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Worst trends in Kendama

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Dæmon, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    (Yup, did that on purpose lmao)
     
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  2. Emil Apostol

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    One trend: people doing giveaways on Instagram then not outright announcing who won.
     
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  3. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Slayer

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    Do you prefer them this way..? I always like the full image option as I visit DS mainly on my phone and tablet and it makes viewing easier imo
    *Edit*
    Lol never mind I saw your next post directly after posting mine.. I guess you DoN’t prefer them that way!!
     
    Aug 29, 2019
  4. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Yeah, should have put them in the same comment, didnt realize it split between 2 pages until afterwards
     
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  5. rhysgoespeace

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    Instagram clips with loads of fails at the start edited in (unless they're particularly funny/extreme). Or if the clip isn't cut correctly and there's a couple of missed attempts before the actual clip.

    Probably just a me thing, but I just want to see the trick as fast as possible on Instagram.
     
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  6. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    100%!

    I understand the idea of 'showing some misses as respect to the grind' or whatever, but honestly I don't want to see em when scrolling insta. If I watch you miss once, I'm pretty much instantly gonna keep scrolling past
     
    Sep 2, 2019
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  7. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Kendama Insecurity.

    It's unfortunate that some former and current players are insecure about kendama, which may lead to them quitting kendama or even outright bashing the game and players.

    Case in point: a group of former players in my country, though once very active, have abandoned the game and are very rude towards players now. They've resorted to calling kendama as "something little boys do" (colloquially translated from a filipino term), and have been somewhat rude in refusing an invitation to jam.

    Not ragging on them for moving on, but it's a bit disheartening to see people who were once active in the community have such a bad attitude toward kendama now.
     
    Sep 11, 2019
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  8. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    That sucks that they treat it that way now. There really is no justification for this, there are so many players still in this community, OGs and new players, who are full blown adults (myself included) and it’s them (the OGs) that we owe a lot to for getting kendama to where it is now.
    Regardless, ‘kids toy’ or not it’s a dick move to ridicule someone for enjoying what they like especially if you understood it yourself.
     
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  9. poncho151

    poncho151 Honed Member

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    That’s unfortunate to hear. It’s a very childish behavior that likely stems from someone else ridiculing them into being insecure. They could also just be social chameleons who will do the same thing with the next fad they get involved in. Real progression and understanding of Kendama takes real dedication and serious time, therefore it weeds out the fad followers pretty quick!
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    It is unfortunate but sometimes people feel that to appear to be cooler/more mature/whatever, particularly to new groups which they want join, they have to stand on the ashes of things they once liked. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
    Sep 12, 2019
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  11. Zaqeus Third S Coronel

    Zaqeus Third S Coronel n00b

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    Wall. Kendama. Stick (kidding)
     
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  12. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    :D
     
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  13. Emil Apostol

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    Beginners beginning on the wrong foot and developing bad play habits.

    Nothing against them for the most part; a lot of them are players living in the middle of nowhere with no other kendama players to correct them. Still, it irks me when some of these guys double cup and string adjust and play sloppily.
     
    Oct 9, 2019
  14. jimgrude

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    <rant>

    I'm not really a big fan of watching edits to begin with, but I sometimes find myself wanting some inspiration for something to practice. However, damn near every single edit out there uses the same god awful type of music. I can barely remember seeing a kendama video that doesn't have this obnoxious, mumbly rap music with autotune and an almost non-existent beat. I'm not even sure what this music is called, as I never hear it anywhere but in kendama edits. Is it what they call "trap music"?

    It's one of the things that make me feel completely disconnected from the kendama community. I've never even met a person that listens to this kind of music, and I'm actually a big fan of hip-hop (although I lost faith in mainstream rap in the early 2000s). This is among the things that made me choose to completely ignore the western kendama revolution for the first 8 years of me playing (I live in Japan). I recently decided to try and get a little bit involved because I wanted to get into trying different products. I'm glad I did, and I love following the progression of tricks and products, but the western kendama culture turns me off more than ever.

    I'm well aware that I'm coming off as a complete grandpa, but this bothers me and makes me feel that the people representing kendama are a really homogeneous group. Kendama is in no way a social thing for me, but it feels dumb that even trying to watch videos will expose me to something that turns me off to even play.

    </rant>
     
    Oct 9, 2019
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  15. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @jimgrude I just hit "mute" for a lot of them. Different strokes for different folks and all that, maybe it's also something to do with copyrights too. I gave up on putting tunes with most things I upload unless it's computer generated. I got tired of dealing with takedown notices etc.
     
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  16. jimgrude

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    But...but the clack. I want the clack!
    YouTube really needs to get their shit together and introduce a "dama sounds only" muting option.
     
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  17. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Just have someone stand behind you and whack the big cup, spike or base cup edge when it seems appropriate, you'll never notice. :p
     
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  18. Emil Apostol

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    I do get this feeling a lot, especially when it comes to edits from bigger companies. However, there are some edits out there that break the mold! A lot of KUSA's edits use classic rock, 90s hip-hop, and ambient music.

    One of my favorites is Zach Magnuson - Popping Off! They used "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath in that edit. <3
     
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  19. Dre_11

    Dre_11 Honed Member

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    well i listen to this music and find the edits very enjoyable. almost everyone i know enjoys the same music i do, and i believe it is just the audience that many companies are trying to appeal to. trap music is one of the most popular genres among today’s young people, and not only do the players enjoy hearing their favorite songs over their dama play, but it gives the edit a “cool” factor that may lead to more people embracing kendama.
     
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  20. Qonnor

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    I think the phrase you're looking for is "Soundcloud Rap".

    Count on Daunyé's edits to bring something new to the table


    I try not to judge too hard about music choice in edits but there have been a few KUSA videos recently that feel genuinely incongruous as a result of the music picks. Kendama to me rarely feels super hardcore or aggro, so I tend to enjoy a bit more laid back soundtracks. What I really don't love is a music choice that was made in an effort to make the video appeal to a certain audience rather than to match the vibe and tricks of the edit.
     
    Oct 10, 2019
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