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Title: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 31 January, 2014, 14:28:35
Someone else was going to start this thread, but I've forgotten who. They didn't, so now I have. :-)

Everyone gets excited about getting new toys, so here's a thread for sharing pics of your new goodies!

I'll start. Krom metallic blue.

So, what's new on your shelves, guys?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 02 February, 2014, 14:04:39
(http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/7ea9d6e68c1211e38e630e8f3fbee28a_8.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/j6pWGaCHql/ (http://instagram.com/p/j6pWGaCHql/)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 03 February, 2014, 17:37:25
I've had this for a while now, but The General is getting a little war torn, so it's time to recruit a new soldier to the Dan Academy.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mreasyguy on 03 February, 2014, 20:24:23
I've had a few Kendama's turn up n the past week or two, first delivery was these 5:
(http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/e3b252f67c8211e38e30127af866a7d9_8.jpg)

And with my return from Munich had this sexy little number waiting for me:
(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/678d9266890811e3b71c12d18ee1fab3_8.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mreasyguy on 05 February, 2014, 18:03:54
Ok I may end up filling this thread up haha! New arrivals fresh today, A grape drank chapagne ken and murder stove from the man himself, Mrsourmash:

(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/3e54a8588e8f11e391210a21655d2104_8.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 06 February, 2014, 12:07:22
Ok I may end up filling this thread up haha! New arrivals fresh today, A grape drank chapagne ken and murder stove from the man himself, Mrsourmash:

(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/3e54a8588e8f11e391210a21655d2104_8.jpg)

ooh a cuber!! Its another of my obsessions!  8)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 06 February, 2014, 15:17:09
We just got (courtesy of [user]landor[/user] - thanks!) a few nice velvet pouches to give away.... to BKA members (http://www.kendama.co.uk/contact.html). How about one as a second place prize for #Outlink?
(http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/027d7bbe8f4011e3ad1b121481e60c34_7.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/kFDlRLCHlw/ (http://instagram.com/p/kFDlRLCHlw/)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 06 February, 2014, 15:35:23
These have shown up at the office too. They'll be travelling around looking for friends to be photographed with.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 06 February, 2014, 15:55:32
We just got (courtesy of [user]landor[/user] - thanks!) a few nice velvet pouches to give away.... to BKA members (http://www.kendama.co.uk/contact.html). How about one as a second place prize for #Outlink?
(http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/027d7bbe8f4011e3ad1b121481e60c34_7.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/kFDlRLCHlw/ (http://instagram.com/p/kFDlRLCHlw/)

that would be a really nice 2nd prize!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 13 February, 2014, 10:21:22
I just got this on the mail this morning. It is my new everyday kendama.

It looks great, I wanted to try the new Play for a long time.

I noticed that the sarado is a higher than for my other kendamas (Ozora, TK16 & Sunrise) (and therefore, the spike shorter) maybe because the hole is too small. Is this normal?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 13 February, 2014, 11:08:52
Sara-dos tend to gently slip down with use. It's likely that your other 3 kendamas all started off with their sara-dos a little higher, but have each slipped down a little with age. (Everyone sags a bit with age ;) ) Enjoy the nice Jumping Sticks and Earth Turns of your new Play!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 13 February, 2014, 13:44:25
Maybe you are right, although I think the last Ozora did have it a bit lower, but it is true that all my other kendamas have been extensively used :)

I can confirm that birds work really well with it :) Will go and practice Speed Trick B later on today.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 14 February, 2014, 16:13:51
After a very wet walk him today, these cheered me up...
I got a Blue w/ grey stained ken aTack
And a swamp moster Voodama
Both from sweets

-Rob
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 16 February, 2014, 09:53:02
Actually, I didn't need anything right now. But I was in Osaka last week and just had to check the shops. The choice was very poor, just a few Ozoras and TK16s (Yodobashi Camera). But at only 12,- EUR for an Ozora, I had to buy one. I didn't have a red one so far ...
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 16 February, 2014, 19:59:42
I have a soft spot for Red Ozoras myself :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 24 February, 2014, 22:05:59
Today I got this birthday gift from my most lovely wife. It's awesome and even though it almost breaks my heart (I was completely surprised and she put so much thought into it), we'll give it back. Technically it's not so well made: the zippers almost don't get around the edge, one's already broken, and in total they don't run very smooth. One of the separators inside is already broken.
Besides (it's completely custom made), my wife asked for something smaller just to carry 4-5 kendamas, properly separated, something you can carry around with you or put into your backpack for travel. This here is almost a suitcase with rigid walls. The maker admitted that she went way over the top with the concept (she even did some google research about kendamas), i.e. she knew well what she was doing.
We would ignore all that if it wasn't for the price. She almost quadrupled the price my wife originally intended.

So, we'll ask her to re-use the material (look at the stitching) and come up with a smaller bag. Yet, I'm so happy anyway and I'm looking forward to what will come.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 24 February, 2014, 22:38:23
Oh, that's a shame that it didn't turn out well. The idea is really nice (and thoughtful), but yes, it's a bit too big, isn't it, unless you want to carry your collection of Performers around. The lettering looks great though!

I have a couple of smallish hard cases which I fit 10 or so kendamas into. But when looking to carry a small number of KDs in a larger bag or case, I don't really have an ideal solution. But then I tend to swap around my bag/kendama numbers/choices so much that it doesn't really bother me. (Currently using a Tesco BagForLife!)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mrjuggles on 24 February, 2014, 23:28:29
I've been kicking myself ever since I missed out on the Snow Gold and Sparkling Green Mugen Musous, but today definitely made up for it!

This showed up extremely quick from Japan, it was mailed on the 20th and got here this afternoon.  I can't say enough about the craftsmanship, everything about it just 'feels' right.  The paint job on the tama is absolutely gorgeous with just the right amount of tack for balance tricks.  I'm almost nervous to give it a proper breaking in, but as soon as some of my initial awe fades away I will be sure to put it through its paces.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/12766150994_e4b5e7c223_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12766150994/)
mugen01 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12766150994/#) by mrtophat1982 (http://www.flickr.com/people/66772791@N03/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/12765711655_526c875915_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12765711655/)
mugen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12765711655/#) by mrtophat1982 (http://www.flickr.com/people/66772791@N03/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/12765852203_1195f30568_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12765852203/)
mugen02 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66772791@N03/12765852203/#) by mrtophat1982 (http://www.flickr.com/people/66772791@N03/), on Flickr


And I hope those bags get fixed up nice and proper Lars, it is a great gift idea.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 25 February, 2014, 17:04:50
Two things for me today. A new Sweets Focus, plus my JKA membership. I'm pretty sure that makes me and @nori_to_mo the only 2 members of both _KAs.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mrjuggles on 25 February, 2014, 19:24:45
Oooo...How do I sign up for the JKA?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 25 February, 2014, 22:02:43
Oooo...How do I sign up for the JKA?
Read about it on http://kendama.or.jp/english/ (http://kendama.or.jp/english/) BUT email them first, as the fees are slightly different for foreigners. (We assume that) they will send you an application form with joining details.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Cliffdama on 26 February, 2014, 10:20:36
Last thing i got in te mail a few weeks ago. Got more but no pics on my phone. Enjoy!

(http://i.imgur.com/3oeXmWo.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: AptDweller on 26 February, 2014, 13:16:08
WOW.....the wood is just gorgeous....Beautiful.  How does it play and what's the wood.

Larry
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Cliffdama on 26 February, 2014, 13:28:56
It's olive wood and only did a few big cups on it. Not going to play it anymore just for display it's a piece of art to me :). Also the wood is very heavy. This one gets a nice spot next to the mosou. The best looking kendama i got!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mreasyguy on 05 March, 2014, 18:57:56
After being in the UK nearly 2 weeks (Damn Parcelforce!) Finally got my breeze orange, best colour so far!

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/3eaa6a5ea3c011e3bd930e75acdd6007_8.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 19 March, 2014, 17:08:48
My new KROM claw Deluxe
Edit: couldn't get pic to add so here is a link. Mod edit: added the pic link.
(http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/318795aeaf8711e395761216d4c893f5_8.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/lu2DVvNaxF/ (http://instagram.com/p/lu2DVvNaxF/)
It took a while to get but it is allready amazingly good!

-Rob
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mreasyguy on 02 April, 2014, 17:08:15
My new arrivals never tend to come alone haha! Added 3 new Sweets Pro/Legend models to my collection.
(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/6196cc08ba7f11e3bf331279a0060797_6.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 11 April, 2014, 19:17:26
I received my game of "Spin Off!" today but to my surprise I was sent extra stickers and origional artwork from the man himself [user]DonaldGrant[/user]!

Thanks BKA!

http://instagram.com/p/mqLt4sNa_m/ (http://instagram.com/p/mqLt4sNa_m/)
(Can someone tell me how to embed IG pics, please)

-Rob
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 15 April, 2014, 11:24:59
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/15/7ezyna2e.jpg)

Just got this from kenco as a prize in the gunslinger am night.
Does anyone know who make these and what it's called?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 15 April, 2014, 11:26:35
I think it's a Shin-Fuji healthy kendama or something like that
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 15 April, 2014, 12:00:57
I think it's a Shin-Fuji healthy kendama or something like that

I think you're right! Thanks :-)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 15 April, 2014, 12:43:20
The only kendama I bought for myself in Japan. Premium white came out of its box the other day. Went back in to watch Max Oddball bounce juggle.
(http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/25c6131ac49211e3ae830002c99cbb0a_8.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 16 April, 2014, 18:26:58
I went crazy and bought another kendama.
(http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/d7bc2d58c58b11e3b9120002c9d8d960_8.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/m2-VnGCHnP/ (http://instagram.com/p/m2-VnGCHnP/)

Its much more purple than it looks in the picture.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 18 April, 2014, 12:21:51
Woke up to a Premium White Ozora and a hand made kendama card from a certain little friend of mine. Cool as.  :)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/33b22iq.png)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 22 April, 2014, 22:33:33
I'll have a workshop tomorrow at the 2. Stuttgart Youth Circus Festival (https://www.facebook.com/pages/2-Stuttgarter-Jugendzirkusfestival/168706233147835) and I ordered 10 new Sunrise Streets. As of tonight only four people have registered. Whatever, I'm looking forward to it.

And here are the ten beauties - very nice colours.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: emagdnim on 02 May, 2014, 21:05:52
Got myself a Shin Fuji yesterday,

(http://i62.tinypic.com/fk71c5.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: daniel.patten.73 on 03 May, 2014, 07:00:06
My first mugen musou.

Had a moment of "keep it pristine" pop into my brain after opening, but that faded into curiosity and regular play. Brought it to studio and the folks agree that this thing plays like a beauty.

The paint/coating reminds me of nail polish clear as it's glossy and yet has a medium-soft and rubbery tactile profile. The cups are generally 1.5 mm plus diameter compared to the kenUSA tributes. The wood has been tooled to a higher quality in appearance and feel. The "click" is a noticeably softer pitch or slightly muted when compared to other beech kendama as well.

