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Spacewalk Help!!!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Dominic Malilay, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Dominic Malilay

    Dominic Malilay n00b

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    Just as the title sugests, I'm looking for tips to land this trick. I have gotten to recatching the tama, but the ken just spins out of control so I can't land aeroplane. Thanks
     
    Feb 7, 2017
  2. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    The key to controlling the erratic movements of the ken is to keep the string taut when catching the tama!
    The catch should be soft, yet firm as you keep the string taut.

    I'd advise catching the tama once the string is parallel to the ground.

    From there, it's a soft tug to airplane.
    Also, watch the Japanese players (Tamotsu, etc).
    There's a certain way of tugging when you wanna go in for the airplane.
     
    Feb 8, 2017
  3. Dominic Malilay

    Dominic Malilay n00b

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    Thank you!
     
    Feb 8, 2017
  4. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Like @azleonhart said, try to catch it when the string is parallel to the ground, and try to keep tension in the string, that'll help keep control of the ken!

    To do this, kind of 'pull on the tama' as you catch it, and make the pulling motion towards the direction of the hole in the bottom of the tama (straight away from the ken, in line with the string). Hope that makes sense..!
     
    Feb 8, 2017
  5. 96817dama

    96817dama Member

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    Anyone got tips on what might make a kendama spacewalk honed? I've already noticed shorter string, lighter setup, and weight matching, but theres really not much information you can find, at least in my experience.
     
    Mar 16, 2020
  6. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    You might have a look at these:



     
    Mar 16, 2020
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