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10 Kendama Commandments

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Cheech_Sander, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    What are the top 10 rules to live by when it comes to dama? Chime in with your additions below. We'll etch the best 10 in a stone tablet.
    1. Honor Kentegrity at all times.
    2. Practice regularly.
    3. Do not allow others to take Kendama's name in vain by calling it "ball in a cup".
    4. Honor thy OGs.
    5. Thou shall evangelize to potential new slayers.
    6. Thou shall not thumb.
    7. Thou shall not bear false trick claims.
    8. Thou shall own a natty, or a TK-16
    9. Covet not thy neighbor's Kendama, nor his Kendama skills
    10. Destroy all kendamas
     
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  2. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    I’m surprised “Thou shalt not lick another’s bevel” isn’t on the list
     
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  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Or "Thou shalt not yank another's spike." :D
     
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  4. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    I feel like #1 & #6 are similar. Thumbing compromises kentegrity right..?
     
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  5. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    it's at least a strong guideline to not lick another man's bevel :D
     
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  6. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    I agree, #6 and #7 as well fall under #1.
     
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  7. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    I think you can cut off #9 at "Covet not thy neighbor's kendama." No harm in wanting to be as skilled as your kendama neighbor, in my opinion.
     
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  8. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Thou shalt end thy tricks with a spike, or variation thereof.

    Thou shalt not cheese a game of DAMA.

    Respect thy fellow shredder, pay them your attention when it is their turn to play.
     
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  9. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    Def the last one. I’ve only been to one comp so far but I noticed a lot of this not going on, even with pros, was kind of disappointing and distracting..

    What does “cheese a game of DAMA” mean??
     
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  10. Dantama

    Dantama Honed Member

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    I think he means like handing a Lunar
     
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  11. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    No, handing is obviously just no good.

    I mean win it in a cheesy way.
    Your opponent isn't good at juggles? Do 4 juggle tricks.
    That sorta thing.
     
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  12. Dantama

    Dantama Honed Member

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    I hate when people do stuff like that against me in a game of ken :eek:
     
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  13. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    What else you guys got?
     
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  14. LineKnob

    LineKnob n00b

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    What about adjusting your string with your other hand?
     
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  15. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    @LineKnob I think that'd fall under either #1, #6, or #7

    Just a couple suggestions.

    - Thou shall Earth Turn if you nasty
    - Thou shall treat another slayer's dama with respect
    - Thou carry a dama with them everywhere if possible
     
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  16. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos n00b

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    Thou shall not spike any laughin guy in the chest or spacewalk the tama to his head by mistake.

    Dont skip sex to edit v20

    Hone a dama freeby broken in traditionaly holding with 2 hands and bow
     
    Apr 13, 2019
  17. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Though shall not rate a 5 out of 10 kendama an 8 out of 10.
     
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  18. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Also, thou shall not call a 5/10 condition kendama an 8/10 condition
     
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  19. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    That was what I was getting at, but didn't know how to say it I guess
     
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  20. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Ahh, I thought your was in reference to customer ratings.
     
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