The replaceable tips are very soft and scar very easily ate the tama hole edges. Comes with one extra string and tip but swooping the extras box is a good idea.

(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10291772_705601496162590_9172775364893877792_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10245375_705601562829250_6670734179854323337_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 03 May, 2014, 17:00:55
Daniel you are very lucky! I can't wait till I get my first mugen! I'm hoping I have the money saved up by the time the new emerald green comes out!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: emagdnim on 03 May, 2014, 20:01:52
Got this one as a gift today.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2mcwwwn.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: daniel.patten.73 on 03 May, 2014, 23:19:32
Daniel you are very lucky! I can't wait till I get my first mugen! I'm hoping I have the money saved up by the time the new emerald green comes out!

I hear ya Bryan! Had to resist the urge to splurge at events before the release date and camp out on their site twenty minutes before the magic hour. Post the green when you get it! It looks super rad.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 03 May, 2014, 23:39:57




I feel you there Daniel! I plan on camping out on the site for a while to secure my order! But I'm also kinda torn between buying a grain theory kendama. They look just as amazing and I hear they play just as well as a mugen. But I will indeed post pics when they come!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 06 May, 2014, 16:42:11
Was given this 1st Gen Sunrise as a present at the weekend. Thanks [user]donald grant[/user]!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 12 May, 2014, 17:54:47
Got 2 newbies to jam on.
(http://photos-d.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-prn/10369406_1392373270985131_68079062_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 16 May, 2014, 15:37:20
Just got myself this lovely Krom Invert Zebra as a little treat for achieving my 1st Dan earlier this month, (you gotta reward progress right?)

Plays really nicely, with a solid, heavy and clunky feel. Feels well balanced and has been nicely made.

And . . .  it's a lovely sunny day so heading outside with it now!

(http://s17.postimg.org/4q6t4yzgv/Invert_Zebra_Krom.png) (http://postimage.org/)
 (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 16 May, 2014, 20:05:57
Kev is that one of the new krom Vikings??
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 16 May, 2014, 21:47:03
Kev is that one of the new krom Vikings??

Nope -
Just got myself this lovely Krom Invert Zebra . . .

I'd not heard of a Krom Viking until you mentioned it - I searched the web for an image and I have to say it looks precisely the same - except where it says 'Viking' instead of 'Deluxe' obvs.

Do you know anything about the Viking? I'm guessing it might be larger or something? Or possibly different wood? The brown wood does look a touch darker than mine but hard to say.

Anyway, my lil' ol' Invert Zebra has taken a battering this afternoon - plays really nicely!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 16 May, 2014, 23:40:47
The handle is larger in size I believe is the only difference.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 17 May, 2014, 12:37:11
Fair enough, more like a Mugen Musou kind of size then I guess?

Tsk! I don't know, all the people using big easy kendama's these days ha ha! ::)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 17 May, 2014, 17:30:24
Not really a "new" arrival, but I exchanged my Shin-Fuji for a Sweets (both used) with Hans.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 17 May, 2014, 23:34:40
I played with a viking prototype a long while ago and they definitely improved a lot since. They play really nice!
Lots of sick vikings getting released in the near future!

Fair enough, more like a Mugen Musou kind of size then I guess?

check this out!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kendamatty on 19 May, 2014, 20:22:19
Been on a bit of a frenzy recently.
The two on the left are from the bko (prize and purchase). Then we have a keyaki ahin fuji (only arrived today so we shall see), week old tribute, pearl musou from the april release, red homegrown (came today thanks to an online fb raffle win) and a kcn circa courtesy of yoko! Unsure about if I'll play the circa, but the others will have their thrashing soon enough. ..
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 19 May, 2014, 21:25:07
Nice haul Matty! Lots of fun there (I'd like to hear how that Ozora is working out - seemed quite light right?).

And Theo - thanks for the image showing the Viking too. :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kendamatty on 21 May, 2014, 15:20:09
The ozora is working out ok, very light so spacewalk orientated tricks can be affected by weather influence, or if my hands aren't feeling particularly intricate then I can fumble, where a heavier ken has a more solid feeling. Balances and stalls are a dream however, the soft density of the wood does assist quite nicely with "biting". A nice showpiece,  but not an every day beast unfortunately.

The biggest shocker was the shin fuji. Strange as two different types of wood (cherry I think for tama and a hardwood for the ken) but they compliment eachother very well. With a comp seal too,  this may be coming with me to the eko...

Oh and for my new arrival, I ordered a pill for my girlfriend from kendama usa and entered a special code to be put into a draw run by turner thorne.. Then I also won a new black tribute, which I didnt realise but actually has a goldish engraving around the string hole. Very swanky! (By the way - the pill is horrendously fun albeit a tad limiting, but who doesnt like slamming spike tricks all day ..)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kev on 21 May, 2014, 19:57:33
I think that Ozora is the lightest kendama I've ever held, glad to hear it's working well in some areas though.

I've not got a Shin Fuji myself but you make it sound intriguing, might pick one up sometime.

I enjoy The Pill too, satisfying as an object in itself and a good fun toy for when kendama demands too much brain!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: nils on 04 June, 2014, 15:56:07
Got a pink OG oozora the other day. Love it.
(http://i.imgur.com/6mtgk00.jpg)

Here it is next to my old green one
(http://i.imgur.com/PPQHOIt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xDpaGYL.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: nils on 04 June, 2014, 18:06:48
I've been on a shopping spree. This took one week from the US to Norway. Impressive stuff :)
A black walnut from Balance kendama
(http://i.imgur.com/SWQI90V.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gi5q5S7.jpg)

Sorry for spamming!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 04 June, 2014, 19:13:11
Steady on... You'll have to post a collection photo soon if you're not careful!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 07 June, 2014, 09:05:04
Today I received this in the mail. A beautiful krom Viking!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: quadraptor on 08 June, 2014, 23:48:14
I posted a bunch of info about it here (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,82.0.html), but one of my new arrivals is a rubberized Kaleb Kendama.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10345995_10100494330854313_3536313306242556887_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10300667_10100494330889243_23052676014506830_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10250135_10100494330934153_1523560809736257460_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: quadraptor on 09 June, 2014, 18:25:37
My other kendama just came in the mail - a natural Shenzhu from Kendama Co.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10389421_10100494944793973_4864691420981280279_n.jpg)

The only thing was that the cups were loose and came off easily, but thanks to this thread (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=676.0), I was able to fix it.  I actually used double-sided tape and it worked like a charm ;)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 15 June, 2014, 01:11:28
custom premium ozora

(http://i59.tinypic.com/5uq0jp.jpg)


(http://i62.tinypic.com/2ihp8n4.jpg)

and a green delight musou

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2ag2jbm.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 17 June, 2014, 01:56:10
Got this in the mail today! I fresh red ozora and a BKA key ring courtesy of the BKA =] thanks guys!  (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/8ubesa9u.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 25 June, 2014, 12:25:56
Fresh Play Pro K in the mail today!
Thanks, Kendama Europe!
(http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/l/t51.2885-15/10474933_290385124472833_880391870_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: br4d24 on 25 June, 2014, 16:29:11
Just got the one on the right :D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 25 June, 2014, 22:53:57
I got this.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 25 June, 2014, 22:54:41
It's a klack custom crescent series.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: jsirois31 on 29 June, 2014, 15:38:31
I got a Neon Tribute & Cooks Custom for my birthday along with a t-shirt. At Monk DamaJam yesterday, I bought a custom. Here is a link to there website. http://monkkendamas.bigcartel.com/ (http://monkkendamas.bigcartel.com/)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 01 July, 2014, 01:41:24
A sweets complete rasta fade atack surprised me in my mail today =](http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/surajyqu.jpg)


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 03 July, 2014, 01:57:07
Cherrywood terra pill and orange sherbet bearpaw kendama from a personal trade and a bunch of string from kenCo! Good mail day =]



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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 10 July, 2014, 02:14:25
Sweets voodama doll.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/ymegaha6.jpg)


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 10 July, 2014, 08:42:07
I think you may have a spending addiction, mate! ;)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 10 July, 2014, 14:54:32
I think you may have a spending addiction, mate! ;)

Not a spending addiction just a kendama/skill toy addiction lol. And they crazy part is I'm still waiting for at least 2 more things to arrive  ;D one is a contest prize and the other is a custom from a friend.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Salvator-vals on 11 July, 2014, 18:29:13
A very strange kendama that I just bought in Budapest:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-drz2z572EJA/U8AYQARzpYI/AAAAAAAALZs/elBflxUP9cg/s800/DSCF5653.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bg08_BOYegY/U8AYRpEyQGI/AAAAAAAALZ4/8JlA57LRaCw/s800/DSCF5655.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0tT0ErDW1q0/U8AYSTyF9ZI/AAAAAAAALZ8/YI3BmeUk7qQ/s800/DSCF5656.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vxbCfWMVcts/U8AYTzGNj1I/AAAAAAAALaE/3R0f7fTVX8Q/s800/DSCF5657.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EVuOjlotmJ0/U8AYVDZZdgI/AAAAAAAALaQ/gFYUPh1xQgg/s800/DSCF5659.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6nF1rnQe_o0/U8AYVviv1zI/AAAAAAAALaU/b-aNtNlaj00/s800/DSCF5658.JPG)

No base cup, no string hole. Most of common tricks are possible, but lighthouse should be very hard.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 17 July, 2014, 01:07:20
custom gold ozora

(http://i58.tinypic.com/14cs1sj.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 17 July, 2014, 09:55:45
[user]Salvator-vals[/user]: It looks like a strange copy of a Nichi Getsu Ball (the first kendama)!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dinger on 17 July, 2014, 20:31:36
(http://i.imgur.com/c3AY2pq.jpg)

I don't know if I should play with it or just stare at it all day
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 17 July, 2014, 20:34:07
You seem to be quite the "trader type", Dinger. If this is your first Musou, then buck the trend and Use It! :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dinger on 17 July, 2014, 21:21:20
(http://i.imgur.com/IQa1Uhz.jpg)
I play with my amethyst every day! I just wasn't expecting the sakura pearl to look as good as it does.  I think I got pretty lucky with the woodgrain
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 18 July, 2014, 02:17:49
Got my custom skillbo today from CWCS (www.canadianwoodcustomskilltoys.com) if you guys haven't check these out yet definitely do! Curtis does an amazing job at crafting and painting these things!



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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 19 July, 2014, 00:29:51
They're so expensive.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 06 August, 2014, 23:31:37

They're so expensive.

$55 for a skillbo isn't that bad. Especially for a hand painted hand made skill toy.

But in other news got this bad boy in the mail today. It was a prize I won during a love stream event with roots kendama.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/y6u2edag.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mreasyguy on 06 August, 2014, 23:58:26
Had a good post week this week, new shoes and these babies! The custom Polar bear was a crazy thought I had late one night and mrsourmash turned it from thought to one smexy kendama!
(http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/10514035_812673318743341_1006992745_n.jpg)
(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10597308_756253087771489_597980271_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: emagdnim on 07 August, 2014, 09:46:58
Got a sweets focus from Kendalex.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/152nygo.jpg)

And bought a gold ozy from Yoko

(http://i57.tinypic.com/10ich7d.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 08 August, 2014, 12:28:31
I got this during EKO, I've wanted one for a long time, but somehow the red ones are always sold out.

