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Title: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: cgmarshall on 07 June, 2012, 07:35:03
Lets see your Kendama collection.
I only have a few, but im sure there are people out there with loads of great ones.
Here is mine so far:  ;)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/898/photoxug.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: AlexSmith on 07 June, 2012, 10:04:22
Have you tried opening and playing with one yet?
Kendama is more fun to play than it is to see.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: cgmarshall on 07 June, 2012, 12:38:38
Yes, of course i do. I have about 6 i play with. I'm addicted to playing with Kendama's.

Just I can admire the history and craftsmanship that goes into making them too. And I personal think they are beautiful to look at.
I don't see any difference from someone who makes a surf board by hand, lots of people would describe them as works of art.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: AlexSmith on 08 June, 2012, 06:29:47
Very true! haha
By the way, those Oozoras with the white packaging are quickly becoming somewhat collectible, in case you weren't aware. Worth hanging on to.

I'll see if I can post some pics of my collection soon
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: SamB on 14 June, 2012, 21:35:42
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/7372752616_787f86aea8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/srbradley/7372752616/)
Kendama Collection April 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/srbradley/7372752616/#) by samuelrbradley (http://www.flickr.com/people/srbradley/)

Here is mine as it stood after the BKO. Left to right:

Muji kendama - £1.80 bargain and impossible to catch in the cups
Kendama USA Colin Sander Pro Model - slightly defaced by an unknown artist
Blue Yumu
Natural Shin Fuji - One of my favourites
Red Deathray Fugen - An excellent late night purchase
Red TK16 - My first and only just retired
Gold Dragon Oozora - Won in sitting down K-E-N after the BKO
White Sunrise - My current take everywhere kendama
Green Oozora - The white package my kendama of choice in 2011
Red Taiyo - Won in the beginners division at the BKO in 2010
Purple Rokurosen - Probably my favourite for looking at
Sky blue Oozora - An old stringless friend
Seafoam Sweets Kendama - Smells really nice
Also a green Oozora in package won in the moshi kame at the 2011 BKO and a yellow Oozora (not pictured) staying fresh for the EKO.

You may be able to spot my copies of "Spike!" and "Knees!" in amongst the books too.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: AlexSmith on 15 June, 2012, 09:04:42
^ how long ago did you get your hands on the Deathray? I've been waiting on mine for about... 8 months now?  :(
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: SamB on 15 June, 2012, 19:31:52
I think it was about March time. It travelled the 5000 odd miles to me pretty quickly too! It's a cool thing to have and non-kendama people seem to like it.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: GODstrument on 16 June, 2012, 21:05:58
Here's a link to my kendama collection on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.210158545773083.41912.100003368176732&type=1&l=3d46c609fd (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.210158545773083.41912.100003368176732&type=1&l=3d46c609fd)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/552785_210158555773082_1325233650_n.jpg)
The collection : 41 Kendamas (1 Gold Sunrise not in photo), 2 Bilboquets, 2 Baleros, 2 Cup and balls, 1 Ticayo, 2 Capiruchos

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/556594_210158649106406_365794231_n.jpg)
JKA Kendamas
Top Row: Ozoras: Emperor, Natural 5-cup Smile, Keyaki hardwood, Blue Metallic, Sourmash Purple Raisin, Graphite with Green Cap, Sourmash Rasta, Red
Bottom Row: Pink TK-16, Green TK-16, Red TK-16, Red TK-16 Junior, Black w Gold Stripe Shin-Fuji, Blue Shin-Fuji, Red Wine Mugen, Blue Shin-Sakura, Blue Sakura


(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534424_210158675773070_1613330835_n.jpg)
Top Row: Jumbo Red Stain, Silver KC II Winner, White KC Basic II, Blue Yumu Kendama, Cheese, Red SunRise Kendama Peformer, Custom Filipino Flag Wood-burned Sunrise, Green Sunrise Mini, Deathray "Blue-It", Blue G-ken
Bottom Row: Blue Sourmash Jumbo Shenzu, Gold Shenzu, Blue/Gold Marble Sweets Biggie, Black/orange/yellow Sweets Fade, Purple Sweets Mini, Custom "Pereira Crest" Tribute, Red/White Kengarden Roots Tour 2012 Signed Tribute Sourmash Painted, The Stove by Sourmash, Blue Yomega Starcatcher, Blue Lego Kendama


(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600602_210158719106399_1929408237_n.jpg)
Bilbostyle bilboquet, Natural biboquet, "EAP" Custom Balero, Rainbow balero, Bamboo Cup and ball, Colorful Cup and ball, Natural Ticayo, 2 Capiruchos from Guatemala, Red Mini Kendama, Kendama Eraser, Micro kendama from Craftybuddy


