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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by dama.hon, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. dama.hon

    dama.hon Member

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    My birthday is actually coming up in like a month and im willing to spend up to 100 US dollars on a good setup that will last me a very long time (min. 9 Months) any suggestions? Only ones i have are: Hickory Homegrown w/ F3 Splatter Split Seabird (Tama Only) and then i have Birch GT-1 with Arctic Fade F3 Cushion Tama. If you have any setups that are good please help me out.
     
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  2. MalayBorneo

    MalayBorneo n00b

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    Pro mod slaydawg or normal slaydawg
     
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  3. dama.hon

    dama.hon Member

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    theres a pro mod slaydawg?
     
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    MalayBorneo n00b

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  5. Noah

    Noah Guest

    search analog kendamas they're releasing new kendamas soon and they're sick!
     
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  6. Noah

    Noah Guest

    they're instagram is @analogkendamas
     
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  7. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Get a slaydawg. I'm getting mine soon but from everything I have heard that is going to be one of the best kens for under $100 you can get. Homegrown are obviously a crowd favorite as well but slaydawg is getting high marks. If you have a hundred to spend though you might want to get like a KUSA promod and maybe a Homegrown birch or something like that. Those will definitely last you 9 months
     
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  8. James Hoang

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    I would get a Kendama USA pro model, Sweets Kendama pro model, any natty Kaizen, any Kaizen craft, or any of the natty homegrowns offered by Sweets(except for the spectras because they have a slightly higher chance of breaking). It really depends on whether you want to put in the work to break in a natty or not. Just pick whichever kendama you think fits your playstyle!
     
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  9. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    I recommend any kaizen craft or sweets cusion. The new krom slaydawg promods look fire too. There are also new affordable kaizen 2.0s that came out with silk paint in half, trip, and 70/30 splits.
     
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  10. Chad Covington

    Chad Covington Slayer

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    Whatever kendama you decide to get, make sure it is maple.
     
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  11. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Even though you already have a GT, I would recommend getting another one but with a raw ash tama. It plays super well when broken in, especially on spectrum kendamas. Other good options are KUSA Craft, KROM Slaydawg, or maybe even a PNW Kotodama (made by some of the old KenCo slayers). Those are just some of the more premium options, but you could always get 2 for a lower price
     
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  12. karekarekeah

    karekarekeah Member

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    My personal favorites are the KUSA 2014 Pro Models paired with an Ozora ken. I have the CCS and Alex Smith Pro Mod tamas on oz kens and they both lasted me about a year.
     
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  13. Caleb Rush

    Caleb Rush Member

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    I would recommend a Sweets Homegrown, those are really great dramas. I also really love the Booger Homegrown.
     
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  14. Alex Hirota

    Alex Hirota Member

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    Purpleheart Stripe Homegrown. Hands down the best Kendama I've ever played.. I've owned about 5 of the things in my Kendama life, and I plan on owning MANY more!
     
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  15. RyanTrostle

    RyanTrostle n00b

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    I have a Wine Ash Pineapple RAW with a purple silk Tama so money. But can't go wrong with a RAW natty Paduak Stripe.
     
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  16. Chelsea May Perez

    Chelsea May Perez Slayer

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    Any of the 5 new 2017 Sweets Kendamas Pro Models. Awesome paint, beautiful designs, micro bearing string bead, maple ken. Super honed.

    Sweets Homegrowns are definitely a bang for your buck. Great quality for a reasonable price.

    I see that you have mostly Sweets stuff, if you want to branch out from Sweets, RWB also sells some great products! The new KenUSA Crafts and Kaizens seem nice too!
     
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  17. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Rwb classics are really good. They have a good variety of wood types to choose from, you can get just the ken or just the tama, and if you choose a full setup you can mix and match woods to make a dream setup (i.e. Maple ken and ash tama)
     
    Dec 22, 2016
  18. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    You can also choose to add a bearing instead of a bead for an extra $1
     
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  19. droffilcttam

    droffilcttam n00b

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    really have been likeing my birch rwb classic I'd highly recommend and for only 40 bucks you can't beat it
     
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  20. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Birch was my first classic and i love it. Put a birch GT tama on it. Just got a hickory classic ken and ash tama mix today too
     
    Dec 22, 2016