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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by James Hoang, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. James Hoang

    James Hoang Slayer

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    Now I don't know if anyone's posted this before, but...

    What are the worst weights that you've received on a freshie?

    I've gotten an 82g Philip Eldridge mod ken matched with a 73g tama, but I never noticed the difference until recently! Also have a Sweets blue/seafoam/purple marble tama weighing in at 80g matched with an F2 ken that weighed 71g!
     
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  2. Stuart Barron

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    Maple Ozora 68g ken and 84g tama aghhhhhh. 16g difference was to much for me so I bought a 68g maple tama off of Kendama.cz store. The Ozora and Kendama.cz tamas look exactly alike so no one knows.;)
     
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  3. nikki_deo

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    Just got an Iji pro mod earlier today and at first it felt hefty but seemed fine anyways. It wasn't until later I weighed it and the ken was 80g and the tama was a whopping 97.6g. haha eh.. still will jam as is. :p
     
    Dec 3, 2017
  4. jpriest

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    Kaizen cherry natural. Ken is 96g and the tama is 108g :0
     
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  5. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    Got a kraes purple heart. Ken is 117g tama is 78g
     
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  6. ttocsic

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    WHAT!?!?!?!?!
     
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  7. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    The tama is a maple tama with a purple heart stripe
     
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  8. bsposer

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    Had a birch HG awhile back that was ken: 62 tama: 87
     
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  9. Jedi_man

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    Unfortunately a few of my favorite kens can make this list :(
    My KROM red oak hors and my HG maple pph both have the tamas +15g heavier than the kens.
     
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  10. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Back in high school, one of my oldest friends surprised me and another friend with a 2013 Colin Sander Ivy pro model, the full cherry version. He sent us both a picture of what the store had and told us that he had a hookup if we wanted any. We didn't particularly want anything, but he came back and surprised us both with it anyway.

    Sorry rambling but that was the context. The box I ended up picking had a cherry trib ken that weighed around 72 g, give or take a couple grams. Awesome weight.
    The tama ended up being 110 g. To this day I still have no ken to put it on and jam, which sucks cause that run of the KUSA pro model paint is pretty grippy. If only I could find one of those super old REZ kens that weighed above 100 g..
     
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  11. James Hoang

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    Have you tried asking anyone to handturn you a new ken that weighed a little more than 100g?
     
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  12. Sam Strohmyer

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    like @James Hoang said, you could have someone hand turn you something in a super unique hard wood. Finding like a Craft + shape made out of Oak would be so gnarly and heavy. perfect for what you'd need.
     
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  13. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    I gotta lol @ people complaining about a less than 10g difference on an inexpensive made-in-China product

    I used to have an excel spreadsheet with the weights of ken/tama recorded for a few hundred kendamas, from a number of different brands (Ozora, Terra, Kusa, etc). Sadly my laptop was stolen, and it wasn't a super important file that I had stored in a backup.. crap!

    Personally, I don't expect any sort of weight-matching unless the product is over $60 USD, and even then, there are exceptions to that rule. There are damas out there with a high price tag that definitely don't get weight-matched at all. It doesn't mean they're bad damas, it just means its a bit of a crap-shoot if you're ordering one. Maybe it'll be perfect, maybe not.

    My worst was probably my Keyaki Musou. I paid almost $300 CAD all said and done to get it, and the tama was like 25g heavier than the ken :(
     
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  14. Jedi_man

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    DANG. That really sucks!
     
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  15. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Heyyy i have that spreadsheet, too!
    Nice to know that i’m not the only lunatic who keeps such records.
    Use Numbers tho, it saves on iCloud, and makes backups easy.
     
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  16. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I just unpacked my worst yet. Sol ash cups Flow...77gram ken. 99 gram ash tama. Kinda upset because the Pompeii I got was also way off, 17 gram difference on that one. I kinda expected it to be on the heavy side but only the tamas were the heavy part.
     
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  17. Jedi_man

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    Don't they hand weight the flows to be within 10g? You could email them about it.
     
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  18. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    I gave the lesser of the two off weights to my brother because he loved how it felt, he is still pretty noob. I emailed Chad about it, hopefully I can just send the tama back for one closer in weight.
     
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  19. ttocsic

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    I believe that's only for certain flows

    edit: the pompeii is one of those that are hand weighted, but the ash cups is not.
     
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  20. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Well I gave my brother the Pompeii but that one was 16 grams off. And I still think over 20 grams is a pretty large gap.
     
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