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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1185 on: 05 September, 2014, 22:19:35 »
failed another attempt at 1st Dan. I'm working hard on it for some time but just can't get it right. I don't get my Moshikame up to 200 anymore and today the earth turn didn't work. Still two weeks to go until the grading. Don't know yet whether I try at all.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1186 on: 05 September, 2014, 22:45:37 »
Not trying is failure. Buck your ideas up, boy! Do your best, that is all. Try.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1187 on: 06 September, 2014, 13:58:08 »
I self-certified myself for 2nd Dan. On the edge for Earth Turns, but all the rest were quite solid.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1188 on: 06 September, 2014, 17:44:00 »
I didn't film :'( .... Big bird -> one turn to lh -> small bird -> 1 turn to lh -> tradespike!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1189 on: 11 September, 2014, 01:36:10 »
1-turn lunar, inward lunar, 2-turn airplane, and ONE 2-turn lighthouse with the new grain theory.

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i didnt think the wormhole would make that much of a difference. but, it does.
the grain theory ken is different from any other ken ive played. the cups have rounded corners on the bridge, similar to a musou, but not quite as pronounced. the slip-grip ring is slightly higher up on the ken and also a little bit bigger than a JKA. the swoop and deeper base cup give a better lunar balance as well. and, i dont need to mention that grain theories are weighted to perfection. much like an ozora, the weighting difference is within 3 grams between the tama-ken.

after seeing how easier the harder tricks are with the wormhole i am tempted to drill a wormhole in another kendama. however, it really is the entire design of the grain theory ken that makes it play so well. imo, playing with a grain theory is an entire different kendama experience.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1190 on: 14 September, 2014, 18:14:41 »
Today I practice-passed 6th Dan, and shot some footage for a new tutorial.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1191 on: 14 September, 2014, 18:24:40 »
Today I shot some footage for a new tutorial  ;)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1192 on: 15 September, 2014, 18:47:14 »
529 Moshikame - should be enough for 1st Dan
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1193 on: 15 September, 2014, 22:59:39 »
Today I:

Landed my first 1-Turn Lunar
Took 1h40min to film an Inward Lunar line
Threw a ken half way across a car-park to be caught by the tama of none other than [user]KendamaEurope[/user]'s Peter Wimmers...

...and then got escorted off the premises by three bored and irate security guards and one bored but quite docile rottweiler. Interesting day, all in all.

EDIT:

And today I landed:

Aero > Orbited 540(and a bit) Lunar> In
1-Turn Aero > Orbited 540 Tapped In Jumping Stick
Turntable > (Fast Hand) Inward Lunar (?)
Trap Bird > Over the Valley > Turn In
« Last Edit: 18 September, 2014, 01:09:17 by the milky oolong »
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1194 on: 18 September, 2014, 23:58:43 »
Milky - some of those tricks sound pretty awesome, would live to see them??  (slightly intrigued also why some cups and balls were a volatile enough reason to warrant such a security entourage!)

Today I - wore the glued tip off a keyaki ozora and started with some border balances, including a combo involving a border and an axe...)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1195 on: 19 September, 2014, 08:39:04 »
Milky - some of those tricks sound pretty awesome, would live to see them??  (slightly intrigued also why some cups and balls were a volatile enough reason to warrant such a security entourage!)

Today I - wore the glued tip off a keyaki ozora and started with some border balances, including a combo involving a border and an axe...)

Matt, I am happy to say you will see many of them in the up-and-coming first ever Kendama.Berlin Edit (shameless plug), which I will most definitely be uploading to the forum. Now, off to the juggling shop to poke our production team...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1196 on: 21 September, 2014, 13:56:00 »
Today I got my 2nd ever Stiltwalk (on a standard kendama) while waiting for the kettle.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1197 on: 23 September, 2014, 00:09:23 »
Broke one of my endurance records today. Video soonish.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1198 on: 23 September, 2014, 22:59:54 »
Broke one of my endurance records today. Video soonish.
Hope is not the stabs, I want that one.

My bet is on around the cosmos ;-)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1199 on: 26 September, 2014, 23:24:03 »
Around the Cosmos is a thoroughly demanding trick for consistency. Well done [user]shalafi[/user]

Just can't help sharing my elation today. Went out this drizzly evening with kendama.berlin's Till and got some techy stuff on the GoPro:

Crane (inspired by all the building work around Berlin) > Forward Whirlwind Spike
Inward 1-Turn Dead Body > Lunar > In
Around the Belfry (a bit of a hint, also quite a nice looking trick)

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