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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1350 on: 10 December, 2014, 17:58:06 »
Urg. Sore throat, cold coming on. No play today.
Still got some stuff done though....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1351 on: 11 December, 2014, 21:47:41 »
Just landed my first double-turntable. It was much harder than I expected.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1352 on: 13 December, 2014, 09:17:42 »

Just landed my first double-turntable. It was much harder than I expected.

Some tips for this one?

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1353 on: 13 December, 2014, 09:37:19 »
modraska, you're probably asking about the "double" part, but have a read of this thread, and try to apply the tips there. http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,844.0.html

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1354 on: 13 December, 2014, 11:58:25 »
Some tips for this one?

Sorry, no tips. I landed this trick only thrice, so may be I need some tips.  :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1355 on: 14 December, 2014, 16:20:56 »
I landed a hanging one turn lighthouse. On the second try. Quite an elegant simple trick.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1356 on: 14 December, 2014, 17:12:00 »
A beautiful trick, certainly a good one to have down, [user]shalafi[/user]!

Today I broke in a new green Ozora, loving that process of smoothing the ken and roughing up the tama a bit, a good hour's session and I landed a few nice things too, including:

(String pinched)1-Turn Lighthouse > Lunar > In
Scoop Spike > (flip to) Lighthouse > Scoop Spike (Fast Hand Grip Switch to ken-grip)
...and something weird:
Hold the ken in ken grip with the inside sarado facing towards you (for most players Big Cup pointing right)
Pull up so the tama rests on the sarado and spike, preferably with the hole facing you (a kind of inside Frying Pan)
Let the tama roll down the full length of the ken (making a rattly, domino-race sound)
Fast Hand Spike the tama (it should do one Earth Turn rolling along the handle and one as it free-falls)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1357 on: 16 December, 2014, 08:49:03 »
Yesterday I did a reverse 1-turn lighthouse. Quite harder than I expected.
« Last Edit: 16 December, 2014, 08:51:26 by shalafi »
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1358 on: 18 December, 2014, 21:54:29 »
... did Big Cup Juggle for the first time (i.e. Big Cup, juggle ball and ken once and catch on big cup - see KendamApp) - 2 out of ten. Amazing - I can juggle quite low and quick, but the string does not forgive any deviation.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1359 on: 19 December, 2014, 09:04:18 »
... did Big Cup Juggle for the first time (i.e. Big Cup, juggle ball and ken once and catch on big cup - see KendamApp) - 2 out of ten. Amazing - I can juggle quite low and quick, but the string does not forgive any deviation.
That's a really cool trick, and yes, the string is really the most complicated part of the trick.

You can nos go for "pull up -> juggle -> big cup" which is slightly different
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1360 on: 19 December, 2014, 11:15:11 »
Nice work guys.
I haven't touched a kendama for over a week. Ugh.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1361 on: 22 December, 2014, 19:38:22 »
I had one of my best runs at the Speed Trick B. Untimed, but only 4 misses in total.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1362 on: 22 December, 2014, 22:27:02 »
I had my first click for 2 weeks tonight. My legs protest.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1363 on: 29 December, 2014, 22:55:59 »
Did my first 6th Dan practice run for 3 weeks today. Got all the way to the last trick, which was 0/10, alas. Quite pleased to get that far after such a long break, though.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1364 on: 30 December, 2014, 00:09:12 »
Today I renewed my BKA membership!

Very happy to support the cause as I've seen first hand how much work goes into all the events, competitions and the running of the forum (and the chances of winning something amazing are so high it'd be frankly silly not to!) Here's to another good year :) and thanks again[user]BKA[/user]  :)


 

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