Erik Pereira
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendAlex on 17 June, 2012, 09:22:49
hey folks,

here you see already a old picture of my collection.
this photo was made in february 2012, and it contains 164 pieces.
i'm now hitting more then 200 and i need to make a new picture soon
till then you can enjoy this one.
(i'm sorry i did not describe all those pieces)
if there are any questions, feel free to ask me
(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee326/supernog/KendAlexCollection27-2-2012.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: GODstrument on 17 June, 2012, 18:29:22
@KendAlex:  That is just amazing!!!  You should charge admission to see such a beautiful collection!!!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendAlex on 17 June, 2012, 19:33:51
thanks GODstrument.
i love to share this picture, so people can enjoy watching it.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Chadman on 22 June, 2012, 19:33:52
@KendAlex What is the kendama that is black with the light blue stripes on it?
Marvelous collection too!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendAlex on 22 June, 2012, 19:46:23
@KendAlex What is the kendama that is black with the light blue stripes on it?
Marvelous collection too!
the Black with the straight light blue lines is a custom Sweets kendama
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 05 July, 2012, 16:51:21
All the kendamas in my house last week:
(http://tlmb.net/misc/VoidKendamaCollectionJune2012_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: HansNickmans on 06 July, 2012, 07:42:54
That red play kendama looks like a mini size. Or has it been played extensively?

I'll try to get my 'collection' up in a couple of days, I live in two places at once so my collection is scattered...
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 07 July, 2012, 10:13:31
The red Play is a standard (2011) model. Unfortunately the cross-piece has slipped down on this particular one, which is why it looks a different size. The only 'junior' sized one in the pic is the KC Basic II (white).
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: kendamski on 10 July, 2012, 19:44:02
hey folks,

here you see already a old picture of my collection.
this photo was made in february 2012, and it contains 164 pieces.
i'm now hitting more then 200 and i need to make a new picture soon
till then you can enjoy this one.
(i'm sorry i did not describe all those pieces)
if there are any questions, feel free to ask me
(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee326/supernog/KendAlexCollection27-2-2012.jpg)

Wow, incredible collection.  I want that purpleheart so bad.  Haha
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 23 July, 2012, 11:57:51
Updated collection:
(http://tlmb.net/misc/Collection July 2012_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: s070s on 24 July, 2012, 09:51:20
wow those book (the void) .. amazing
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 24 July, 2012, 11:10:28
You can get the Japanese books from Naranja (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnaranja.co.jp%2Fc%2Fcgi%2Fpage%2Fwebcategory.php%3Fwcid%3D008).
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: AlexSmith on 24 July, 2012, 14:05:31
Stopped in at Ruisch's yesterday, got to see some of his collection. Every colour of Mugen! Awesome haha, lots of other cool kendamas too. Plus I added one or two new pieces to his, and got a Ruisch custom as a gift to add to mine. Such a fun night, thanks again Alex!

Today stopped off at the Juggling shop in Amsterdam, after having some lunch with David. Again a great time, some really cool kendamas in the shop. Anyone visiting Amsterdam should be sure to stop in! Kristin & picked up a couple of the new Sunrise designs, a metallic performer and an OG green. Gonna find a park to go try em out in now!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendAlex on 24 July, 2012, 19:54:06
thanks you too Alex , for visiting my crib, it was a realy awesome evening, there are not that much kendama players that can say , i did a BBQ kendama session with mr. Terra :)

i forgot to show you the rest of the collection, you missed 120 pieces, sorry.

@Void, nice collection, i think i miss a couple kens in there, prob. already packed for the EJC?

see you guys next week.
have a nice trip
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendAlex on 24 July, 2012, 19:56:46
Alex talked about the nice mugen collection i have build up.
here is the picture something bigger then my signature picture.
enjoy
(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee326/supernog/AlexMugencollectionand1stDanand2ndDan.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 24 July, 2012, 21:26:27
Actually, if you click your sig pic, it gets bigger.
And yeah, prizes for EKO are all packed. :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KendaMushroom on 25 July, 2012, 07:44:00
ok now I have a reason to practice that awfull yoyo airplane thingy :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: TheKendamaSensation on 10 September, 2012, 00:47:24
Don't I feel left out. I'm not even going to bother taking a picture.
I have 2 Sunrises in horrible condition.
One Ozora Dragon in even worse condition.
Ozora Rabbit good condition.
Shin Fuji Red in great condition.
I'm not a collector. I'm thirteen and I had to get my mom to help me buy these off the Internet. I don't have that kind of money. I use all them for a few years until they are too torn up to use any more. They're probably worth around 7.00$ each (not that I'm selling them, just saying.)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 10 September, 2012, 06:16:54
Don't I feel left out.. I use all them for a few years until they are too torn up to use any more.
Playing is better than collecting. :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: shalafi on 10 September, 2012, 07:46:50
Don't I feel left out.. I use all them for a few years until they are too torn up to use any more.
Playing is better than collecting. :)
I agree, although I have 7 kendamas already, not what I'd call a collection.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Daniela on 06 October, 2012, 14:51:22
on the pictures you can see my collection... on the photo some kendama's are missed: red shinfuji, orange and black sunrise...

