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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Angelo quinto, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Angelo quinto

    Angelo quinto n00b

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    I have about $30 in spending money so Im just looking for new and cheap damas.
     
    Mar 14, 2017
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  2. Bloukinen

    Bloukinen Honed Member

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    Sweet prime all the way!!! They are very cheap and absolutely slay!
     
    Mar 14, 2017
  3. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Never sleep on them Primes.

    Also, if you've never owned one, Oozoras are worth your every penny.
    Ask anyone in DS, they've most likely owned a few (or one) at some point.
     
    Mar 14, 2017
  4. Angelo quinto

    Angelo quinto n00b

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    I already know about primes, just looking for more other than sweets primes.
     
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  5. Kendama_Cowboy

    Kendama_Cowboy Honed Member

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    Ozora, Kaizen, and from what I hear sweets prime, all good damas you can acquire for under $30.
     
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  6. Sirwillcode

    Sirwillcode Slayer

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    Try out a roots. Or sol. Both have reasonably priced damas and are of good quality.
     
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  7. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

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    Sol Kendamas are great, Pioneers right at $30.

    Also DWI often has sales that dips below $30. Or get a barebones DWI maple for $25! Great shape, maple is rad.

    Kendama USA has a ton for $30 and under. 2.0s are right at $30, but their other stuff is still great!

    Terra standard (with sourmash paint!!) is well under $30 USD. (Always wanted to play one of those.)

    Bunch of good (even brand new design) Atlantic kendamas for under $30.

    I got my Ozora on amazon for $22, killer dama.

    I'm sure there are more, look around!
     
    Mar 14, 2017
  8. Ben Lowe

    Ben Lowe Slayer

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    Almost forgot one that is more recent, pnw "slate" is only $22. Looks like they're taking preorders for their next drop. Natty beech, looks solid.
     
    Mar 14, 2017
  9. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    TK 16 4 lyfe
     
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  10. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Kendama syndicate .com

    You could buy two natty BLK for $30...and that's after shipping.
     
    Mar 15, 2017
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  11. Mr. Von Braun

    Mr. Von Braun Honed Member

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    Active Kendamas are on the cheaper side if you wanted something with a good rubber paint. I've also found their damas to really take a beating well.

    Honestly though, depending on exactly what you're looking for and already have, I always recommend a natty TK-16. You can definitely get one shipped for under 30.
     
    Mar 15, 2017
  12. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I have always recommended Active and I feel they are one of those companies that gets overlooked. If you put a cushion on an active ken I swear you will be slaying hard. Active kens have those deep cups for lunars but they juggle really well too.
     
    Mar 15, 2017
  13. Mr. Von Braun

    Mr. Von Braun Honed Member

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    Exactly! I really do think they are underrated, or at least less popular than I believe is deserved. A few of my favorite rubber damas have From Active.

    Also @Angelo quinto, Atlantic Kendamas have a new dama out called Algae. All Maple, with my absolute favorite super sticky paint to date. I believe they are $25, and an absolute steal for the quality.
     
    Mar 15, 2017
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  14. Ryalkid20

    Ryalkid20 Honed Member

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    Yeah check it out you can actually get some sweet bundles of 3+ Damas for only $20 https://kendamasyndicate.com/
     
    Mar 16, 2017
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  15. kendama duke

    kendama duke Honed Member

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    Primes or actives
     
    Mar 16, 2017
  16. Ting.Kut

    Ting.Kut Honed Member

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    Analog with et paint
     
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  17. AndrewBenincasa_CNYK

    AndrewBenincasa_CNYK Member

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    Atlantic Kendamas are great kendamas for their price, they are a real steal. I really want to try out their new paint.
     
    Mar 17, 2017
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  18. Ryan Brewer

    Ryan Brewer Honed Member

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    the best bang for your buck is to buy a sweets prime. Best dama for cheap.
     
    Jun 3, 2017
  19. jstandi.dama

    jstandi.dama n00b

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    I have been playing kendama for over a year now, but I took a 8 month break. I have a craft 2.0 ash, which is great, but I'm looking for a new dama. My craft has passed its prime and is now not tacky at all. I'm looking for a cheap (sub $30) that has a silk finish. Natty would be fine as well, as long as it breaks in nice. I have tryed sweets prime, and I have to say I'm not impressed, even for a cheaper option for damas.
     
    Jul 17, 2017
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  20. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    KUSA 2.0 are silk (recommend the maple). PNW slates are $22. Wait until August and you can grab a KROM for $20.
     
    Jul 17, 2017
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