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Mystery Thread

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by lategreat808, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Seabass

    Seabass Honed Member

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    It's kinda hard to see from my photos but the bottom edge of the slip stop is rounded. I believe this is what makes it a 90's Sakura as opposed to the images shown above which are 80's damas. At least this is what I was able to come up with searching the web. . .
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    Anyone out there more proficient then me who may be able to confirm this?
     
    May 18, 2019
  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    From what I've been told by the JKA main office the only difference between the Sakura and Fuji in the photos I posted and the one in your photo is the JKA nintei seal. They simply changed to the round version in 1992 and for a time two manufacturers shared the same nintei seal. Their explanation was that there wasn't a change in the physical shape of the kendama at that time. The photos included in my post above were the ones they sent me directly to show the difference.

    Here's a comparison of the photo you post above and another of the ones the JKA sent. (There's quite a bit of quality difference but I tweaked your photo the best I could.)

     
    May 18, 2019
  3. Seabass

    Seabass Honed Member

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    I have to agree with you that the slip stop looks more like the Fuji. The spike on the other hand is definitely tapered to a point like the sakura. . .
     
    May 19, 2019
  4. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @Seabass sometimes it's hard to tell from photos, at least it is for me, so if you need a larger version or more of the photos they sent just hit me up in DM.
     
    May 19, 2019
  5. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    time to fire up the mystery thread again! sweets dropped mystery tamas and you know i had to scoop! can’t wait til it’s here. happy 4th to my usa boys
     
    Jul 4, 2019
    Brucey and quacktaped like this.
  6. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    image.jpg V15 Custom but no painted bev haha. probably gonna throw this up on DS exchange
     
    Jul 11, 2019
  7. Brucey

    Brucey Honed Member

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    Weights?
     
    Jul 12, 2019
  8. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    Is it Cush Clear?
     
    Jul 12, 2019
  9. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    74g
     
    Jul 12, 2019
  10. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    yes cush
     
    Jul 12, 2019
  11. StrattusCloud

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    If anyone gets a firestorm fade tama from it lmk. I’m desperate for one. I own the shoes it was based off of lol
     
    Jul 13, 2019