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Worst trends in Kendama

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Dæmon, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    tbh I'd say it's used a lot in edits because that's what the players listen to themselves
     
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  2. Matteo Schulz

    Matteo Schulz Member

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    Count Me In and the Carson Valley kendama Edits 3 and 4 are both great examples of non trap music that provide a great vibe. Personally some of my favorite edits to watch.
     
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  3. Matteo Schulz

    Matteo Schulz Member

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    I also love this edit from scags; no trap music either
     
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  4. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Yea, I was gonna say, this seems to be a very broad overgeneralization. I agree with the sentiment in many ways, I've rolled my eyes at the music choice of many edits over the years. But to just give up on 'the entire North American scene' because of it... uhhhhhmm.... what? Thats bizarre, and clearly there are MANY examples of edits with all sorts of different music choices out there.
    The N American scene is far from some homogenous group of players, there are people from all walks of lives with all sorts of different interests involved.

    There is always someone out there that listens to shitty music (in your own opinion, whatever that might be). Must be some serious trap-hate to just rage-quit a scene that is otherwise unrelated to the music.

    (all that said, this is an interesting look at how edits can really embody and communicate the game to other people, be it in a good or bad way)
     
    Oct 11, 2019
  5. Ghost Fox

    Ghost Fox n00b

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    I hate all rap. I completely understand this feeling. This is why I almost always watch Japanese players and almost never western players
     
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  6. Qonnor

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    Jeez dude.
     
    Oct 14, 2019
  7. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    You may want to expand your horizons, man. Rap isn't some homogeneous mass of music that all sounds like mumble rap. I'll admit that I'm over trap music because of oversaturation, but there are lots of Hip-Hop gems out there especially from the older rap artists. NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nas come to mind for me.
     
    Oct 17, 2019
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  8. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
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  9. AN_TY

    AN_TY Honed Member

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    :) I hope my music provides good feels for all dama slayers. Much love to @goenKendama for the love and support!
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, there they are. I guess it was the underscore in the name that threw off my member search. Thanks for chiming in.
     
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  11. Davi Bergs

    Davi Bergs n00b

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    I honestly can’t stand the paw trick lol
     
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  12. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Double cups. Example: I land big cup, and I toss the tama into the air and catch it in big cup again. No orbits, no kenflips, nothing.

    It drives me insane how so many newer players are doing this. Not a very clean way to play kendama.
     
    Dec 10, 2019
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  13. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    yeah I’ve been watching the hasttags on IG for kendama and all new ones are still doing that so the bevel is facing the right way. Learn to toss correctly!! Lol
     
    Dec 10, 2019
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  14. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    New gen instas
     
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  15. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Like.. instas that aren't that insta?
     
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  16. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Ahh yes this drives me nuts.

    People that call consecutive lighthouse flips with a slight pause in between an "insta lighthouse flip" are just flat out wrong.
     
    Dec 10, 2019
  17. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    Yeah, in reality they are just flowy lighthouse flips
     
    Dec 11, 2019
  18. Qonnor

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    In this vein, I kinda don't love stall or lunar instas. Not to a level where they like ruin the trick for me, but in a lot of cases it's harder to just go to stilt than to insta stilt, for example.
     
    Dec 11, 2019
  19. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    True, I generally agree, though more modern damas sit much flatter on lunar, so insta-lunars have become a little bit more legit. Hard to hit em clean, and hard to show that they're clean with a good camera angle too.
     
    Dec 11, 2019
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