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Dre_11
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Dre_11

Member, Male, 18, from West Covina, CA

slim shape: yellow birch or hard maple? i’ve never had birch but 90% of my damas are maple lol May 23, 2019 at 9:05 PM

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    1. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      slim shape: yellow birch or hard maple? i’ve never had birch but 90% of my damas are maple lol
      1. Grainbetterbegood
        Grainbetterbegood
        Maple ftw!!! Yelow birch is a little to heavy for me. But half of kendama is trying shit out! Cop the birch and give a go! you might just love it!
        May 24, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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      2. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        @Grainbetterbegood how much heavier is birch compared to maple?bc i want to be able to mix and match my setup
        May 24, 2019 at 5:09 PM
    2. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      my shift was pretty bad at loons, 38g sarado and 50g sword, pretty disappointed but i got it in a mystery box so i can’t complain too much
      1. Jewbacca
        Jewbacca
        Well the positive side of it is that you’ll learn slingers and be a god at them
        May 19, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    3. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      Handcheck: Maple sol ken x hickory squab tama
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      2. JHard502710
        JHard502710
        Sol Ash Sticky Cups complete
        May 21, 2019 at 1:48 AM
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      3. Grainbetterbegood
        Grainbetterbegood
        Maple sol ken is a steal! I don’t rlly like squab stuff tho. How does it play?
        May 24, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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      4. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        @Grainbetterbegood amazing ! good jugs and loons but stalls could be better, and it looks great too.
        May 24, 2019 at 5:05 PM
    4. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      what ken/tama gram difference is considered good?
      1. slothymane
        slothymane
        whatever you prefer. For me its either 1:1 or 2-8g tama heavy
        May 20, 2019 at 1:40 AM
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      2. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        what tricks does the difference affect?
        May 21, 2019 at 9:37 AM
      3. 96817dama
        96817dama
        IMO if I'm not getting a balanced setup I go for about 5 - 8 grams tama heavy. For me the difference affects whirlwinds, it really helps get the scoop just right to get that tama spinning nice n slow and the lighter Ken is easier to flip fast, can basically enable a quick flip and near instant catch. It also reallyyyy helps me with inward birds idky just my 2 cents.
        May 23, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    5. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      Quick question: Why didn’t Nick Gallagher get a champ mod last year? But So & Bryson did when they won?
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      2. quacktaped
        quacktaped
        Both champ mods have come out a year after that player has won the competition. my guess is that a mod will be made and released right around the time of KWC 2019 although I could be wrong because Nick already has a pro mod.
        May 10, 2019
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      3. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        Maybe they’ll do a commemorative version of his mod like wyatt got
        May 13, 2019
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    6. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      Anyone know the average weights on kens ? I want to pair my 83g tama, but i don’t know which wood to get. Any suggestions welcome!
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      2. ttocsic
        ttocsic
        maple primes are usually pretty light
        May 6, 2019
      3. ttocsic
        ttocsic
        zebrano is typically heavier, probably around 83
        May 6, 2019
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      4. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        i might have to pull the trigger on the zebrano ken, mostly for the looks lol, thanks for the advice!
        May 6, 2019
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    7. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      best ken for maple tama? (maybe something other than maple itself lol)
      1. Emil Apostol
        Emil Apostol
        Ash tama, especially natty. Breaks in great for stalls.
        Apr 26, 2019
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      2. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        i know maple ken + ash tama is nice, but i was wondering what i can match with my maple tama?
        Apr 27, 2019
    8. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      craft slim or shift? what’s the overall best wood and shape combo?
      1. ttocsic
        ttocsic
        Maple shift with either a colors tama or ash tama.
        Apr 23, 2019
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    9. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      shift vs gte1? looking for another dama, really loved the gte1 so was thinking the captain. but kusa halo looks good too. any thoughts?
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      2. dondante23
        dondante23
        I like the shift ken more then the GT-E1, but the sticky AF paint is better than the silk. Tough call but I would go shift personally
        Apr 11, 2019
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      3. Dre_11
        Dre_11
        thanks! i was looking at the shift halo, the pow in particular because of the sticky paint i’ve heard good things. today i went to a dama store and impulse bought the sweets x active collab lol. might have to hold off on the shift
        Apr 12, 2019
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      4. dondante23
        dondante23
        I would’ve taken that over the other two also :D Enjoy the new dama!
        Apr 12, 2019
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    10. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      anyone have any tips to level up? i’m having a hard time with new tricks and bored with old 1s. kinda hit a slump with jugs/walks pls help!
      1. goenKendama
        Apr 10, 2019
    11. Dre_11
      Dre_11

      I just got a new sweets prime radar and I dont really like the grainy feel on the ken, should i use kenditioner? or any other solutions?
      1. dondante23
        dondante23
        Kenditioner should help, or you could try a very light once-over with some fine sandpaper. I would go very very lightly, like a buff, so you don’t distort weight.
        Apr 9, 2019
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    Location:
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