In fact, this was the last one on the shop for the color.

(http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1612.0;attach=927)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 08 August, 2014, 19:35:16
aww yeah shalafi. pills are awesome!
they have the same string length as a kendama, the same spike as a kendama, and the same sized opening for the tama.
and theyre perfectly balanced by terra. mine is 68g for the "ken", & 68g for the "tama". but i dont think i got 'lucky'. im positive they weigh each piece separately. because, my pill is not the same chunk of wood, cut in half. its two different pieces of wood that happen to weigh 68g a piece.

true, there arent as many tricks compared to a regular kendama. but its a great palette cleanser in between dama sessions.

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fredCP on 08 August, 2014, 21:52:17
I agree with you, guys, pills are much fun !
PikWik, if you wanted exactly the same weight, I think you're lucky, here are mine :
Lime green : k=68 / t=54 (122g)
Limited Edition Cherry Wood : k=77 / t=60 (137g)
Blue (2014 new boxes) : k=67 / t=63 (130g)
However, they all play well, each one in its way, the heavier cherry wood is really good, aside from being beautiful, with a nice clicking sound  :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 09 August, 2014, 02:41:05
hah, thats awesome. thanks for posting the weights like that. it seems like the newer pills (2014) are a little more consistent.
i have one of the 2014 nattys, dyed camo green
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: emagdnim on 09 August, 2014, 09:15:23
Nice pick up shalaf, I got the same one, dont no the weight of mine. Feels solid do
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 09 August, 2014, 12:21:47
Yes, it is a nice toy, some tricks are easier, but overall I also feel like it makes me better at Kendama.

We were playing some games of Ken with Pills, it was quite fun, mostly becasue we were both making them up on the go. Now that I think about it, they should be games of PILL.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fredCP on 09 August, 2014, 16:18:40
That's right, Pill competitions would be a good idea. Something I also thought about : why not 2 Handed kendama, like the 2A in the yoyo world ?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 11 August, 2014, 23:03:53
2 customs from balance kendama a pink jawbreaker on a balance ken and a gold to purple fade keyaki ozora.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 16 August, 2014, 04:34:22
just got a striped maple from #SolKendamas. i like it!

http://instagram.com/p/rvng45RhV-/ (http://instagram.com/p/rvng45RhV-/)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 19 August, 2014, 02:09:21
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/19/zu6ura8e.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 19 August, 2014, 02:37:59
Whoa… Did you put a girr tama on a mugen Ken?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 19 August, 2014, 11:28:49
Whoa… Did you put a girr tama on a mugen Ken?

Yes it's a girr custom. The wugen
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 20 August, 2014, 15:16:59
Wow, [user]DamaLife24[/user], you've got a pretty constant flow of new kendamas coming in at the moment! Impressive stuff, especially the honeycomb Wu-tama. Killer bees!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: DamaLife24 on 21 August, 2014, 00:49:59
Yes milky I do lol! The next thing to come in will be the first of next month the two grips I ordered and those will be it for a while unless I win something else lol ;) btw this wugen is for sale or trade to anyone interested.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 21 August, 2014, 03:16:11
i hear ya

beanie babies aint got nothin on my dama-addiction  :o
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 21 August, 2014, 12:52:55
Brought back from Denmark, an Ultra, and a Red/White Oak Krom.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sqveel on 21 August, 2014, 16:06:57
love the grain on the wood on that krom tama :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: azleonhart on 31 August, 2014, 07:25:29
(http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfa1/10632527_334564693379689_1504036830_n.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/sR8XINJv8g/ (http://instagram.com/p/sR8XINJv8g/)

Two new Musous for the collection. Prism Blue and Peach.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 16 September, 2014, 13:48:26
Visiting the local circus shop, my eye fell on a leaf green oozora. Stock count unearthed it from the back of a cupboard. So now I have a 'collectable' for even lower than its original price.*

*I did tell them it was a collectable. I did not play it cool at all.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 18 September, 2014, 16:47:34
Nice find, Hans!

I did a tama-swap with someone, so now I have a yellow one of these fellows in my collection, as well as a pink.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fredCP on 15 October, 2014, 18:20:30
I just got my first Mugen Musou today, the Chocolate one, that I ordered on the Gloken website. But the large sticker on the back of the box was already cut, as if it had been opened before, is it normal ? The white tip had small dents, didn't seem brand new (compared to the remplacement one that is perfect), I don't know what to think about that...

I tried it and it plays well however, even if the weight distribution isn't what I expected (ken = 79, tama = 73) while most of my others kendamas have a ken lighter than the tama.

Fred
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 15 October, 2014, 18:27:01
Normally we'd expect the seal to be unbroken. Maybe it got opened by customs en route?
Perhaps it is worth emailing Gloken about it.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 16 October, 2014, 03:57:38
I just got a roots pink lemonade ozora. Super prime!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 16 October, 2014, 23:07:41
I won a Friday Kendama Mini Draw the other day. This is what the postman brought today. It's only 12cm high and quite light. I cought Big Cup, Small Cup but can't do Base Cup. I even did Spike, Around the Village and Around Japan. But Around the world is still impossible. And forget about Lighthouse.
But it's very beautiful. The surface is matte, smooth and quite sticky.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 17 October, 2014, 05:53:09
congrats [user]LarsVegas[/user]! ive always wanted to check out a mini KD

and [user]M.Wang[/user] that pink fade looks sick!

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 17 October, 2014, 12:37:46
Only mildly exciting. Not bad for 3 quid tho'.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kendamatty on 17 October, 2014, 13:52:59
Just got my first bilbo, courtesy of Jeffrey Van Reevan.  Good laugh, but I am struggling for inspiration beyond the usual ninja earth turns.

If anyone is interested, he probably has some other bilboquets still available at very reasonable prices (best to contact him on Facebook for them!)

And Void... what on earth is that?!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 17 October, 2014, 13:59:49
Ha, it's a posable tripod Matt.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: nils on 23 October, 2014, 20:05:51
The pretty much only shop that has been selling kendamas as far as I know in Oslo imported a fair amount of Ozoras back in the pre 2011 era. Today I went on a hunt. The Keyaki/Enjyus were reduced from over 500kr (~50 £) to 199kr (~20 £). I thought I bought their last OG Ozora (pink) this summer, but they had one more. That one I got for 129kr (13 £). I actually paid more for the Play Pocket K than the much sought after OG oozy. Success!
I paid a devilish amount of money, 199+199+129+139=666kr.
(http://i.imgur.com/V8shOPo.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jGKj83O.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 23 October, 2014, 21:21:00
Niiiiice find!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mlarinen on 24 October, 2014, 14:04:27
The pretty much only shop that has been selling kendamas as far as I know in Oslo imported a fair amount of Ozoras back in the pre 2011 era. Today I went on a hunt. The Keyaki/Enjyus were reduced from over 500kr (~50 £) to 199kr (~20 £).

Vad heter butiken? Vore kanske värt att se om det går att beställa ifrån dem, jag är ute efter en Ozora Enjyu men det känns onödigt att beställa från Storbritannien eller USA om det finns i grannlandet! :D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 25 October, 2014, 14:32:39
(https://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1011769_1510173395901883_6072212331792315581_n.jpg?oh=7cc4c9993d62031a577486fc25564daf&oe=54F1F8B9)

Just received this signed KROM Berlin edition kendama from Thorkild May; a kind donation for the first big Berlin battle coming soon. The text on the cup rims read: SPIKE, FLIP, BOUNCE, REPEAT; YOU DA KING KONG. Nice!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 03 November, 2014, 11:07:05
I just got a new "octopus" tripod for my phone. The old one was broken.

It's really handy for shooting videos.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Trace3k on 21 November, 2014, 06:32:15
This week I received a Tribute silk merlot, super sticky, and picked up from Terra Kendama a sweet pill in cranberry. They're almost the same color.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: modraska on 23 November, 2014, 06:58:33

(https://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1011769_1510173395901883_6072212331792315581_n.jpg?oh=7cc4c9993d62031a577486fc25564daf&oe=54F1F8B9)

Just received this signed KROM Berlin edition kendama from Thorkild May; a kind donation for the first big Berlin battle coming soon. The text on the cup rims read: SPIKE, FLIP, BOUNCE, REPEAT; YOU DA KING KONG. Nice!

how do you like it? i think i want it but i should not. it's hard to refuse, especially with that nice graphics.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: donald grant on 25 November, 2014, 11:07:01
Just received a box of lovely Sunrise performers, in white.  Looks like I'm going to be getting a lot of exercise over the winter....:)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 28 November, 2014, 18:06:31
Got my prizes in from Swisskendama. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 28 November, 2014, 19:19:40
how do you like it? i think i want it but i should not. it's hard to refuse, especially with that nice graphics.

I like it a lot, but of course I've not played it - it will become the property of whoever wins the first Berlin Kendama Battle, which will happen as soon as we have enough solid players for such a tournament. Right now things aren't looking good.

The tama has a grip surface, which makes me wonder - how did Throkild compete with it during the World Championship? I mean, as it's freestyle, maybe there are different overall rules, but all those Lunars and so-forth, surely easier on a grippy than on a JKA approved ken?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 28 November, 2014, 20:50:12
The World Cup was a Gloken event, not a JKA one. There were no restrictions, other than size, on what kendama you could use.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 29 November, 2014, 11:11:01
 Ah, thanks [user]Void[/user] for the clarification. I feel like a chump by the way; no photo yet of the lovely new Tribute you guys sent me - hopefully someone has a camera today so I can get a photo, or better yet a nice tricklet with it. Watch this space...
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 01 December, 2014, 16:12:37
I got a donation from Yoko Warburton for running kendama workshops and other events in Ireland.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 09 December, 2014, 11:06:20
I got my Loaded cliff from Krom. Since it is my Christmas present, I won't take it out of the box by now, but I'll post photos after Christmas.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 17 December, 2014, 22:53:52
I got two new Kendamas:
* The orange Play Pro is from Marc (of Kendama Europe). I got it after animating/consulting people at their booth at the Stuttgart Toy Fare. It fits my hoodie very well
* The metallic green Ozora Galaxy is a gift from Seiji Okamoto, owner of the famous Chariran-ya restaurant (the one in Osaka with the many runner's numbers in the window and the wall full of Kendamas - https://www.facebook.com/chari.ran.ya.100rakusou (https://www.facebook.com/chari.ran.ya.100rakusou)). Thank you Seiji-san, Kendama nights at your place are awesome.
As usual, I find them to beautiful to play with - got to get over this ...
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 22 December, 2014, 13:19:16
I got the first of these a few days ago. I've been too ill to use any of them yet, unfortunately.
The second arrived today. Nice surprise - thank you Donald!  :)

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 23 December, 2014, 10:12:22
I got all these recently
 Can't complain.(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/23/3e0a62f720ffcde0b782f2c155b15e7f.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 23 December, 2014, 16:06:33
What's the small blue one? Looks nice!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 23 December, 2014, 20:42:20
The small blue one is from a chain shop of gifts (Tiger) I'm not sure it exists in other countries.

