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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by kotakago, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Jenny Cho

    Jenny Cho Slayer

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    ^So thorough! I think this covers just about everything!

    Also I'm the same way with soft. Never soft gives me lots of memories of Tony Hawk pro skater games, hehe.
     
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  2. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA why did i just only see this??
     
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  3. bencan

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    I'm curious what does OG mean?

    Is there a thread or location where I can have a reference on kendama lingo:

    sesh, slay, cop... etc.
     
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  4. ttocsic

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    OG technically means original ganster but really is used to describe anything original or older, such as OG kaizens.
     
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  5. Tortilla_gorilla

    Tortilla_gorilla Honed Member

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    Sesh = meet up and play dama or just by yourself “hey man you wanna sesh later?”

    Slay = landing tricks consistently
    “I was slaying dama today.”

    Cop = to buy something
    “I can’t wait to cop when the new GTs drop.”

    Banger = when you land a trick or line that’s difficult to you personally.
    “I just hit a 1-2-3 lunar flip...BANGER!”

    Lace = spiking the tama after your trick.
    “I just laced around the world.”
     
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  6. kendama_grandma

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    What about the ‘1,2,3’ reference?
     
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  7. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    for example, a 1,2,3 lighthouse flip would be lighthouse flip, double lighthouse flip, triple lighthouse flip.
     
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  8. kendama_grandma

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    ‘Grind’ ... is that working a trick or line over and over?
     
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  9. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    the "Grind" is that span of time wherein you are working toward lacing (Kendama Term: "Lace", meaning landing a trick) a kendama trick. It can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few days.

    A variant of this term is the "Film Grind", wherein you are busy compiling clips of you doing certain tricks in order to make a kendama Edit (Term: "Edit", refers to a video/multiple videos of a kendama trick (or tricks) which are subject to post-processing).
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @bencan We had a similar topic so I've merged it with yours so you, and everyone else, can check out previous entries.
     
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  11. beglerijapan

    beglerijapan Honed Member

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    I've only been at it for a few weeks and will probably try to write a nice list later on, but so far all I hear is brutal abbreviations of Japanese compound words, that usually sound like a single syllable couple to the word "-ken". After 90min of tutorial session, I gave up trying to remember the Japanese trick names because it all sounded like "sumthin-ken" and ended up being counterproductive.
     
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  12. beglerijapan

    beglerijapan Honed Member

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    yeah, yoshi! is the generic expression for success expressed outloud, usually with the universal fist clench. Yoshi is a variation of the Japanese "yoi"(good) which is more commonly read "ii" today (that's the sound in "bee" in English) In doubt, read Japanese like you would attempt french or spanish.

    The "saaaa" was made famous by a young female tabletennis player who would shout it like a martial art "ki-ai" everytime she scored.
    It's very catchy, but I think the sound comes from a variation of Yoshi->> yosshaaa~~, although youtube edits added the character 殺 (satsu) (kill) (you people who used to play streetfighter will remember that gouki supercombo) and made it epic.

    "saa..." in general Japanese is usually either a vocal shrug to express "I have no idea", sometimes with a zest of "I don't really care",

    and can also be used when you feel it's time to start a meeting or end something, like when it's time for everyone to stand up and go home.
     
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  13. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    From my experience what you might hear, not limited to kendama players, sounds like "yosh" without the "i" (ee) sound. Usually with emphasis and can also kind of mean "let's begin."
     
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  14. Jon_Hirappa

    Jon_Hirappa n00b

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    I googled feather1___ and found this video

    At the end of his performance he says "yoisha" which is a variant of "yoisho" which is a common word used most often preceding or during some act of physical exertion. For example before picking something up, while sitting down, etc., but it can also be used as an exhale after completing something hard or difficult and in which case it is often said in elation. Pro tip, be careful not to overuse this or you risk sounding like an old fart, who finds sitting down or bending over to be hard work!
     
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  15. xplodit

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    If you think “lacing a steezy banger on a honed icy fresh jammer” is how you order food at an Irish pub, you’re wrong, but you’re not alone. I generally can’t understand a word coming out of anyone’s face holes under 18 anyway, but the Kendama world seems to have taken this to the next level. Trick based words like “lighty,” loon,” and “slinger,” for example are unsurprisingly exclusive to the vernacular of a slayer, but there is still ambiguity in their usage. You can “lace a banger,” but can you “bang a lacer”?

    This thread invites you to impart knowledge on the kendama lexicon by defining words, sharing your own, or asking questions.

    Questions
    What does steezy mean?

    Definitions
    “5-Finger” - Describes the length of string in relation the base cup while the tama is on the spike. 5-finger is longer than the traditional 2-finger string length
     
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  16. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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  17. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @xplodit As @KeeganS pointed out we had a similar thread running so yours has been merged so others may see previous replies.
     
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  18. xplodit

    xplodit Slayer

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    Thank you guys. Tried searching first not to double up on threads, but what can you do?
    Any word on what steezy means?
     
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  19. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries, the Search Function is still a bit sketchy sometimes.

    As for "steezy" I don't know if this will help or hurt but here are some uses I've found over the last few years. (bold added)

    KUSA site: Steeszy Syncro Award

    5 year ago video - "What is it that makes people think kendama is steezy?"




    From the description in video below: "Steezy late flips variations"
     
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  20. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    ^This was the first time I heard the word to my knowledge. Me and my (at the time skateboarding friends) just kept using it for any sort of freestyle performance. Skiing, snowboarding, blading, you could make anything ‘steezy’ but to this day I don’t know what it means.
    All I know is that the tornado spin is definitely steezy.
     
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