I've played these for a few years now and keep finding new reasons to like them. When I first played one the only plastic kendama I'd tried up until then were Bandai (interesting) and Daiso (hopeless). On those the hard plastic made playing a challenge for all but the most basic tricks. The Catchy Air has polyurethane rings inside the cups that make it much more playable and a good bit quieter than wood. That particular feature was pointed out to me when I visited my mom's place for Christmas a couple of years ago when I was clacking around the house with my Ozora she told me to switch. It was also the first standard height, big cup kendama I ever played and it seemed like one turn lighthouses were programmed into it. It's great for repetitive practice on j-sticks, earth turns, etc. I liked how the spike never dulled and it didn't hang in the tama hole. I also liked how every one I've ever touched was balanced within a 2-3g max between tama and ken. Total weight runs around 146g. Lately I've been using a matched pair for 2 handed tricks. The only things I didn't much like was the inability to do stalls readily and the Tribute style hole. You can do stalls but they're really hard. It was because of this that I came up with the idea for Kendama Bumpers back in 2015; with a set of those on it stalls are much more pleasant. Lately I was trying to figure out a hack for the string hole and came up with one that makes it more like a REZ. I've only been playing it this way for a couple of weeks but so far I kind of like it. Since the Catchy Street is just a wood version of the Air I think I'm going to try and restring it the same way. Unlike a Tribute the tube through the sarado is removable on the Air (can also be done with the Catchy Street which is basically a wooden Air). Anybody else put some time in on a Catchy Air? Color swapping parts is easy and they have a interesting but funky kendama holder too (red).