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

  1. xplodit

    xplodit Slayer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Location:
    Memphis
    Hey Downspike community! I’m Tommy Harkins from Memphis, TN. I started jamming on kendamas early last Summer 2017. I hope to travel the world and bring kendama with me every step of the way. I’m psyched about showing people Kendama for the first time that have never experienced it before. It gives you a new perspective on what you think you’re capable of. You can get in this meditative zone where you lose self awareness, where you are one with the kendama. I’m on IG as @xplodit and you should check out my friend @shonuff_chris He got me into kendama. Also keep your eye on @AlexMitchellKendama That guy’s got some skills, and he’s only gonna get better. @SlayAllDay
     
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    Oct 26, 2017
  2. Lindzeb

    Lindzeb n00b

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Location:
    Iowa
    Hey everyone I am Lindsey Bressert I am from davenport iowa been playingfor the last 2 years off and on. Contact me if you are from iowa and close to davenport we can jam been looking for players.
     
    Oct 29, 2017
  3. Donuts

    Donuts Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2017
    Location:
    Winnipeg Canada
    I forgot to introduce myself...

    Matt
    26
    Winnipeg Canada
    Playing a couple months but I’m absolutely stoked about kendama and the culture. Been practicing daily.
    Just made a fresh IG account dedicated to dama @kendaMatt No videos as of yet but I’ll be uploading soon. ✌Please feel free to add me. The sense of community here is amazing.
     
    Oct 30, 2017
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  4. Rose Booth

    Rose Booth n00b

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Hello! My name is Rose Booth. I am married to @dbmagic . I live in West Virginia, and currently work as a Behavioral manager with a company that works with autism. I have been playing Kendama for 6 months. I love that my husband and I can share playing Kendama and the community around Kendama.

    You can follow me on Instagram @rosebooth79
     
    Oct 31, 2017
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  5. BLEGAN

    BLEGAN n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Shohola, Pennsylvania
    Call me The Brain, or Brain. I grew up in northeast Pennsylvania. The dama scene isn't as voluptuous as I wish it was here, but I have still managed to progress enough to entertain friends and neighbors to this point. I'm hoping to expand my dama culture farther than what I currently know. I've never been to any events or contests, but I'm hoping to hit up the MKO or the KWC in coming years. When it comes to social type stuff, I'm very awkward, but I know the dama community is kind and will be behind me every step I take. I've only ever experienced positivity from this community, so I know when I do meet some of you in person, you will accept me as one of your own and show me the ropes.

    With true love to you all,
    The Brain
     
    Nov 6, 2017
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  6. Juuke.kun

    Juuke.kun Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Location:
    San Juan City, Philippines
    Magandang araw sa inyong lahat. :) I'm Jake and I lived in San Juan City, Philippines. :) I started playing kendama way back 2014 in the month of May. :3 My friend got me interested to pursue kendama when he brought his dama when we are playing badminton until the day I try to do moshikame and spike and I feel really hyped by doing those tricks that day.

    https://www.instagram.com/juuke.kun/
    @Juuke.kun

    Go follow: @xyzskatedama @xpieguyx
     
    Nov 13, 2017
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  7. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    Hey @Juuke.kun, in true Filipino taglish style. . . "Welcome sa Downspike, kamusta ka?" :confused:
     
    Nov 13, 2017
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  8. Juuke.kun

    Juuke.kun Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Location:
    San Juan City, Philippines
    Yup, it is a taglish which is very common from most of Filipino's say xD And do you know both in English? :3
     
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  9. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    Yep, thanks to my good friend . . . Google Translate. ;)
     
    Nov 13, 2017
  10. Juuke.kun

    Juuke.kun Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Location:
    San Juan City, Philippines
    Hahaha nice one xD I hope it said "Welcome to Downspike, how are you?"
     
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  11. rylie

    rylie Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Location:
    Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
    Mabuhay from the Philippines! :p

    I'm Rylie and I'm here in Downspike because of @goenKendama. ;) It's not entirely his fault but I'm glad to be here to know what the kendama community is like outside of Facebook & IG.

