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What do you think about Kendama Gloken Original Keyaki ?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Dariush, Jan 12, 2018 at 4:10 AM.

  1. Dariush

    Dariush n00b

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    I've been thinking to buy one of those.
    Its cheap and i heard keyaki is a awesome wood so what do you think?
    Is it worth and how good is a keyaki kendama?
    And should i glue the spike?
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018 at 4:47 AM
    Jan 12, 2018 at 4:10 AM
  2. KeeganS

    KeeganS Slayer

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    The new TK16 by Gloken? Do it. Keyaki is a great wood and the TK shape is really good. I’d suggest gluing the spike but that’s my personal preference
     
    Jan 12, 2018 at 5:16 AM
  3. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I second that. Keyaki is a great wood...if you have never had a keyaki ken before then this would be a good place to start. The Keyaki Ozora is SUPER nice but it will cost you a little more.
     
    Jan 12, 2018 at 5:46 AM
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  4. Dariush

    Dariush n00b

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    Thanks,i heard that keyaki looks really good is that true?
    I will buy it,now im gonna buy a oase legend mod im from Romania and im going to buy his legend model for what he done in Romania if it wasen't him i would never start kendama.
     
    Jan 12, 2018 at 6:10 AM
  5. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    The grain on keyaki is great, it has a fairly nice contrast that helps you track better than say maple or beech. Every new keyaki I have gotten it fairly slick out of the box and they take some work to get broken in but when they do they are SUPER nice. I wouldnt super glue the tip on a keyaki though because the spike tips last a long time compared to most other woods. I would let it round out a little and then make your decision. I prefer a bullet tip on my kendamas so I always wait a good while before applying glue.
     
    Jan 12, 2018 at 6:40 AM
  6. Dariush

    Dariush n00b

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    That's a great idea!! Thanks i will do that.
     
    Jan 12, 2018 at 6:54 AM