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what to learn first. moon circle or space walk?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by inQntrol, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. inQntrol

    inQntrol n00b

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    working with the kenusa tutorials (intermediate) and they have the moon circle like 5-10 videos before the spacewalk altho colin says that its just a spacewalk with half a rotation more.
    what should i learn first? whats easier to learn?
     
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  2. Blake W.

    Blake W. Honed Member

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    Spacewalk first for sure, the reason is just that the rotation should be easier to catch. Also KUSA added the spacewalk later because they made it later, not because it's more difficult
     
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  3. Nathan Cabell

    Nathan Cabell n00b

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    I think learning spacewalks first is a better call. They are easier, and in my option much more fun.
     
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  4. Dwesty

    Dwesty Honed Member

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    Get the spacewalk first they are much easier to catch
     
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  5. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    It's hard to say. I think I learned them both at the same time so my opinion would say just learn them both in like a three hour session and then you can bust them both out. I feel both of these tricks really take your flow to the next level, along with the air whip and then flying v. I'm still trying to get fluid with the fun house, that trick eludes me.
     
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  6. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Spacewalk because it's half a rotation. All you gotta do is swing the ken around and catch the ball, rather than tossing the ken and trying to catch the ken. People learn differently, but I know that I learned spacewalks way before moon circles. Mainly because I thought moon circles were super hard at first
     
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  7. Steph Lussier

    Steph Lussier Honed Member

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    Spacewalk for sure! Moon circle is way more technical.
     
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  8. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Spacewalk is easier to catch, but mooncircle is easier to spike (vs spacewalk airplane), at least for me. I think the easiest one is spacewalk swap spike though, once you have swap spike figured out.

    Catch a mooncircle like you would catch a spacewalk (sorta... palm turned outwards), and you can do mooncircle to canldestick much easier than you may think!
     
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  9. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Space walk
     
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  10. Kucdama

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    I think that you should just get the motion of spacewalk down. You don't necessarily have to get it consistent just get used to the motion and the way you execute the trick. If you get this down then you can maybe learn mooncircle at the same time
     
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  11. Chad Covington

    Chad Covington Slayer

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    Everyone learns differently. I learned spacewalk before moon circle, but that doesn't mean it's the only order to learn the tricks. Just go for each of them and whichever you conquer first will make the decision for you!
     
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  12. Angelo Saček

    Angelo Saček Honed Member

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    I started learning spacewalks first, then got into moon circles. I had some difficulties with moon circles; the ken would hit my palm and bounce off of it cause I didn't know how to damper the impact.

    @htimSxelA I've been doing the mooncircle variation (palm outwards with the 'spacewalk catch') into a downspike. Going into a candlestick never crossed my mind. I'll give it a shot.
     
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  13. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    @Angelo Saček try it out! With a spacewalk you can just 'catch' the string and slide your hand to the tama, the same sort of motion leaves you in candlestick grip pretty easily with a mooncircle
     
    Jan 3, 2017
  14. Uriel Sanchez

    Uriel Sanchez Member

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    I recommend learning spacewalk to airplane first. Learn to catch the tama to where the tama hole is facing up so that you can airplane. This trick leads to other, more advanced spacewalk variations.
     
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  15. Henry G

    Henry G n00b

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    I learned mooncircle first but thats just me :D prolly better to get spacewalk down first
     
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  16. Raybulatao

    Raybulatao Member

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    Spacewalk for sure! There's so much already to learn from just spacewalks. Moon circle was definitely easier once I knew how to moon circle
     
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  17. Angelo Saček

    Angelo Saček Honed Member

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    landed, followed by a trade spike. tnx for the tip :D
     
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