    I'm a mom and a human resources practitioner. I've been playing kendama for over a year and have shot a few videos for the Manila community. I hope to make more kendama videos and I aspire to land a lunar in the next few months. :D
     
    Nov 19, 2017
  12. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines

    Welcome! It's not my fault. . . really, Rylie. :D She's also got really cool camera rig. Maybe you could post about it over in this thread: Video/Camera Gear & Setups.
     
    Nov 20, 2017
  13. Ekendama

    Ekendama Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Hey have you been to any of the ga jams?
     
    Nov 21, 2017
  14. dama.badgerdad

    dama.badgerdad n00b

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Hi all. My name is Andrew Lederer and I live just outside of Madison, WI. My 6year old son picked up Kendama this last summer from watching youtube. He began begging us to take him to MKO2017. So we packed up the family and made the trip (I was the one with the 9 month old twins). Had a great time and decided I would give kendama a go. I currently have 2 kendamas of my own. A KendamaUSA padauk/grape silk and I just received for my bday a kendmausa Spectra triple stripe (too slick for me to LH at this point). I was always into sports but not as much into skills toys. I am starting to record my progress in kendama on instagram and somewhat on youtube (my youtube is not kendama specific).

    Instagram: @dama.badgerdad
    Youtube: @Jugger18
     
    Nov 22, 2017
  15. Damafred

    Damafred n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Roskilde, Denmark
    Hi guys!
    My name is Frederik but everyone calls me Fred :)
    I live in Denmark which means I am a local slayer at the krom hq crew.
    I started playing kendama in 2014 when my dads old colleague Markus Lander got his first one from a skate shop called “street life” I saw him and his homies which I used to skate with playing with something suuuper wierd but cool. I remember my first spike #firsttrytoo. After that spike I get one! My sister bought me one for my bday that was definitely the gift ever ;)
    Enough storytime haha currently slaying every saturday at the krom shop! If you will ever get to copenhagen, dm me! @Damafred

    So yeah that was my story.. if you wan’t to know more about me then write me a comment and I’ll reply you :)

    As I said my ig is: @Damafred

    Go follow my homies: @christofferhultmann @simondybdal @25timer and @markuslander
     
    Nov 23, 2017
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  16. Vuong Thai

    Vuong Thai Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Yooo whadddup!! I’m vuong I reside in Oklahoma! The kendama community ain’t much around here I’ve been playing since about March of 2017, but I enjoy watching others play from around the world! I try to lace a fatty everyday for the gram! Check me out if you ever got time @brothai
     
    Dec 4, 2017
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  17. charlesspangler

    charlesspangler n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2017
    Location:
    San Diego
    Hello all!
    My name is Charles Spangler, but most people call me CJ!
    I recently moved from Philadelphia to San Diego and am definitely looking for local homies to jam with!
    I was introduced to Kendama about 5 months ago from my great friend Jake and haven't looked back since!
    My instagram isn't solely dedicated to kendama, but I do make kendama related posts every now and again! It's @charlesspanglerjr if anyone is interested!
    My buddy is @jakemeisle, he slays hard but doesn't post much either :-(

    Happy to be here and thanks for having me!
     
    Dec 12, 2017
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  18. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego
    Yo CJ!
    I'm a San Diego dama player too! Dylan Westmoreland hosts mini comps every other week which are a definite place to check out! We also have larger competitions, but they may be a longer drive, but they are nice too. You will meet tons of new homies at the events and come back for more! keep slayin'
     
    Dec 12, 2017
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  19. charlesspangler

    charlesspangler n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2017
    Location:
    San Diego
    That's sick dude! Could you shoot me some more information?
     
    Dec 12, 2017
  20. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego

    Here is some information on the first three jams that Dylan is hosting here! I have only gone to the first one so far, but supposedly the second one will be bigger with other Kendama USA members are going. (Kenyatta Williams, and possibly Teej Kolesnik!)
     
    Dec 12, 2017
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