Apparently it is packed for them. It has a hole all the way through the sarado (Kendama USA-like) and... it is stringed for left handed! That being said, it is playable, I managed furiken, aeroplanes and even a lighthouse.

But my fav of the pack is the green Krom. Sticky as hell and very nice to play straight out of the package.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 27 December, 2014, 18:15:37
(http://s8.postimg.org/to7enfohh/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
photo hosting (http://postimage.org/)
My new toys from Christmas. On the left is my OG Ozora from Outlink which I only opened until recently. In the middle is a walnut/maple sunrise and on the left is an m&m branded 'dama. The yo-yo is an un branded "retro" yo-yo which has a ridiculously long sleep time.

-Rob
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Trace3k on 28 December, 2014, 05:27:58
My besty bought me these. Knees is going to open up a whole new world for me.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mlarinen on 02 January, 2015, 20:51:28
Just got the padauk prototype from Kendama USA!

I was honestly a little disappointed when I opened the package, the colour was dull and it looked almost like dirty/greasy beech, a brownish beige colour - but a string change and an hours worth of playing changed that! I don't know if the picture do it justice, but it immediatly started to change into a deep and rich caramel-like colour with a reddish hue!

It also got one of the most satisfying clacks I've heard so far, a very crisp and delicate sound.

I got just one quibble about it, and it is the sarado. It arrived strung for right-handed players, but seeing as how am a leftie (and hate white strings, since it turns grey within a matter of hours) I had to restring it - which proved an ordeal! The sarado is such a tight fit, that I hardly managed to get it past the spike! I had to wiggle it and hammer it with the tama, whilst simultaneously pulling the string to keep it taut. It stills sits a little high for my taste, but I assume it while settle further down when I play it more.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 02 January, 2015, 21:39:22
Be careful! Look what happened to Ben's when he tried to move his sarado.
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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mlarinen on 02 January, 2015, 21:43:53
Oh geez... Gonna stay careful then! Well, I kinda was already though, because the ken is MUCH thinner than pretty much everything else I've seen. At first I thought it was gonna snap from me just taking it out the box!

Anyone own an actual kaizen? Do they have the same issues?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 04 January, 2015, 16:34:31
I just got these 2 kendamas from Tiger.

They are very cheap, and I already had one of the small ones (the small green one will be the prize for KCC #31), but I wanted to try the normal size one to tell people if it is worth buying or not. So far is decent, it's not great but I don't think you can get better value for money. The string is quite terrible, but with a proper string it is a decent kendama, I did easily around europe, lighthouses and some earth turns and jumping sticks and it felt ok.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sqveel on 05 January, 2015, 17:06:09
they do feel cheap, but you can't complain for 5 bucks :) Did yours come strung left handed? All the ones I bought did, and the way the pieces are forced together makes me wonder if it will ever be a kendama again if i take it apart to re-string em.

also are all tiny kendamas as unforgiving as those tiger ones? or is it just that it's sooo light and heap that it's impossible? Mine didn't come with a bead on the string, is that cos it's too dang small to get one on? I have been blaming my crappyness with it on the lack of a bead
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 12 January, 2015, 11:37:10
And today I got the Play Pro K from KCC #30

Looking good.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sqveel on 12 January, 2015, 15:10:24
nngh, i want a play pro k soooo much.

are they as amazing as i imagine them to be?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 14 January, 2015, 17:56:21
I've only played with  it for about an hour. It feels almost identical to the Play from 2014 (which is one of my favorite kendamas). Good balance, good weight, paint is slippery, as expected on a new kendama.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Maicodama on 16 January, 2015, 13:41:35
Got a few packages plus my BKA membership. Yes!

http://youtu.be/P63rDLqU-zg (http://youtu.be/P63rDLqU-zg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 16 January, 2015, 15:19:38
Glad it all got there okay. Hope you're having fun with it (them)!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mlarinen on 21 January, 2015, 20:45:47
A somewhat belated Christmas present arrived today, two books (the third in the series was sold out), a krom holder, and a Krom Deluxe walnut/rubber wood.

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 23 January, 2015, 16:06:20
Got these yesterday, managed to crack open the boxes today. Been a long wait! Excited to break 'em in....
(Log in to see attached file.)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 09 February, 2015, 10:48:25
I just got this. Now I can stop buying Kendamas for a long while.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/09/fd45d7c3b534bae9ab0e0e5b10b6b219.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 10 February, 2015, 23:32:01
@shalafi YES

oh i love getting a new kendama. that moment when you open the post, un-veil the dama box, and stare at it for a minute...
"ooh, i wonder if its perfectly weighted? should i sell this, or keep it? what if the grain is completely unique?"

now, i am super picky about my kendamas, so weighing them is literally the FIRST thing i do. the whole thing comes apart and i weigh each piece. from experience, grain theory has the best weights on any kendama ive ever seen. no, i dont work for them, its just something ive noticed. my scale that i use to weigh kendamas goes down to the hundreth of a gram (0.01) so i can be sure that the reading is decent/accurate.

for a stock/standard kendama, ozoras have always been ~2g difference between each piece, with quite a few "dead-ons". 
GTs are hands down the best weighted kendamas and thats speaking from experience with - 

kaleb
ozora
shenzu
zen
homegrown (maple stripes are better balanced but the paduak and purple heart are heavier than maple)
aTack
sourmash
super sticky
kaizen
play
musou

so, with all of those i hand weighed each and either cringed at the read-out or jumped for joy at the perfect match.

all that said, the tama weighting compared to the ken isnt nearly as important as the sarado weighting compared to the sword.
if the sarado weighting is 5g or more than the swords weight, it WILL make lunars extremely difficult. not so much light houses, but lunars on a ken with a lighter sarado than the sword will be painstaking. trying to "correct" the imbalance is an extra step that makes many variations far more difficult.

companies like ozora, and grain theory, would not be weighing each piece if it wasnt important. it seems like some kendama companies who put them together just grabbed a random sword, a random sarado, dug around for a tama and just slapped a string on and called it 'done'. which is ridiculous when comparing this to another skill-toy (YoYo) that has an even higher demand for weights.

but, yeah. for the money, i feel like grain theory provides the best bang for your buck. those dudes are not just slapping parts together and selling janky KDs.

i would group musous in the perfect weighting category, but from this forum ive heard people complaining about the weights.
mine weighs (72.7g tama 77.4g ken) BUT, the sarado weighting is 37g, so it jams lunars just fine

i apologize for putting this archival post where no one will see it. but hopefully someone will gleem some information from this. and no offense to any KD companies that dont weigh their products. its just something ive noticed
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 16 February, 2015, 13:58:51
I just got a BKA hoodie. It is very cool. Actually no, it is quite warm :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 16 February, 2015, 19:01:16
I got this red junior sized kendama in January from Takaharu Mikami of Kyobashi Kendama Club, Osaka (thanks again). It has funny proportions and I haven't tried it much. Of course it's lighter than others but seems to play quite well.
He said it was a TK16 Junior, but I think I misunderstood that. Can anybody decipher the writing on the package?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Leologic777 on 17 February, 2015, 01:33:12
What it says is @LarsVegas

Top:
Hajimete no  kendama (big writing in red i bet you can easily understand how to read kendama in japanese.
A kendama for starters;your first kendama
Black and White paper:
belwo kendama\
asobikata gaido
how you you use it;how you would play it

I dont see any tk16's anywhere but i might be wrong if i wrote  something wrong anybody can correct me
Sorry i cant read what it says up in the top corner i can only read hiragana and katakana not kanji sorry.
Leo
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 17 February, 2015, 19:06:07
@Lars: http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2097.0.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2097.0.html)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 17 February, 2015, 20:37:22
@BKA and @Leologic777 - thanks for the info. Apart from Kendama, I couldn't read anything. And it's hard to search in the forum, if Japanese is all you have.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 05 March, 2015, 19:28:10
Lovely new TK16; and to think, the last one I bought, my very first kendama, turned out to be a Junior when I took it to the first kendama meet in Berlin! Talk about size matters...
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Trace3k on 17 March, 2015, 03:10:32
I got a jumbo and a battlescar for my birthday. The more you play the battlescar the more the white will rub off revealing the red underneath, giving it a scarred look. The jumbo is way more fun than I thought it would be, so much easier to do tricks.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 22 March, 2015, 17:20:39
I brought these back from the IKO.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 22 March, 2015, 22:16:46
The mahogany Viking is really cool :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 25 March, 2015, 15:54:05
Krom order arrived.

Krom XL Glow
Krom Standard Natty
Krom Rubberised Mini
Krom K-Pak Holster
Now all I need is my Stodd to get here!
(http://i61.tinypic.com/14c87pl.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 30 March, 2015, 15:41:20
Just recieved this this morning, the new sweets bilboquet. Super fun toy, just starting to get to grips with it. It's worth mentioning that the photo was taken after about an hours play so any imperfections are because of that. It was absolutely pristine out of the box.



Here's my first clip with it.

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 31 March, 2015, 08:51:54
Just recieved this this morning, the new sweets bilboquet. Super fun toy, just starting to get to grips with it. It's worth mentioning that the photo was taken after about an hours play so any imperfections are because of that. It was absolutely pristine out of the box.



Here's my first clip with it.


Peat, I love that sick grain on that bilboquet! :o Ha like that stretch in the clip, sweet (no pun intended). One question, how's the weight?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 31 March, 2015, 11:00:19
Peat, I love that sick grain on that bilboquet! :o Ha like that stretch in the clip, sweet (no pun intended). One question, how's the weight?

The grain is sick right? Thanks dude.

This thing is HEAVY, it weighs in at 306g altogether. The barrel (tama) weighs 173g and the Ken weighs 133g.

For comparison my krom Viking mahogany weighs 235g, so yeah this things a tank.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 01 April, 2015, 06:49:29
@Peat Have you tried any spacewalks/suicides with it yet?  :P You should do a review on it... because I am seriously considering getting myself one as well.  :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 01 April, 2015, 09:42:22
I'm really bad at spacewalks, so I haven't tried any yet. I've got mooncircles though and they feel pretty awesome.

