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Dama Poll: Unique Setups

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by KeeganS, Jan 11, 2019.

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Which do you prefer

Poll closed Monday at 12:24 PM.
  1. Having the same/similar damas as others

    29.4%
  2. Having a unique setup that very few others own too

    52.9%
  3. Having a unique setup that no one else (to your knowledge) owns

    41.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. KeeganS

    KeeganS Slayer

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    Dec 6, 2016
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Just curious which you prefer between the choices above.

    Also, would love to see any unique setups you may have: straight up rare setups/customs or mixed and matched damas made as your perfect setup.
     
    Jan 11, 2019
  2. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    personally, if I see someone do something (trick/edit) that I really like with a certain setup, I will want to use that setup. Besides, I don't have that many unique damas.
     
    Jan 11, 2019
  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I do like having popular tamas just so I can have an opinion on different aspects of kendama but nothing is quite like having a one of a kind set up
     
    Jan 11, 2019
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  4. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol Slayer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Location:
    Philippines
    Personally, I don't care too much about having a rare setup, but I did win a Gold Flake Teej mod way back in the day from an FKC giveaway. It's now in possession of a friend who's more of a collector, plus he gave me a standard TJ mod and two Ozoras as a trade, so I say it's more than fair.

    I'm also in possession of a one of a kind setup from CWCS. Will post pictures sometime soon!
     
    Jan 12, 2019
  5. KeeganS

    KeeganS Slayer

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Not necessarily just a rare kendama (like OG Mugens or one-off Sweets painted customs for example) but something unique, whether it’s a mixed and matched setup from one or more than one brand or something you made your own (painted, burned, modified, etc)
     
    Jan 12, 2019
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  6. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    Jan 21, 2017
    I like all my 'unique' uniques, but living in MN (/my skill level) limit my willingness to bring rare damas out and play over snow and ice and stuff. I have a Sourmash Custom, but it only 'works' for like 3-4 months during the Summer, as soon as Fall rolls around, and the humidity dissipates, it isn't sticky enough to lunar eclipse anymore (like thats the standard X D). I like to Rotate my damas seasonally for this reason. kinda like how I put all my shorts and tank tops in storage for the winter, I take away all my damas that would just be more satisfying if played them later/ in better conditions.

    I do have a one-off I bring on every vacation/ whenever I leave town. I never play it at home so it sort of gives my play style a little vacation too.
     
    Jan 12, 2019
  7. Qonnor

    Qonnor Honed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I haven't ever chosen to really fork out the cash to get unique setups, but I can kind of feel myself heading that way. Since I haven't been playing for thaaaat long yet I've still been really hyped on trying to make sure I'm trying out all the new shapes as they come out. That said, the allure of that is starting to wear off and I find myself more and more wanting to save up and wait for the next Terra or GT drop and get something really beautifully crafted. Plus, I maaay have just picked up a lathe so we'll see where that takes me lol.
     
    Jan 12, 2019
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  8. slothymane

    slothymane Honed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Location:
    Austria
    So from the top of my head my "Rarest" Setup is a Yourd Mod with a handturned Ash/Padauk/Ash tama.
    other setups: Bird Tama - O ken
    Yourdmod Tama - O ken
    One of One O Setup
    Hickory Squab + Raw ash HG Tama

    also I still own a Voodama Doll from sweets
     
    Jan 13, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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  9. James Hoang

    James Hoang Slayer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2016
    Location:
    San Jose, CA and Milpitas, CA
    Right now, I don't think many people would have a Sweets Purp/Silver F3 Haze on a beech Prime ken. Really want to get it on a maple Next Gen ken with silver string to match the seal and haze.

    I also have a 1/1 Tsunami Customs bamboo tama that I want to string up onto a bamboo Prime ken and a Pumpken from KenCo that I want to pair up with a GT-1 Huntsman to match the colors.
     
    Jan 13, 2019 at 3:06 PM