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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #796 on: 22 August, 2013, 07:53:42 »
The cats may have some interesting criteria :)

Hard enough and completely original sounds really nice, I hope to see it on video after you get certified :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #797 on: 23 August, 2013, 00:08:20 »
... landed my first "around the cosmos". I can do "slip on stick" fairly well, but throwing the tama from that first catch position and to spike it then is still difficult.
And I'm getting further along with birds. Since I started to hold the ken with the big cup towards me, it's much easier. Caught two of about 40 tonight :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #798 on: 23 August, 2013, 11:47:32 »
Well done Lars. I find that first transfer to spike in 'Cosmos much easier if I catch the ball with the hole NOT flat on the side of the spike. You have to be softer on the landing to stop it rolling off, but it's much easier to control the transfer like that.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #799 on: 23 August, 2013, 12:36:27 »
I agree with Void, I do it in a similar way to around the village and it is waaay easier
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #800 on: 23 August, 2013, 17:06:37 »
Well done Lars. I find that first transfer to spike in 'Cosmos much easier if I catch the ball with the hole NOT flat on the side of the spike. You have to be softer on the landing to stop it rolling off, but it's much easier to control the transfer like that.

Void and Raul,

thanks for the hint. I'll try that - so far I always tried to catch it with the hole on the ken, just like for "Slip on stick".

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #801 on: 23 August, 2013, 19:01:10 »
thanks for the tips you guys! tbh, i didnt realize i was doing around the cosmos until i read your post. well, everything except the spin from the slip stall. i was attempting them with the hole on the ken as well but will try this new method soon. the "around the's" are my warmup when i pick up a dama and notice they help get the tama and cups grippier

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #802 on: 24 August, 2013, 16:06:34 »
I haven't been able to practice kendama for a few days as I am sat here ill
But I just rememberd a few weeks ago I was trying horizontal swirls[1], I did a HS then instead of standing still I walked around it while it was spinning around my finger caught the ken then caught the tama on the big cup - I then missed the spike!
Also that day I did a double swirl and then caught the tama from behind my back, I can get them quite consistently now - and it is my new faourite trick
 1. lets just call it HS
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #803 on: 25 August, 2013, 16:28:11 »
Nice idea, Dimensions.
Today I got my best score of 2-Turn Lighthouse: 6/10.
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The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #804 on: 27 August, 2013, 13:20:45 »
I've been playing more kendama lately than yoyoing. Can't get enough. Got my first lunar last week and landed some lighthouse somersaults over the weekend. The first one was in the living room with my family. No one was watching. I started celebrating and I think they thought I'd lost my mind for a minute. I'm surprised they aren't used to me doing my "I just landed a hard skill toy trick" end zone dance by now.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #805 on: 27 August, 2013, 14:31:24 »
Today I just caught a slip grip special - got so excited when I did it!!!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #806 on: 27 August, 2013, 18:28:19 »
Got my first lunar flip a while ago! Nearly have stilt down as well!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #807 on: 27 August, 2013, 19:41:51 »
@Waylon - Nice job on the lunar! when i first got one it was so random and not expected i just sat there holding the tama in disbelief; looking at every side making sure i wasnt touching with my hand/string. that trick was something i didnt think was going to happen for a while but now i can get em fairly consistent.

these lunar and tre flips are what im after next! such a tough trick... ugh, so many new tricks to learn  :o

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #808 on: 28 August, 2013, 10:00:10 »
Yesterday I was practicing speed trick B - I normally get it in about 4 or 5 minutes (I normally struggle a lot on around Europe and even more on the 1 turn areoplane) but yesterday I got around Europe on my 2nd go and 1 turn areoplane strait away! My final tim was 2:04 minutes, yes it's not that great but it is my PB
Also I got a bit bored of practicing my pre dan ladder so I for a laugh I tried the 1st dan ladder and for the first time ever I got all of the tricks but then I started moshikame and I did 195 clicks I was really annoyed that I was 5 clicks away - never mind
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #809 on: 07 September, 2013, 17:16:56 »
... practised for two hours after work, landed some really fun stuff: Big Cup Flip to Lighthouse > Lighthouse Somersault > 540 Flip to In. Also worked out a weird inverted Falling Down variation where the spike is caught as if Penguin style. My kingdom for a camera and some editing software!

Had to let you guys know, thanks for all the motivational enthusiasm,

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