i have: ozora's, sunrise, kendamaUSA (pro models and tribute), terra pill, the stove (sourmash) and some exclusive and special kendama's!

the uploading failed... so, i give you the link of my facebook photoalbum:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3901401965878.2155647.1004065273&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3901401965878.2155647.1004065273&type=1)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Oase on 07 October, 2012, 00:00:19
Here is a picutre of my collection by now...some kendamas are missing !!!   i`m gone make a better picture next tiime !!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=106151682872784&set=pb.100004338571292.-2207520000.1349564386&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=106151682872784&set=pb.100004338571292.-2207520000.1349564386&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 07 October, 2012, 13:42:26
Daniela, with a little adjustment, you could lay out all the kendamas in this photo in the shape of a kendama! :)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3901401965878.2155647.1004065273&type=1# (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3901401965878.2155647.1004065273&type=1#)!/photo.php?fbid=4226467452312&set=a.3901401965878.2155647.1004065273&type=1&theater

Oase: Content unavailable. Make it public?
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Oase on 07 October, 2012, 22:27:01
This will do it !!   


(http://i47.tinypic.com/2vwcjcx.jpg)
Title: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: cgmarshall on 18 December, 2012, 13:13:10
All new
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/apyhatej.jpg)
Ozzora OG: red/pink/green/blue/sky blue/wood.
Ozzora: Metallic blue
Ozzora Dragon: black/gold
Ozzora Rabbit: white/red
Ozzora galaxy: orange/green
Ozzora sakura: silver/pink/white/black/red
Sakura: wood
Shin fugi: black/blue/red/wood
Shin fugi: silver/gold/silver stripe/ gold stripe
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 18 December, 2012, 13:28:38
Very nice. You're obviously an avid collector.
But which models do you actually play with?
Title: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: cgmarshall on 18 December, 2012, 18:02:57
Thanks void
I have 6x ozzoras, 1x green Galaxy and 2x tk16s I use regularly.
I still think my green galaxy is the most fun to play with. Still getting lunar landings and paint still looks great.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: RodDama on 21 December, 2012, 02:09:30
most of my collection... some are on loan to friends who have yet to get their own kendama!! ;D


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/skater_choda/IMG167_zps153a55da.jpg)

it consists of:
1 emperor
1 sunrise performer
1 mameken mini!!
10 oozoras (1 og pink, and one is currently rocking a winner II tama)
9 FKC BATTLE (1 new gen1 rasta just waiting.. and one is an fkc mini)
1 Kendalex massive plastic
1 sweets marble (white ken)
2 tk-16 master (gotta have that wood grain!)
2 terra purpleheart.. (one with a tk tama and one with a purpleheart tama and strips of cocobolo in the ken!)
1 Random kendama i found on the streets of japan
1 cup and ball!
and countless others either sacrificed to the dama gods and/or being loved by friends currently!

Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: RodDama on 21 December, 2012, 02:10:48
im prety sure now that ive taken a picture of my collection i will find a few in backpacks or behind the dresser or something... haha
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: theobau on 23 January, 2013, 13:42:45
My collection from left to right :

KROM Fluorescent Blue
White Sunrise
Enjyu Hardwood
Enjoy 5cup Yellow
Blue Taiyo
Sweets Marble Blue&white
Red tk16 pocket/mini
Yellow baby dragon
KROM Keyhanger (kendalex did a tutorial on how to make it to a mini-kendama)

Theo :')
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Cliffdama on 29 March, 2013, 17:53:01
So only in kendama for two months now but this is what i got:

Dark blue sunrise
Red/black striped sunrise
Turquoise metallic sunrise
2012 collin sander pro model
Sky blue ozora
Yellow ozora
Golden oak stained Sweets