I'll consider doing a review but I'll put some more time into this thing first.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Canadapro on 02 April, 2015, 20:35:24
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/02/1451f1a6b1e082e330980e65b3e656c7.jpg)
Got back into kendamas and picked up a sweets focus aTack fade. Paint is already wearing off a bit. Other than that, very happy


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 02 April, 2015, 23:46:18
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/02/1451f1a6b1e082e330980e65b3e656c7.jpg)
Got back into kendamas and picked up a sweets focus aTack fade. Paint is already wearing off a bit. Other than that, very happy


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that ken is clean @Canadapro ,How does it play?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Canadapro on 02 April, 2015, 23:47:05

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/02/1451f1a6b1e082e330980e65b3e656c7.jpg)
Got back into kendamas and picked up a sweets focus aTack fade. Paint is already wearing off a bit. Other than that, very happy


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that ken is clean @Canadapro ,How does it play?
very well. Extremely tacky for being brand new.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 02 April, 2015, 23:49:52
Saw this at my local dama shop. I just had to cop because of the color and mainly because it's an Oozora! I love how these play! :D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 03 April, 2015, 12:35:23
GT-Prospect The Stodd

Crazy to think someone offered me $180 for this 3 days ago.
I turned it down, this thing slays!
(http://i58.tinypic.com/29pc4r9.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dimensions on 03 April, 2015, 12:37:13
Their designed for playing, so play them. I would say that to anyone with a Mugen too
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 03 April, 2015, 14:00:37
 Exactly! If you buy them, play them! I love this man, can t believe people would buy them and mugens just to keep on the shelf.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 03 April, 2015, 21:32:00
Exactly! If you buy them, play them! I love this man, can t believe people would buy them and mugens just to keep on the shelf.
I agree with you @BenBenVx . IMO if you are going to spend 180 bucks on a kendama, then might as well play with it to get its values worth.     
Because spending 180 dollars on an ornament piece is just uncivilized in my opinion. Then again, I don't mean to bash those who do buy these exotic kendamas for display I mean they do look so nice though. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Leologic777 on 04 April, 2015, 15:33:45
@thethreepostsabovemyone

I agree i woudn't spend that much money just to display something

-Leo ;D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kayadama on 04 April, 2015, 16:10:24
I tried to buy a 2bears ken as it looked rad, had no luck and didnt expect them to sell that quickly. Did however get this lot in the post today thanks to craftybuddy, which is nice for a saturday.

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150404_150439.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Leologic777 on 04 April, 2015, 20:53:36
Saw that on Instagram. Are you yowdyroots? Dope damas btw I love the Keyaki.

-Leo ;D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kayadama on 04 April, 2015, 21:01:57
Cheers @Leologic777 yup thats me ;)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: MelkyReb on 04 April, 2015, 23:32:04
I tried to buy a 2bears ken as it looked rad, had no luck and didnt expect them to sell that quickly. Did however get this lot in the post today thanks to craftybuddy, which is nice for a saturday.

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150404_150439.jpg)
damn. that grain on the sarado of the premium ozora and the keyaki is sexy! oh yeah i saw this on instagram too nice pickup!
Title: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: LarsVegas on 05 April, 2015, 22:57:58
This is what the Easter bunny brought me today. It's really great. I just tried it once before. Many tricks seem to be easier than with a Kendama, but of course I haven't explored all the possibilities yet. Tricks I landed so far are e.g.
Spike, of course
Swing in, also with one turn
Aeroplane
Earth turn, also with one, two, and three turns (if I counted correctly)
Reverse swing in, also with one turn
Lighthouse, or however you call it, when you catch the spiky part on the other one with the spike pointing upwards.
Downspike
It's a great addition to Kendama. Thanks to Krom for still offering pills at an affordable price. Some prices out there are just outrageous.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 April, 2015, 16:36:07
I managed to get hold of these two last week. #notforsale
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 08 April, 2015, 17:07:51
@Void How do you just "manage" to get hold of those two?

I came across one on eBay last night for £383 plus £2.69 delivery (at least that was reasonable) ;D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 April, 2015, 17:13:01
I bought them back off someone I sold them to 7 years ago.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 08 April, 2015, 21:12:07
Is that someone not playing anymore? 7 years ago mugen were not discontinued yet, right?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: azleonhart on 09 April, 2015, 04:05:59
Is that someone not playing anymore? 7 years ago mugen were not discontinued yet, right?

@shalafi JKA Mugens were discontinued this very month, 7 years ago (2008).
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Canadapro on 12 April, 2015, 03:48:03
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/b33908a194464f37d4ef1632c441065d.jpg)
Crappy pic cause it's 10:45pm, but picked up the ozora street black.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 12 April, 2015, 09:12:28
That's a great looking Kendama.

Hmm, I really need an Ozora.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 12 April, 2015, 19:24:34
Very good looking Ozora indeed. Is the ken stained or is it some kind of special wood?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Canadapro on 13 April, 2015, 00:51:53
I don't think it's stained, but I could be wrong. I have a stained sweets, and it feels nothing like it, so I'm leaning towards its a different wood.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 13 April, 2015, 03:03:54
Love the matte paint on the tama of that ooz. I'm not a fan of stained kens though.

Also I'm pretty sure they are stained, probably just through a different method or something.

Let us know how it plays!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Canadapro on 13 April, 2015, 11:58:52
Yeah, it's definitely stained. I'm not the best player, and my excuse is that I'm relatively new, but from my standpoint, it's great.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: kayadama on 16 April, 2015, 08:55:50
Bunch of things the past week..

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150410_120226.jpg)

Had bought this rokurosen shin fuji, picture displayed approved seal recommended turnt up. Yumu tama seems nice.

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150414_143440.jpg)
 
Bunch of things from kendama.cz. Trojka kendama and shredora tama, got some free strings for finding a bug on the websites new layout. Score!

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150415_111900.jpg)

(http://yowdyroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_20150415_145009.jpg)

Went to string this shredora tama onto my krom ken and found all my ozora strings were quite short on there as these are slightly bigger than ozora. That or i have yet to really jam it an mush the sarado down. Could hardly fit 2 fingers under basecup and i prefer 3 loose. Lucky enough these kenlab strings are huge! Happy to set this one up as i found my krom red oak tama a bit on the heavy side. After a friend pointed out the shredora tama was oak aswell it was instantly bought. Mirek was ace and weight matched the tama for me. After jamming with this i found the kenlab strings dont twist up like ozora do? Time to look if they do them in block colour or not
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 04 May, 2015, 11:50:07
I got this one yesterday. Now I really don't need any more kendamas for a long time :-)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/b5c028aa6ece31b1aac9b3d270572683.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mufujifi on 14 May, 2015, 15:14:13
Got this in the mail recently.

(http://i.imgur.com/lhGWhu1.jpg)

Ozora Sakura and Dragon Kendama Mahogany.

Was planning to just display them tbh, but I've got a bunch of people interested in buying them off me so why not.
Using the funds to get me either a Kaizen or Tribute that I'd actually play with.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 16 May, 2015, 08:46:10
The Dragon Kendama Mahogany looks very cool.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 16 May, 2015, 18:59:05
Keep that sakura! Beaut of a kendama.

Definitely sell that dragon though, friend of mine owns the exact same one and it's terrible, slippy paint, super short spike and all around weird feeling.

I've played some dragons that are good though, would just steer clear of those all over painted ones.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 17 May, 2015, 03:32:05
you sure you're talking about the same kendama?^
the one he got is made out of mahogany -those aren't painted are they?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 17 May, 2015, 08:19:40
@theobau Positive dude, mahogany is the name of the colour they use, these are made out of plywood!

www.kendama-world.com/dragon-kendama-stained-dark.html (http://www.kendama-world.com/dragon-kendama-stained-dark.html)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mufujifi on 17 May, 2015, 10:05:57
Correct. It's "mahogany", i.e. is not real and painted. I bought those 2 for personal display purposes, not for playing.
The Dragon Kendama just looked really nice and when I tried it, sure it has nice clacking sounds but damn yeh it's slippery.

I have a sale on the Sakura though.
This kid was being super eager to get his hands on it (cos he can't buy things online, being a kid and all) and I struck a deal with him.
He's happy to play, I'm happy it's being played = win-win.

It's cool though, I got me a Colin Sander off a local dealer and waiting on a Striped Zen from Kendama Co.
But bad thing is that I no longer have an Ozora.
I'm thinking of either a Premium White or a classic yellow, though I'm not sure where I'm gonna find the yellow. Thoughts?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: theobau on 17 May, 2015, 15:43:11
@theobau Positive dude, mahogany is the name of the colour they use, these are made out of plywood!

www.kendama-world.com/dragon-kendama-stained-dark.html (http://www.kendama-world.com/dragon-kendama-stained-dark.html)

oh ok, gotcha.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 17 May, 2015, 18:32:59
Correct. It's "mahogany", i.e. is not real and painted. I bought those 2 for personal display purposes, not for playing.
The Dragon Kendama just looked really nice and when I tried it, sure it has nice clacking sounds but damn yeh it's slippery.

I have a sale on the Sakura though.
This kid was being super eager to get his hands on it (cos he can't buy things online, being a kid and all) and I struck a deal with him.
He's happy to play, I'm happy it's being played = win-win.

It's cool though, I got me a Colin Sander off a local dealer and waiting on a Striped Zen from Kendama Co.
But bad thing is that I no longer have an Ozora.
I'm thinking of either a Premium White or a classic yellow, though I'm not sure where I'm gonna find the yellow. Thoughts?

That's cool dude, spread the dama love.

Krom still have yellows in stock on their website, other than that I'm not sure, could try on here or the FKC?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 02 June, 2015, 14:31:38
Another NewNew has landed. My first ever Ozora!
Ordered it on Sunday, was shipped and delivered by Monday.
Brilliant service from Pete over at Kendama-World.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/o0savb.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 02 June, 2015, 15:16:13
good one Ben, I got the same color at BKO, the premium finishing is great.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 02 June, 2015, 15:33:10
totally agree, the premium finishing is real real nice.. They are real nice straight out of the box. couldn't be happier
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 04 June, 2015, 02:08:42
Yeah. A fresh striped zen.
Title: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 04 June, 2015, 08:31:10
That looks so clean.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Icemonkey on 10 June, 2015, 19:53:16
I got these last week as a little high school graduation present for myself:
left to right: Krom Deluxe Red Oak w/5mm walnut stripe, Jake Wiens Pro Mod, Kaizen Cherry Silk White, Krom Viking Mahogany Emerald, Ozora Dragon

(http://i.imgur.com/ruYfFu3l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bkmaO0El.jpg)
Cherry Kaizen and Jake Wiens Moondama
(http://i.imgur.com/RV6qhD4l.jpg)
The Dragon (looks so much better than the picture shows)
(http://i.imgur.com/w1S1xVMl.jpg)
Is it standard for the string to be coming out the bottom of the sarado looped like it is on the Red Oak? (It's like this on the Dragon and the Viking too). I've never seen the string strung like that in any pictures so I thought I'd ask (also is there a way to get it to not come out like that?).
(http://i.imgur.com/vFsho9rl.jpg)
One more picture of the Krom Red Oak, the wood changes color depending on where you hold it in the light, which is a really neat effect. I'm not sure if this is the Krom Deluxe Hors' (http://kromkendama.com/products/krom-deluxe-rodeg-m-valnod-stribe?locale=English&locale=English) (Red Oak in the V3 shape) or the older regular Red Oak.
(http://i.imgur.com/dEnJqEAl.jpg)
I will more in depth reviews of these once I've played them for a few months, but here's my initial impressions:
 
