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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Congarranza, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Has anyone had any trouble getting through airport security with your kendama in the carry on bag? I've seen many pros vlogging at the airport terminals and in the airplanes, but not all of us look like a nice guy;)

    I'm curious about how you have talked your way through TSA or do you just whirly check when asked about your "sharp weapon"?
     
    Apr 5, 2017
  2. Michael Joseph Reeves

    Michael Joseph Reeves Honed Member

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    Ive never had them call it a sharp weapon.. probably cuz i have one around my neck/been jamming in the line hahaha
     
    Apr 5, 2017
  3. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope it's all good, even in the US haha

    The only kendama I wouldn't bring is my kendalex massive Alu. It would prob be fine, but just in case... I would hate to have it confiscated or something dumb like that.

    Jumbo pills often get flagged for a quick bag-check at the X-ray, but once they see it's wood they don't even ask a second question.
     
    Apr 5, 2017
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  4. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    I fly 50,000-100,000 miles a year and have never once had it mentioned.
     
    Apr 5, 2017
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  5. Jake Wiens

    Jake Wiens Member

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    I have had them search my bags for the Kendama but it has never been taken or questioned. Mostly I just end up showing them tricks and getting a high five. =)
     
    Apr 5, 2017
  6. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Probably not a good place to try moon circles and space walks, bonk an official over the head, then explain, "Sorry! Really it's just a toy!" :eek:
     
    Apr 5, 2017
  7. Almostgets

    Almostgets Slayer

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    That's a lot of miles
     
    Apr 6, 2017
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  8. amagad

    amagad Slayer

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    And better yet, frequent flyer miles :)
     
    Apr 6, 2017
  9. Matthew Dam

    Matthew Dam Member

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    Never mentioned it ever at the Airport
     
    Apr 12, 2017
  10. Ben Lowe

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    Apr 12, 2017
  11. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Yes! That series is great!!

    **as a follow up, I got stopped and questioned about the water in my baby's bottle! Kendamas went through no problem.
     
    Apr 12, 2017
  12. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    i heard United has started a Yank policy
     
    Apr 12, 2017
  13. Brandon Jensen

    Brandon Jensen Slayer

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    Thankyou. I don't know how to convey it, but thankyou
     
    Apr 12, 2017
  14. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

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    Hahahaha XD
     
    Apr 12, 2017
  15. Joel Clayton

    Joel Clayton Honed Member

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    I have never even been on a plane
     
    Apr 13, 2017
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  16. noah

    noah Member

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    went on 3 planes rides de other day had no problem at all with my kendamas. They didn't even ask a question or anything
     
    Apr 14, 2017
  17. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    I fly at least two flights a year (one long haul, one close by), and i've yet to have my kendamas confiscated, much less stopped by an officer.
     
    Apr 14, 2017
  18. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    I always wrap mine up whenever I fly anyways. That way the spike isn't shown, and I'd just rather them not ask questions and let me and my toys through aha
     
    Apr 14, 2017
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  19. StrattusCloud

    StrattusCloud Member

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    Disneyland security made me take my dama all the way back to our car once. When I got back to a different security line they noticed my key disguised pocket knife and when I admitted what it was they just let me through with it anyway. Lol
     
    Mar 8, 2019
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  20. Mr.T

    Mr.T Member

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    Mickey is more of yo-yo kinda mouse, but that Donald gets down on the dama! His styles is a cross between Copper Eddy and Dave Mateo.
     
    Mar 8, 2019