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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by BallardKROM, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. NateJams

    NateJams n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Location:
    Niles Ohio
    Im from Niles Ohio and I started playing kendama at the beginning of 2016. what I like about kendama is that its like meditation to me, it brings me peace to escape from everything and focus on the complex simiplicity of kendama


    Instagram @NateJams
     
    Aug 10, 2017
  2. Luka

    Luka n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    Location:
    Paris, France !
    Yo, I'm Luka 28 from France!

    Gf gifted me a kendama last christmas and now it's always with me wherever i go ;)

    I also compare it to meditation, but in a funnier way! I lack concentration and focus so it also helps me.

    Already gifted my younger brother and a friend a ken, and they got instantly hooked!

    Also looking for players in Paris, doesn't look like there is an active community here!


    Social medias SuckS :p
     
    Aug 17, 2017
  3. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    @Luka amen to "social media sucks"!
     
    Aug 17, 2017
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  4. KAI7LEE

    KAI7LEE n00b

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    Mar 10, 2017
    Aug 21, 2017
  5. Hamha109

    Hamha109 n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Hello everyone, my name is Yeou (pronounced "Yo") Chiou. I'm from LA and I started playing kendama around February 2017. An office mate had one on his desk and I started playing around and watching awesome YouTube edits and got addicted! I'm really excited to meet other kendama players and learn awesome tricks!
     
    Aug 22, 2017
  6. Ho Bin Lee

    Ho Bin Lee Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Yo im hobin but you can call me hobs. I started playing kendama at ax2k15. Kendama is a fun hobby and it kills time really well. My ig is hobbs_lee and you should follow @nvzbl.jp
     
    Aug 22, 2017
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  7. Sambo

    Sambo n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Whats up guys! Sambro kim here!

    My actual name is sambo kim and i have been playing kendama for exactly 1 year now and my hometown i grew up in is Long beach CA i am also part of Csulb a.y.k team and sesh with them either at Calstate or at the orange jams. Bring the hype is on towards kendama and the people haha it what makes kendama really a great vibe. Also the community is really nice i love it meng!

    @samobo_kim562 is my instagram name and follow me if ya want to see what i do more besides kendama :D
     
    Aug 23, 2017
  8. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    @Sambo!! You energy last night was amazing!!! Welcome to Downspike!
     
    Aug 23, 2017
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  9. Trenton Jayce

    Trenton Jayce n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2017
    Location:
    Palm City Fl
    Im Trenton Jayce from Palm City Fl and I've started kendama about 2 months ago and it's sick. What I probably like about it most rn is the amount of fun it brings and how convenient it is

    Instagram:tbulten
     
    Aug 24, 2017
  10. Ketama

    Ketama n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2017
    Location:
    Göttingen, Germany
    Hey! This is Elyar, born and raised in Göttingen, Germany, 22 years old.
    I've started playing kendama about 1 1/2 months ago and i couldnt be more hyped about it.
    A friend of mine (shoutouts if you're here Micha) brought it from Hamburg to us and it's been a great gift for me and all of us whom he managed to hook. :D
    The best thing about Kendama for me is the sensation of lacing a trick/line after what felt like ages of grinding (Will never forget my first kenflip).

    IG.: herr_von_wegen

    Peace<3
     
    Aug 28, 2017
  11. Morgan Boucher

    Morgan Boucher Honed Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2017
    Location:
    Nipawin Saskatchewan
    I'm Morgan Boucher and I've been playing kendama for 5 months and I live in Nipawin Saskatchewan Canada. Don't got social media but if you live in Saskatchewan let me know I'd drive to jam
     
    Sep 3, 2017
  12. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    Welcome @Morgan Boucher!! This is the most important social media, you chose the right one!
     
    Sep 3, 2017
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  13. juhn

    juhn n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Location:
    NorfCal
    What's up guys I'm John, 23 currently living in Stockton Ca, and I'm just picking back up Kendama as a hobby. Acually used to jam an Ozora for days in 2011, which I mostly did basic stuff on and loved it. Gave up on playing for FGFS nonesence(lol) and pushed all my fun stuff to the back of my closet during summer. Sifting through boxes this June and I spy a bright yellow ball. My eyes lit up and I was absolutely hooked again, ended up picking up a Sweets Prime Avalanche a week ago...jamming ever since. The game has changed a lot, but I'm excited to learn everyday.

    Rant is over Inst: @juhnn_ but my posts are sparse
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    Sep 7, 2017
  14. obiwanfaiz

    obiwanfaiz n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Hi everyone!

    My name is Wan Faiz, 30 years old (its never too late for kendama right?) and im from Malaysia, i've been playing kendama for 3months (June, 10, 2017) and i love it! I started to play kendama when i saw one my friend showing off his tricks (spacewalk handroll orbit spike) that time i was like "Damnn" you can do that with that thing? so Awesome!

    So from there, everynight before i sleep, i've been watching kendama video on youtube till now. And im quite obsessed to it(kendama). hope one day i could join the KWC in the future, and jamm with all of you. peace!

    here's my instagram link : www.instagram.com/obiwanfaiz

    do follow my kendama friends

    @syafiq_samsuddin @harismoses
     
    Sep 12, 2017
  15. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    Never too late! Welcome to the 30+ team! I started when I was 32.
     
    Sep 12, 2017
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  16. obiwanfaiz

    obiwanfaiz n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Thank you i really appreciate it! keep on spike it!
     
    Sep 12, 2017
  17. jooshbag1108

    jooshbag1108 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Hey all, my name is Josh.
    I'm 26 and from (just north of) Seattle, Washington.
    I've been playing kendama off and on since April/May 2015 when I picked up a yellow TK-16 (R.I.P.) while on my second trip to Tokyo. I learned my basic cup tricks but didn't get really into it until maybe 4 or 5 months ago and now I'm hooked for life.
    I used to be a skateboarder and my favorite thing about kendama is that I get that same rush that I got from skateboarding; chasing a trick and getting that huge sense of accomplishment when you finally land it. I also love hooking up friends with old damas and watching them progress and have a great time; watching someone's reaction when they get that first spike or first around the world is awesome.
     
    Sep 12, 2017
  18. Adam210

    Adam210 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2017
    Location:
    Kamloops British Columbia
    Hey my name is Adam Burlock, Honestly I've never seen my self loving this little hammer as much as I really do. There is endless combinations to be dealt with! In my eyes I see this beautiful master peace as a MEDITATION guide to guide me threw learning new ways. Never stop learning you know, before kendama I seeked happiness threw bmx, which don't get me wrong bmx is still my go to, but now carrying kendama by my side life just feels more FULFILLED! Honestly if you like/love something don't let anything get in your way because living true happiness is a way better lifestyle
     
    Sep 12, 2017
  19. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    @jooshbag1108 it's just like skateboarding... for your hands
     
    Sep 21, 2017
  20. KirStylez

    KirStylez Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2017
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Hello DS/Internet,
    My name is Kirsten, and I've been playing Kendama since 2014, and nonstop playing since last summer when I picked it up again. I've always been into the Japanese culture (I can speak a little Japanese, but never been to Japan), and I don't understand how this game went over my head. Truthfully, my first time holding a Kendama was back in the fall of 2006 after a friend returned to Japan from a scholar program. Not sure how I wasn't addicted then, probably because I didn't know the name of this "ball n cup" I was holding until one day I just googled it 8 yrs later. I love playing Dama as it's a great fun and a huge stress reliever. I don't wanna talk too much so I'll just say go visit my IG page (I use the same username). PEACE!!
     
    Sep 24, 2017