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Mythbuster Makes Kendama!!!

Discussion in 'The Lumber Yard' started by KeeganS, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. KeeganS

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    Saw Alex Hirota post about this on his insta story and found it sitting in my YouTube subs list earlier this morning.
    Definitely stoked seeing Mythbuster Adam Savage make a kendama and bringing his maker knowledge and experience to the table.
     
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  2. htimSxelA

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    Nice! Just skimmed through it because I have to head out soon, cool to see dama in some mainstream sorta places!
     
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  3. KeeganS

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    They ended up making one out of this plastic material on a lathe. Like a Tested/Mythbusters version of a REZ.
     
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    The base end of the sword was thick af.
     
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    I liked how they saw everything from a completely different angle than most players. This led to a very interesting end product, but a very high quality one!
     
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  6. Sir Spike

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    Mythbusters was way more exciting
     
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  7. KeeganS

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    Tested is way different than Mythbusters.
     
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    That was Delrin, a material quite popular among the yoyo circles back then.


    Mythbusters blow things up.
    Tested is, for all intents and purposes, different.
     
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  9. KeeganS

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    Exactly. Tested basically shows you the more Maker side of Adam and friends. Basically the reason why I want a lathe and 3D printer (besides, you know, kendama)
     
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  10. azleonhart

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    Every time i watch Tested and see Adam pull out something, i always wonder "what doesn't this guy have?".
    Dude's Savage.
     
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  11. KeeganS

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    Have you seen Modern Rogue on YouTube? They put up episodes every Friday, this last one they modded a nerf gun. Not the same way Adam did in his One Day Build episode, but the special guest did mention him when listing out his favorite props (a video game gun made for a video game ad I believe that some of the Tested team members were a part of).
    (ps a lot of the Modern Rogue episodes definitely have some Mythbusters feels if anyone wants to check them out)
     
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    Now I kinda wanna send Tested a care package with custom burned kendamas haha
     
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  13. azleonhart

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    A lot of the OG Mythbusters feel, i presume.
    The White Rabbit Project is literally Mythbusters reincarnate.
     
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  14. KeeganS

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    Definitely, some of the latest episodes involved blowing up a car (Hollywood style), fashioning knives and shivs out of melted styrofoam plastic, learning the art of European sword fighting, and stunt driving (from a professional 12 year old stunt driver).

    And yes, definitely waiting on season 2 of The White Rabbit Project!
     
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  15. Sir Spike

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    Did they take balance tricks into account at all? I didn't watch the whole thing cuz there weren't explosions but I skimmed though and saw they made a kendama that spun real well but i didn't see if they added any texture or anything for grip.
     
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  16. KeeganS

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    Obviously, they have little to no experience with kendama. They did it based on what Michael wanted from his own limited experience at the time of shooting the video. So they did not take into account any sort of advantages for tricks like Lunar, Lighthouse, or Spacewalk.
     
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  17. Sir Spike

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    I wonder what improvements they could have thought of if they did take those tricks into account and if they would have changed the material they used. Maybe they will revisit it once he's more experienced.
     
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  18. azleonhart

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    I think that’s a good thing.
    The mind is not bound by so many things, left free to wander about and make what he thinks is the best kendama for him at the moment.
    It will be very amazing to see the evolution of the kendama in his own eyes, as time progresses (and presuming Adam’s gonna build a few more).
     
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  19. KirStylez

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    Kinda evident from the way he was doing the pull-up to spike the Tama...
     
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  20. goenKendama

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    I think they probably got the thinking wrong on stopping the top of the tama spike hole in the middle of the tama. That spinning trick they're using is the basis for this video (DS thread) and putting it in the middle I think would actually make it harder for Conservation of angular momentum to work since the point where the tama is tugged is not at the opposite end of the tama hole but in the center.

     
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