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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #75 on: 22 August, 2011, 13:11:44 »
Swing-to-bird -> small cup wingwalker  :o

Yeah, the wingwalker was an accident, but I was rather pleased with myself regardless.


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #76 on: 22 August, 2011, 13:25:39 »
Swing-to-bird -> small cup wingwalker  :o
Yeah, the wingwalker was an accident, but I was rather pleased with myself regardless.

Swing to Small Bird, not Big, I guess, as the transition would be easier from the former? Well done.
I managed to go from Wingwalker to Bird on my new white Sunrise yesterday (but not back again, which is harder).

400 moshi kame at the kettle today.

Well done Thorny - I'm not sure I've even done 2-turn LH yet.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #77 on: 22 August, 2011, 13:39:03 »
Swing to Small Bird, not Big, I guess,

Nope.  Swing to Big Bird.   :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #78 on: 22 August, 2011, 13:42:08 »
Swing to Small Bird, not Big, I guess,

Nope.  Swing to Big Bird.   :)

In that case... COO!!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #79 on: 22 August, 2011, 20:09:21 »
Today (a few minutes ago, actually) I landed a 1-turn aeroplane. It is the 2nd time I do it and it was just after a few attempts, it felt sort of easy...
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #80 on: 22 August, 2011, 21:13:30 »
Ah the pull up three turn lighthouse... Sooo much trickier than the two turn pull up lighthouse.
Hint: want to learn pull up two turn LH? Just skip to three turn and try it a whole bunch of times. Going back to two turn will suddenly feel incredibly easier.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #81 on: 22 August, 2011, 21:49:04 »
Thanks for the compliments guys!
I agree with Alex's little three turn LH hint. I think that's how I got two turn relatively consistant.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #82 on: 23 August, 2011, 11:48:26 »
Well done Shalafi. I seemed to have lost my 1-turn aero yesterday - it just would not come. Maybe I'll find it again today.

I had a crack at 2-turn LH yesterday. It seems hard, but achievable after a while, although consistency would be a fairly big problem.

Alex, the 'try something harder to make it seem easier' tip is very familiar to me from the juggling world. Struggling with 5 balls? Try 7!  :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #83 on: 23 August, 2011, 21:10:18 »
Today I hit 1000 moshi kame for the first time. Unfortunately, I also missed one of the compulsory tricks, so I didn't get to self-certify myself as 4th dan.

I did also get 3 rotor blades in a row though. :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #84 on: 23 August, 2011, 22:06:51 »
Nice Job the Void

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #85 on: 24 August, 2011, 08:23:13 »
Void, that's amazing progress :)

How many moshi kames were at the end, or did you just stopped after 1.000?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #86 on: 24 August, 2011, 12:35:54 »
Void, that's amazing progress :)

How many moshi kames were at the end, or did you just stopped after 1.000?
I stopped. Maybe I'll try some pure endurance runs soon, but 1000 is tiring enough!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #87 on: 24 August, 2011, 13:38:33 »
I remember being quite exhausted (also mentally - you get in a strange state of mind) after juggling e.g. 1000 catches with balls - respect for 1000 moshikames. You can't even switch hands.

At 135 cpm it should take you about 7'30'' at maximum. How long did it actually take?

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #88 on: 24 August, 2011, 14:29:07 »
I did start the stopwatch, but I was so pleased at managing the 1000, that I forgot to stop it until later. I'm sure I was going at slightly faster than 135bpm though, perhaps more like 145 or 150, so probably 7m to 7m15, something like that, at a guess.

Meanwhile, it's lunchtime.... time to fuel up, then head out to the garden for another day's training!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #89 on: 24 August, 2011, 19:15:56 »
Nice work, I've only really tried a moshikame run once or twice while keeping track. I think the last time I did I made about 270 or so. Maybe I'll try a run today and see how far I can make it.
Otherwise, in the spirit of the thread, today I woke up in the Redwood forest in north California. So amazing, some of the trees are 10 feet in diameter or more, and you can only imagine how tall. Going to be able to find some very cool spots to film I think...

 

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