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Different kendama brands

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Morgan Boucher, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Morgan Boucher

    Morgan Boucher Member

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    I'm not sure if there is a forum on this or not. If there is just add them together but I was thinking we should make a list of all the different brands of kendamas. And any experiences you've had with them. I know all the major ones but I don't have any experience with the little guys.

    So these are what I know.
    KSUA, Krom, Sweets, TK16
    Ozora, Terra, RWB, Analog
    Sol, Kendama ISR, YUMA Kendama
    SFK, FuSheng, Kendama culture
    Cereal Kendama, PakFuk, Cobra kendama
    Northern kendama, Fujin kendama
    Fortresses kendama, Roots, BLK
    DWI kendama, avid kendama
     
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  2. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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  3. Allen Ku

    Allen Ku n00b

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    Listing some infamous but great kendama brand from Asia

    Yumu Kendama - dama love way from Taiwan, recently dropped their most HONED new shape ken-the Eclipse and being sold out just in 3/4 days

    SuperFriendsKendy (SFK) - more likely a local kendama promoter/retailer in Taiwan as well, but just got a mass-produce line last year-The Lollipop, which is quite basic beginner shape but slays hard.

    FuSheng/Kya-kya Kendama - Both basically from the same company which called 汔淘咪呀(QiTaoMiYa) and you guessed, originate from Taiwan. FuSheng provides some sick natty kendamas, while Kya-kya is more likely having colourful kendama line.

    Moving towards south, can't miss mention my homeland Malaysia, there's a retailer company called KendamaCulture, and they have their own kendama, the Breakfast series that represents two of the most local breakfasts. I have both of them and I unlocked my lunar/stilt on it.

    And the CerealKendama from our neighbour Singapore. Another good example of transformation from retailer to having their own kendama.

    PakFuk - An old kendama company from Hong Kong, has some sick colourway and finishing on their kendama. They gonna drop their V5 kendama soon.

    Herm that's all I know that close to me, do correct me if there's any mistake.
     
    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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  4. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol Slayer

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    Cobra Kendama's killing it on the low end priced kendama market. 12 dollars for a zebrano/sapele stripe natty. Where else can you get that?

    Northern Kendama's holding down the Canadian front

    Fujin Kendamas has cool woodburns and paints

    Fortress Kendama drops its ricefield on Oct. 21. Design is pretty unique. @Gasiek is one of their newly sponsored players so you could ask him about them.

    Roots has nice paint

    P.S. For the companies that are no longer with us,

    RIP Kendama Co, Bryan Hansen Customs, KayaDama
     
    Oct 11, 2017 at 7:40 AM
  5. Morgan Boucher

    Morgan Boucher Member

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    How is BLK kendamas or deal with it kendamas
     
    Oct 11, 2017 at 7:58 AM
  6. ekcenolkraM

    ekcenolkraM n00b

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    I just ordered a Deal with it kendama last week. My first one and I'm really excited. All of their stuff looks really good.

    Edit: I got my DWI order in on Friday but I haven't played it much this weekend. I had a pretty busy weekend, Friday night I proposed to my girlfriend so there was tons of celebration afterwards and Saturday was her birthday so even more festivities. From the little bit of time I've played with it so far, it reminds me a lot of my Ozora that I have. I think DWI is a really similar size and shape to the Ozora ken as it is anyways. Deffinitly worth the money though, I'm enjoying it so far.
     
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  7. Qonnor

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    There are also a TON of random other companies like Toysmith and Duncan (wtf) that make kendamas but I don't think most of us would consider them "kendama companies"
     
    Oct 11, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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  8. Sirwillcode

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    Never had a blk but I heard they are good for the price. But dwi is legit. I got a purp stripe maple and it is really nice. And it was a good price too. But their new stock looks fire. That bamboo and that Greenscale are rad. Nice slingers and decent lunar balance. With my experience.

    But there is flux rez and a few more if you Google "kendama big cartel"
     
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  9. Allen Ku

    Allen Ku n00b

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    I thought BLK is referred to BelkaKendama but I was wrong :p Well haven't been heard of that yet.
    DWI no doubt one of the best kendama I've ever play. Nice paint, good ken shape fits with every trick (it helped me unlock so much intermediate tricks when I was just started), and Matthew always drops some mods that out of expectation (do check the most recent JiJan artist mod, it looks so sick)
     
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  10. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    BLK seems to be dying off a little bit but kens are insanely good for flips amd flow style play. One of the best kendamas I ever played was their natty maple. It broke it like a dream.
     
    Oct 12, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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  11. Morgan Boucher

    Morgan Boucher Member

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  13. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @Morgan Boucher Maybe you could update your first post with the names of the companies mentioned in the follow-up posts so all the information is in one place.
     
    Oct 16, 2017 at 3:35 AM
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  14. Congarranza

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    @Morgan Boucher and alphabetical and/or by country of origin(not necessarily country of manufacturing), if possible.
     
    Oct 16, 2017 at 10:38 PM
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