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Gt-E1 vs Prime

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Ion_dama, Jun 12, 2018.

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Which do you think is better, the GT-E1 or the Prime?

  1. GT-E1

  2. Prime

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  1. Ion_dama

    Ion_dama Member

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    I’m torn between which dama I should get between these two. I have 3 primes and I’m just unsure if I would like the E1 because I’ve never tried one and I don’t know if I would like the shape/feel. If anyone has any helpful insight that would be much appreciated.
     
    Jun 12, 2018
  2. CodyGriz

    CodyGriz Honed Member

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    Minneapolis, MN
    I would always say to go with a Prime especially if you already like the shape and paint.

    but...

    you should also explore new shapes, paints, and companies. GT is a great brand that gives back to the community always. so in this case I would say try something new and go with the E1
     
    Jun 12, 2018
  3. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    The e is an amazing kendama, but I think the E1 feels better, and plays much nicer. The stalls lock it, lunar like a dream, and feel amazing doing juggles and kenflips. The paint is nice too! The next batch of GT-E1s are friday. New colors!
     
    Jun 12, 2018
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  4. slothymane

    slothymane Honed Member

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    Primes are very fun to play but I prefer my maple E1. can't get tricks as hard as on my prime/new gen shapes but the E1 plays insanely clean and I always choose it over others for flow lines
     
    Jun 13, 2018
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  5. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Personal bias aside, I agree with Cody.
    You already have 3 primes, why get another when you could try something else from an awesome company?

    As for the shape, I think it's pretty good for juggles because the swoop fits nicely in your hand. The paint is also pretty similar (it's basically the same thing) to the prime paint, so the ken would just be something to get used to really. But all in all, I think the E1 would be a good choice. And if it isn't, you could always trade with someone for a prime haha
     
    Jun 13, 2018
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  6. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    whyyy not both? ;)
     
    Jun 13, 2018
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  7. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    My point exactly. But honestly I am in the Prime boat more so than the E1. If you cop a zebrano ken or an ash ken and slap a KUSA silk on it..."Watch out here I come!"

    Silk goes so well with an ash prime it is scary.
     
    Jun 14, 2018
  8. Ghost Fox

    Ghost Fox n00b

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    actually i really really love the E1s i have 3. only one prime though. My favorites are the musou but honestly the walnut e1 plays just as good. Im still pretty beginner level so i dont know how valid my opinion may be but i really find the GT E1s to be awesome kendamas. (have a Ben Herald librarian too so i maybe a little biased )
     
    Jun 16, 2018