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Title: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: MisterJumpshoe on 14 July, 2011, 07:50:47
Some of you might've read this already.  It's the review I did for Mirek at kendama.cz.

http://www.kendama.cz/text/review-of-the-metallic-blue-ozora (http://www.kendama.cz/text/review-of-the-metallic-blue-ozora)
Title: Re: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: Harrydh3 on 14 July, 2011, 14:23:43
i've had mine about half an hour and there are already chips in the paint  :-[
but they do play very well.
as misterjumpshoe said very good for suicide tricks.
just falls into the hole :)
Title: Re: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: AlexSmith on 14 July, 2011, 17:30:03
I like mine but realised very quickly they do not play like a normal oozora.
The bead also pops out easy, a feature I like in a dama.
My summation: no good for tama grip balance tricks, good for bird type tricks and general juggling. Pick one up if you can deal with the higher price and want an interesting piece for your collection
Title: Re: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: MisterJumpshoe on 14 July, 2011, 18:04:33
@AlexSmith have you tied a knot in the string near the ball?  Do that and the metallic blue is excellent for secret grip tricks.  I used it for those on my Edit V.
Title: Re: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: Willem on 14 July, 2011, 19:14:20
@MisterJumshoe I have done two things that I like better than tying a knot in the string, because the knot can be annoying if it gets in a cup under the ball.  1 cutting a piece of cork into a hexagon shape and sliding it inside the whole, because you can take a pencil and poke it to take it out whenever you want.  2 when holding tama grip have my pinky and ring finger slighty pressing on the string, so it wont fly out of the hole, but that takes a little getting used to.
Title: Re: Review: Metallic blue Ozora
Post by: AlexSmith on 15 July, 2011, 23:34:57
@AlexSmith have you tied a knot in the string near the ball?  Do that and the metallic blue is excellent for secret grip tricks.  I used it for those on my Edit V.
I've never tried that, usually I'd rather the string can pop out of the ball then not, the string doesn't get all twisted up then. Plus it allows you to do 'bead grab' sort of tricks.
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