started my own 10/10 consistancy list today to find out wich tricks i really control. So far :

Small cup 10/10
Big cup 10/10
Base cup 10/10
Spike 10/10
Lighthouse 10/10
Swing in 10/10
Orbit 10/10
Lighthous -> falling down 8/10
Big bird 5/10
Jumping stick 6/10
Whirlwind spike 1/10 i suck at those.
Swing in lighthouse 4/10
Aeroplane 8/10

This is as far as i could go today since i have to work now . Long way to go and far from consistent!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #896 on: 15 December, 2013, 13:08:53 »
Looking good for getting on the Dan table. How's your Moshi Kame?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #897 on: 15 December, 2013, 14:29:04 »
Didn't do moshikame very much yet so don't know. I'm going to do some self grading tomorrow. If moshi kame will go well i cab get to pre dan i think :).

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #898 on: 15 December, 2013, 14:33:50 »
Cool, good luck!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #899 on: 16 December, 2013, 02:45:53 »
Today I... should already be sleeping but had a niggling feeling that I'd not managed Everest with (Small Cup) Monkey's Chair > (Big Cup) Monkey's Chair, as good folks mentioned the Base Cup in the middle. Stopped tossing and turning, got out of bed and landed

(Big Cup) Monkey's Chair > Base Cup > (Small Cup) Monkey's Chair (yes, I'm a lefty), AKA (?) Everest.


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