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Thoughts on licking your bevel

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by NolanR82, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. NolanR82

    NolanR82 Member

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    I don’t think that there is a thread specifically for this. But the title says it, what do you guys think about licking your bevel? Do you have to do it to lace that bird or stilt banger? Or do you think it’s cheating? Let me know what you think!
     
    Apr 18, 2018
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  2. ttocsic

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    I think that a licked bevel is more helpful for birds and handlestalls than for tama grip stalls like stilt.
     
    Apr 19, 2018
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  3. Andy Dama

    Andy Dama Honed Member

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    It is the other way around for me
     
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  5. Matteo Schulz

    Matteo Schulz Member

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    I personally don’t approve of licking your bevel; granted many players do it in competitions (I.e. MKO was totally cool with bevel licking) and it might be a disadvantage not to lick it, but I feel like it’s better to land a trick in a competition or in a film grind without any modifications; it makes landing said trick all the more satisfying :)
     
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  6. TheWickEffect

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    I hear you, but I consider it to be in the same category as playing in the rain or playing on a hot day and getting sweat all over the tama.
     
    Apr 19, 2018
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  7. TheWickEffect

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    I don't really need to lick the bevel... I just do it for the taste.
     
    Apr 19, 2018
  8. Matteo Schulz

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    Fair point; it’s kind of like I was saying that it’s cheating to do stalls on a humid day when they are easier, lol; it’s just part of the game I guess; I still feel a little bit like altering the playing field yourself is a little wrong, but I’m not gonna openly criticize or judge someone if they lick their bevel
     
    Apr 19, 2018
  9. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    I used to be a big bevel licker, but I stopped when all of that moisture warped the wood on my favorite kendama.

    If you insist on wetting the bevel a little to help with stalls, there are more sanitary ways to do it, like using the sweat from your hands. Also, I believe the peeps at Su Lab carry around a little spray bottle filled with water to replicate the effect without having to use any bodily fluids.
     
    Apr 19, 2018
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  10. quacktaped

    quacktaped Honed Member

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    If everybody starts licking the bevel than why don’t company’s just start putting sticky paint in the bevel?
     
    Apr 20, 2018
  11. grahamdama

    grahamdama n00b

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    would wear out so quick to the point where its not worth it. would prob be better to put on the cup stallpoints.
     
    Apr 20, 2018
  12. Aaron Gallegos

    Aaron Gallegos Slayer

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    Neither of those are good ideas tbh. Sticky paint on the bevel would make spike tricks unnecessarily harder. In both cases, the paint would wear down and stalls will become more difficult over time. Keeping the bevel and cups natty allows damas to break in and be stall friendly in the long run. There’s a reason barely anyone likes painted kens.
     
    Apr 20, 2018
  13. TheWickEffect

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    Plus I don't want to lick paint
     
    Apr 20, 2018
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  14. Aaron Gallegos

    Aaron Gallegos Slayer

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    *bump* speaking of licking paint, I’ve noticed that many of the newer tama designs (namely from Sweets) now have paint inside of the bevel. Weird question but have any bevel lickers tasted said paint?
     
    Jan 25, 2019
  15. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    *Petition for flavoured Paint in Bevels*
     
    Jan 25, 2019
  16. nayoshi12

    nayoshi12 n00b

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    Out now with strawberry, and mint!
     
    Jan 25, 2019
  17. slothymane

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    whole new level to the sweets "sweets" customs haha
     
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  18. nayoshi12

    nayoshi12 n00b

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    v17 brewski would be wild lmao
     
    Jan 25, 2019
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  19. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    I was also thinking of the v14 Dessert damas, especially the chocolate-covered strawberry!!!
     
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  20. StrattusCloud

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    Any bird trick? Lick it to stick it.
     
    Jan 25, 2019