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Number one kendama at a cheap price

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Dama.ob, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Dama.ob

    Dama.ob Member

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    I'm looking for a new kendama to destroy but I don't know which one to get? I also don't want to spend to much. Any recommendations?
     
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  2. .chris_slays

    .chris_slays n00b

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    A lot of people I know love the Sweets prime. I don't have one but I've heard they are amazing jammers. As long as you don't mind the cup sizes, I think you will be okay.
     
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  3. Broc Stauffer

    Broc Stauffer Honed Member

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    Sweets Prime. My second favorite dama. It rocks. Great for stalls, lunars, and especially slingers.
     
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  4. cpthangover

    cpthangover Slayer

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    My vote is for prime, though If you want a natty Ozora Natty's are great and I hear the PNW slate is killer.
     
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  5. Eric H

    Eric H Honed Member

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    Sweets prime. Best cheap dama there is.
     
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  6. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Don’t sleep on the JKA danks, man!
    Oozoras, TK-16s (if you can find them), Meijin!

    They have great value, and i highly recommend them to anyone who has played a kendama.
     
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  7. Gasiek

    Gasiek Slayer

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    Definitely sweets prime. I have sweets prime avalanche and it is cheap, perfect for lunars, stalls, slingers, everything. I won intermediate Berlin competition on this beauty :) IMG_20170707_175239.jpg
     
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  8. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Try out something new, whatever you decide on!
     
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  9. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I say you get a BLK from Kendamasyndicate
     
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  10. ksantos

    ksantos Member

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    For a tacky dama: Sweets Prime
    For a natty dama: KUSA Kaizen Natty
     
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  11. Broc Stauffer

    Broc Stauffer Honed Member

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    More specifically a kaizen select.
     
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  12. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Cheapest is probably on Kendama syndicate like @lategreat808 mentioned. They have $10 kendamas. Then would be sweets prime. Third, PNW slate. @Dama.ob Post a pic after you grab that freshie out of the box!
     
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  13. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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  14. Edric Owen Ladera

    Edric Owen Ladera Slayer

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    JKA for sure!!! then slate if you prefer full natty but total slayage dama, them prime if you just want the tama icy
     
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  15. dama.emmy

    dama.emmy n00b

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    Probably the most underrated dama in the game (in my opinion) the natty KUSA classic!
    First of all, birch wood, which is one of my favorite woods to play and once you break it in it becomes honed for any trick, especially stalls. Plus it's a natty so if you love to draw all over your damas it's a perfect match. Best of all it's pretty cheap at $15.

    P.S. Another suggestion is the hidden gem in the Kusa shop...the Tribute Translucent Tint Wine and Blue for only $10!
     
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  16. Dama.ob

    Dama.ob Member

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    I do have a natty classic that I'm saving to wood burn, thanks for the suggestion!
     
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  17. MicahDama

    MicahDama Honed Member

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    Sweets prime, everyone I know who copped one leveled up majorly. I loved both of mine.

    I can't remember if kaizen 2.0s are cheap necessarily but I know they aren't too much and I feel like they make a dank jammer.

    Hope you enjoy whatever you end up coppin, I've played lots of different damas so feel free to hmu with specific questions I'll do my best to steer you the right way.
     
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  18. Jasper B.

    Jasper B. Slayer

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    The KendamamUSA Kaizen 2.0 Birch Select is currently in my rotation of kendamas I am currently playing, and it is at a nice affordable price.
    I know everyone is saying Sweets Prime, but In my opinion this is much better to hone in on.

    Also PNW has amazing quality kendamas, and their cheapest, the Slate, seems to really destroy everything. I do not have one, but the Slate is spoken very highly of.

    Also, KROM POP just came out, looks like a slayer for only $20. Huge cups, rubber or silk style paint.
     
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  19. Gasiek

    Gasiek Slayer

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    And now the krom pop comes to our thread ;) It costs only 20$ with bigger cups and rubberized tama. I am curious hpw does it play compared to prime.
     
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  20. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    almost guarantee this is gonna be a go to jammer for the next year
     
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