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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Chad Covington, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Chad Covington

    Chad Covington Slayer

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    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    Who has inspired you/pushed you the most to play kendama? If they're on Downspike, make sure to tag them and tell us why they're so great!
     
    Jan 3, 2017
  2. Nick Dodenhoff

    Nick Dodenhoff Member

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    Mostly my local homies have inspired me, I'm looking at you @CHARRRSS! Ryan Plourd, Corey sipes, and @Christian Fraser. But also, Michah (Hong boots) clips always make me want to just play.
     
    Jan 3, 2017
  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I was actually originally introduced to kendama by a friend of mine who became a heroine addict. I visited him in rehab and first thing I did was hand him a fresh setup, never seen someone cry so hard in my life. We each pushed each other pretty hard.
     
    Jan 3, 2017
  4. Jackson Andrus

    Jackson Andrus n00b

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    Location:
    St. George, Utah
    @mikey schelling is one of my biggest inspirations in kendama. I saw Love Your Base Cup RD 2 and it made me believe that I could accomplish insane things if I practiced hard enough! Mikey took a break for a while there, but I'm so glad he's gettin back into it!
     
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  5. Aditya Kalale

    Aditya Kalale n00b

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    Got a couple! Isaac, Finn, George, Lukas, cause they all went to the same high school as me, and the first time I brought dama to school, George came up to me and told me to check out Ken Club at Sweets. That's what really got me started on kendama, so that's super dope. Also, Keith Matsumura triggered my love for balance tricks. Can't get enough of them.
     
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  6. Kelsey Dunn

    Kelsey Dunn n00b

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    Jan 3, 2017
  7. Supernog73

    Supernog73 Member

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    @Chad Covington because he aways let me smile and likes all my post on fb insta and YT
    Tnx homie
     
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  8. Blake W.

    Blake W. Honed Member

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    Everytime I see Ben Herald on Insta, I get inspired to go out and play dama. In terms of spreading the love? @Ben Lowe is who I push myself to be like
     
    Jan 4, 2017
  9. Chad Covington

    Chad Covington Slayer

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    You make me cry tears of joy, Alex!

    What a squad!!!
     
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  10. horribleYoYo

    horribleYoYo n00b

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    It's most definitely @htimSxelA and the KE crew, they spread the love for the game the right way.
    Also Jake Wiens is a great inspiration (I loved the kengarden to death!).
     
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  11. DeSoto

    DeSoto n00b

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    Inspiration wise, @Yourdy and @BallardKROM have Always kept me trying to think of new things and keep it fresh, for who pushes me to play Kendama, it would be Wyatt, @chris goon and @Christian Fraser these guys help me out when I'm being soft
     
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  12. Josh Kim

    Josh Kim n00b

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    I first learned about kendama right when @DaveMateo became KUSA pro. His pro edit definitely got me started and loving kendama. Also, @Alex Hirota inspires me with all his sick, unique tricks, as well as @Jarod Porter for his insane style of play and skill level.
     
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  13. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Good to see you on here man! Thanks for the love :)
     
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  14. horribleYoYo

    horribleYoYo n00b

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    I'm glad I found downspike by accident xD I searched for "where to get a kururin" and google linked me here :D haha
    I think I will love this place
     
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  15. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha, thats actually pretty funny. Well, welcome!
     
    Jan 4, 2017
  16. Alex Hirota

    Alex Hirota Member

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  17. Ryalkid20

    Ryalkid20 Honed Member

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    Same
     
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  18. sorrywongnumber

    sorrywongnumber Honed Member

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    christian fraser is my favorite player of all time but ROD is the one that pushed my love for dama because of his amazing flow and amazing personality
     
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  19. Jackkendama22

    Jackkendama22 n00b

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    Ever since i met Chad he has been the most inspirational,kind and all out funniest guy! I have always trusted Chad for any tips on different tricks. Thanks Chad much love!!
     
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  20. Nick Weaver

    Nick Weaver n00b

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    Chad Covington inspired me to pass my limits in Kendama because he has always joked around and helped me get new tricks I also want to give a personal shout out to Truman Theon , Jack Weaver and Levi Bacca
     
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