Author Topic: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)  (Read 11091 times)

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Re: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)
« Reply #30 on: 24 September, 2015, 22:40:42 »
I've been trying these over the last couple of days and am starting to make some good progress. I had tried them earlier in the year and it was pretty ugly! :o

I was originally having trouble just making a decent catch of the tama, and hitting my finger in the right place, but have now got that part quite clean. I am finding though that the ken is getting quite wild when trying to land the aeroplane part. I guess this could be down to my release of the ken not being clean.

I did however find that when I swapped to a heavier Kendama that the ken became a bit more controlled. Would anyone else agree that a heavier ken would be preferred for this sort of trick, or just more practice with whichever kendama I happen to be holding?
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Re: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)
« Reply #31 on: 24 September, 2015, 23:19:08 »
Hard to know without seeing you try, but a clean release should be the key.
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Re: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)
« Reply #32 on: 25 September, 2015, 07:44:26 »
Totally agree with Void, and would add that during the learning process for me there was definitely a period of time when the ken was very out of control virtually all the time (no doubt due to a poor release). I think there's a thread from someone else on here from a while back saying the same thing.

Practice is the answer, the wobble will go.

Personally I prefer a heavier ken and swirls are certainly easier for me when infuse one.

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Re: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)
« Reply #33 on: 25 September, 2015, 17:05:16 »
On further diagnosis and a few landings with my lighter ken, I noticed there were not enough knees involved (timing) and that when catching the tama, I was not moving my hand away sufficiently (there's a lot going on here actually) enough to avoid the ken coming back round, thus possibly clipping the string and flailing wildly.

Doesn't mean I've got, it but I'm getting it ;D
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Re: Half-Swirl Aeroplane Tutorial (Was: VOTW 14-05-2012)
« Reply #34 on: 25 September, 2015, 17:18:53 »
Ah yep, string clips are fatal. You'll get it. :)
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