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Binge-buying kendamas

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Emil Apostol, Feb 10, 2018.

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  1. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol Slayer

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    Welcome to the kendama binge-buying discussion and/or support group.

    Share your kendama binge-buying stories here, and discuss!

    Starting this group because I went on an impulse buying spree today. Spent about 30 dollars (1500 pesos) on kendamas today and it was completely on impulse. I feel bad, but at least I'm set for the year.
     
    Feb 10, 2018
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  2. Sirwillcode

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    What'd you get? Pop and prime?
     
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  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    This has NEVER happened to me...not even once.

    Voice in the back of my head, "Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery."
     
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  4. Emil Apostol

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    These beauties!

    From left to right:
    -Lyon Kendama Orange
    -Philken Kendama Sunset Trip
    -Philken Kendama Ocean Trip
    -Philken Kendama Reggae Trip
    -Lyon Kendama Pear Stripe
     
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  5. Brucey

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    I was under house arrest for my first 5 months of kendama play and I bought probably close to 50 Kendamas in that time
     
    Feb 10, 2018
  6. Emil Apostol

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    Ohh wow! It was kind of different in my case. Stuck to about 5 kendamas in my first year of playing. The collecting addiction just started recently for me.
     
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  7. Sirwillcode

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    How'd you get all those for $30? That's a great deal. Do they play Well? From what you have played?
     
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  8. Emil Apostol

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    For clarification, I only got the middle 3 for $30. The company owner had a 1 day only sale. I've played with Philken kendamas before and I find them really good at their price point (around $20).

    The two Lyon Kendamas, I got from Andrei Cudia for 30 dollars (separate from the other 3). He had a clearance sale last December, and they came in the mail a few days ago.
     
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  9. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Andrei Cudia really hooked it up for me. I think I got six kendamas for like $60...and they play really well so there is that.
     
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  10. Sirwillcode

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    Ahh. I see. Well very nice either way. You are set for quite a while then. Are they weight matched? What kinda paint is on the philkens?
     
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  11. Austin Ayers

    Austin Ayers Member

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    I’ve been playing a little over four months and I’ve racked up 8 Kendamas in this time frame. They’ve all come from good sales except my first one which I paid full price for (sweets prime stripe) and the last one which I paid full price for (v10 purpleheart). The Christmas twofer sale that kusa had helped out too.
     
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  12. slothymane

    slothymane Honed Member

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    Starting with June 2017 I bought a Ken each month..
    only month I didn't cop one was January because i bought shoes haha
    Already copped one for February. The addiction is real
     
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  13. Emil Apostol

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    2/3 of them aren't weight matched, but they're tama heavy so I can live with it. They have a rubber paint on it similar to Krom Rubber paint.
     
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  14. Sirwillcode

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    I am def. Guilty of this. I'll go to the kusa warehouse looking to get some bearings and a couple strings and leave with 3 damas bc they were on sale or something. And I have so many fresh ones. I could prolly play all my damas for years before I'll actually need another one. But I'll prolly buy another one by the end of February.haha
     
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  15. rylie

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    I thought I was doing good with my kendama rehab until I saw Phill selling a Krom Deluxe at Kendama Philippines. :(

    Reason for buying: it was pink and it was for PHP 1,500. :(

    Before this, I brought home 5 kendamas from Tokyo - 3 we’re gifts and 2 were personal purchases and that’s when I decided I needed to stop acquiring more. I wanted to keep using what I have before getting more. But just a few months ago I bought a Sumo. And now this.
     
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  16. Jasper B.

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    This has happened many times. When I was looking for a third kendama, since my previous ones were thrashed, I bought a Padauk mint, Cherry, and a Wenge pill all from KUSA.
    Another time, I bought an Aynedter Mod, a 6 year Bday, and Slay Dawg Pro model, this was probably my most expensive buy, going over $200 for only 3 kendamas, but let me tell you, it was WORTH IT
     
    Feb 11, 2018
  17. Shadoshi

    Shadoshi Honed Member

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    I bought one kendama 40$ then bought the mugen x wine then bought all the solids .-.
     
    Mar 14, 2018
  18. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Guess that's why you said "I'm poor. . . " over in the Secret Santa thread. :p
     
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  19. lategreat808

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    Only being able to spend $190 on kendamas...the struggle is real.
     
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  20. Shadoshi

    Shadoshi Honed Member

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    Mhm spent all my money in my savings account
     
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