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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Dre_11, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Dre_11

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    :p Just got these two freshies! Drop your pickups below!
     

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    Jun 4, 2019
  2. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Lookin good! How do they play
     
    Jun 5, 2019
  3. Dre_11

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    @htimSxelA Amazing! both super honed for every trick! First time experiencing birch and it’s everything i expected! You can’t really see in the picture but the grain on the POW is amazing! Shoutout to KUSA for amazing damas
     
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  4. Seabass

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  5. Seabass

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  8. Seabass

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    And finally this guy. . .
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    With one of these on top. . .
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  9. Seabass

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    It's been a good week (just not for my bank account)!
     
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  10. jimgrude

    jimgrude n00b

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    One day old, israeli triplets.
    I don't think I can find three kendamas in my collection that are more different from each other, and these are all from the same brand!

    The Big Brother one has by far the lightest ken I've used, at 62 grams. And that's with bigger cups and without a booty hole. I like a heavier ken, but for some reason I'm enjoying this thing, so far. Nice shape. Hippo clear is the only "silky" paint I've liked the feel of, but we'll see how it breaks in.

    The PurpleheartXAsh is my heaviest setup with both tama and ken being 95+ grams. With the ash bottom on the tama, this thing is gonna stall like nothing has ever stalled before, once broken in.

    The Jawbreaker has the tiniest cups I've ever seen on a regular sized ken. They're all smaller than the old JKA standard. Weird. Maybe it'll be good for juggles and kenflips. I honestly don't understand why they even make these.

    By the way, Kendama Israel has the best customer service ever. They'll hook you up with all your preferences. Then there's the $5 international shipping! Just wish they would explain their different shapes a little more thoroughly. Awesome company, though. DSC_0524.JPG
     
    Jun 6, 2019
  11. Seabass

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    Kenholix is super premium quality stuff! Much nicer than expected, I fully recommend their products.
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  12. Dre_11

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    how’s the shape like? like what other ken would you compare it to?
     
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  13. Seabass

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    Similar to a dwi Ken with slightly larger cups. They are nice solid maple with some unique grain markings (which is kinda rare for maple). Also, the wood burned logos are nice and deep and consistent. Craftsmanship is top notch for a mass produced ken. If u want I can post a comparison pic next to another Ken. Anything you're curious about in particular?
     
    Jun 7, 2019
  14. Dre_11

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    I was just curious because I like their products and designs but kinda scared of international shipping. How’s the paint btw?
     
    Jun 8, 2019
  15. Flipp615

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    3FF35744-7885-4CC1-857C-DF57BE8B827A.jpeg 46AEA639-C692-4DB0-BF93-4E52E0AAEC2A.jpeg My two most recent damas.
     
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  16. Seabass

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    Paint is top notch! Grippy not sticky. Super durable so far, like wow. Tamas are definitely the best part.
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  17. 96817dama

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    Got my first terra kendama!

    (P.S. anyone got tips on uploading images?)
     
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  18. goenKendama

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