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Ozora REShape from Yamagata Koubou

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by goenKendama, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The ReShape wears a JKA suishō seal (recommended) and are tested similarly to a nintei seal (certified) bearing kendama. My understanding is that they are generally held to the same standards but because of shape or some other variable cannot wear the nintei seal. Check the JKA Kendamas thread for more.
     
    Aug 15, 2018
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  2. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    i remember ozora used to have a big problem with eggy tamas
     
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  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    IIRC that was back with some of their OG Ozora. In the 6+ years we've dealt with them that hasn't been a concern.
     
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  4. Ricky Røge

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    That is probably true, i Just remember a Lot of people complaining haha
     
    Aug 15, 2018
  5. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    That's probably the only thing holding me back, they both look weird and seem like they wouldn't feel good in the hand. Might have to cop one from KUSA then
     
    Aug 16, 2018
  6. Qonnor

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    Got mine in the mail today! I love this shape SO much already. Jammed it for maybe 10 minutes on my lunch break and can’t wait to play more.

    I can’t overemphasize how well designed this Kendama feels. Honestly, playing this feels like the first time I ever played a pop except the sword feels more proportional and the overall construction feels higher quality. I like the way it feels in my hand more than a prime and the weight feels better distributed than on a pop. As expected, slingers and lunars feel amazing but the ken doesn’t feel top heavy like I’ve experienced on some other damas with good lunar balance.

    As you’d expect, the paint is gorgeous and it has the exact right amount of stickiness for me. I’m excited to see how it breaks in.

    I can’t really judge fully yet since I’ve only played it for a few minutes but I have a feeling this is going to be one of my favorites.
     

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    Aug 16, 2018
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  7. Jedi_man

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    I was trying to hold off until they restock Maple Ozoras but I don't think I can wait now...
    Anyone know when they're restocking maple ozoras?
     
    Aug 16, 2018
  8. Qonnor

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    Don't sleep. They're so good.
     
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  9. Broc Stauffer

    Broc Stauffer Honed Member

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    How is the paint. Compare it to other popular paints.
     
    Aug 16, 2018
  10. Qonnor

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    I haven’t played as many sticky paints as I'd like but It definitely doesn't feel like any that I've tried. I think the closest I can think of would be kusa super stick but it's far less sticky and more tacky than super stick. It almost feels like just really well broken in normal Ozora paint.

    Does anyone know if this is the same paint as has always been on the Ozora premiums?
     
    Aug 17, 2018
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  11. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, it isn't. see first post.
     
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  12. Qonnor

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    Oops! Thanks for clearing that up. Someone who has played more sticky paints might have to take a shot at this. I've only played stick AF, super stick, and whatever the giveadama is as far as sticky paints go.
     
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  13. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    @goenKendama thanks for the extensive stats on the first post. As a reference, do you know the size of standard Ozora Tamas?
     
    Oct 30, 2018
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  14. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say 60mm +/- 0.5mm~. I just ran a quick check of 6 JKA dama from 3 brands and they all fall within that measurement. The Kendama Comparisons thread has a bunch of measurements but I rounded to make life easier.
     
    Oct 31, 2018
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  15. maxdesu

    maxdesu Honed Member

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    I've been talking with Umetsu and I keep telling him that he NEEDS to bump up the tama size a little.

    Also, maybe a deal-breaker to some, but they have Beech Tamas (not cherry). I think it makes for the paint sticking better and also for more consistent (heavier) weight. The cherrys were all over the charts.
     
    Nov 5, 2018
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  16. Jasper B.

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    Larger tamas are a MUST these days to keep up with cup size!
     
    Nov 5, 2018
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  17. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah not to get too far off topic, but with all the BIGGER CUP SIZES ZOMG, there are very few + sized Tamas that aren't Natty. A plus sized premium ozora paint would be so sick to pair with ... Anything
     
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  18. Emil Apostol

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    I hope there are reShapes in other woods coming from Yamagata Koubou in the future! Imagine a natty keyaki reshape :eek:
     
    Nov 7, 2018
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  19. Wendy Nugroho

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    my fav wood
     
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  20. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    They did a colab with 430 to produce just such an animal. I'm waiting to see if they offer it in regular production.

     
    Nov 7, 2018
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