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Plus size dama comparison

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by AdrianEsteban, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. AdrianEsteban

    AdrianEsteban Honed Member

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    If anyone has all (or a good majority) of the main plus sized damas could you take a side by side picture? Mainly includes:
    KROM Slaydawg
    Sol Flow
    Craft Kaizen plus
    GT Tallboy
    Terra LBB
    Would love to see if certain damas are close enough in size to mix match kens and tamas.
     
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  2. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Left to right. Terraflauge LBB, Walnut Stripe Flow, Nihon Ash Krom Slaydawg, standard Premium Red Ozora (for reference).
    When I first got my Slaydawg I tried matching the ash tama to the Sol maple Flow ken. Seemed like a pretty good match weight wise, and the size didnt affect anything at all (slaydawg tama I think is just slightly smaller than the Sol flow tama). The LBB is just a little bit too big (appropriate nomenclature haha) to match with the Flow or Slaydawg.
    I do not have a Tall Boy or Craft Plus so cannot say anything about them.

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  3. Ben Lowe

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    I think I saw Jake Wiens put a Slaydawg tama on his Craft +, so I'm assuming that those tama sizes must be pretty close.
     
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  4. damon

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    From what I've played with the plus, it feels slightly bigger than the Slaydawg, but I haven't played either of them enough to really know 100%, but that's just what I can remember
     
    Feb 3, 2017
  5. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Let's just say I'm pretty jealous of the picture above. I'm really digging that LBB, looks like it would be the perfect in between from a Slaydawg and a Viking. The Viking is just a little too big for my liking but I am starting to warm up to it.
     
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  6. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

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    LBB definitely feels closer to a normal sized dama which I love. Vikings feel very much closer to jumbos (but not quite) to me. So yeah, I totally dig the LBB more than a Viking for sure.
     
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  7. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Terra is just killer...I have only played one on a single occasion but I pretty much fell in Love at first grip but never bought one. I haven't played a LBB but I'm fairly certain that will be my next plus size purchase.
     
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  8. Almostgets

    Almostgets Slayer

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    Love the plus sized and mid range sized damas. Jam them a lot. Still struggle with the slaydawg size for whatever reason, but the sol flow and LBB are amazing.
     
    Feb 3, 2017
  9. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Mannn i've talked to @htimSxelA and @RodDama about making a KWC-friendly LBB last year.
    Rod modified his LBB to fit in the box!

    Tried and loved it!
     
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  10. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Craft +, Flow and Slaydawg tamas are pretty close in size, you could mix n match those and it would be playable. The slawdawg ken is kinda just monster cups on a normal height ken, whereas the Craft + is scaled up a bit in all dimensions from the kaizen 2.0.

    I can get a pic of all of these, except the Tallboy (don't have one of those). Possibly tomorrow can post it up if I remember to while I'm in the shop
     
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  11. AdrianEsteban

    AdrianEsteban Honed Member

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    Would greatly appreciate it!
     
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  12. Guy LaBorde

    Guy LaBorde Honed Member

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    I addition to this, I would like to ask about DWI. The Tama on the ash barebones seems bigger than my Ozora Tama, and the cups on the DWI all seem slightly bigger. Height wise, the two are almost the same.
    Are DWI considered plus? Or are they somewhat the biggest kendama that isn't a plus?

    P.S. I heard from a similar thread to this one that Mugen Musous are a tiny bit bigger than average as well. Are they the same as DWI?
     
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  13. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    DWI damas are reg sized, you might just have a slightly smaller ozo tama, and a slightly larger dwi tama. Normal QC allows for a small range.

    Musous are indeed a little tiny bit larger than normal. It's a small difference though, I'm not sure I would even call it a mid size dama now compared to some of the other options out there.
     
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  14. Nick Dodenhoff

    Nick Dodenhoff Member

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    Does someone happen to own a Viking, LBB, craft 2.0 plus, and any regular sized ken? I'd love to see a picture comparison.
     
    Aug 3, 2017
  15. Sir Spike

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    There is a post floating around with this. I'll track it down.
     
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  16. Sir Spike

    Sir Spike Slayer

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    IMG_1737.JPG Here is a picture that @htimSxelA posted in a forum called LLB Love. I believe that 2.0 craft plus will be comparable to the sol.

    "L to R: Boss, Krom XL, Krom Viking, LBB, Flow, Musou, Mugen

    A Musou is just barely larger than normal, while a Flow is probably about 4-5% larger. LBB is about 10% larger, and viking is probably about 20-22%? I'm not sure about the XL exactly, but a boss is 150% normal size. I have a couple Krom XXLs and a couple Kusa/Krom XXXLs too, but they're a LOT bigger." - @htimSxelA
     
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  17. Nick Dodenhoff

    Nick Dodenhoff Member

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    Thanks, this helps get some perspective since I've got a flow
     
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  18. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Bumping for effect!

    So, how do these bigger-sized, "competition plus" kendamas stack up against each other? So far, the ones I know of are:
    • KROM Slaydawg
    • KUSA Craft Plus
    • Sol Flow
    • Terra LBB
    If there are any other plus sized kendamas we should know about, please comment below!
     
    Nov 11, 2017
  19. Morgan Boucher

    Morgan Boucher Honed Member

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    Well I have a white ash Terra LBB and Krom maple Nihon slaydawg. There basically both as awesome as it can get. The LBB is perfect for my bigger hands but doesn't feel or play any different than a regular kendama to me. But the slaydawg is got to be one of my all time favorite kendamas for just slaying. Its just ever so slightly bigger than an average kendama but not as crazy out of proportion as a pop
     
    Nov 11, 2017
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  20. Cassidy Bailey

    Cassidy Bailey n00b

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    Here’s a comparison with every size I have, including Ben and Kristian’s mods.

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    Nov 11, 2017