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2018 TRICK OF THE YEAR - Penguin grip swaps!

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by goenKendama, Mar 13, 2019.

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What What should be the "2018 Trick of the Year"?

Poll closed Mar 20, 2019.
  1. Amibi or switch-hands

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Penguin grip swaps

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    OK So the original poll gave us a tie with both Amibi or switch-hands and Penguin grip swaps giving us 23.5%.

    There can be only one, to quote an old movie, so here's your chance to cast the deciding votes.


    (for some reason I'm unable to select no multiple votes)
     
    Mar 13, 2019
  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Get your votes in.


     
    Mar 16, 2019
  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    One more bump. . . . :D
     
    Mar 20, 2019
  4. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The results are in.
    The winner of the 2018 Trick of the Year is:

    Penguin Grip Swaps


    How did your preferred trick do in the polls? Will second place, Ambi/Switch Hands, be a "thing" in 2019?
     
    Mar 21, 2019
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  5. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Possibly, but I can understand why penguin grip swaps won out. Penguin grips are weird, but still within the realm of conventional kendama play. Not many people would dare venture into ambidextrous tricks, which I can attribute to players not wanting to start over from beginner level (as you mentioned in one of your articles, sir).
     
    Mar 21, 2019
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  6. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know, I think maybe it may be the next "thing." Multiples would seem to get kind of tedious and I'd think that creating really unusual tricks would be harder than just learning to be ambidextrous or doing two hand (two kendama) tricks like some yoyoers do.

     
    Mar 22, 2019