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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #600 on: 29 March, 2013, 02:30:47 »
Nice video Brad! When Im feeling on, I will always record my latest tricks. Watching them gives me great motivation... A constant reminder that, "Hey... I can do this!"
Great locations by the way.. the beach is always great and that graffiti wall is pretty dang cool.



I landed a few new tricks recently.

Finally got Bird Over Valley (seriously inconsistent though)

Windmill Swing In (Thanks Void for helping name it)

Around The Triangle (the yoyo style combo). I have been playing around with different variations of this trick. Adding pinwheels before landing on the cups, things like that.

Learned how to do Gunslinger Spike recently.. very fun trick.

I have also been practicing my Lunars and Lighthouse variations a lot. Slowly gaining consistency!


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #601 on: 29 March, 2013, 04:53:55 »
Nice video Brad! When Im feeling on, I will always record my latest tricks. Watching them gives me great motivation... A constant reminder that, "Hey... I can do this!"
Great locations by the way.. the beach is always great and that graffiti wall is pretty dang cool.



I landed a few new tricks recently.

Finally got Bird Over Valley (seriously inconsistent though)

Windmill Swing In (Thanks Void for helping name it)

Around The Triangle (the yoyo style combo). I have been playing around with different variations of this trick. Adding pinwheels before landing on the cups, things like that.

Learned how to do Gunslinger Spike recently.. very fun trick.

I have also been practicing my Lunars and Lighthouse variations a lot. Slowly gaining consistency!

Nice! The first bird over the valley is always a great accomplishment! Ive only landed one so far and never have again (was a month ago)

Heres what I got on footage yesterday and today. Some shots ontop of a mountain! God I love living where i do :)

Got my first tradespike on film. And a nice, very horizontal stuntplane to ufo :)

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The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #602 on: 31 March, 2013, 13:34:43 »
Last night I finally landed a solid lighthouse. Not the chasing it around the living room variety, but the solid looks like I know what I'm doing kind. I did a little happy dance then proceeded to not repeating the feat for the rest of the night.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #603 on: 31 March, 2013, 17:39:40 »
Hey nice work Waylon - that new trick feeling = top buzz :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #604 on: 31 March, 2013, 17:40:46 »
P.S. I'm in the same boat myself - just started to land the lighthouse (very occasionally!)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #605 on: 31 March, 2013, 22:38:09 »
@ Brad: Sick video as always.
@ Waylon & Kev: Landing a solid lighthouse is a big milestone. Nicely done guys. Give it a few days and you will nail them without even thinking about it.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #606 on: 02 April, 2013, 19:41:36 »
Great work on landing the lighthouses guys! They are great fun once you get proficient at them, one turns are very rewarding :)

I dont have a video today because we were slacklining & damaing in the park with some tunes on so i couldnt shoot at the same time :/

But I cant wait to film more, i landed some nice moves the last two days!

One turn lighthouse - tradespike - build the lighthouse - in
spacewalk - ufo - build the lighthouse - in

lots of other fun stuff but those were my favorite combos i would say

I really wanna learn some handrolls and get good at doing spacewalk combos. They look really impressive but i cant seem to get the hang of it... the part where you need to let go of the ken and reposition your hand always messes me up.

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« Reply #607 on: 02 April, 2013, 22:34:28 »
This evening I landed my first lunar!! Actually I landed it five times in a 2 hour practise session completely missing the Champions League games! :-)

Feels so nice to land a trick for the first time and get the feeling that it is indeed possible!!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #608 on: 03 April, 2013, 04:16:02 »
Congrats man! I wish i could get some decent consistency right off the bat! Ive only landed a handful of lunars, they arent getting any easier so far. Gotta practice them more i guess.

I have been doing some variations with the string style tricks, pretty happy with the ones ive landed! I got a nice looking area now that i might start to do tutorials in.


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #609 on: 03 April, 2013, 13:10:31 »
Had a short lunch break dama session and managed to get a lunar to in again after quite some time. I landed it a couple of times but never got it consistent. It felt great to get it again after this long while..
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #610 on: 03 April, 2013, 15:42:33 »
After a while without playing kendama I took it again and noticed that 1-turn lighthouses are a lot easier than they used to be.

Sometimes letting your body rest and assimilate the movements is the trick :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #611 on: 06 April, 2013, 22:28:25 »
It occurred to me yesterday that I don't think I've done a Whirlwind Swing In before.
...well, I have now. I had a little session in the park this afternoon, got that one, and Nunchucku Aeroplane plus a few curious glances from the skaters nearby.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #612 on: 07 April, 2013, 00:37:17 »
Thats awesome! I always thought the whilwind swing in was such a stylish trick, have yet to land one myself though.

On the other hand i have mastered the double whirlwind and have started landing reverse kenflips (proper terminology?)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #613 on: 07 April, 2013, 11:43:48 »
i have mastered the double whirlwind
...to Big Cup? ...to Spike? ...to/from somewhere else?
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and have started landing reverse kenflips (proper terminology?)
...and that's why we don't use "kenflip", because it's so vague. You could mean many things, so we don't know.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #614 on: 07 April, 2013, 22:32:50 »
Just double whilwind to big cup for now. Working on spiking it.

Heres some new tricks ive got down recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hWRpkAdjd4s

Swing - reverse kenflip/reg kenflip - big cup
Gunslinger spike
Spacewalk - one turn aeroplane

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