Cherry Kaizen: Heavier and super durable, the spike hasn't worn down at all and I haven't even glued it (only a few hours of play on it though). The tama is probably a bit heavier than the ken, but the paint is super durable and super sticky. Really nice kendama.
Ozora Dragon: So pretty! I almost don't even want to play it!
Krom Red Oak: This one plays really nice and the walnut stripe is good for tracking. The grain is insane and the string can kind of "stick" to the ken in places. The spike is also super durable on this one.
Jake Wiens Pro Mod: Really nice, beech, and with cool space engravings and the same paint on the tama that the cherry kaizen has.
Krom Viking Mahogany: This is super light, the ken itself almost feels lighter than the Cherry Kaizen's ken, even though it's bigger. The mahogany wood makes a really "loud" sound. I don't know how else to describe it, but it's a louder sound than the other kendamas. The emerald paint is gorgeous too, but there's already a small chip in the paint from trying double orbits on it :I


Quick cool story: So I promised my mom I'd save one in the box to open it on graduation (saved the Wiens Pro mod). After graduation (happiest day of my life so far probably :) ) we went out to eat at this Japanese Hibachi steakhouse place where the chefs cook in front of you (and provide some entertainment). I opened the kendama there and one of the kids working (most of the staff is from Japan) noticed it and said "Hey it's a kendama!" I let him try it, he missed a few times and then had to spin the ball to get it on the spike! I then proceeded to get lighthouse on the second try with it lol. I asked him if kendamas really are everywhere in Japan and he said "Yeah, in the schools too." It was a neat little experience :).
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 10 June, 2015, 20:00:13
Congratulations on your graduation.
To answer your question about the string loop below the sara-do: Yes, that's perfectly normal. Or at least it was until some models started adding recesses to the ken shaft's string hole.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Icemonkey on 10 June, 2015, 20:18:30
Congratulations on your graduation.
To answer your question about the string loop below the sara-do: Yes, that's perfectly normal. Or at least it was until some models started adding recesses to the ken shaft's string hole.
Thank you! :D
I figured the string loop thing is a normal thing, it just surprised me 'cause I had never seen it before (all I had before this were 4 sweets kendamas and they all have the little recesses). It's kind of annoying, but I'm sure I'll get over it. :P
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 11 June, 2015, 09:23:15
Congrats on your graduation!
Nice set of kendamas!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenBenVx on 14 June, 2015, 13:24:52
Purp Stripe Zen I had come through the other day. Respect to @Maicodama for hooking it up for the ARKFam!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/ao2lhk.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 14 June, 2015, 20:48:13
custom blue-prism ozora
(http://s14.postimg.org/e5pjjdv3k/IMG_0971_2_MB_ver.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 19 June, 2015, 00:53:12
Got my Mugen Musou and I love it
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/b5f269613a2ab67bdff75a6bcb05be8c.jpg)


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Icemonkey on 19 June, 2015, 04:22:56
Nice Logan! I've been thinking of getting one since they aren't sold out yet... Is it really worth the $130 though? I mean I just got a bunch of new kendamas, but it's a Mugen, and it's the first color they've had since Amethyst that I reallllyy like.
 
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 19 June, 2015, 04:44:45
I think it's worth every penny, it's super sticky and has the perfect weight (my opinion) and feels extremely nice.


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 19 June, 2015, 04:51:58
The paint also has sparkles in bright light.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/987e0a67d4619f233bc5840709611bcb.jpg)


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mufujifi on 19 June, 2015, 13:38:03
That Mugen is definitely pretty!
Was tempted to get it myself, but I probably won't end up playing it.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 21 June, 2015, 20:12:29
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kR35HOsuUPY/VYcLHLHKy7I/AAAAAAAAANM/CeoZAgm3zgw/s640/IMG_2297_1_2_1.JPG)

Happy Fathers day!

2014 Play Kendama. Slippery fellow, haven't managed a convincing lighthouse yet  :-[

Also the sarado seems quite high compared to my TK16, shinfuji and Royal Kendama by about 4mm. Does anyone know if this is the norm?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 21 June, 2015, 20:18:05
I'd guess your other three have "sunk in" through use. Common occurence.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 21 June, 2015, 20:43:22
Cheers Void, I will Play ::) it more! Maybe the consistency challenge.
Title: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Peat on 24 June, 2015, 14:10:09
Latest addition. Dealwithitsf 'world champion' ozora.

Painted by sourmash so it's pretty sticky, looks amazing too.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/24/5dbf0d948947c52937ff2d93cdec0655.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Logan on 24 June, 2015, 21:03:48
That looks really good!


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 24 June, 2015, 23:24:36
@Peat looking very nice indeed.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: mufujifi on 16 July, 2015, 14:20:50
I've discovered that I really like playing with an Ozora so...

(http://i.imgur.com/7H5U4Qe.jpg?1)

Only thing is that I find the sarado tends to get loose really fast, so that post-it trick came in handy, if you squint at the mint.

Btw, Roots paint is crazy sticky. D:
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 16 July, 2015, 14:29:50
Excellent photo.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 31 July, 2015, 15:50:02
New additions to the team

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/7d9a5b32072da0c534193c2c57b7115e.jpg)


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 20 September, 2015, 17:45:18
1/3
Brought back from Japan.
NOT FOR SALE.

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Post by: The Void on 20 September, 2015, 17:46:50
2/3
Brought back from Japan.
NOT FOR SALE.

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Post by: The Void on 20 September, 2015, 17:47:52
3/3
Brought back from Japan.
NOT FOR SALE.

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 21 September, 2015, 08:56:05
Which one is the GT16? Is it a new Japanese brand?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 21 September, 2015, 09:03:13
Made by Gentosha, same company who make the pink seal jnr "My First Kendama". I've not seen this competition-size model from them before. Don't know if it's an exclusive run only for the 40th anniversary, or if they'll be going into production.

But the seal's exclusive, that's for sure. I believe only 300 were issued per company.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 24 September, 2015, 00:45:00
What a nice birthday present from my best friend!
It's hard to tell, but the grain on this guy is crazy.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 28 September, 2015, 11:49:41
Two friends went to Japan on their honeymoon, and I made them a guide to "collectible kendamas". They found this in a coffeeshop in Hiroshima:





They bought it for around 7 euros :) It's actually still in pretty good shape and plays amazing! So I know have a Mugen 'collection' with the yellow and the dark blue that I had before.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 28 September, 2015, 12:10:37
Very nice, @HansNickmans ! A lucky find.
So, will you take €10 for it? ;)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 28 September, 2015, 12:16:57
Not really. I couldn't sell a souvenir now could I?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 28 September, 2015, 20:17:19
@HansNickmans That kendama looks like its been loved just the right amount.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: M.Wang on 02 October, 2015, 06:22:37
Loving my Alex Smith probably mod! @AlexSmith
:) only complaint is that the paint gets puffy at some points because it didn't adhere to the primer. Maybe this issue will be solved with the new pro models. :D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: AlexSmith on 02 October, 2015, 08:51:58
Glad to hear you're liking the pro mod! I have a couple in the high 60 gram range I've been jamming a fair bit lately. I hope the paint doesn't get much worse, but at the same time I also hope you beat the hell out of it! ;)

@HansNickmans great find! I was once rewarded by a friend who told me his family had an old kendama from his childhood, turned out it was a sakura blossom seal! Traded him some things for it, I was stoked!

Newest additions I've been jamming:

JKA 40th anniversary translucent blue Ozora
GT Huntsman / Ash tama
(http://i.imgur.com/sohoVwE.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Kingi on 09 October, 2015, 20:55:00
Hey folks, just wanted some options on spike gluing. My super awesome-o partner got me some of that tasty homegrown goodness. The padauk striped one, mmmm...
What do folks feel about gluing. I've not had a dama that I haven't glued but I haven't been playing that long and I've appreciated a durable spike. Should I wear it in or glue it for protection? Hmmm... I have another dama that I'm considering jamming without glue so I'll get to experience that but, I want to make the right decision with my first homegrown.

Help me buddies! Xx
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 09 October, 2015, 21:32:48
Hey @Kingi , check out this thread, lots of talk about gluing there --> http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,920.0.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,920.0.html)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: myhotcaffeine on 15 October, 2015, 12:37:31
That GT Huntsman is soooooo pretty ;_; also the OG Mugen for 7 euros? That's insane!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 28 October, 2015, 14:21:46
This lovely natural Royal came through the door today. Feels suprisingly grippy straight out of the packet. May have to jam this one a fair bit to get the flavour of it. :-D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 04 November, 2015, 23:58:34
Got these certificates in the post today.
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Post by: KenSan on 05 November, 2015, 19:15:12
That Natty Royal looks rather splendid!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 07 December, 2015, 03:58:29
Yancy Customs - Ash w/CocoBolo Stripe
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/23493787941_51841caa7f_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Maple w/Purple Heart Stripe
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5717/22949144993_51d52fdb46_b.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 07 December, 2015, 11:13:31
Very nice!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 12 December, 2015, 07:20:47
Yancy Customs - Custom Red Pill
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/724/23341800420_ce22d8d20a_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Custom Blue Pill
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/23280458900_dd1909ecc9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 29 December, 2015, 09:36:55
Got this Play Hardwood K for Christmas. My go-to kendama for the moment:

 
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 30 December, 2015, 09:48:08
Late new arrival. Got this back from Taiwan. Rosefinch Sifang kendama. The paint is amazing in real life.

https://www.instagram.com/p/_6U4eWBvHA/?taken-by=kendamabelgium (https://www.instagram.com/p/_6U4eWBvHA/?taken-by=kendamabelgium)

For those of you interested in wood, I took some samples of European species wood to a local guy we knew had a collection. He arranged for a colleague of his to give me some samples back. This is a piece of Calocedrus formosana or Taiwan incense cedar. Probably driftwood since they try to work with it more than having to cut down trees. Heavier than water and with a strong camphor smell.

I would love to see a kendama made from this type of wood.
 
