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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #870 on: 12 November, 2013, 06:11:20 »
I found out that I can land stilts easier than lunars today :) :(

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #871 on: 12 November, 2013, 12:29:43 »
@misterwhang.. i still can't control the landing of the stilt all the time... lunar landings are for me much easyer :D






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and here just some small random things i did today :)




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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #872 on: 12 November, 2013, 12:38:03 »
0:25 is really cool!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #873 on: 12 November, 2013, 12:47:52 »
thanks void. trying do more variations on it. to lighthouse etc.

also did this although it's almost not worth looking at it :P>

swing in inverted 1 turn corq lighouse.
setting up my good cam atm to do some serious filmping :D


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #874 on: 23 November, 2013, 15:18:41 »
Can't really see that one very well - not enough light. But I get the description - well done.

Having had a torrid time for a week with Bird/Valley, today I practice-passed 6th Dan. First time I've done it twice in one calendar month, and the 5th time overall. Damn it's hard. I'm having a celebratory biscuit, whatever anyone says!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #875 on: 27 November, 2013, 18:32:31 »
Woo, got it again!
Nebari!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #876 on: 27 November, 2013, 20:24:56 »
So this is three times in a month [user]The Void[/user]?

Well done sir! That's mighty impressive.

Today I've been persevering with my Lunars - good progress made and a few nice ones landed.

Some insight seemed to click into place regarding the gentleness of the catch / correction movement if you get me? Before I had to land them perfectly or there was no chance, now it seems a good cushioning catch works wonders.

(And surprise surprise knees are a huge part of that along with a light touch).

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #877 on: 27 November, 2013, 22:07:39 »
Yes Kev, and thanks. Still far from confident on any given day, though.

Well done on getting Lunars better controlled. I believe the original one had a relatively soft touchdown.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #878 on: 29 November, 2013, 02:07:21 »
I've been experimenting with "flip" moves. I got  a lunar and stilt flip plus a double lighthouse flip and a triple jumping stick :D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #879 on: 30 November, 2013, 15:01:42 »
I just did the Sppeed Trick B in 1:15. My current personal best.

Only missed 2 earth turns, 1 jumping stick, 1 1-turn aeroplane and 1 falling down, so 5 misses in total :)

I think it is the second time I make it in less than 2 minutes (a.k.a. 3rd Dan time)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #880 on: 30 November, 2013, 15:24:05 »
Nice one guys.

I haven't done STB for ages, but the other day I was racing the microwave, and managed to sneak in a 45s run. That's probably the fastest I've done it since passing 5D. Probably average about 65s, without much practice.

You know Akimoto's advice, right, shalafi?: "Try NOT to miss!". Sounds stupid at first, but slowing down a tiny bit to enhance your precision often leads to a faster overall time.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #881 on: 01 December, 2013, 08:31:34 »
Never done stb :o. Going to try it when i'm home.

What i did do is balance training yesterday. Lunar -> stilt (no turn) this is a very good practice to balance tricks. First you land a simple lunar than click it up to a stilt, hold it and once stable you spike it :). Want to do a axe before the lunar but still not being able to land it very often...

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #882 on: 01 December, 2013, 10:02:11 »
Today was a good progress day. After finally getting some progress on stilts, I started flipping from airplane to stilt. Still mostly flukes but at least it's progress! Also, after watching Void's typhoon video a few months ago, it occurred to me tonight to use it in simple tricks for extra difficulty. My first landed one turn lighthouse>typhoon>grab ken from air and spike the typhoon. Definitely a good day!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #883 on: 01 December, 2013, 10:02:40 »
You know Akimoto's advice, right, shalafi?: "Try NOT to miss!". Sounds stupid at first, but slowing down a tiny bit to enhance your precision often leads to a faster overall time.
I know, that's what I've been focusing on for a while, not to make the tricks fast but to avoid missing. It seems to be working.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #884 on: 01 December, 2013, 15:26:37 »
What i did do is balance training yesterday. Lunar -> stilt (no turn) this is a very good practice to balance tricks. First you land a simple lunar than click it up to a stilt, hold it and once stable you spike it :). Want to do a axe before the lunar but still not being able to land it very often...
That's a nice trick. I just did one in the kitchen. (i usually miss it though.) Axes are naaasty. :-)
Today was a good progress day. After finally getting some progress on stilts, I started flipping from airplane to stilt. Still mostly flukes but at least it's progress! Also, after watching Void's typhoon video a few months ago, it occurred to me tonight to use it in simple tricks for extra difficulty. My first landed one turn lighthouse>typhoon>grab ken from air and spike the typhoon. Definitely a good day!
Nice. You might also call that 1-Turn LH > Fast Hand Typhoon Spike (Or ....Stab, depending on the angle you hit the Spike at.)
« Last Edit: 01 December, 2013, 15:29:59 by The Void »
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