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RIP GT-1 2013-2020

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

  1. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    As mentioned elsewhere. . . probably just me but it seems a bit like a mashup between a JKA TK16 (above the slipstop) and a Sanga (below the slipstop) with a base cup bump like the Vivewood v3. (Before you ask, yes @KeeganS I'm following you around the kendama boards. :D )


    tk16 sanka vivewood premera compare.jpg
     
    Mar 25, 2020
  2. Mbrew

    Mbrew n00b

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    Everything looks bigger and meatier. I do enjoy the meatier feeling modern shapes, will probably try and get one. First dama purchase in.....7 years-ish? :)
     
    Mar 26, 2020
  3. MaintainEveryday

    MaintainEveryday n00b

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    Insta cop if it’s not more than $95, will definitely try my luck.
     
    Mar 26, 2020
  4. Mbrew

    Mbrew n00b

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    Looks like you’re good to go, right at $95. That Legaxis Aynedter is still there too, only $10 more.
     
    Mar 27, 2020
  5. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    very intresting o_O
     
    Mar 27, 2020
  6. j-carder

    j-carder n00b

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  7. Mbrew

    Mbrew n00b

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    For anyone that grabbed one, any reviews? How’s it feel in hand? Slinger friendly?
     
    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:07 PM
  8. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    I can’t say how similar it plays to the GTBH since I havent played a BH. I mostly main the Sol Shape 1Up and the GTKA shapes (with the Boost, Sol Shape, and Shift right under). The GT-II feels nothing like those damas that I mainly play. It’s got the same/similar height to those kens (taller than the 1Up, about even with the KA). But the slimmer ken/spike in your hand kinda throws you off if you’re used to those same ken shapes as I am.
    Can’t say anything to slingers as I’m trash at them but the lunars are good.
    Overall, I really like it. It’s not bad, just different from what I’m used to. If you’ve played a BH it may feel similar (idk for sure but i do know the BH influenced the II a lot).
     
    Apr 2, 2020 at 9:42 PM
  9. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    My 2cents: It might play well buuuut it looks out of proportion. Like really bad. Would have preferred a thicker handle - like the hickory (?) prototype damon Shows in his IGTV video
     
    Apr 3, 2020 at 3:35 AM
  10. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    I would definitely prefer a thicker handle as well. Like i mentioned above, it feels very different than the kens I main and the thinner handle is definitely a large factor. But, it does seem to play really well. A better player than I would be able to make a more comprehensive review on it
     
    Apr 4, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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  11. Mbrew

    Mbrew n00b

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    Thanks for the input guys, appreciate it!
     
    Apr 4, 2020 at 11:59 AM
  12. Jedi_man

    Jedi_man Slayer

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    It’s my current favorite kendama. Mine is incredibly honed for juggles. Personally I love everything about the shape, it’s like a combination of every good aspect from their previous shapes. I go into a little more depth here
     
    Apr 7, 2020 at 10:59 AM