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 02 January, 2016, 10:11:08
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wclAexdqlAE/VoehqDNTq4I/AAAAAAAAAWE/w9v2uyh9F-M/s640-Ic42/IMG_3447_1_1.JPG)

A few Xmas additions.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 03 January, 2016, 06:11:54
GiGi vs Blue Ozora
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5709/24058525311_f09002dfa5_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Custom Ozora - Brilliant Sapphire
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1532/23845461000_b04dc551f5_b.jpg)

Buddy w/ Walnut HG
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5621/20637880851_82a30dc414_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Maple w/ Purple Heart Stripe
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1535/24033008142_1ce0c6ddf3_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Ash w/ Coco Bolo Stripe
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5638/23705950886_2808d4d7e1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 14 January, 2016, 16:49:57
Spotted this on a shelf. Picked it up in Japan in September. Sunrise Titan tama. Limited production run. Wondering what to do with it.
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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 21 January, 2016, 11:53:58
So, to connect to my previous tweet, time to do some weighing and matching with these kens I just got through from kendama.cz . (I liked Mirek's turning video so much, I wanted to support him, and these Trojka b-kens were so cheap, it was impossible not to!) Thanks very much, @Mirek , and keep doing what you do! (No "3" sticker because they are b-grades?)
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Post by: The Void on 21 January, 2016, 13:51:44
690168908217716736[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 26 January, 2016, 01:15:40
great setup @The Void !
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Mirek on 26 January, 2016, 07:50:46
So, to connect to my previous tweet, time to do some weighing and matching with these kens I just got through from kendama.cz . (I liked Mirek's turning video so much, I wanted to support him, and these Trojka b-kens were so cheap, it was impossible not to!) Thanks very much, @Mirek , and keep doing what you do! (No "3" sticker because they are b-grades?)
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Big thanks for the support. You are right there no 3 sticker on the ken because it's B. These kens are leftovers from Trojka oak kendamas (http://kendama.cz/kendama-shop/trojka-oak-kendama-rh/ (http://kendama.cz/kendama-shop/trojka-oak-kendama-rh/)).
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: PikWik on 07 February, 2016, 03:47:22
Grapevine HomeGrown - Purple Drank Tama w/ Champion Select string
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/24236592054_4e44d975cc_b.jpg)

Yancy Customs - Modular Series - Clockwork
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1447/24236593124_0152febcfe_b.jpg)

there are 4 different types of wood working together with the modular series.
each one is lunar balanced and, honestly, the best weighted kendama ive ever seen.
as in, ive Never had a kendama this perfectly weighted. hands down, my favorite kendama at the moment.
this game is all about balance and this kendama is just that, BALANCED, from head to toe!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 07 February, 2016, 07:25:09
@PikWik Sorely tempted by your lunar balanced maple Ken only. Very reasonable even with shipping. But as I mentioned in another thread "the wife"  ::)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Heero on 11 March, 2016, 02:01:34
Got a bobber a month ago. This thing slays! Now I'm waiting on a mape x cherry from GT.  ;D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 12 March, 2016, 17:59:06
Premium gold ozora! Gotta love an ozora or seven ;D
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 07 April, 2016, 14:39:34
I got lucky, and got this for my collection. Not for sale.
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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 08 April, 2016, 09:58:49
Got lucky as in made a good deal? Or found it on some dusty shelf from a long forgotten cupboard?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 April, 2016, 10:36:01
I told someone that it was one I wanted for my collection and offered to buy it. He said I could have it, as he appreciated my kendama efforts. I was rather surprised and grateful. Then he asked how much I would have paid, and I told him. He still let me have it. Thanks Steve, very kind! Won't be selling this one, ever. I don't sell gifts.

The photo has the good side of the ball, it's a little bit beat up & stained on the other side. But I don't care, I finally have a red on the shelf. :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 April, 2016, 18:56:33
*unpacks suitcase*
Oh yeah, and this little bunch. {Swaps the tama over}
That pink string? Special. Might let you try it at BKO.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 10 April, 2016, 12:29:28
These from IKO. Thanks sponsors!
I'll put the rack up in my hallway. I'll probably sell the performer, as I have enough of those.
(http://tlmb.net/galleries/IKO2016/mediafiles/l30.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 10 April, 2016, 21:53:47
I got a new red Royal to replace my current one as everyday Kendama, since the old one was starting to be fairly used after a year a jamming.

BTW: When I opened it, I said that the tama was heavier. It is a 76 ken / 80 tama, while the old one is 74 ken / 76 tama. I guess the hours of practice had made notice these sort of details :)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/328d1f95b7791dd8df0719ffccd63e01.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 07 May, 2016, 14:10:39
Olive wood kendama holder/stand[1].
The new home for my kitchen kendama. Thanks Donald!
 1. Yes, I'm entirely certain that that is its original function. ;)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 07 May, 2016, 20:42:00
That looks like a very pretty kendama stand indeed.

A few BKO acquisitions below

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jv0knv9HhzM/Vy4_CL7J7yI/AAAAAAAAAYk/zoC7Ay30UEArb5s9gIQznFc2VBP43dpwQCCo/s640/IMG_3978.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MNiPGgaPoiM/Vy4_INXc4XI/AAAAAAAAAYk/vpGOxt-eqYMkDZX_IjZq6MLFiVyz2lvhgCCo/s640/IMG_3982.JPG)

The Play grip and green Royal I won and the natty Royal and F3 I purchased.

The F3 has been decorated (using sharpies and cheap Wilko lacquer(slippery stuff)) since, and I am currently beating it about to get it nice a "prime" I think the word is!

As a note both the Royals were best set up straight out the box. Sarados on both were closer to where I like them (but exactly the same height on each).  Weight wise (getting a bit anal about this), after I swapped the tamas between the two the natty is within 2grams in favor of tama and the green 5-6 grams but the heavier of the two in the late 70s and the natty early 70s.
I am very much looking forward to jamming the natty in the not too distant future!

I also have a "Girr Token Zen" on the way! But then I must really stop buying kendamas for a while ::)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fiddletriks on 27 May, 2016, 16:03:22
Just copped an absolute gem

Sky blue OG ozora

Every Kendama player should own this


(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160527/9d856ee44a55a12bd65e008a62dae113.jpg)


Instagram: @cruizerd4ft
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Jedi_man on 04 June, 2016, 23:22:34
Yesterday my Keyaki Ozora came in the mail :)
I asked for incredible grain in the order note, and boy, did KendamaUSA provide! Thank you SO MUCH KendamaUSA!
These photos do not do it justice. It is much more golden/orange in real life.

(http://i.imgur.com/TjtrZZ0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ga323rp.jpg)
^This picture best shows how golden it is :) But still, not quite as golden as in real life.
(http://i.imgur.com/Uf2qxbF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/S1uipLT.jpg)
^Back view of the ken
(http://i.imgur.com/nVKQOkC.jpg)
^Thank you so much! ;D

As for how it plays, the bird grip is the best out of all my kendamas :)
The feel of the keyaki is very satisfying!
And the weights of the ken/tama are within about 5 grams ;D (*75 tama/*70 ken) *I only have a balance scale at the moment, so take with a grain of salt.
Here is my opinion on it, on scales of 1-10. Disclaimer: My skill level with kendama is approximately at the 1 kyu level (Not official).
Spikes: 9.5
Balance tricks: 6.5 (Rather slippery out of the box, but not TOO slippery.
Stalls: 10
Cups: 9

Overall: 9.75 or 10

Oh yeah it also smells good! I can't explain the smell, but it is rather strong. I can only say that it smells a little bit like an orange, and expensive furniture?

I do love this kendama, and can't wait to break it in!
I would gladly pay $35 for it!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 05 June, 2016, 00:22:52
@Jedi_man Your images aren't showing because the urls inside [ img ] tags need to end in .jpg or .png , or similar. Maybe just make them plain links, if there's no easy share url from your host.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Jedi_man on 05 June, 2016, 04:36:24
@Jedi_man Your images aren't showing because the urls inside [ img ] tags need to end in .jpg or .png , or similar. Maybe just make them plain links, if there's no easy share url from your host.
Fixed. Thanks
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 05 June, 2016, 05:50:29
@Jedi_man I am drooling!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 05 June, 2016, 12:49:45
@Jedi_man that is stunning!

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 08 June, 2016, 20:35:32
I've been a very lucky boy indeed lately in terms of acquiring Kendamas.

After his visit to Japan, Kentaro Arai, our trusty Kendama Berlin buddy and friend, has become a kind of 'European ambassador' for Gloken, bringing each team member a suitable Mugen Musou back in his case for a fraction of the retail price. As I'm known for favouring nattys most of the time I got the Keyaki Mugen (centre), and though I've been very careful about playing it so far, it's an absolute thrill.

Next up, at the Berlin Karneval der Kulturen, where we had a kendama stand with Rolf Ganer, Theo and Ben Mastek, I was given a Troika Fire by our friend Martin (Marvel) to test out and show some tricks at the event, and also won a KROM Rubber Solid from the KROMies on a simple Spike-off.

To complete the picture though, this weekend took the biscuit where I came 3rd (third!) in the Hannover KEN BATTLE overall after tying with Ole on 50 points and winning the knock-out round for the final position, and with the pleasure earned myself this beautiful KROM Deluxe Walnut (left). After that, to my continued surprise, I was the last man standing in the madcap, absolutely packed round of Unicorn, bagging this sweet KROM x Mimoe (right).

So like I say I'm feeling very very humble right now kendama-wise.

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13329526_1724346144484606_99089444574643883_o.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 June, 2016, 23:10:43
Humble schmumble, you rock. Well played, for doing well in the comps, and for having cool friends.
Nice haul. :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 09 June, 2016, 19:27:13
Nice haul Milky and well done on the comps. That keyaki though.... (kew Homer Simpson style donut drooling)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: the milky oolong on 21 June, 2016, 21:20:11
For First Place Intermediate at the Kendama Clash Berlin:
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/13501980_1729122934006927_6462115171781231629_n.jpg?oh=25737121a98f297dfccd495014f2394e&oe=57CBFF8A)

Front:
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13458728_1729122937340260_8848476225723821465_o.jpg)

Tama:
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13483082_1729122740673613_1146682103620365558_o.jpg)

Grain:
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/13490775_1729122974006923_7345850721058965186_o.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 27 June, 2016, 19:54:44

These arrived today, Ozora gold premium, Ozora Keyaki, and a cherrywood pill. The pill will take some getting used to. Love the Keyaki though.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160627/70dc960cd8948dabb49be1edca3ea84e.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160627/019bdeae5432670dff714055196f8c61.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 28 June, 2016, 10:29:51

Fathers day keyaki. LOVE IT!


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uHnDAV4Mx78/V3JCGNAEajI/AAAAAAAAAcU/1hQ7p1l5rxcd__ieMVdnPRaO-RzISHCQQCCo/s640/IMG_4320.JPG)

And a Girr Zen Token. Glittery! (Oooz just snuck in there to)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YcABM4z9e2U/V3JALkOcF5I/AAAAAAAAAcI/mU9HWgXjBP8ehl3g0jZ2K4jGgVL7C4qsACCo/s640/IMG_4125.JPG)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 29 June, 2016, 06:37:16
Niiice
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 29 June, 2016, 11:31:47
Cheers @johndmc A few people seem to be getting the Keyaki Ozora lately and fathers day was a good excuse to get one. Nice little haul you've got there to!

The Kendama co Zens are also worth the investment.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 29 June, 2016, 13:24:27
Cheers @johndmc A few people seem to be getting the Keyaki Ozora lately and fathers day was a good excuse to get one. Nice little haul you've got there to!