Kendama usa colored string pak 2x
Kendama usa white strings 5x
Kenlab rainbow strings 1x

On it's way to my house from all over the world:
Green ozora
Pink ozora
Red ozora
Yoyofactory yoyo  (1st yoyo ever, unresponsive :p )
Yoyo strings
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: JamesFM on 29 March, 2013, 21:12:43
Here is my kendama collection.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee135/jamesfrankmay/KenCollection_zps89e43711.jpg)
Sweets Matte Marble - Yellow/White/Seafoam
Single Stripe Tribute - Green/Black
Red Ozora Tama / Golden Oak Stained Sweets Ken
Sweets Seafoam Chameleon
Sweets Matte Marble / Grip Ken - Red/Black/White

Here is some of my yoyo collection.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee135/jamesfrankmay/ThrowCollection_zps9cc1e6ab.jpg)
OneDrop Code 2
CLYW Arctic Circle
Monkeyfinger Gelada
YYF Catalyst
YYJ Classic
Shinwoo ProWing
C3YoYo Capless
Yomega Maverick
YYF Loop 900
YYF Protostar

(I made that yoyo display case out of a cigar box and some foam)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: charlieThompson on 30 March, 2013, 04:00:32
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s480x480/486271_4924482183042_797210346_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 30 March, 2013, 14:08:20
(http://i47.tinypic.com/mbjva9.jpg)

My entire collection.

Elegant sufficiency - for now at least ;)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: AlexSmith on 30 March, 2013, 18:29:37
(http://i47.tinypic.com/mbjva9.jpg)

My entire collection.

Elegant sufficiency - for now at least ;)
/end thread
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 30 March, 2013, 20:46:01
/end thread

?
Title: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Waylon on 30 March, 2013, 22:21:01
/end thread

?

He's intimating that your collection is all anyone needs. That it's elegantly sufficient.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 31 March, 2013, 17:43:59
He's intimating that your collection is all anyone needs. That it's elegantly sufficient.

Right ok, I'm with you now :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 30 June, 2013, 23:36:00
[user]Wiktorwiki[/user] sent us this picture of his collection... From 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 06 November, 2013, 13:33:15
My update:
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/Void_Collection_Nov2013_mdm.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: axel.aas.12 on 30 November, 2013, 02:44:01
not much of a collection, i have a white/blue sunrise and a red shin fuji. soon ill be getting a golden steeze snowball.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Dimensions on 13 December, 2013, 18:46:28
I've finally got enough to call a collection:
From left to right it goes:
Red sunrise (my first ever kendama - very beaten up)
Snow gold mugen Musou
Blue Play 2011
Natural pill
Yellow oozora
Green pill - I won this in the terra competition
And a classic cup and ball - won this in the BKA kendama quiz

Rob
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: mreasyguy on 17 December, 2013, 21:54:30
Flicking through and noticed I have never added my collection here so here is my most recent collection.

Ozooras and other randoms:
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/easyascanbe/Ozooracollectiom.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/easyascanbe/media/Ozooracollectiom.jpg.html)

My Sweets Kendama Collection:
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/easyascanbe/SweetsCollection.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/easyascanbe/media/SweetsCollection.jpg.html)

My Extra's, got no room for these on the shelves:
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/easyascanbe/Extracollection.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/easyascanbe/media/Extracollection.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 18 December, 2013, 12:12:27
Dimensions: that's a nice little collection: one "premium", 3 "players" and a few "extras".

mreasyguy: Whooah! You're fast catching me up. I wonder if you and I have the biggest UK collections? (That's NOT an invitation or suggestion that it should be a competition! :-) )
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: mreasyguy on 18 December, 2013, 13:19:35
Haha! I think you're still quite a bit ahead of me. The back row in the first pic is retired kens. A lot of old ozooras in there. Oh and a smile kendama hidden in there too! The front row I use mainly. This past year I seemed to have nearly tripled my collection!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Coach_Styles on 04 January, 2014, 17:12:06
I've been on this forum for a little while now and haven't posted my collection yet so here it is:
(http://i.imgur.com/9K2H4Fe.jpg)

From left to right (top row): Blue Taiyo Ozora, OG Red Ozora on a newer ken, White Terra painted Ozora(one of my favorites), Sourmash purple Raisin (Ozora), OG Marine Blue Ozora, Sparkling green Mugen Musou, Pearl White Home Grown Sweets, Green Sweets Atack, Sweets Marble Aisuru w/ a white ken, Sweets matte seafoam with a custom leather holster.

