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Slaydawg for novice

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by zaktrials, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. zaktrials

    zaktrials n00b

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    Hey guys,
    As my last post stated I am a beginner but totally into playing, very addicting. I'm seeing all around that the slaydawg is the "best" kendama around. Would you recommend it for a beginner? What makes them so much better than anything else? Which model slaydawg would you recommend?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Ian McDonell

    Ian McDonell Member

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    I'd say any kendama is good for a beginner. It's all about how much you want to pay for one. Seeing that the slaydawg is on the more expensive side (60) it may not be the best price wise for a beginner. It has an amazing clear coat that is just the right amount of tack. It does break in and become somewhat slick. I have the 3D Don it's maple so it really durable but if you want to support your favorite Krom pro pick up one of their pro mods! Peace!
     
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  3. Ian McDonell

    Ian McDonell Member

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    Ps. If you want more info shoot me a message!
     
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  4. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Honestly...for a beginner I would just buy a Sol Pioneer. It will be way cheaper and for a beginner it will give you a lot of the same advantages of a Slaydawg without being too pricey.

    I also want to add that as a beginner you should check out kendamasyndicate.com
    KS has some really good kendamas for very cheap, like $15 AFTER SHIPPING! I recommend the Shin Fuji Rokurosen, the TK16, or the natty BLK OG's. The Shin Fuji would be good for a beginner because they break in nice and fast. And also the TK16 is a standard high gloss so it's great for learning around style tricks.

    If you do get a Slaydawg though I would recommend the Birthday model for a beginner because it's INSANE for learning lunars. I didn't learn lunars on one but when I got it I started being able to bust them out of nowhere.
     
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  5. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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    @zaktrials As above people said, honestly a beginner won't notice the difference that the extra $40 makes. The tacky paint helps with lunars and lighthouses, and the oversize may help with slingers, but absolutely no reason to get it for a first kendama. A tk-16 is the best first kendama in my opinion. So classic. But all of the kendama companies have solid entry models. Just pick a color you like.
     
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  6. Dwesty

    Dwesty Honed Member

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    No reason to over spend if you are still a beginner. Those slaydawgs are really good for lighthouse and lunar tricks so if you aren't there yet then you would never notice the difference in the extra $$$
     
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  7. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    As recommended above, go for a Sol Pioneer. The paint is essentially the same on the Pioneers as the Lol Clear on Slaydawgs and you get it for a far cheaper price. If you're looking for a tacky setup, the Pioneers are the way to go.
    Slaydawgs really are every bit as good as the hype makes them out to be, but like @Cheech_Sander said, you wont notice a difference between a Slaydawg and other higher end kendamas as opposed to more 'entry' level ones when you're a beginner.
     
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  8. zaktrials

    zaktrials n00b

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    Thanks for the advice. I had money burning in my paypal account so last night I splurged on these two just cause I liked the looks of them.
     

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  9. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Just to give all of you guys a heads up they have KenCo Girrs on kendamasyndicate.com for $10...in case you were looking. And no, I am not being paid to say this. Just thought it was awesome...they have Raw green stripes too.
     
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  10. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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  11. Ford

    Ford n00b

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    This won't be the last we see of Girr, right?
     
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  12. Dillonjohns79

    Dillonjohns79 Member

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    Girr has tamas up on both DWI and KUSA right now. It definitely won't be the last haha
     
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  13. Ford

    Ford n00b

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    OK cool, just making sure. :)
     
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  14. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Ohh yeah!
    These two are great choices!
    They look great, they clack great, they break in wonderfully too!
     
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