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Tricks you picked up easily

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Emil Apostol, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    What are some tricks you learned and perfected almost immediately? I'm asking because kendama players learn differently, and some tricks can come super easy to some while taking considerable effort on the part of others.

    For me, Handroll was pretty much an extension of the stickwork I do in Eskrima, so I learned it like nothing.
     
    Jul 18, 2019
  2. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    one turn lighthouse, definitely felt more natural than a pull up. i also oddly found it easier than a one turn airplane lol
     
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  3. johndmc

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    Yeah hand roll was pretty straightforward for me also.
     
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  4. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Ditto on one turn lighthouse! Pull up LH is still really awkward for me even until now, so I almost never do it.
     
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  5. xplodit

    xplodit Slayer

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    I know this is a bit more on the intermediate/advanced side, but after I landed my first inward lunar they were super UNLOCKED. I learned regular lunar first which took forever, but now it’s harder for me do regular lunars in combos, multiple flips, or lunar rovers that don’t start in inward. No clue why this is. The balance of lunar in the inward orientation just feels so right.
     
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  6. rhysgoespeace

    rhysgoespeace Member

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    Ghost lighthouse stuff. Immediately found them easier then the normal toss to lighthouse, and now I do them all the time.
     
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  7. @kerndama

    @kerndama n00b

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    Border Balance. Unlocked pretty quick in comparison to some homies of mine who still can't do them but idk. If the spikes a bit flat I can do a border balance on it :D
     
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  8. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @kerndama welcome to the forums. FYI Here's more info on Boarder's Balance you might find interesting.
     
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  9. Qonnor

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    I still find nightingale waaaay easier than bird. Only took me about 5 minutes to hit my first one when I had to grind bird for weeks.
     
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  10. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Swing nightingale for me is much easier than swing bird. You don't have to worry about getting the tama over the spike.
     
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  11. Kristina

    Kristina Member

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    Nothing lol! Everything I land takes me time and even more to repeat ha ha. I think I have only landed handle stall first try but then dropped it and haven’t landed it again. I’m ok with that though. It can be very frustrating but also very satisfying when I do land something. I’m just not a natural, but I still enjoy it.
     
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  12. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    Yeah I suppose that actually does make more mechanical sense. Plus the spike acts like a backboard to stop the rotation of the tama. It's honestly a way less precise trick.
     
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  13. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Awesome! I'm absolutely hopeless with inward lunars. I can only ever get pull up inward lunar; anything else is beyond my level. :/
     
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  14. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    turntable, and turntable top.

    Can't explain it, I can't spin a ball on my finger at all.
     
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  15. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    +1 one-turn lighthouse
    +1 swing little bird
     
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  16. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Anyone here pick up scooping goldfish easily lol? I imagine it's one that takes a bit of work and imagination.
     
    Jul 22, 2019
  17. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually yes, kind of. . . at least big cup scooping. I watched a video of Shimadera-san a lot before really trying it. Saw a guy the other day doing base cup scooping nearly as easily as I can do big cup.
     
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  18. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Slayer

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    I honestly feel like I learned DownSpike a little quicker than I expected.. once I got a pill and started practicing doing them with that it helped unlock in the Kendama game too! Although I pull up with the tama rotating back towards me as opposed to a quick flick out to get the tama to rotate outwards like it seems most people do
     
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  19. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    Dun inward lunar flips. I just tried a couple of times and I didnt just land it, i unlocked it
     
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  20. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Pills are awesome learning tools for spike tricks! Good way to teach beginners how to earth turn, and downspikes feel more natural with them.
     
    Jul 29, 2019