From left to right (bottom row): Ozora Keyaki Hardwood (This one is a favorite as well. This was actually sent to me by Colin Sander personally. I won it in a contest on their Facebook page. Really, really nice kendama.) New Orange Premium Ozora, Quad-split Krom tama on a brand new Ozora ken, White Premium Ozora tama on a Quad-split Krom ken, Zack Yourd 2013 pro model tama on a tk16 ken, Yellow Ozora tama on a Zack Yourd 2013 ken, Purple Zen (Kendamaco), Terra Pill (Cherry), Terra Pill (Blue)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 13 May, 2014, 18:28:20
Update on my collection.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 13 May, 2014, 18:54:43
Looking good there [user]Void[/user]!

I'd forgotten about this thread, looking back through the posts I have to admit my collection has grown a bit since the good ol' single natural Ozora days ha ha. :)

I'll try and get a pic up this week.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 14 May, 2014, 10:30:23
Here we are,

there's a few missing - another metal mini, a krom micro (from the BKO), a Yomega (prize from the BKA, lent to a friend) and a Krom Invert Zebra (still in the post!).

(http://s29.postimg.org/z6pt3hbrr/KENDAMA_COLLECTION.png) (http://postimage.org/)
 (http://postimage.org/)

And here's the same collection with my spare Ozoras added:

(http://s30.postimg.org/xhy6bl9pt/KENDAMA_COLLECTION_INCLUDING_SPARE_OZORAS.png) (http://postimage.org/)
 (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 14 May, 2014, 10:34:34
Welcome to the world of shelfies.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Kev on 14 May, 2014, 10:36:58
Thanks.  :) I had to custom create the "shelf" to get them all in. Quality woodwork there  ;)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Victor on 14 May, 2014, 22:50:19
This is my collection
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 14 May, 2014, 22:56:57
So, you like blue and red, [user]Wiktorwiki[/user]?  :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 14 May, 2014, 22:58:51
[user]Kev[/user] - yellow overload!
Plus a couple of custom painted tamas there?
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: quadraptor on 31 May, 2014, 00:03:47
My collection isn't much of anything yet, since I've just started, but here it is, in chronological order too ;)

#1 - Toysmith Bamboo Kendama (http://www.toydoo.com/prodimages/1994g.jpg) - Despite being a bad brand and a very, very difficult kendama to play, I will give Toysmith credit for at least introducing me to the fanbase of Kendama.  The biggest issue was that both the Ken and Tama were glossed over, so it made catching very hard as the Tama slipped off the cups easily.  I will say that attempting to learn from this Kendama did make trying a real one much easier, by the time I had gotten my second Kendama the tricks were more natural.  This one is most likely one I'll honestly just throw away.

#2 - Kendama USA Tribute (triple blue stripes) (http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0286/5338/products/Kendama_USA_Tribute_Triple_Stripe_White_Blue_2_1000x1000_large.jpg?v=1389651931) - My current Kendama.  I sent Kendama USA an e-mail asking about what would be best to try for someone just starting out, and they recommended a tribute, and I honestly really like this one.  I'm still not the best at tricks but it's a heeeeck of a lot better than that Toysmith one.

#3 - Kaleb Kendama Rubberized (green and black) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Yw53AjW3L.jpg) - I wanted to try a rubberized Kendama, and had some Amazon money from Christmas, so I took a look and just ordered this one.  I couldn't find much info at all about Kaleb Kendama, so I figured I'd give them a try.  I literally just ordered this one today so I don't have it yet for review.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Dimensions on 07 June, 2014, 16:12:24
My collection update
(http://s30.postimg.org/v5zlfd4zl/image.jpg)

Top Row: from left to right
Red Play kendama (2013 model) - unopened
Metallic purple Sunrise performer (24 cm)
OG powder blue Ozora - unopened
Black Shin-Fuji with gold stripe - JKA recommended
Rasta Ultra kendama - opened but still in box
Another Red Play (2013 model) - with purple Ozora string
KROM Deluxe (V2) Half Split - unopened
Natural Beech Terra Pill
Dark blue Sweets aTack with grey painted ken

Bottom Row: from left to right
Red sunrise - my first ever kendama
Mugen Musou snow gold
KROM Deluxe (V2) mahogany with "mustard" tama
Yellow Ozora
Sky Blue Ozora
KROM Deluxe (V2) "Claw"
Blue Play (2011 model) - with pink Ozora string
Silver Baby Dragon kendama (12 cm)
Sweets Voodama "Swamp Monster"
Mini KROM keychain
GreenTerra Pill - opened but still in box
Cup and ball

Yep a fair few more than when I last posted

-Rob
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Crab Spy on 09 June, 2014, 08:32:37
[user]Dimensions[/user]

Are you positive that KROM Mahogany is V2? Cause I'm pretty sure Mahogany wasn't part of the V2 line but is in the upcoming KROM Deluxe V3 lineup.

