Okay, so I picked up my first ecer Grain Theory Kendama last week. Here are my first impression. I got the espresso gt x stodd tama. Beautiful looking kendama all around. When i first held it I noticed it was considerably lighter than all of my other kendamas. The tama was my favorite part. Its such a simple design but yet it just looks so cool. When i first started jamming it I honestly abaolutely hated it. It just felt too light for me. I couldn't land a lot of the tricks that i usually do because the tama is just super slick. I prefer either a satin paint or something a little bit like the sweets prime paint. But after a week of playing with it some more ive grown to love it. I was never much a fan of slinger tricks, but the way the small cup grips and wraps around my finger is just magnificent. The lunar balance is astounding. Im just thoroughly impressed with GT. Quality damas. Even though i may have hated it in the beginning, I misjudged and found a new company I love!