Downspike
Kendama Entertainment Network

A community for the balanced lifestyle.

Kururin? KURURIN!

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Kucdama, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Kucdama

    Kucdama Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Jackson Hole, WY
    Kururin. The toy that has taken this community by storm. So simple yet so complex.

    I was just wondering if there is any store or company that will or already sells a regular or affordable Kururin that will be stocked normally and not small-batch. If not, when will the next drops be? What companies will jump into the world of Kururin?
     
    Dec 18, 2016
  2. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I have only just heard about this toy and I looked around but didn't find too much information about them. I suppose if they are popular enough a company will put out a continuous line of them but then again there has to be a demand. Even amongst other dama enthusiasts the buzz around them has been fairly mild. Hopefully it will hit a small wave and then if that one works out you will have easier access to them.
     
    Dec 18, 2016
    7Cabbages likes this.
  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I have found literally zero places to buy them.
     
    Dec 18, 2016
    7Cabbages likes this.
  4. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I heard that they didn't want to sell to the US originally. I don't know if that's changed or if people here just have the hook up from Japan homies. Go on the "Official Kururin Community" group on Facebook, there's cool videos and links to buy some

    That being said, they are actually kind of fun. First time I played with one was back in August, and I didn't think much of it. Second time I played one was about a month ago, and I was hitting tricks left and right. It definitely got more fun when I was actually doing tricks versus struggling like I did the first time haha
     
    Dec 18, 2016
  5. Pat

    Pat n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    I would definitely buy one if they were available in the US
     
    Dec 19, 2016
  6. MattSweets

    MattSweets Honed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    So stoked on this new toy! The Kururin Facebook Community is a good place to find who is selling them and what tricks people are doing. Such a fun thing to mess with when you are sitting down not playing kendama :)
     
    Dec 19, 2016
  7. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Port Angeles, WA
    I have 2 coming (one from Terra and one from UpTownJoe)! Super stoked. Have yet to actually PLAY with one.

    I'm also doing some experiments myself as well...will update when something happens!
     
    Dec 19, 2016
    7Cabbages and Mike Rendon like this.
  8. Kucdama

    Kucdama Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Jackson Hole, WY
    Would love to cop a LoBros Kururin!!:)
     
    Dec 19, 2016
    Ben Lowe likes this.
  9. nikki_deo

    nikki_deo Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    ATX
    tbh, at first i was a total naysayer about it. lol and then i got one from Damon and completely turned 180 about it. It's fun and something i can fidget with during my conference calls at work. haha
    I got one from terra as well and i'm cant wait for it!
     
    Dec 20, 2016
  10. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Port Angeles, WA
    Its not too loud during conference calls? I haven't gotten mine yet, and I REALLY am hoping I can incognito play with it at work, but I'm afraid it is going to be too loud...
     
    Dec 20, 2016
    Jasper B. likes this.
  11. nikki_deo

    nikki_deo Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    ATX
    Normally i play with it when I'm not talking/when my mic is muted. it's definitely audible on my desk. i found if you play on a mouse pad, it's very effective muffling the sound, but the trade-off would be the limited area you have.
     
    Dec 20, 2016
    Jasper B. and Ben Lowe like this.
  12. Steezdiaz

    Steezdiaz Slayer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    Location:
    Chico, CA
    I have one in the mail as well from uptownjoe :D

    Honestly, it looks really easy from videos. But judging by the basic tricks people are posting (and stoked about) I'm guessing it's really hard. We'll see as soon as it shows up!
     
    Dec 20, 2016
  13. AndrewBenincasa_CNYK

    AndrewBenincasa_CNYK Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Barneveld, NY
    Kururins are REALLY, REALLY fun. My friend makes them and he has a company that he started called Hand-Turned Kendamas. Not only does he make kendamas but he also makes some sick kururins. I definitely recommend you go check him out. His website will be coming out very soon!

    His insta:
    @georgebruno20
    His company's insta:
    @handturnedkendamas
     
    Dec 21, 2016
    Jasper B. and Steezdiaz like this.
  14. RyanArthurWalker

    RyanArthurWalker Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Washington, DC

    NY reppin' huh!?

    I have one in the mail from uptownjoe as well. Very excited to have another fidget toy.
     
    Dec 21, 2016
    MattSweets likes this.
  15. AndrewBenincasa_CNYK

    AndrewBenincasa_CNYK Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Barneveld, NY
    Yeah you should go check him out
     
    Dec 21, 2016
  16. Instagrom3

    Instagrom3 Honed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Vancouver
    @htimSxelA made a bunch and had them up on the Terra website. I'm sure he'll make more in the future ap keep your eyes peeled for those, I thought they were kinda dumb at first but after a hour of play with Alex I decided I for sure needed one
     
    Dec 21, 2016
    Almostgets likes this.
  17. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Port Angeles, WA
    @htimSxelA What's the Canadian pronunciation of "kururin"?
     
    Dec 23, 2016
  18. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    Location:
    Vancouver
    @Ben Lowe I dunno if its more of a 'koo-roo-rin' or 'kuh-ru-rin'? Kinda a weird name, but still better than 'begleri'. That one sounds awful lol (disclosure: I think begleri is really fun, it just has a weird name)
     
    Dec 23, 2016
  19. EWiens

    EWiens Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2016
    Location:
    Chattanooga TN
    Who invented the Kururin? Are all these pop up shops working with the original creator?
     
    Dec 24, 2016
    Chad Covington likes this.
  20. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    As far as I know, someone in Japan started making them, @comcell1993 is their Instagram. All of these pop up shops making them in the US aren't working with the original creator because some said they couldn't get a hold of him. Also check "Official Kururin Community" on Facebook for other info I may be forgetting
     
    Dec 25, 2016
    Kucdama likes this.