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Author Topic: kendama kraze?  (Read 5688 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 12:08:16 AM »

Has anyone realized that most Kendama players look like burnouts?

hahaha so true.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 01:07:39 AM »

Just got a green ozora kendama after seeing this thread. Haha
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 01:21:05 AM »

Has anyone realized that most Kendama players look like burnouts?

hahaha so true.

Lets see those selfies, guys.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 01:24:26 AM »

I honestly don't see the big deal.
its just a fun skill toy like yoyos. And like everything, we see one person doing it and it explodes. im sure it will die out eventually... maybe not... who knows

Exactly. I've had people also ask, "How can you have fun with a fixed axle?" But I love playing fixed, some days even more than unresponsive bearing-axle yoyos.

I suspect I'll enjoy Kendama as well. Local toy shop has some cheap $20 wooden ones.... Wish I knew the brand so I could find out if it's at least not total garbage.
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2013, 01:46:48 AM »

Toy store at the mall has some cheep kendamas. I could get one of those, but they also carry these Yomega mod yo-yo's. So i'll get both.
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2013, 09:30:53 AM »

Has anyone realized that most Kendama players look like burnouts?

hahaha so true.

I was gonna argue that they're not...... bu sponsored kendama players definitely do ahaha.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 09:59:42 AM »

I found an Eagle brand Kendama at a local toy place for $21.

Same deal as the sweets where the paint doesn't chip, but will "dent" instead. almost like a thick plastic shrink wrap around the Tama.

Anyhow... as far as why?

Personally I like to see inspiration crossover from other sources. Since the Kendama is a skill toy, there's probably a lot more room for that inspiration to crossover than say... piano, or going to an art gallery (which isn't to say that those things won't inspire good yoyo tricks either...)

It's no different than yo-yo. There's no "reason" for it other than perhaps a creative outlet that someone enjoys.

If you enjoy it, sweet!

If you don't... sweet!

it has no bearing on how good of a person you are or aren't. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 10:55:51 AM »

My 18-year old son got one at Cal States, and at first is was like, whoa, this is hard. But, he kept messing with it and everytime he hit something, it was like that little reward that keeps you coming back.  Now, he's checking out videos and coming out of his room every five minutes to show the new thing he just landed, and giving me a try.

Yesterday I was up early to go to work and I hear the familiar clack, clack.  I go to his room and hear a quick rustling before I peek in and he's just sitting there with that look on his face, "Who, me?" 

It's addicting.
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 12:01:46 PM »

Yeah its definitely fun and addicting, but not as gratifying as throwing for me..

I like playing it as a break from throwing, but tricks seem to be more hit or miss with kendama and it can get more frustrating. Much patience and practice is needed.
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 05:01:38 PM »

Kendama is great! Get an ozora they are the best. I own all makes pretty much and ozora is still my favorite. Can't go wrong with JKA certified. Sunrise is awesome too and sweets has the dopest paint.
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 07:58:39 PM »

Kendama is great! Get an ozora they are the best. I own all makes pretty much and ozora is still my favorite. Can't go wrong with JKA certified. Sunrise is awesome too and sweets has the dopest paint.
I took a shot in the dark and bought the first one listed off of another website and it was an ozora. Guess I got lucky. Haha
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2013, 08:05:01 PM »

I don't see the big deal with them, I have no desire to follow this trend.

I guess to each his own.
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 08:05:26 PM »

Kendamas are fun, remind a little bit of 5a, still though, yoyos are the funnest of them all!
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 08:55:18 PM »

Well... I went to the Japanese souvenir shop at my local mall today. They had these miniature junk kendamas for $2.50! I picked one up to keep me busy until my nice setup arrives.

After playing for an hour or 2 it is starting to feel really comfortable. Im able to land in all 3 cups, Airplane, Pull-Up Spike, Clack, and Orbit already. I have a permanent grin on my face. It feels just like the first time I landed a trapeze on a yoyo! My only complaint is im getting sore from doing Dama Squats all day. lol  Cheesy

The dexterity and coordination I developed form throwing is most definetly making kendama easier.
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2013, 08:56:45 PM »

Only thing i don't get is how you determine what makes a good kendama ?
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