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RIP GT-1 2013-2020

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by KeeganS, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    GT has posted a that they essentially are discontinuing the GT-1 shape (could be safe to assume that means the GT-E1 is also finished).
    One of, if not the first kendama shape that pushed limits and made people think what should and shouldn’t be a kendama, especially concerning competitive rules and regulations.

    What do you think will be next? Will GT introduce a new baseline manufactured product (a GT-E1 successor) or will we see a return to the early days of GT and only get small drops again?

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  2. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Sad sad day right here. I remember when they first dropped and buying the ken only option for 35$ beech ken. RIP GT1
     
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  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Whew, I just about had heart failure. Read the title a bit too fast and thought that GT was the first kendama company victim of the pandemic.

    The GT-1 shape was always something I wanted to get into my collection but just never seemed to happen. I liked that it brought back an old feature, the "Swoop," but in an updated design. Couldn't say what shape will be next but it wouldn't surprise me to see a return to small drops depending on production availability.
     
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  4. KeeganS

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    A GT-2?
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  5. Jewbacca

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  6. KeeganS

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    I'm stoked. Definitely curious to see what's coming and what sets it a part from the GT-1 and pro mod shapes
     
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  7. KeeganS

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  8. Mbrew

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    Is it just me or if you zoom in it looks like a really bad photoshop job
     
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  9. Sam Oudekerk

    Sam Oudekerk n00b

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    That photoshop is atrocious! Looks like an Analog with beefed up stall points and a swoop.
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 5:50 AM
  10. Jewbacca

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    that might be a stretch.... if anything the analog and the Craft Slim look way similar
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  11. Mbrew

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    Also what’s the deal with that tip
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM
  12. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    its like a hybrid of a spike with a bullet trip........ I kind-of dig it
     
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  13. Mbrew

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    They posted another shot, looks much better :)
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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  14. Mbrew

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    Yeah I dig the shape too, I was just saying it looks like a pencil sharpened tip if you zoom in on the pic. Probably just due to the bad photoshop, if it’s a p’shop. Anyway, their updated post looks great.
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  15. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Haha that’s a funny reference
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  16. Mbrew

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    Lol.

    Saturday release. Anyone grabbing one?
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  17. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    I’ll probably try to snag one
     
    Mar 24, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  18. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Conspiracy alert.... was the GT-1 a victim of coronavirus? Or did it die of natural causes? What is GT covering up here?


    (GT2 looks good!)
     
    Mar 25, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  19. Jewbacca

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    that’s some deep thinking
     
    Mar 25, 2020 at 8:22 PM
  20. KeeganS

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    Taken from Eslayban’s ig story last night.
    Looks like a lot of inspo for the GT-II shape came from the BH

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    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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