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Post #41 Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:52 pm 
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I like them a lot. They're definately a huge step up from the plastic stones i had *bleh*. They look really nice and they make a nice solid *klak* on the bamboo board. The only thing that took me a while to get over was how heavy they are. A friend of mine has a set of double convex glass stones that are easily twice as thick and they weigh about the same.

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Post #42 Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:04 am 
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Do they feel thin or odd compared to the double convex stones you've used? I have a set of double convex yunzi, and am quite curious.

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Post #43 Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Well they don't feel thin to me. The plastic stones I had were double convex, but they were super thin, so these are actually a little thicker. My friends double convex stones were waaaay thicker, i actually found them a bit too thick for my taste, which is why i wanted to try single convex. It does take a little bit getting used to the flat side though. They dont feel odd to me to hold them, but there were times when i'd accidently play a stone upside down and be like *whoops* and have to flip it back over :lol: , but after a few days i got used to them and it doesnt happen anymore.

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Post #44 Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Some people here have very good setups.

Here's mine.

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I really like this location, it's quite tranquil.

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Post #45 Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:24 pm 
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I think I jumped a bit late into this forum but decided to post anyway :D .

Sorry about the size of the pictures, my camera takes them large and I'm not quite sure how to shrink them.

Edit: Check lemmata's post for pictures.


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Post #46 Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Wow, this is incredible. What made you decide to get all of this stuff? Did you already have the tatami mats? And how long can you sit seiza for :o

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Post #47 Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Erythen wrote:
I think I jumped a bit late into this forum but decided to post anyway :D .

Sorry about the size of the pictures, my camera takes them large and I'm not quite sure how to shrink them.

Would you be mad if someone asked for a chair? : )

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Post #48 Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:31 am 
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Erythen wrote:
I think I jumped a bit late into this forum but decided to post anyway :D .

Sorry about the size of the pictures, my camera takes them large and I'm not quite sure how to shrink them.
Open the photo in your main photo-viewer application. There should be a "Tools -> adjust size" option


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Post #49 Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Beautiful study space ! I'm envious :mrgreen:


Erythen wrote:
I think I jumped a bit late into this forum but decided to post anyway :D .

Sorry about the size of the pictures, my camera takes them large and I'm not quite sure how to shrink them.


Another way to make the pictures compact, until you click them, would be to use "Hide" tags from the compose editor.


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Post #50 Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Is anyone having trouble seeing the pictures in this page? My browser sputters, and never seems to be able to open them. I get the "image unable to load" graphic instead of any image.

Edit: Oh, wait, they're loading now. Those are huge pictures!

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Post #51 Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Jedo wrote:
Wow, this is incredible. What made you decide to get all of this stuff? Did you already have the tatami mats? And how long can you sit seiza for :o


I was in Japan for just under 4 years and decided rather than buy a bunch of tourist junk that I'll never look at again, I'd instead get something that can be appreciated for generations. It took me a couple of years to find a hobby but once I got into Go I caught the bug and this was it :)

I picked up the chairs and Tatami from http://www.chopa.com, they had a platform for the mats on clearance so it worked out well. I commissioned the scroll from http://www.orientaloutpost.com/

The kyosoku, pillows and equipment came from Japan. Mr. Bozulich and Kuroki-san were very helpful in finding good equipment (both highly recommended!). The arrangement was inspired by the Yugen no ma.

As for seiza...well depending on the day I can manage between 20 - 60 minutes though I usually just sit on my side and lean again the kyosoku (much more comfortable).

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Would you be mad if someone asked for a chair


Nope :) It wouldn't be the first time someone preferred a chair. Though I find leaning against the kyosoku (arm rests) to be more comfortable anyway.


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Post #52 Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:19 pm 
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darthmage wrote:
Beautiful study space ! I'm envious :mrgreen:


Erythen wrote:
I think I jumped a bit late into this forum but decided to post anyway :D .

Sorry about the size of the pictures, my camera takes them large and I'm not quite sure how to shrink them.


Another way to make the pictures compact, until you click them, would be to use "Hide" tags from the compose editor.


Thank you, I didn't even think about that!

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Post #53 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Erythen, your setup is beautiful. :tmbup: It would be nice to have go friends over and play while chatting over the board.

EDIT: I shrunk Erythen's photos and put them in hide tags below so that people can check out his nice setup more easily.

Looking straight down:
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His whole setup:
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Post #54 Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:24 pm 
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I hope this works... My dining room table got drafted to be my go area. We never eat there anyway, so that's all get used for.


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Post #55 Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:41 pm 
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I typically set up my board at my desk when studying a game:

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Post #56 Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:00 am 
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sefo wrote:
Some people here have very good setups.

Here's mine.

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Hey sefo, nice study!

I couldn't help notice that you are in Shanghai. Just wanted to let you know that we have an international Go club here. Maybe we have already met? Anyways, send me a pm if you want to be included in the mailing list.

Cheers

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Post #57 Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:27 am 
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Edit (2013/4/13): I recently added a tatami mat and a Meijinsen clock to my Go corner :)


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Mage, is that your hyugakaya board? It's very pretty.
And Kuroki bowls and Kuroki slate and shell stones?

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Mage, is that your hyugakaya board? It's very pretty.
And Kuroki bowls and Kuroki slate and shell stones?


Thanks. Yes, my friend bought them from Mr. Kuroki couple of years ago while visiting Japan. The bowls are Karin, Keyaki or Sakura (he's not sure, he bought 3-sets at that time and has forgotten how to identify each :roll: ) The stones are size-34 standard grade.

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Post #60 Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Mage wrote:
The bowls are Karin, Keyaki or Sakura (he's not sure, he bought 3-sets at that time and has forgotten how to identify each :roll: )
Maybe Karin. If you look under the bottom of each bowl,
there may be a "signature" character/logo of the crafts-person.
If that person only makes a particular type (Karin, Keyaki, or Sakura),
then you can identify the wood. Mr. Kuroki would mostly likely be able
to identify it for you if you email him the above photo alone (or two). :)

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