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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1680 on: 13 June, 2015, 12:15:26 »
Today.... Considered what KCC #32 might be....

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1681 on: 13 June, 2015, 13:53:42 »
Sounds good, guys. Oh, Japanese players you have found? Cool!

Yeah, Void! We're happy to have Kentaro Arai and Sachi Tamiya as part of the Kendama Berlin group. Did some more filming, got some great footage. Been working a lot so not had much time for kendama this week. Oh, and KCC 32 will probably be something else that Dimensions wins :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1682 on: 13 June, 2015, 14:46:34 »
It's quite possible that many people have not realised what @Dimensions has realised: If you don't enter a competition, you can't win it. This is very disappointing. We hope that many more people will realise this vital tactic is important for success!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1683 on: 13 June, 2015, 15:36:45 »
It's quite possible that many people have not realised what @Dimensions has realised: If you don't enter a competition, you can't win it. This is very disappointing. We hope that many more people will realise this vital tactic is important for success!
I've been using that tactic for a while :-P and in fact it worked once. So, hey guys, it works!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1684 on: 14 June, 2015, 06:17:23 »
Congratulations Icemonkey, on both counts!
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Thanks! :)


Today I did my first turntable! It's such a fun trick, especially with a Biggie :) I also got a few lighthouse flips on the Biggie too, overall a very successful dama day for me!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1685 on: 14 June, 2015, 12:06:17 »
Nice one, Icemonkey. Have you already transferred them to a standard sized kendama? I sometimes use a large kd to train for a hard trick, to get the feel of it, before downsizing.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1686 on: 14 June, 2015, 19:22:07 »
Nice one, Icemonkey. Have you already transferred them to a standard sized kendama? I sometimes use a large kd to train for a hard trick, to get the feel of it, before downsizing.
I actually did it first using my yumu kendama, which is regular size but also has the holes in all the cups for removable spike pegs, so that probably helped a bit. After I got it a few times on that I decided to try it on the biggie and got it second try.
 I know what you mean though by learning tricks on the jumbos and then going down to normal size, that's what I'm trying to do with lighthouse flips (although I got my first one of those on a normal size kendama too). They are good for practice and super fun to use, I also like the sound my biggie makes more so that doesn't hurt either.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1687 on: 14 June, 2015, 19:37:01 »
It's quite possible that many people have not realised what @Dimensions has realised: If you don't enter a competition, you can't win it. This is very disappointing. We hope that many more people will realise this vital tactic is important for success!

Was meant as a cheeky jab, BKA. Whatever the new Consistency Challenge is, you better know I'll be giving it my best shot at nailing it before Rob. Have a CC of my own that I really want to set, and there aren't too many ways of doing that other than...

Today I came up with a nice Fast Hand Lighthouse variation, holding the ken gripped via the big/small cups with spike facing down, tama hanging, pull-up tama and forward 180° flip the ken, landing in Lighthouse. Has a really nice floaty feel to it.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1688 on: 15 June, 2015, 22:46:12 »
Interesting, milky. I think there mght be several ways of executing that move, too.
Today I passed 6th Dan in practice. Also, my wrist hurts slightly. I think that might be kendama-book related.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1689 on: 15 June, 2015, 23:56:34 »
You should try illustrating them......:)

Had a bit of a play today, found some new weird stuff, and also landed pull-up reverse whirlwind spike for the first time.  Oh, and a pull-up tap 1-turn lighthouse that looked very pretty too!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1690 on: 16 June, 2015, 17:28:19 »
Failed on the last trick today. Always frustrating.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1691 on: 16 June, 2015, 21:13:15 »
Had a great game of ken with @KenDogma he's progressed a lot to the point of having even games. So much fun!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1692 on: 17 June, 2015, 00:55:56 »
Today (technically not the same day as the previous post) I finished editing a video titled "Not a Kendama Edit" to be uploaded later on "today".
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1693 on: 17 June, 2015, 11:48:32 »
Today I think I decided on what the KCC 32 trick list will be. Hopefully I'll get it ready for the weekend.
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The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1694 on: 21 June, 2015, 08:27:20 »
... also had something on the bright side. My first ever tricks today were:
- reverse earth turn
- turntable
- downspike > center cup > downspike
- That trick where you wrap the string around the hand and the ken and catch on the base cup.
« Last Edit: 21 June, 2015, 15:33:38 by LarsVegas »
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