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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1515 on: 20 March, 2015, 09:29:37 »
Steady hand is ready for Saturday's showdown! last showdown would have been in 2010 I think Void...time to dust off your game face ;)
I'll pack my boxing gloves. ;)
It's going to be an interesting battle. 5 BKA titles among the two of you :-)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1516 on: 20 March, 2015, 20:36:07 »
And today I practice passed 2nd Dan again. This makes 12 attempts this month, 8 passed and 4 missed to 1st Dan.

I think it's about time that I improve my grading.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1517 on: 24 March, 2015, 01:41:56 »
Today I went to the Kendamondays event at ULA Berlin, a Japanese fish restaurant with a cool basement for playing kendama in, now called "The Doujo" for event purposes. I met Kentaro Akai, Sachi Tamiya, Justin of Kendama TPC (of early Bitter Beans fame, the Taiwanese kendama contingency!), along with long time Seattle kendama chap Zack Winters, who has just moved to Berlin. We had a great bunker-jam until late in the evening. I learned the string trick necessary for Infinite Revolvers and watched Justin bang (Pull-up) Double Whirlwind Double Reverse Whirlwind Spikes like it wasn't no thing. The Taiwanese guys seemed both happy and a bit perplexed that my bike is almost entirely plastered in Kendama TPC stickers. Surely too much kendama awesomeness to fit into eight hours.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1518 on: 24 March, 2015, 01:56:31 »
Wow, that sounds like a great night, milky! It inspired me to search for a Japanese club in my city, and there is one, with 2 meetings a month. I shall have to go along when I'm free....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1519 on: 24 March, 2015, 07:38:26 »
Yes, sounds like great fun TMO.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1520 on: 24 March, 2015, 21:12:52 »
Today I went to the Trinity Juggling Society. Two of the guys that played on the IKO were eager to try our new tricks and show me the ones they could land. @kenDogma also dropped by.

Very nice afternoon indeed.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1521 on: 24 March, 2015, 21:35:57 »
 ... practiced #5 of Outlink 2015. I was so close once, but didn't succeed. I can do everything until Big Cup and I can nudge the Bird back to Big Cup. But that part inbetween ...
However, I also find spiking after the Hoop quite difficult - see Void's video :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1522 on: 25 March, 2015, 08:55:24 »
Hey Lars,

Keep going, man, you can do it! Really exaggerate the knees on the hop up to Bird, and you'll be alright. Niemals aufgeben!*

Had a surprise session with Kendama Till today, was a brilliantly sunny day and the tricks were flowing: my first ever Lunar Half Rover and Oppose Lunar Half Rover, Clifftop the World, and some other nice stuff I might save for the Collab Vid. Happy days!


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1523 on: 26 March, 2015, 23:48:28 »
... did Tomeken > 3/4 Earth Turn to Big Cup > Bird > Nudge to Big Cup - yeahyeah!
That's the Outlink #5 part I couldn't do so far. Now I only have to get the camera and do the whole sequence
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1524 on: 27 March, 2015, 00:36:33 »
Go Lars! Control of that tama to set up a nice Bird is crucial. You'll be all over it soon, flippin' the old Bird out of every cup, that's the way we do it balance-style! Really happy for you!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1525 on: 29 March, 2015, 19:34:58 »
Today I...

Finally Passed "Kyu" I am so happy!!!
(and yes with an approved dama; a Blue Tk!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1526 on: 29 March, 2015, 20:34:35 »
Today I...

Finally Passed "Kyu" I am so happy!!!
(and yes with an approved dama; a Blue Tk!
Well done! I'm assuming that's Kyu 1, right?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1527 on: 29 March, 2015, 22:40:49 »
... I improved further on my birds - from a hanging tama only. So far I succeded twice with Tomeken > Big Cup > Bird > Nudge to Big Cup.
Still not able to do the whole Outlink #5 sequence. And the Hoop is sloppy most of the time. Two more days to go.
But at least my birds get much better :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1528 on: 29 March, 2015, 23:21:14 »
Funny, I found the previous trick of outlink harder. I guess it's all about different play styles.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1529 on: 30 March, 2015, 02:35:12 »
@shalafi

I don't know what to call it because i still dong get how to tell. I do know that I have completed the whole chart including the 50 moshi kame (2attempts. Got it on second attempt, lucky!)
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