The Kendama co Zens are also worth the investment.
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them out. My gold ozora I'm finding strange. The ken isn't as balanced as I would expect, the Keyaki is great though, as is the pill,  love the cherry wood.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 29 June, 2016, 19:26:00
@johndmc perhaps the sarado needs working down a little bit, if the spike also looks short. This should then help the balance of it.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Blackhawkfan on 02 July, 2016, 16:15:00
How is the girr zen token?  Have you played with it yet?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 03 July, 2016, 09:06:15
@Blackhawkfan I've not really played with it yet apart from a few around the world combos, lighthouse and lunars which all went smoothly. I already have a striped zen so know about the ken shape and feel which I really like. From my quick play with it before re boxing I felt it had better balance than my stripe so am looking forward to more play in the future (The keyaki Oz has my full attention at the moment).
Regard Girr paint apart from looking stunning, out the box it probably a bit more grip than a regular ozora. Grip not tack. I hear that the Girrs break in very nicely to. @Maicodama has a few I believe and may chime in with his thoughts.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 25 July, 2016, 23:21:34
Latest addition to the family

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 27 July, 2016, 11:35:53
Wow, I didn't know Sunrise had bamboo kendamas. That looks great @shalafi !
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 27 July, 2016, 11:38:26
Wow, I didn't know Sunrise had bamboo kendamas. That looks great @shalafi !
I believe they made a short run to check them out, this one was one of the samples, similar thing with the tama. Both very rare / pre-production :-)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Jedi_man on 29 July, 2016, 21:57:31
Over the past week, I got a 7 kendama haul from Craigslist and a thrift store :)
I got 2 different deals, 2 kens for $10, and 5 kens for $25, and 1 kendama from a thrift store.
These are in order in which I got them, left to right:
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(Deal 1, $10 for both): Sweets marble, Sweets biggie!!!
(Thrift store): Unknown brand red birch (I think it's birch), $2
(Deal 2, $25 for all 4) Possibly sweets Homegrown spectra (It said sweets spectra on the listing) with a maroon tama, Sweets blue/green/yellow Chameleon, Red Ozora, Sweets marble.

Something to note about the unknown brand ken; the bottom cup is VERY flat, and the tama/ken can spin on it freely. This makes lighthouses very hard. :(
If anyone knows what brand this is, or if I can fix the flat bottom cup, please tell. I did drill a very shallow hole in the cup, which fixed it a little bit.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: johndmc on 22 August, 2016, 22:01:47
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160822/16f5d251744f3e48142329fab246fbbf.jpg)
Just bought a couple of play kendama. Really impressed with them. The monster grip is loads of fun.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 23 August, 2016, 22:17:04
Nice pair, John.
I got this translucent green Ozora recently. It was issued to coincide with the Fujiwara Cup this year. There was a separate yellow one for entrants only.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 24 August, 2016, 09:52:48
Nice @The Void is that tacky like a premium or more regular ozora like?
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 24 August, 2016, 11:43:58
Definitely Premium-y, KenSan.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 01 September, 2016, 21:57:29
I got "a few" Kendama co ones from their closing sale.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160901/b30587d2e777e2aea779b6be414b46ce.jpg)

The Zens are for workshops. The other three are ash, keyaki and beech shenzus.

Do you know how to identify them? They have different color beads, but no sign on the package. The ash one is easy, the keyaki is harder
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fiddletriks on 01 September, 2016, 22:13:45
Never played a Shenzu before


Instagram: @cruizerd4ft
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 01 September, 2016, 22:26:25
Never played a Shenzu before

Instagram: @cruizerd4ft
I quickly tried one Zen, felt very good, but that was just a quick taste. Haven't played with the Shenzus yet.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 03 September, 2016, 16:39:01
I picked up an white aqua stripe zen, a natty zen (curently getting the Kayadama treatment) and a natty Shenzuh simply because I had never had or played one before either(and this appears to be the last chance to do so).

The Shenzuh looks very similar to a Royal kendama especially slip ring and base ring wise and plays similar too. It isnt quite as well finished as the Royal IMO but is a nice kendama for sure.
I put some tracking stripes around the hole and had a little jam with it, but I decided to give it to my 7 year old who has suddenly got back into playing kendama  :D (probably because we hid his 3DS as his ears had stoped functioning whenever he was on it!)

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: HansNickmans on 03 October, 2016, 08:53:54
Amazing wedding present from my nephews:
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 03 October, 2016, 13:04:43
Amazing wedding present from my nephews:

That is very cool!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 03 October, 2016, 13:08:22
Amazing wedding present from my nephews:

Brilliant! And congratulations, @HansNickmans & Janne. :-)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: John on 07 December, 2016, 14:08:14
Thanks Void, I love it :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 07 December, 2016, 16:54:28
You're welcome. And good! :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: rhys_goes_peace on 26 December, 2016, 21:39:30
Got my fourth kendama - a natty ozora!
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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 27 December, 2016, 17:39:34
@rhys_goes_peace Cant go wrong with any Ozora IMO


Some Christmas acquisitions:

A fabled yellow ozora, maple ozora (which everyone should own) RWB with KUSA silk tama and a Kaizen half spilit!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: fiddletriks on 28 December, 2016, 09:06:01
@rhys_goes_peace Cant go wrong with any Ozora IMO


Some Christmas acquisitions:

A fabled yellow ozora, maple ozora (which everyone should own) RWB with KUSA silk tama and a Kaizen half spilit!
Sick cop man


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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 28 December, 2016, 18:36:25
Ha cheers @fiddletriks I couldn't resist the yellow Oz when kenCo put them up on their site. The maple oz plays like a dream and the silk painted tamas on the RWB and kaizen are quite playable too.
Birthday at the end of January ::)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: rhys_goes_peace on 28 February, 2017, 19:43:03


Last Sunday was my birthday, and I got this Tribute - and I love it! I'm probably going to do a review once I've played it more.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 18 May, 2017, 17:01:27
Got these in the post today. They'll do.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: KenSan on 18 May, 2017, 18:17:07
@The Void  That mugen ken has a lovely tan. Very nice.

That reminds me I had a little play on @BenPycroft24 wine red mugen at BKO. Ha ha yank dama :o It was a nice kendama for sure but I would take an Ozora any day of the week.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BenPycroft24 on 18 May, 2017, 18:20:54
That gold mugen looks beautiful @The Void
@KenSan it's a beauty to play for sure. Markus landed a first t yank on it as well haha!
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 20 May, 2017, 09:03:00
Cheers. I may give it a little click today, now I've finished setting up this festival, and I'm officially on holiday. :-)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sowdz on 22 May, 2017, 18:35:40
@The Void Hi, how do I add a picture into the new gear section? I clicked on additional items and tried to add a photo but it always says it's to large....

Thanks Marc
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 23 May, 2017, 10:25:09
@Sowdz Hey Marc,
There's a 500KB limit on attachments, so you'd have to shrink it first. Or use Twitter, or IG to put the pic online, then just copy and paste the Share URL link into a forum post.
(There's a thread about this with more detail in the Technical Questions section. )
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sowdz on 23 May, 2017, 18:43:55
@The Void thanks mate! Looking into now!!! 2 1/2 wks in now... We got the bird landed....my best combo at mo is swing in spike, around Europe followed by 2xearth turn. We both practice on our lunch break break...
Thanks buddy
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Sowdz on 23 May, 2017, 18:58:31
Just received my ozora.. Will use this heavily and prob use it for a grading later in the year....

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 June, 2017, 17:02:24
Nice.
Title: They came :)
Post by: Unichuck1 on 21 August, 2017, 13:33:29
My yancy customs arrived there's so nice to play and feel amazing (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/db9b9621eb3804577e304565208a9199.jpg)

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Title: Re: They came :)
Post by: BKA on 21 August, 2017, 14:34:47
Look nice.

@Unichuck1 We're going to merge this into the "new arrivals" thread, in the Gear section.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 21 August, 2017, 14:36:37
Look nice.

@Unichuck1 We're going to merge this into the "new arrivals" thread, in the Gear section.
OK still getting used to this forum so forgive me if I put it in the wrong place haha

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: BKA on 21 August, 2017, 14:38:30
No problem. :)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Dice126 on 21 August, 2017, 15:07:05
My yancy customs arrived there's so nice to play and feel amazing (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/db9b9621eb3804577e304565208a9199.jpg)

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They look nice man good cop

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 21 August, 2017, 16:22:36
The swords drilled sideways which from all the kendamas I have is unusual bur it doesn't effect play might be for strength

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 21 August, 2017, 17:00:18
That reminds me... My most recently opened/arrived:
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 21 August, 2017, 17:27:16
That reminds me... My most recently opened/arrived:
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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: John on 22 August, 2017, 08:28:23
@Unichuck1  - looking good! Never played a Yancy.
@The Void  - nice stash of Royals there, sir.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: shalafi on 22 August, 2017, 14:38:44
Oh, I forgot to post it here

Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 22 August, 2017, 16:07:53
@The Void  - nice stash of Royals there, sir.
Cheers. "Only" 3, plus an Ozora special edition and a Su Lab. I gave away my old beech beauty Royal, so thought I'd better get a new one in.
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 08 September, 2017, 18:32:53
Got a production run SuperNatural in today. You can see in the pic how the proto has coloured-up with some months of use. (Actually, it's more noticeable in the flesh.)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 22 September, 2017, 14:34:17
2 new ones today in the post (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170922/f2011c33f92ca7275371bfe010391f39.jpg)

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 24 October, 2017, 17:58:53
My yancy collection got the keah today I love these they are 100% my favourite to play(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/2602c56b3944f59c2dc48dab3196fa8d.jpg)

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 25 October, 2017, 16:07:41
Which is the Keah, Unichuck1? The red/white/black one?

Here are my latest goodies:
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 25 October, 2017, 16:30:34
Which is the Keah, Unichuck1? The red/white/black one?

Here are my latest goodies:
Yeah the red white and black one the paint is such a weird texture but it's amazing to play

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 31 October, 2017, 23:21:13
I was given this as a gift. Made by a friend of Su's. Not just printed or painted, but actually incised grooves, then painted in. It's really nice. I haven't put it on a ken yet... Might have to stay as a shelfie.
(http://tlmb.net/galleries/Japan2017/mediafiles/l109.jpg)
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 24 November, 2017, 07:45:56
I was given this as a gift. Made by a friend of Su's. Not just printed or painted, but actually incised grooves, then painted in. It's really nice. I haven't put it on a ken yet... Might have to stay as a shelfie.
(http://tlmb.net/galleries/Japan2017/mediafiles/l109.jpg)
You cant play that too nice haha

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 29 December, 2017, 15:50:53
Stuff in the post today:
Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 29 January, 2018, 20:32:48
Not sure if its the right place but i got this today had to save my stickets to sticker bomb it haha (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180129/db0820bf9f9c1fd91c7ad4f00bb71a44.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180129/7f7fed01552e33ab72361a3e993a62eb.jpg)

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: Unichuck1 on 20 March, 2018, 16:47:22
Just got this sooooo nice to play loving kendama at the moment (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/7315dc5f0fd5b8213ba0b66e2bc17bda.jpg)

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Title: Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
Post by: The Void on 06 April, 2018, 23:37:56
Two ring circus.
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