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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #945 on: 13 January, 2014, 12:49:29 »
Nice one Kev!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #946 on: 13 January, 2014, 18:33:28 »
Nice one Kev!

Thanks [user]Shalafi[/user] Pretty stoked :) Just got to do it again (and again and again) then at the BKO for real - a grading is a lot more pressure than a self cert as you've no doubt experienced too!

Are you coming along to the BKO yourself?

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #947 on: 14 January, 2014, 13:48:49 »
[user]Kendamski[/user] I hate that one.. well done.
[user]Kev[/user] it's great reading people's progress and hearing what keeps them inspired and pushing forwards... and it looks like it worked - with a selfie 1st Dan, yay!
I tried to copy Void's body position and movement
[user]LarsVegas[/user]Excellent! That was exactly how I started to learn "above kyu-level" tricks - by watching vids of Japanese players and trying to mimic their movements. Well done on Scoopery, and others.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #948 on: 14 January, 2014, 14:17:43 »
...Went back to the TK16 to glean wisdom from its near-optimal weight distribution. Result? Finally getting consistent with Opposite Lunar, a trick/position that has frustrated my every attempt to get close to it. The TK16 showed me where to direct the 'tug' and the pitch of the landing, things I just couldn't work out from tutorials. Hurrah for the little guys!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #949 on: 16 January, 2014, 10:35:49 »
Are you coming along to the BKO yourself?
Maybe, with a small baby things are not easy to plan, but I do want to go, so I'll try :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #950 on: 16 January, 2014, 10:49:41 »
Great! Hope you can make it. And with all that hard work parenting you must deserve a break now right ;)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #951 on: 16 January, 2014, 14:26:40 »
Urk. Having 5 days off from my Dan practice has definitely not helped. Time to get back on the horse....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #952 on: 16 January, 2014, 16:52:59 »
Your not the only one failing Void
Today I failed my 2nd Dan practice on one of the easier tricks... Earth turn



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But luckily it was only one miss so I managed all of the 1st Dan list instead

Oh and a question about Moshikame in gradings
Are you allowed to use a metronome to keep you in time - I'm really bad at MK without it
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #953 on: 16 January, 2014, 16:55:03 »
You can use a metronome app (or music) with headphones, but not an audible one. It is too distracting to the examiner trying to count.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #954 on: 16 January, 2014, 16:59:03 »
Ok that's fine, I'm using your Kendamapp
At least I know that's cool because I can get to over 4 minutes with it - which I did the other day!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #955 on: 16 January, 2014, 17:23:25 »
... found my UFO after several weeks of not landing a clean one.

Turns out it was air-sealed inside the packaging of a new Play Kendama 2013, like the spare string coming free of charge!

Bam! Didn't expect that one!

[user]Void[/user], head up, get back in the saddle - wait, do Unicorns have saddles? Another bad joke with Bamboo Horse? no? Alright.

[user]Dimensions[/user], congratulations on pushing through with the 2nd Dan!
 
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #956 on: 16 January, 2014, 19:23:42 »
Focused on two tricks and landed both

- Spacewalk 1turn lighthouse tradespike
- Don't know trick name but goes like this.
  spacewalk - trow the ken like you would do with a jumping stick, and when the base cub is turning your way, hit it with the tamma so it
  rotates the opposite let it turn for a whole round and land it back in the tamma.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #957 on: 19 January, 2014, 19:52:07 »
Some clicking this weekend. Managed to get a lunar to in and a earth turn whirlwind with an audience.
Also, after seeing it pop up in Cooper Eddy's last video and the facebook kendama community, I tried doing the 'ladybug'. Was a lot easier than I suspected, now on to some funky variations!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #958 on: 19 January, 2014, 20:22:44 »
milky: Yeah, I've been back on it, getting a bit closer again. Trying to get more than 1 run per day on average in January, and more after that. (I'm behind schedule so far). Today I did very little, but I was at a poker game, and I did get a couple of the other players having a go.
Emagdnim: Tap-back Jumping Stick?
Hans: I've not seen that - post a link to Cooper's vid in Videos?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #959 on: 20 January, 2014, 23:38:36 »
3 runs at 6D today. The first was the best, only missing 1 trick by 1 hit. But on a trick I'm normally solid with. :/
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