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MKO (NAKO) Setups?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Nick Dodenhoff, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Nick Dodenhoff

    Nick Dodenhoff Member

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    What's everyone's mko setups? Out of curiosity also add your competition level.
     
    Sep 21, 2017
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  2. Bryan Scagline

    Bryan Scagline Slayer

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    I usually pick my setup THAT weekend... hmmm as of right now I'd say Kaizen 2.0 Maple/ @Grandpa Sandz tama. Black string and new KUSA bearing player! Going for Open!!
     
    Sep 21, 2017
  3. nikki_deo

    nikki_deo Slayer

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    It may or may not change but so far my setups for the comp is:
    • Sweets avalanche prime
    • DWI KozoMod
    and then i normally bring a couple jammers and probably the rolling pin just for funzies. oh, and I'm doing intermediate (and the girls comp too)! :D
     
    Sep 21, 2017
  4. Eric H

    Eric H Honed Member

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    Mellowken with the prime custom mantis tama for sure. It's soooo honed for everything with the cushion clear
     
    Sep 21, 2017
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  5. Preston

    Preston Member

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    Sol Maple x Sol Pioneer, Sol Flow x Jake Fisch, Sol Maple x Krom Mimoe, and Sol beech ken x Kendama Mpls tama. Fireeee.
     
    Sep 21, 2017
  6. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Gonna revive this as MKO 2018 is THIS MONTH!
    Hoping to compete in AM Open this year.
    Wanted to bring just a few damas but really feeling these 5.

    - Craft Shift Hickory ken x RWB Swish pro mod tama
    - Craft Slim (new) Maple ken x #DesignAPrime Lava Plume tama
    - Sol Ash Sticky Cups
    - Sweets Next Gen Maple Homegrown w/ Larch stripe tama
    - REZ Blue/Green swirl ken x KMPLS Water Dub Stripe tama

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    Oct 3, 2018
  7. Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Member

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    I’m so new to kendama that I know very little about Rez, but I’ve heard there will be no more production. Idk what they even cost, if you could get one, but they seemed super interesting
     
    Oct 3, 2018
  8. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    The creator, Kris, essentially got burned out and just wanted to enjoy kendama again as a customer/player. The ken in the pic I posted was from the final drop he had on his site a couple months ago (separate from the collab he did with GT a few weeks back).
    He wasn’t the first, from what I’ve heard, who cast kens out of resin but his craftsmanship and attention to detail really put him and REZ on the spot (to the point where if there was a tiny, minute blemish or a single bubble hole anywhere on the ken he would consider it B grade and not sell it at all).
    The GT-BH REZ setups cost around $140+ but all the kens that Kris sold on his site ranged from I believe $50 to $80 (kens only).
     
    Oct 3, 2018
  9. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    Do you prefer your shift or slim? Was really conflicted, but bought a kaizen shift today.
     
    Oct 3, 2018
  10. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Birch slim with KUSA penguin tama
     
    Oct 3, 2018
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  11. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Shift is my jam but I’m gonna compete with the Slim setup because it’s much better for slingers which I am absolute trash at.
     
    Oct 3, 2018
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  12. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Are we going to finally meet after all these years?!
     
    Oct 3, 2018
  13. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Sure am lol
     
    Oct 3, 2018
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  14. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    I probably am gonna use a maple slim ken with a rolf 1% mod tama.
    Maybe a GTKA x sourmash a backup.
    Then my maple shift x legaxis as a 3rd choice
     
    Oct 3, 2018
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  15. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm gonna go to Starbucks, and order the largest coffee they have.
    And then remember that in the US, the biggest size is like... double the normal biggest size. But I'll drink it all anyways, to stay in the judging-alertness zone :cool:
     
    Oct 3, 2018
  16. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    Shift people, so I'm pretty good at slingers (trying to get 7 sling right now), will I be able to do slingers ok on the shift? I hear they aren't very good for slings, but I've seen dwesty and joris do trip late slings on them, so I don't know. @Jasper B. I know you're good at slings, so you might be the best one to answer.

    Also, sidenote- I'm glad to see people using kusa damas as their #1 choice. I love the company, but it seemed like they were a lil behind as far as competition level playability is concerned for a couple years.
     
    Oct 4, 2018
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  17. CodyGriz

    CodyGriz Honed Member

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    Coffee is out. GFuel is in. We will be sure you are zazzed up all weekend.
     
    Oct 4, 2018
  18. CodyGriz

    CodyGriz Honed Member

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    If I compete, its def gonna be my hella hones Baja Bamboo Prime Custom
    Who wants to take bets to see if I will have any time to even attempt to compete? lol
     
    Oct 4, 2018
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  19. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    It’s not that it’s bad for slingers (at least depending on your own skill level at it) I think, it’s just not as geared towards it like the Slim and other similar shapes are.
     
    Oct 4, 2018
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  20. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    Ok, thanks!
     
    Oct 4, 2018