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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1770 on: 06 September, 2015, 21:24:41 »
Cheers @BKA. Is that scoop spike because I didn't catch the ken on the vertical?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1771 on: 06 September, 2015, 22:09:24 »
Meh, depends who you ask. It's just jamming, right? Above horizontal is usually cool, or above 45° off-vert for sticklers. In a comp, it may be specified more precisely.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1772 on: 12 September, 2015, 17:57:02 »
Did my first inward lunar today. Didn't spike it though..
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1773 on: 12 September, 2015, 18:05:29 »
Finally managed to get lightning drop swap bird yesterday
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1775 on: 13 September, 2015, 00:50:45 »
Did my first inward lunar today. Didn't spike it though..

Landing my first inward Lunar was an absolutely golden moment for me in my kendama development. Who cares if you didn't manage to spike your first one? Pretty sure I didn't manage mine! Keep it up!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1776 on: 13 September, 2015, 11:01:35 »
Retried it today and got the spike! You're right, it does feel like a golden moment!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1777 on: 13 September, 2015, 17:16:29 »
While reading your posts, I realized I never tried Inward Lunar before, so I gave it a try this afternoon and passed it twice (only spiked the second one). I'm happy, but my "golden moments" remain my first Bird fly over the Valley, Stilt or Lunar Barrel Roll. It took me months to land this last one, and I still find it so hard  :-[

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1778 on: 13 September, 2015, 23:46:25 »
*High fives* everyone!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1779 on: 14 September, 2015, 18:28:01 »
While reading your posts, I realized I never tried Inward Lunar before, so I gave it a try this afternoon and passed it twice (only spiked the second one). I'm happy, but my "golden moments" remain my first Bird fly over the Valley, Stilt or Lunar Barrel Roll. It took me months to land this last one, and I still find it so hard  :-[

Lunar Barrel Roll is a right tricky one. I have to use maximum concentration and 'pop' to get the ken to turn properly, and find myself imagining my hand sort of set on a horizontal rail that allows no forward/backward movement at all. Love it when it lands, though, such a nice feeling! Am working on Inwards right now for a long Rover/Barrel Roll line :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1780 on: 16 September, 2015, 08:08:29 »
Today I ... got really into Speed Trick B. I've not really done it before for some reason. It's a great and well thought out challenge as @the milky oolong has pointed out, (and also I need it to hop up to 3rd Dan which is my next grading aim).

I also decided to clean up and develop my kendama skills all round - there are lots of tricks I can kind of do that I've never really finished learning. I got some lovely slow and floaty turntables and became much better with swirl style tricks too.

I also continued work on some new Le Chef custom kendamas which are looking really fantastic.

All in all, a good 'dama day.






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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1781 on: 26 September, 2015, 17:38:17 »
Today I tried a combo I thought up the other day. Didn't get it on film. Will work on it. Now I'm doing this:
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1782 on: 28 September, 2015, 09:40:44 »
Ohhh @The Void Yess! So hyped for this!!  :D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1783 on: 28 September, 2015, 16:44:32 »
Yesterday Frank Typhoon Tyson died. So today I did this:





Plus, today I got that trick I've been trying for a few days. It's too long for IG, so I'll save it up....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1784 on: 28 September, 2015, 20:33:28 »
I gave a kendama workshop at University College of Dublin. People got interested, and I got asked if I could do another one for the Irish Japan Association ;-)

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