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What size kendama do you play most often?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by goenKendama, Feb 21, 2019.

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What size kendama do you play the most?

  1. Standard/Traditional (JKA, F3, RWB OG/Classic, Kaizen, Tribute, etc.)

  2. Next Gen (Prime, Pop, etc.)

  3. Next Gen large (Slaydawg, Sol Shape, etc.)

  4. Next Gen large v2 (Prefect, etc.)

  5. Other larger than previously listed styles (LBB, etc.)

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  1. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    Louisville, Ky
    Yea yea Knot Gang bang bang!!
     
    Feb 26, 2019
  2. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    Sep 28, 2017
    Location:
    Austria
    My most frequently jammed kens are O's. Perfect mix between OG and New gen. Also enjoy my KA though

    Edit: Seeing A HUGE increase about peeps who know about da O <3 much love to you
     
    Feb 26, 2019
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  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Oct 14, 2016
    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    Can anyone give me the ken only length for some of the larger kendama out there? I only have a Terra Prefect @172mm and Sol Flow @168mm.
     
    Jul 2, 2019
  4. AdrianEsteban

    AdrianEsteban Honed Member

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    GT-KA and BH are my most played damas. I'm all for the bigger BOIS
     
    Jul 2, 2019
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  5. BrettFromTibet

    BrettFromTibet n00b

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    I got a Terra Pro Mod and it had made a substantial difference in my beginner kendama game... versus standard size kendamas. My hands are bigger and don’t completely grip my Kaizen 2.0 and Krom Pro Mod. The damas I own in the 75g range are too light and I constantly over-rotate them. but with a larger, heavier dama I can Instinctively get it on the spike and make the 1-turn lighthouse land on the tama a lot of the time.

    Using a standard sized kendama was like learning how to surf on a short board, way more responsive and harder to catch the wave... the bigger size is easier to see, grip and more forgiving.
     
    Jul 3, 2019
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  6. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I've got a micrometer lying around somewhere I'll try and find tonight. Would be cool to know those lengths and have some kind of comparison chart.

    I mainly play damas with a bigger tama these days. I find the length of the ken doesn't matter to me nearly as much as the tama size. I have a hard time playing Primes now because the tama feels so small compared to pretty much everything I'm jamming nowadays.
     
    Jul 3, 2019
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  7. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    This is research for some contest rules I've run across. They limit the ken length to 170mm so I wanted to know what falls within that measurement.

    Update: Got some info from DerHerder over on KDS
    LBB ~ 6 7/8" - 175mm

    Boost ~ 6 3/8" - 162mm

    Sumo ~ 7 1/2" - 191mm

    Shift ~ 6 3/8" - 162mm

    KA ~ 6 9/16" - 167mm

    Stodd 2.0 ~ 6 1/2" - 165mm

    BH ~ 6 5/8" - 168mm

    Squab C ~ 6 9/16" - 167mm
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
    Jul 3, 2019