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rhys_goes_peace:
Hey guys! I'm looking to get a natural ozora, and the choice is between keyaki and maple. I'm mostly wondering...
1.Which is more durable?
2. Which 'breaks in' the nicest?
I haven't had a full maple or keyaki kendama before. Thank you!

The Void:
I don't have any kendamas in either of those woods. I like the feel of the keyakis I've briefly tried, though.

Unichuck1:

--- Quote from: rhys_goes_peace on 20 September, 2017, 17:47:31 ---Hey guys! I'm looking to get a natural ozora, and the choice is between keyaki and maple. I'm mostly wondering...
1.Which is more durable?
2. Which 'breaks in' the nicest?
I haven't had a full maple or keyaki kendama before. Thank you!

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I have a maple ken usa the maze one can't think of the pros name and I have a kayaki ozora tama and wow the rams is heavy maples alot lighter but not as durable

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Unichuck1:

--- Quote from: Unichuck1 on 20 September, 2017, 18:41:38 ---
--- Quote from: rhys_goes_peace on 20 September, 2017, 17:47:31 ---Hey guys! I'm looking to get a natural ozora, and the choice is between keyaki and maple. I'm mostly wondering...
1.Which is more durable?
2. Which 'breaks in' the nicest?
I haven't had a full maple or keyaki kendama before. Thank you!

--- End quote ---
I have a maple ken usa the maze one can't think of the pros name and I have a kayaki ozora tama and wow the rams is heavy maples alot lighter but not as durable

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Rams (tama) auto correct lol

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KenSan:
Hey @rhys_goes_peace I have all the Ozora hardwoods Keyaki, Maple and Enjyu and they are  all fantastic. Well they are Ozora after all.

Regards the maple and keyaki though:

Maple is really nice and durable, but takes a looooong time to break in nicely.

Keyaki breaks in amazingly well and is pretty durable too. However it does smell rather odd. Its kinda like marmite you'll either love it or hate it!

I would recommend the Keyaki to you though, as its the OG Ozora hardwood.

Hope this helps.

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