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pros worthy of pro mods...

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by JoJo_hudson1253, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. JoJo_hudson1253

    JoJo_hudson1253 Honed Member

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    So I know everyone (I think) knows about T.J kolesnik pro mod, Dave Mateo, Nic Stodd, Turner Thorne, etc... but I noticed that some pros who are much deserving of one (Haley Bishoff as an example) do not have one... your thoughts??
     
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  2. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I'm guessing a lot of it comes down to marketability. Someone could be a really good kendama master but if a company doesn't think their image or "vibe" will mesh well with the kendama community they are likely to shy away from producing a pro mod. Kinda like music, some of the best musicians in the world aren't famous, not because their music isn't beautiful, but because music companies find it hard to market their image to the public.
     
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  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I personally call this kinda thing the "It Factor." Someone either has "it" or they don't. It's hard to quantify in a verbal sense and has a lot to do with intuition and a gut feeling on the end of the marketing professionals.
     
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  4. Gabriel Hinrichs

    Gabriel Hinrichs n00b

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    What he said^
     
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  5. JoJo_hudson1253

    JoJo_hudson1253 Honed Member

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    true @lategreat808 if there was one person who you think deserve one then who?
     
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  6. JoJo_hudson1253

    JoJo_hudson1253 Honed Member

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  7. lategreat808

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    For me that's really hard to say because I only started watching edits about six months ago and still only have a limited grasp on how hard certain tricks really are. Ask me this question in a year and my opinion will probably be set.
     
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  8. lategreat808

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    does Bonz have a pro mod? I'm sure he does but haven't seen one yet
     
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    Does or did Bonz ever have a promodel?
     
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  10. Lynse_sng

    Lynse_sng n00b

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    I heard hes getting one from krom
     
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  11. lategreat808

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    Kinda overdue is its his first.
     
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  12. Dæmon

    Dæmon Moderator Staff Member

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    @Lynse_sng Some might even say that Bonz's pro model is in the immediate ether...
     
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  13. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Daniel Robinson, Kris Bosch, and Jake Fischer. They were in the works before KenCO shut down. I even got to check out the protos at the shop
     
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    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    @lategreat808 it's funny bc the compounds look like drunk people dancing:
    Screen Shot 2016-12-07 at 4.15.00 PM.png
     
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  16. Ben Lowe

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    Watch the youtube video I posted today. :D
     
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  17. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Duuudddeeee...those look like they
    slay...dog.
     
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  18. lategreat808

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    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    This is pretty much how I feel about the entire KROM team right now
     
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  20. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Haley's technically not a pro for KUSA, she's still on the Tribute team. So that's kind of a factor as to why she doesn't have a pro model. But I know what you mean, there's people who probably deserve one but don't have one
     
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