Regardless, how's it play? Is the Mahogany heavy/light? Holding up well? I wish to know. ;)

Also, how'd you manage to get your hands on it anyway? :O
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Dimensions on 09 June, 2014, 16:05:56
[user]Crab Spy[/user] I won it at BKO so your gonna have to ask [user]BKA[/user] or [user]The Void[/user] or even message some of the KROM guys who supplies it, about that. I just assumed it was a V2

But anyhow it is a very good jammer and is pretty much your cup of tea for everything, lunar balance a little off but no where near impossible. Birds and stilts sit nicely, and the spike is up too a good beating!

-Rob
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 09 June, 2014, 16:26:09
Yep, it's a pre-release, Rob. You got one early. And... as it turned out, by a lucky mistake, as it was intended for something else, but the message didn't get through in time until after we'd given them away. Lucky you! :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: quadraptor on 09 June, 2014, 18:27:31
Current collection -

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10325690_10100494944838883_2760804671971613215_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Sqveel on 01 July, 2014, 09:32:39
Wow, these collections. So many Kendama!

I'm half tempted to upload my "collection." I have one, yep, one kendama. It's a krom one, i picked it purely cos of aesthetics and have no idea how it compares to anything else as it's the only one i've ever tried. 

ooh, i also have a book! Does one kendama and a book count as a collection?
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: theobau on 01 July, 2014, 18:44:14
sure it does!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: jsirois31 on 01 July, 2014, 19:55:40
Back Row:Envelope of Stickers, String Packs, Grind Machine Yo-Yo, 3 Kendama Books, Custom Painted Monk Kendama, 2 KROM Holders
Middle Row (Left to Right): Cooks Custom Maroon Sunburn Kendama USA, Neon Green Tribute, Blue Tribute
Front Row (Left to Right): Colin Sanders Pro Model, Mint Sweets aTack, Red Stained Sweets Focus, Custom Painted Ozora
Not Included: MKO t-shirt & Kendama USA t-shirt
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: jsirois31 on 01 July, 2014, 20:00:38
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Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Sqveel on 04 July, 2014, 15:51:19
Behold, my one lonely kendama.

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10350330_666040603470421_738284266015631962_n.jpg)

It's a shame it's so filthy now. It was so vivid and beautiful and wholesome and wooden when i got it. Now it's just... dull. My man suggested i lightly sanded it down, probably with one of the less abrasive heads on his dremel, but I don't like the idea of me taking too much off.

How do you clean a kendama? Or is it just a case of don't let it get this filthy in the first place?
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Sqveel on 04 July, 2014, 15:54:31
also, @dimensions that "KROM Deluxe (V2) "Claw" on the bottom row is GORGEOUS.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 04 July, 2014, 16:23:37
Don't sand it!
Try a pencil eraser...?
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Sqveel on 04 July, 2014, 16:42:55
oh gosh! that actually works if i use enough elbow grease! pro tip :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: PikWik on 04 July, 2014, 20:31:10
even more pro. use kneaded rubber instead of a standard brick eraser.
you can find one in the same isle at an arts & crafts store. for a dollar

but honestly, what your kendama looks like is broken-in woodgrain. the oils and funk from your hands have worked their way into the wood and formed a grippy barrier. this may be "dirty" but is definitely more playable than a smoothed/slippery woodgrain

and i love bamboo damas. they take forever to break in but once they do; bamboo turns into one of the most durable kendamas with a satisfying CLACK
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Sqveel on 05 July, 2014, 00:24:26
Ah, interesting you say clack, as that's what I always call it. Although as I've been getting better it has turned into more of a click.

The noise is the main thing that drew me to kendama, so I'm glad I picked me a nice one! Like I say I picked it cos it was pretty.

Also, it never even occurred to me that different types of wood would make different noises! Maybe I do need to expand my collection...
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: M.Wang on 16 July, 2014, 22:28:37
This is mine. Left to right: Klack Custom, Sanded yomega Pro, Kenco Glow green jumbo, Sweets voodama, and terra pill.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: mlarinen on 28 December, 2014, 13:28:49
This is my 'collection' so far, in order of preference: a mandhandled enjyu withouts its JKA sticker, a crisp keyaki, and a totally useless Play.

On it's way are both Kaizen Padauk and the padauk proto, and from Krom a khaya mahogany one.

