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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #450 on: 11 August, 2012, 16:43:14 »
Oh, I meant 2-turn Lighthouse, but I expect your advice would remain the same! :D
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #451 on: 16 August, 2012, 19:57:51 »
... I hit Tsurushi Tomeken (Hanging Spike) for the first time. It's good to have these nice books from the EJC for some inspiration (I'm a book-ish kind of guy).
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #452 on: 18 August, 2012, 22:24:46 »
Nice one Lars. :-)

Today I taught a few people a few basic moves in a circus-skills workshop I was running on a high street. Same again tomorrow....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #453 on: 19 August, 2012, 13:34:15 »
I did Speed Trick B in 2:30 still not good enough for 3rd Dan but progressing quickly :)

Oh, and 470 moshi-kames (personal record), getting there!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #454 on: 19 August, 2012, 16:04:14 »
I landed a UFO for the first time ever! I have been close to it a few times, another trick checked!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #455 on: 19 August, 2012, 20:35:06 »
Today I landed a candle, balanced it on my hand then caught it again :D (Had my Kendama for a week now)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #456 on: 09 September, 2012, 19:55:23 »
Today I ate a double cheesburger in 2 minutes, but I guess that doesn't apply.

I master Slip Stick Special (Ring.)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #457 on: 11 September, 2012, 11:59:13 »
Practicing Speed Trick B, today I landed Jumping stick and 1-turn aeroplane at the first try, one after another. BAM! All the ladder again around 3 minutes.

On the dark side, Around Europe is the least consistent trick on the ladder for me ATM.

It kind of explains why I failed my 1st Dan on "Around the Cosmos". The worst part is that I do like that sort of trick a lot, but I still suck at them
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #458 on: 25 September, 2012, 14:30:52 »
Speed Trick B in 2:35. Getting there. I believe this has been my best run so far.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #459 on: 26 September, 2012, 23:23:33 »
I've recently managed a few big ones
I've finally landed on the moon! At least once per practice session for the past five or so sessions, and twice to spike!
Around the USA with sideways earth turns (this one took a looong time)
Suicide - handroll - bird - in
Also, on a note to my stupidity, I FINALLY figured out that the proper way to swing to airplane (and lunar and whatever else) is by releasing the ken with a clockwise twist as opposed to a counter-clockwise twist. Everything feels so much better now!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #460 on: 06 October, 2012, 18:34:53 »
So today I became the proud new owner of a Walnut sunrise with 3 pink stripes tama. Very nice looking, even the Mrs liked it:-) A few quick clicks before work revealed a higher and cleaner click sound. Look forward to playing it some more. Cheers n Gone
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #461 on: 07 October, 2012, 13:44:39 »
Also, on a note to my stupidity, I FINALLY figured out that the proper way to swing to airplane (and lunar and whatever else) is by releasing the ken with a clockwise twist as opposed to a counter-clockwise twist. Everything feels so much better now!
Anticlockwise for a small-cup Stilt though (Which is easier than big cup stilt).

Sounds nice Tim!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #462 on: 09 October, 2012, 18:28:12 »
I'm not sure what this trick is exactly called, but one of you guys will be able to name it for me for sure;
Today I landed a whirlwind-(spike?) I don't know if its called something different, but the ball is spiked instead of cupped after the ken flip.
Ya'll know what im talking about!
not the most technical trick, but I've only been playing dama for a few months so I was pretty stoked when I hit it.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #463 on: 09 October, 2012, 20:22:13 »
Yeah, that'll be a Whirlwind Spike. Nice one!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #464 on: 11 October, 2012, 09:24:33 »
If I do a "downspike," and do an earthspin afterwards, is it called a "downspike-earthspin" ?

Anyhow, today I landed Around the USA.  All sara grip and downspikes.


Also, Void, after watching your tutorial on the Half-Swirl Aero, I actually landed the trick a few days ago.  I'm now experimenting with a few variations of my own.  Very stoked on the results so far!

 

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