Tributes in my opinion are very unique, they just have such a unique play, weight and feel, you always know when you're on a tribute. KUSA started making them a while ago and I'm pretty sure the overall shape hasn't really been changed much at all. Sure the side stringing makes you have to play it slightly different for swing tricks and lighthouses, but probably one of the worst things is its lunar balance, which I think is why you dont see a lot of people playing them, like before. But kendamas have really changed in the past few years, brands are adjusting sarado height, moving center of balance, increasing cup and bevel sizes etc. So what if KUSA remakes the tribute? Maybe not KUSA but possibly another brand? Sweets riveted? Who knows, but a tribute type kendama with cushion clear, big cups and bevel, better stall points, proper weight or weight matched components for lunars, slim sword for slingers and crazy designs would be cool, at least for me. I know tributes often have a bad rep, but when I see pros or soon to be pros back in the day slaying on tributes, I know that some of the bad rep are mostly myths. Maybe I'm not the only one who would like to see a remade tribute, and maybe I might be one of the only few who still plays on tributes. Not out of nostalgia but they really are a joy to play. I really like how the sarado height is fixed. Any thoughts anyone? Any tribute love? Maybe this can be seen by KUSA or someone who's interested in doing this!