And yeah, I love nattys in case that wasn't obvious.

[edit: I JUST realized I have been colour coordinating my strings with the wood. OCD-alert?)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: philK on 07 January, 2015, 11:49:04
Here is my Ken-board. 1 viking and 1 krom deluxe is missing :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Maicodama on 11 January, 2015, 23:20:21
Been playing since April on and off. Starter to play a bit more when Uni started up again and at the time I only had my Keyaki Ozora.
This is where I am now.
Ozora Keyaki
Premium White Ozora (Battered to shreds)
Red TK16
and Krom Viking Zebra (Odd Stripes as Conventional as I've Noticed)

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Maico,
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: the milky oolong on 05 March, 2015, 19:46:06
Gone for a long time without ever doing this, but finally worked out how to get pics to a relatively normal size in order to attach here:

My collection (from left to right:)

corner: unknown make mini-bilboquet, needs a bit of sanding work to make the boule (mat) sit right, but hey, lovely little thing
mid: TK16 Master natty
back: KROM Autum Berlin signed by Thorkild, Mathias and Philip, set to be one of the prizes for the first big Kendama Battle in Berlin, never played.
front: TK16 Junior, my first ever kendama. Had no idea it was smaller than a standard, as there was nothing to compare it io!
back: Ozora Enju
front: Ozora blue
back: Ozora green
front: prototype fade from KendamaISR, given to me by Aviram Lugassi at Klunker Kranich, Berlin
mid: white PLAY kendama 2013 model, first Kendama given to me by Marc Wibbels at the first Berlin meet
back: KROM Red Oak blue tama
front: prototype PLAY Pro K 2014 orange, (thanks Marc W)
mid: PLAY Pro K green stripe (again, thanks Marc W)
front: KROM Mini
back: KROM Zebra
front: KROM Deluxe Rubberwood/Walnut
back: KROM Crack Red (retired: spike obliterated)
mid: Royal Kendama red tama
back: PLAY Kendama Hardwood (thanks Marc W)
front: Tribute Translucent Pink (won on the BKA forum draw 2014! Get involved, people!)
on loan from the collection: limited edition Tribute gold embossed black tama (won on the BKA forum draw 2014! Get involved...!), needed to get my brother hooked on kendama, which has seemed to work!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BenBenVx on 19 March, 2015, 11:46:24
6 months in and I feel I don't quite have enough yet! aha
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2a6s592.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: kayadama on 22 March, 2015, 09:49:28
My little collection so far. Only really using the ozora and the krom at the front. The quad split and yellow are to replace those once they are trashed and the padauk dragon was my first kendama. Starting to find myself wanting to collect ozoras after playing with one. Also have a light blue in the packaging. Oh and also my daughters krom mini making an appearance  ;)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BenBenVx on 03 April, 2015, 12:32:28
Updated with The Krom Family and the awe-inspiring GT-Prospect

(http://i62.tinypic.com/35ck7e1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: KenSan on 06 April, 2015, 14:28:39
Family photo.

Not all mine!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: PikWik on 16 April, 2015, 00:28:03
couple recent shots i took

grain theory spectrum - verde
(http://s22.postimg.org/hpbf9ocow/IMG_0926_2b.jpg)

maple sol kendama - yancy custom stripe
(http://s30.postimg.org/ccjvmz8qo/IMG_0920_2b.jpg)


yes, i 'mugen-ed' the basecup :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: nils on 11 May, 2015, 19:39:31
Here's my home made collection!
(http://i.imgur.com/kvHB6jZ.jpg)
All of them, I think, in more or less chronological order.
(http://i.imgur.com/IOSITzs.jpg)
The 'old' ones.
(http://i.imgur.com/M38PVHe.jpg)
The newest. 8% bigger, standard and 8% smaller ash, and a 8% smaller birch.
(http://i.imgur.com/3zLzTtF.jpg)
I old-schooled the slip ring on the birch.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: theobau on 12 May, 2015, 02:32:53
woah @nils! these look really nice!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Jak on 13 May, 2015, 23:24:40
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/427e4e63986d7b3d6e26d72a76a12fa2.jpg)

Not quite all my collection but took this when having a sort out. There's nothing rare or unusual, I just like having choice of what I play.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: sarethums on 13 April, 2016, 10:50:24
I got the pastel blue kaizen over a year ago and the rest just last week.
Title: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: fiddletriks on 24 April, 2016, 23:28:04
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/38eb0771470c0332735ef4e9f3c55fae.jpg)

@Jak im with you on variety. Not the biggest. But I do love my kroms and oozys


Instagram: @cruizerd4ft
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 24 April, 2016, 23:39:32
I remember when my collection fitted on the living room table. Savour these days, @fiddletriks ! :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: fiddletriks on 25 April, 2016, 23:30:00
Favourite jammer right now is at the front. HG mint berry crunch tama X GT spectre Ken 


Instagram: @cruizerd4ft
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: johndmc on 28 April, 2016, 13:47:18
I got the pastel blue kaizen over a year ago and the rest just last week.
Hi, what's your view on the kaizen, I've been looking at that for my next purchase.

