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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Steezdiaz, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Austin Donovan

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    Thank you! Didn't even notice the links lol
     
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  2. goenKendama

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    This apple kendama was designed by Yasuhiro Suzuki in 2002 but has been made available again in the last few years by More Trees.

     
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  3. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh nice! Looks like a 'minna no' ken (EDIT: I'm dumb, it is not a Minna No). I remember Keith had an apple dama... along with some of the other WKT guys? I feel like maybe Sweets made them as a gift for WKT 3-4 years ago? But I could have the wrong. @MattSweets do you remember anything like that?
     
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  4. earthgirl420

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    Okay so I checked these out and OH MY LORD
     
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  5. goenKendama

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    Hehe, thought you might find them interesting. ;)
     
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  6. goenKendama

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    Not so much I think. The Minna no Kendama has a fairly pronounced shelf just above the slipstop (suberidome) which is also squared off. The apple also has a longer, straighter section between the slipstop and base cup ring (kenjiri area above the chuzara no fuchi).

     
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  7. Joel Clayton

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    that is freaking sick
     
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  8. htimSxelA

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    Yea, I actually investigated further into that link, and pretty quickly realized I was wrong. Forgot to come back and edit that post though!
     
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  9. Q Miller-Edwards

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    I TOO AM A FOUNTAIN PEN USER! I've currently got a pretty nice collection going. 5 Jinhoas (x750 and x450's) a pilot metropolitan, lamy safari, platinum preppy (of course eye dropper converted) and a small collection of inks only around 3 bottles but countless cartridges!
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    What's your favorite ink color? I'm partial to blue/black and one of the best daily use fountain pens for me is the Pilot Vanishing Point.
     
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  11. Q Miller-Edwards

    Q Miller-Edwards Honed Member

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    The vanishing point is sliiicckk, I would favor the lamy 2000 over it however. And personally my ink collection is headed towards blues and greens, I find they shade the best. AVOID NOODLERS BAYSTATE BLUE THAT INK RUINS PENS
     
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  12. goenKendama

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    Thanks for the heads-up on the ink. The Vanishing Point fits with my "clicky" mentality and portability and is a good match for folks kind of in between not giving up the convenience of a ballpoint but still want a bit of old-school. I will say the nibs are a bit stiff but if I need something with a nicer feel I have a couple of others I can use but I don't carry them generally.
     
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  13. goenKendama

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    This was posted elsewhere but I think it qualifies as art.







    From that other thread:
     
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  14. earthgirl420

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    omg this is so sick
     
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  15. goenKendama

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    Just saw this and thought it was pretty cool. Larry Chen @illusion.kendama on IG.

     
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  16. goenKendama

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    You might have seen his work elsewhere on DS but @DPatten definitively qualifies as an artist in my book. Have a look at some of his other projects at Side Seven Studio. His process blog posts are also interesting to read. Here's one on the Tora Tama (first pic below).


     
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  17. Congarranza

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    @amagad was lucky enough to acquire a tama!
     
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  18. Congarranza

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    Wow! Wow! Wow!! That is amazing!
     
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  19. goenKendama

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    Yeah, I caught that. Got a nice ken for it too.
     
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  20. goenKendama

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