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Alex Smith is my Hero!

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Seabass, May 30, 2019.

  1. Seabass

    Seabass Honed Member

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    @htimSxelA you are the man! I just got ahold of my first handturned (by you!) Terra Skateply. Wow man, the rumors are all true. It's a tank, it's the best, it feels unreal, it redefines quality in kendama! My God it is beautiful!
    IMG_20190530_163157.jpg So I'm in the process of getting my lathe setup to start turning my own damas, and I just want you to know that you're my inspiration and I look up to you as the best in the game. Bravo Alex! You've definitely made a difference in my life. Thank You!
     
    May 30, 2019
  2. Danny Malto

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    So happy for you bro! Hope I can put my hands on such a beauty one day! Jam it with smile my man!
     
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  3. JHard502710

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    Isn’t it funny what path life sets us on due to little instances like this..!!
     
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  4. Con man

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    ive already started turning hahah buy a scroll chuck itll save you time
     
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  5. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    the skateplys really are something special
     
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  6. Seabass

    Seabass Honed Member

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    How bout a jig for the tamas? What do u use to make them perfectly round?
     
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  9. Seabass

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  10. JHard502710

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    You guys are ALL my hero’s. Following your passions. Doing what makes you happy. Praising others for their accomplishments and helping/teaching each other the ways instead of making them TradeSecrets.. it’s why this community has been the best thing in my life the past year and I know it’s why Kendama is going to grow into so much more and bigger than it ever has been in the past!
     
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  11. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad you're loving the skateply so far! When we say it is the jam... we mean it! haha

    Good luck with the lathework, it can be frustrating sometimes but its amazing to play a kendama you made yourself. I hope you'll end up with something awesome! Post up pics once you've finished a dama up :)
     
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  12. 96817dama

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    Hey Alex I just wanted to say I really love my terra natura, it's pretty much one of the only damas I have where I can also track which cup is which and that helps with tre flips and what not, I wish I could review it on terrakendama.com but I really like it and I agree the prefect shape is ahead of its class. Thank you!
     
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  13. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    We haven't integrated any review system into the shop, because in my direct experience, usually those sorts of review systems are just gamed by the business posting them and aren't that reliable anyways. Maybe thats not the best choice, but I like to operate from a position of good principles instead of just taking the 'easy profit' sorta path. Its the same reason we don't have any facebook tracking pixels or any crap like that on the Terra site: respect for the customer's privacy and autonomy. Too much of the internet is just geared towards subtly selling you crap.
    So for Terra, we'd rather depend on our actual customers saying nice things about our products in a more organic way (like your post, thanks! Super glad to hear you like it!). As a small business, that sort of thing really does keep us afloat :)
     
    Jun 14, 2019
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  15. slothymane

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    You're 10/10 aswell though! :p
     
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