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Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: BKA on 15 May, 2016, 18:56:19
Spotted @Its_mrdiz 's collection:
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: HansNickmans on 28 May, 2016, 19:10:35
Part of my collection, just the Oozora's
Yellow is signed by Tomoya Mukai and Katsuaki Shimadera and got me my 2nd Dan
Red one signed by @The Void (signature not seen on picture)

Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Jedi_man on 29 July, 2016, 22:14:16
Here's my collection, including my brother's and sister's kens, in order in which we got them (left to right):
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2012: Blue sweets translucent, no sarado/tama...
2013: Sweets aTack rasta, red pill
2015: Sweets aTack purple rain, my sister's sweets aTack coral red (Sacrificed to dog), Homemade mini oak rolling pin (Sacrificed to dog), Homemade rolling pin (Both made from wood dowels), Krom red oak (Sacrificed to dog, with repaired spike), Krom red oak black/orange, Black sweets aTack, Cherry pill, Sweets Homegrown maple/purpleheart stripe, My brother's sweets marble/purple stain ken, (Not shown) My sister's yellow aTack ken with blue/light blue/white fade tama.
2016: Green sweets cushion, Sweets purple aTack?, Ozora keyaki, Homemade rolling pin (Attempt #2, much better than the first. Also made from wood dowels), Sweets white/orange/red marble, Sweets marble biggie, Unknown brand red birch (With flat bottom cup), Sweets Homegrown spectra (Not sure) with maroon tama, Sweets Chameleon, Red Ozora, Sweets marble.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: rhys_goes_peace on 23 November, 2016, 19:28:37
Okay, so this is my (small) collection. It has my royal kendama, which is my main jammer, and my catchy air kendama, which is my go-to for lighthouses. 
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Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: John on 26 January, 2017, 12:05:17
Here's my collection, sans 2. I've only been back in the UK for a short time, so a few of them are still quite new. The boxed Oozy on the right I've had for about 6 years and never opened it. The gold/black dragon is my wife's kendama, and the 2 at the front both belong to my daughter.

Missing in action : My royal blue Royal and a walnut Sunrise (both at my parents' house).
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: mreasyguy on 28 January, 2017, 22:14:16
This is my most recent update:

Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 29 January, 2017, 01:50:26
I haven't bought any new ones for ages. Reckon we're neck and neck now, @mreasyguy . :)
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: Jedi_man on 01 February, 2017, 00:28:07
This is my most recent update:
My goodness that's a lot! Wow!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 14 August, 2018, 19:25:05
I had a little bit of a tidy-up the other day, so have put all my kendamas in roughly the same place. Decided to have a recount...
I haven't bought any new ones for ages. Reckon we're neck and neck now, @mreasyguy . :)
Turns out I'm up to 155[1] now. Oops. Probably means I'm still ahead of you, @mreasyguy?!

NOT that it's a competition. 155 isn"t that many, right? I mean, it's less than 13 a year....  :D
 1. Includes all my playable kendamas, of any size. Does not include a few lone tamas. As well as that, I have ~8 "workshop kendamas", and also some stock.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 15 August, 2018, 11:58:27
I forgot the "emergency kendama" that lives in my car. 156!
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 15 August, 2018, 17:55:36
Here's a pic (forgive the slight distortions on the panoramas):
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: mreasyguy on 19 August, 2018, 12:25:27
Yep I got a bit of catching up to do it seems.

Did a shelf clean today, counted 123.

Here is most of them, there is 6 pictures so as i couldn't fit them all as 1!:

Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: The Void on 25 August, 2018, 13:57:32
I forgot the "emergency kendama" that lives in my car. 156!
And I forgot these two, so 158. And Ive remembered another, which I can't find right now, but should be hiding in a box or suitcase somewhere, so potentially 159.
Title: Re: Post your Kendama Collection.
Post by: shalafi on 22 November, 2018, 23:37:26
123 is a nice number, I'm afraid i am just around 30 myself, if I include the 10 or so I have for workshops.
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