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Offline Adam K

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #135 on: 08 September, 2011, 00:44:47 »
I was quite pleased to land: Pull up Nightingale---360 Nightingale---360 to Bird---360 bird :D
What are you calling "Nightingale"? As far as I was aware, that's just another translation of "Uguisu", ie Bird/Warbler/... Nightingale? I'm guessing you mean something else though?
I believe he is referring to small cup bird. I remember hearing matthew jorgensen from sweets kendamas refer to the trick as such.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #136 on: 08 September, 2011, 02:55:17 »
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #137 on: 08 September, 2011, 07:37:57 »
Little bird > nightingale.
As far as I knew it was a ball flip up to little bird that was being called nightingale in the US?
(would furiken little bird be a correct term for this? Or does furiken refer to a flip up to spike exclusively?)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #138 on: 08 September, 2011, 13:37:59 »
furi=swing
ken= (to) spike

So furi-uguisu, maybe, or perhaps furiko uguisu?

Perhaps "Swing to small bird" is clearest? (Plus "small bird" is 2 syllables, "nightingale" is 3 :) . Then again, if "nightingale" includes the "swing to" bit....)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #139 on: 09 September, 2011, 00:56:36 »
Got my first 2-turn lighthouse today. I guess that's what comes of practising the 5th Dan tricks alongside the 4th Dan ones. :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #140 on: 09 September, 2011, 20:47:18 »
... caught my first bird on a small cup. Now I did any trick on the Czech Kendama Open trick list at least once.
But I'm still lacking consistency. I can't get beyond Airplane in any real practice run (i.e. with three attempts).

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #141 on: 10 September, 2011, 08:19:49 »
... caught my first bird on a small cup. Now I did any trick on the Czech Kendama Open trick list at least one.

excellent! That's quite an achievement!

But I'm still lacking consistency. I can't get beyond Airplane in any real practice run (i.e. with three attempts).

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #142 on: 10 September, 2011, 13:07:09 »
Nah, it's not "practice", it's "regular practice!".
Practice the list at least once a day, Lars, and in a week or two, you'll definitely notice the difference. Plus, you've still got 2 months training time! :-)

But yeah, more knees!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #143 on: 10 September, 2011, 19:49:54 »
Nah, it's not "practice", it's "regular practice!".
Practice the list at least once a day, Lars, and in a week or two, you'll definitely notice the difference.

I do, I do - I run through the list every evening, doing every trick 10 times. Besides I keep track how far I qualify by checking the first three attempts separately.
I started writing down the success rate in an Excel sheet - I like to get a visual reward by seeing the curves going (more or less) constantly up. Alas, they don't really do that.
And on the 7th you can see what beer does to my skills   :-[

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #144 on: 10 September, 2011, 20:17:39 »
haha thats a neat idea. Keep in mind you only have a week's worth of data or so, over time you will undoubtedly see improvement

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #145 on: 13 September, 2011, 15:37:46 »
Yesterday I managed to self-certify myself as 4th Dan.
Didn't feel the same sense of satisfaction as if it had been a real exam, but it's nice to know I've done it at least once. Now to get more consistent!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #146 on: 17 September, 2011, 19:34:54 »
Today (well, yesterday) I got
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  • Airplane - build the lighouse - falling down - build the lighthouse. The celebratory dance was unparalleled

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #147 on: 18 September, 2011, 22:28:51 »
Today I played a lot in Delft

I managed to do several suicide airplanes, one turn airplanes and swing lighthouse.

I almost managed to do pull-up gunslinger and faster than gravity lighthouse.

And had lots of fun.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #148 on: 19 September, 2011, 20:19:02 »
Well done Void on the self-certified 4th Dan. Self-approval is better than none, you know you've done it!

Yesterday I managed what I've dubbed as Around The Gunslinger/Shoot The World as well as another self-nicknamed trick: Earth Slinger.Around The Gunslinger is the same as Around The World... but you have a Gunslinger on the initial pull up small cup and then between each cup catch.I.E. Pull up GS to small cup, GS big cup, GS bottom cup, GS spike.
Quite proud of that :)
Earth Slinger is simply (in terms of theory,) an Earth Turn with a swift Gunslinger during the ball's 360.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #149 on: 20 September, 2011, 02:18:46 »
Earth Slinger... I like that. Thats kinda my go to trick lately, when I'm playing well I can actually hit it very consistently (maybe 60% of the time?). I never had a good name for it though. Usually just said 'fingerflip earthturn'

which finger do you spin it around? I usually use my middle finger, but I'm trying to break that habit and start using my index finger instead. Not much luck so far

 

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