DS Night 8/22/17 Recap
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The first ever DS night attendees. Los Angeles, CA
Edit by Mikathee Tran @Mikathee
Words by Keanu Villaruel @Keeks
Photos by Kris Cabal @Kristoffer Cabal
Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 was the first ever Downspike Night at the LACMA urban lights in Los Angeles, CA. The Downspike team took over the biweekly LA Lights session to bring the community together for one awesome event featuring mini games, exclusive DS swag, Colin’s beard, and the premiere of the Downspike Community Edit 2! Local slayers around the LA area, Bay Area, and our good friends from KendamaOC attended the event and left with tons of prizes provided from our partners Terra, KROM, LunaTac, Lobros, and of course, Kendama USA.
DS night was blessed with TONS of special guests. Alex Smith flew down from Vancouver just for the event. Matt Ballard popped in to show off his new crustache. Kris Cabal from REZ kendama brought some of his masterpieces, EJ Williams provided the laughs and Shane from kendama OC was slaying as usual. One of the more memorable contests was a "big cup" contest, with Alex Smith calling out increasingly difficult variations of the humble big cup (Behind the back, under the leg, candlestick grip, etc). Attendees were able to sign up for DS on a tablet or on their phone, and everyone wore name tags repping their DS username. There was a new security guard working who was a little flustered by the event, but it went off without a hitch.
Here is a brief list of the mini-game winners:
- Kendmonds Jr. wins the scooping goldfish contest
- Steezy Steve and Maui win the first and second round of Alex Smith’s unique tricks contest
- Moonglau wins the earth turn consistency contest
- Maui wins the lighthouse flip consistency contest
- Alex Hirota wins the contest for the Terra LBB
Why weren't you at DS night?
Tell us in this thread or in the comments to this video.
The best excuse wins this Krom Noia and some swag from downspike.
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