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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Jmaxymek42, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Brandon Jensen

    Brandon Jensen Slayer

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    Lately I've been playing underwater, and it just makes it way easier to land any of those jiggle tricks that were so hard before.
     
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  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep me too but I finally had to get tanks. . .




    (no this isn't really me)
     
    Jun 21, 2017
  3. Lynse_sng

    Lynse_sng n00b

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    when gloss tack tamas become slippery wash the tama then add some soap and rub it ard ,rinse of the water off, dry it and u should be good to go! i tried it out a few times and t works so well!
     
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  4. Chia_g_lamb

    Chia_g_lamb n00b

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    Thx!!! But after a long while, would the inner side of the ken be dented? Like for example if you string the ken wrongly the wood will have the string mark.
     
    Jun 22, 2017
  5. Chia_g_lamb

    Chia_g_lamb n00b

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    Anyways, does loom bands work too? Cuz I think they're about the same size
     
    Jun 22, 2017
  6. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The material of the bands makes them squish to fill the gap. They're not hard enough to cause a dent in any ken that I've used them on yet. Another advantage of the material of these bands is that they don't seem to get sticky with age like most bands.

    Not sure what a "loom band" is but if they are nearly flat, not thick like a regular rubberband, then they should be fine. Someone saw my suggestion but couldn't get the same kind of band so they used the elastics for dental braces but I've never tried those myself.
     
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  7. Chia_g_lamb

    Chia_g_lamb n00b

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    Thx for the idea!! I just remembered I have some dental elastics.
     
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  8. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    @goenKendama , could you find me a link of the bands you use?
     
    Jun 23, 2017
  9. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The link from the Youtube video still works for the Amazon product but they are also usually available at drugstores in the hairbrush, hairband area. I've found them at Walgreen's locally in Texas/Oklahoma but don't know about nationally. I've also tried the "house" brand you might also see and they work but are a bit thicker.
     
    Jun 24, 2017
  10. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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  11. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    I add an extra bead over the spinner when the spinner gets "sucked" into the tama's string hole. This allows the spinner to spin more freely than being pinched by the wood and string knot.
     
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  12. ryanhasabeard

    ryanhasabeard n00b

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    WHAT?! Thats so strange!!
     
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  13. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    It works though! It like raises the grain if that makes sense, so it makes the raw tama more raw.
    I recommend trying it, especially around the bevel because it helps for stalls.
    I just feel weird licking my tamas, so I rub sweat on instead
     
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  14. ryanhasabeard

    ryanhasabeard n00b

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    Hahah oh my god. Ill definitely try it
     
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  15. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Totally works bro. With natty kendamas its kinda a thing a lot of people do. Its good to do it in the Summertime since you sweat so much.
     
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  16. ryanhasabeard

    ryanhasabeard n00b

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    I also heard of sweat pn the string? What does that do exactly? Im still learning so all this is new to me
     
    Jun 24, 2017
  17. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I would guess that it would soften up the string a little bit but you can always just run the string across your pants for a bit and it does the same thing.
     
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  18. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    @ryanhasabeard @Eric H check this out from a few pages back. Sweat on tama and string break-ins are discussed.
     
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    Jun 25, 2017
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  19. ryanhasabeard

    ryanhasabeard n00b

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    Thanks man! When i get my new one ill definitely try these
     
    Jun 26, 2017
  20. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    lol sweating into your string... that just sounds gross
     
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