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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1020 on: 16 March, 2014, 16:25:10 »
Today I landed Spacewalk 1-turn horizontal aeroplane - coo Kendalex makes it look easy!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1021 on: 16 March, 2014, 16:28:39 »
= Spacewalk (Swing to) UFO? Nice one. It feels really good when the spin comes off, and it clicks in.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1022 on: 16 March, 2014, 16:58:39 »
= Spacewalk (Swing to) UFO? Nice one. It feels really good when the spin comes off, and it clicks in.
Yes
And definitely yes, I had problems of it going in then out agin they made me very annoyed. [Mod Edit: spoilers removed]
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1023 on: 16 March, 2014, 19:40:20 »
Wanted to say thanks to [user]KendamaEurope[/user] for the enthusiasm, the gritty game of KEN (in the freezing wind), the t-shirt and the white Play kendama at the Flying Colours meet yesterday.

The tricks being brought out easily made up for the relatively modest gathering of players - Marc very Handrolly, Peter dominating the Whirlwind (Whirlwind Monkey's Chair etc), Adrian with the super-clean 'Around' variations and innovative transitions. Was super happy in setting Swing-Bird with frostbitten fingers, gutted about not nailing 540 Build the Lighthouse!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1024 on: 20 March, 2014, 05:25:22 »
Today I did my first double whirlwind (two kenflips instead of one)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1025 on: 24 March, 2014, 16:06:46 »
Today I practice-passed 6th Dan. It's been a while, but nice to be hitting form right about now. Only time for 2 or 3 more runs before I fly off on Wednesday.
Nice to see so much green in KendamApp at the moment. More work to be done though...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1026 on: 24 March, 2014, 19:31:43 »
well done Mr Void!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1027 on: 25 March, 2014, 17:28:55 »
Thanks. Missed one 2-Turn LH today. Bah!
Meanwhile, Ikea frames for the win.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1028 on: 26 March, 2014, 21:43:09 »
Great progress, Void, you're a consistency saint!

Today I landed Around the Bird twice, and tightened up the following tricks:

Whirlwind Big Cup>(Reverse) Whirlwind Big Cup> Whirlwind Base Cup> Aeroplane
Whirlwind Spike
Reverse Swing-In>(Reverse) Earth Turn

Plus, this weekend, while visiting my girlfriend's parents in the south of Germany, was browsing one wing of their converted schoolhouse home, what did I find among the various d├ęcor but a gnarly old kendama? They've got no idea where it came from; had a go, was stodgy as hell, 1-Turns and Spacewalks an impossibility, but chunky birds and lighthouses a veritable treat! If I can reduce the file size of the photo I'll post it.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1029 on: 30 March, 2014, 10:00:58 »
Have not played in weeks, but picked it up today and landed Mooncircle Small cub bird :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1030 on: 01 April, 2014, 20:09:10 »
So I'm out of link :) but I still practice the new tricks. My arm turned to a nice yellowish purple which nicely complements my yellow Ozora.
However, slam aeroplane wasn't for me, I couldn't catch it so far. For some consolidation, I got the Fast Hand Drill on third attempt yesterday evening, but had no further success ever since.
Luca cought the slam aeroplane after only a few tries today in our weekly meeting.  So we decided to slam everything:
- very easy but somehow pretty to look at, are big cup slams (big cup -> slam down the ball -> big cup)
- of course you can slam every cup, that's still quite easy - even if you do it with style
- slam spike is cool but hard to control. I tried to pull up the ball very softly and ... did it ... after only a couple of tries
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1031 on: 01 April, 2014, 21:06:12 »
Last weekend I made some great deals. The Japanese garden in my city agreed for me (and friends) to play kendama there at the big events. And the local circus store is supplying me with play kendamas to do some workshops. Also I landed a juggle to in, which felt really good.

And today I flashed 6 rings (for those jugglers among you). It was ages ago since I first tried that, and got it after a couple of tries, which felt great.

So yeah, good days!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1032 on: 02 April, 2014, 23:06:37 »
Last weekend I made some great deals. The Japanese garden in my city agreed for me (and friends) to play kendama there at the big events.

That is cool. There's a Japanese Garden in Stuttgart, Germany, too. But I don't think they have any events. Have to check out in the future.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1033 on: 09 April, 2014, 19:42:41 »
Starting to land stilts and can now finish spacewalk combos with a handroll, juggle to lighthouse :D will film a mini edit and upload soon, havent done so in a while now!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1034 on: 09 April, 2014, 20:38:34 »
Nice one Brad! Haven't seen you in a while, do you know about http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1667.0.html ? :D

 

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