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Learn the Earth Turn Kendama Trick.


Earth Turn Kendama Trick
This trick is called Earth Turn. It looks like this.

When you do Earth Turn all you are really doing is throwing the tama up, it will rotate 360 degrees and land back on the spike. To start this trick you are going to hold the kendama in the ken grip. One thin you can do is modify the grip by putting your thumb on the big cup which gives you a little more control, but you don’t have to do that.

The first thing when you do this trick is that you want to make sure that the big cup is facing you. If you do it with the small cup facing you or with the cups pointing away from you in either direction, you can still do the trick, but it is not quite right. This is actually a little easier, you will be surprised to find that.

There are a few tips that will help. The first one is that like any kendama trick you want to be using your knees a lot. To get the tama in the air you actually want to be using your knees to throw it up. The other action is that you want to be using your wrist. That is how you get the tama to rotate. You combine those actions.

You want to experiment with your wrist a little bit. You will notice if you flick harder or softer you can make the rotation go faster or slower. When you are just starting it is a good idea to practice with the rotation going a little slower.

Outside of that, the one other tip that you want is you want to make sure that when you are doing the trick you are not throwing the tama way up into the air. You actually want to try to keep it somewhat close, and that will make doing the trick a little bit easier.

That is the Earth Turn.

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