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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #180 on: 13 October, 2011, 01:17:16 »
Today I am very chuffed and got simultaneous left and right hand pull up spike > earth turn! I struggle with writing my name with me left hand, so all in all muchos happy! the new edit is under way, deadline December time, no student free time anymore so have to pace myself more...  :D

Haha, i've seen you just lazing around!

...on another note, Today (technically yesterday) i got my first triple jumping stick and two consecutive double UFOs  ;D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #181 on: 13 October, 2011, 02:14:32 »
 gave my first lessons in Kendama. Well, as kendamatty said "technically yesterday" I had the first group of aspiring clickers in our youth circus. Granted, there were only three of them, but that's a start as well. Funny thing is, that I only really started to play seriously this summer. But I don't see myself as a teacher in this discipline but more than a slightly more advanced player who keeps the group together (and has the key to the gym). I suppose, we'll try to advance together. Let's see how long I'll be better than them.

I'm looking forward to give the next lessons.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #182 on: 13 October, 2011, 11:06:37 »
Today I broke the string on my yellow KCN battle. This is especially frustrating due to the fact I have no extra strings, since I used all my extra strings on all of the Terra products :(
(string we bought looked identical to normal dama string, but didn't make it through our proto testing)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #183 on: 16 October, 2011, 10:16:22 »
Not too fancy, but I managed "Around the Cosmos" I usually don't even try it, but today I was doing a round or "Arounds" (Village, Prefecture, Japan, World, Europe, Cosmos) and it was not that hard.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #184 on: 25 October, 2011, 00:22:38 »
1500 Moshi Kame!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #185 on: 25 October, 2011, 22:04:02 »
Nice work, 1500 is nothing to laugh about! That's getting to the point of a serious leg workout!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #186 on: 25 October, 2011, 22:37:03 »
Thanks. It was quite boring. Goodness knows how the Japanese guys concentrate for their 8-hour runs!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #187 on: 26 October, 2011, 01:45:10 »
Managed a good ol' triple lighthouse flip earlier!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #188 on: 26 October, 2011, 12:37:37 »
Managed a good ol' triple lighthouse flip earlier!
Only 1 thing to say to that.... "Flipping heck!" :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #189 on: 27 October, 2011, 01:23:36 »
Been working a lot on consistency recently drawing inspiration from the consistency comps (though I am nowhere near ready to enter them yet)
  • My falling down happens way more often than it used to
  • 4 bird -> spike in a row
  • tomeken -> 8 earth turns
  • airplane -> 5 jumping sticks (sheer dumb luck)
  • Slip Grip Special -> spike two separate times in ken grip (man is it hard to avoid using your thumbs)
  • small cup -> bird -> spike -> big cup -> bird -> spike

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #190 on: 28 October, 2011, 17:04:47 »
Nice one Adam, some good stuff there. Getting tricks nice and solid is a good feeling.

On that point, today I self-certified myself as 4th Dan for the 3rd time. Still very inconsistent, and way more likely to fail than succeed, but I"m progressing. A very long way from 5th still....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #191 on: 28 October, 2011, 20:30:47 »
... completed the Beginners' ladder of the European open for the first time! It's part of my daily warm up and with the exception of "Around the village" (2), "Aeroplane", "Around Japan", and "Lighthouse" (3 each), I made every trick at the first try.

Ah, only 3 months too late ...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #192 on: 28 October, 2011, 22:13:49 »
... failed two times in a row the Czech Trick Ladder, and decided, not to join the competition in Zlin. This is not easy for me, believe me. I loved the ladder and joining the event and meeting some enthusiastic players. Yet, after the change of location from beloved Prague, obviously I changed my mind, unconsciously, too. The reason is not that I don't know Zlin so far (have been traveling to Prague severall times and love it, but Zlin would be rather new), yet the traveling distance is too far for someone who ends the ladder with a triple fail at the "faster than gravity": 10 hours in the train, 2 minutes on the stage..."? Sorry Mirek.

My key finding of this week: "Doing Earth turns all day long is nice, but doesn't help you improving your overall skills".


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #193 on: 31 October, 2011, 22:55:51 »
Today I copied Dave and managed to Hydra The World, after many attempts.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #194 on: 01 November, 2011, 22:15:26 »
Today I landed around tunbridge wells. On film!
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