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Where Are They Now: Kendama Edition

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by KeeganS, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Many of us have questions about nunerous players and companies and what happened to them.
    Players such as Keith Matsumura and Matt DeCoteau.
    Companies/brands like Avid/KendamaDrama and the like.

    Where are they now?
     
    Sep 17, 2017
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  2. James Hoang

    James Hoang Slayer

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    Andrei Cudia and the co-founder of Lyon talk about what will happen to Lyon for now.
     
    Sep 17, 2017
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  3. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of y’all may not know who he is, but he’s among the earliest videos that i’ve watched when i started my kendama journey.

    His name is Sam Miller, or more fondly known as Kendama Joe, he started making videos in 2008, and this was the video that i watched waaaaay back :





    His signature style is to pretty much dance whenever he gets a trick down, and that made him one of the most entertaining kendama players back then.

    I happened to find him again when i was browsing in Patreon, whilst signing up for my own account.
    In an update video, back in 2016, Sam moved from Philly to North Dakota, and was looking for a job in Tennessee (after receiving a PhD), but he stated that he didn’t want to be found (he’ll be busy with research and studies), and that he’ll still continue to play kendama, but i hope he doesn’t stop.





    So, all the best to Sam, and thanks for being an inspiration to some of us.
     
    Sep 17, 2017
  4. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Kendama Joe! I've met him a couple of times, at the MKO. His trick celebrations are unrivalled.
     
    Sep 18, 2017
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  5. Stuart Barron

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    I remember watching Kendama Joe's videos. He just seemed like one of those people who picked up a kendama and was good at it straight away!
     
    Sep 18, 2017
  6. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    There are some other epic skilled OGs that still lurk around a bit. Trevor Starnes is a force to be reckoned with, same with Matt Nix from the UK.
    Trevor has been posting some clips up lately though, and getting some great reactions online!
     
    Sep 18, 2017
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  7. Bryan Scagline

    Bryan Scagline Slayer

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    Trev is as OG as it gets. Stupid good
     
    Sep 19, 2017
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  8. Cheech_Sander

    Cheech_Sander Administrator Staff Member

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  9. plin

    plin n00b

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    Eli Cory
    Does anyone know what happened to him? His edits for some of my favorites. I remember he had an insta called ecdama for soemthing along the lines of that. I remember he quitted, but did he ever come back? Thanks!
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Nov 12, 2019