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Title: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 30 June, 2012, 19:32:43
The books by The Void and Donald Grant are now available in N. America via KendamaUSA (http://kendamausa.com/). Check out the books page (http://www.kendama.co.uk/books.html) for more info/stockists, etc.

Reviews welcome.

(http://www.kendama.co.uk/images/Spike!MTK-cover-web200.jpg) (http://www.kendama.co.uk/images/Knees!FAIK-frontcover200w.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 30 June, 2012, 19:42:46
Oops, we seem to have posted this before K.USA have had a chance to add them to their site!  :o  They'll be up there soon, we're sure.... See?
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 01 July, 2012, 13:37:41
Now at a lower US price!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: HansNickmans on 13 September, 2012, 11:43:46
I have recently purchased these books and I must say they are great! Useful tips on the standard tricks, combined with variations you never thought of. There are also a lot of tricks I never even tried before (mostly in 'Knees'). In particular I enjoyed the string/knot tricks I saw Donald Grant do but couldn't make out from a video.

You will definitely learn something new from these, and in addition it's just a great library of possible tricks, even if you already know how to do them. The order of tricks in 'Spike' can also be helpful when teaching new clickers (although you could persuade them to just buy the book :)).

Great work Donald and Void!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: The Void on 13 September, 2012, 13:56:08
Thanks for the kind words, Hans. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)
Edit: Quoted you on the website too! :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 21 March, 2013, 14:48:18
Any plans for an ebook version any time?

Would be really great to always have loaded in my phone wherever I am.

Very much enjoyed the pdf sample btw.

Didn't Donald illustrate a juggling book a while back?


Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 21 March, 2013, 14:57:29
Any plans for an ebook version any time? Would be really great to always have loaded in my phone wherever I am.
Not currently, no.
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Very much enjoyed the pdf sample btw.
Glad to hear it.
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Didn't Donald illustrate a juggling book a while back?
Apart from http://donaldgrantdiabolo.wordpress.com/books-and-dvds/ (http://donaldgrantdiabolo.wordpress.com/books-and-dvds/) ? Possibly... Donald?
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 21 March, 2013, 15:02:09
Ah yes , it was those Diablo books I was thinking of!

Regards a PDF or ebook - I'd gladly pay the same price as the paper edition, just prefer it as a) fits in your pocket and b) stays flat and open on table unlike a book so easier to read while playing.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: donald grant on 23 March, 2013, 14:08:23
Hey Kev,  Guilty as charged; yes, I was responsible for the series of diabolo books (still available at all good stockists!)  Doing the kendama books also meant I had to learn to draw hands ;) !  Glad you like 'em, oh, and welcome to the forum!
Cheers, Donald
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 23 March, 2013, 17:22:24
Thanks Donald. I know a lot of people with those diablo books. From what I've seen of the kendama books looks like you've done another excellent job. :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 26 March, 2013, 13:02:37
Right then! Spike & Knees both ordered -

Can't wait :)

Thanks Donald & Void.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 27 March, 2013, 20:01:50
Both books arrived today, nice and swift delivery (thanks).

Just got to say, they are simply brilliant!

Both have incredibly clear descriptions, easy to follow instructions and charming and helpful artwork.

If anyone has any hesitation about picking these up - just do it! They're a quality item, nicely produced and jam packed full of trick that will probably keep me going forever.

Such good value for money too.

Highly recommended, 5 stars all round. Support the Kendama crew!

:)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: The Void on 30 March, 2013, 17:56:19
Thanks for the kind words, Kev. Glad they arrived nice and quickly, and you're enjoying them. Cheers!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: emagdnim on 19 May, 2013, 12:44:51
Just ordered them, can't wait til they come
Title: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: happygoat on 19 May, 2013, 17:53:12
Could be nice if it was possible to buy them as a pdf download...
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 25 July, 2013, 16:55:59
(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/232d0ba6f54211e2bd9b22000aa82186_6.jpg)
Void and Donald have been at it again. Look for this by the end of the summer.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: LarsVegas on 28 July, 2013, 08:59:34
Need. One. Now.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: shalafi on 29 July, 2013, 16:49:31
Oooh, it is a trilogy, like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (yes, Star Wars IS a trilogy) or the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy (famous trilogy of five)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 20 October, 2013, 13:18:47
Click! is coming soon. Release date: Early November.
Finalised cover:
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/Click!BTVOTK-frontcover200w.jpg)
Book page, with free sample pdf: http://kendama.co.uk/book3.html (http://kendama.co.uk/book3.html)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 20 October, 2013, 13:26:55
Ace. Looking forward to it (even though I'm still working through the other two).

Nice work Void & Donald,

Will order at the first opportunity!

 :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 20 October, 2013, 13:32:42
Guest writers will be revealed over the next week.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Dimensions on 20 October, 2013, 15:07:43
Will there be a deal on the trilogy?
Buy the 3 for £15 maybe? I really would like to have them and don't have any
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: The Void on 20 October, 2013, 20:19:24
[user]Dimensions[/user] - I think the BKA store has free UK shipping on the books...? (Can't check from where I am now.)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 21 October, 2013, 12:52:47
Guest writer #1:
(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/99166b203a4611e3839022000ab5bd98_6.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: MisterJumpshoe on 21 October, 2013, 18:22:17
Hey yeah.  That guy with the pink TK-16 looks familiar.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 22 October, 2013, 12:24:03
Guest Writer #2:
(http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/0e1e5f8e3b0c11e3951522000a1f99d1_6.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: shalafi on 22 October, 2013, 12:53:32
This books keeps getting more interesting. Will there be more guest writers?
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 23 October, 2013, 12:37:07
Yes.
Guest writer #3:
(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/200d0d963bd711e3b01422000aaa05b1_6.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 24 October, 2013, 12:35:39
Guest writer #4:
(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/cb7edb4a3c9b11e3a75822000aaa0514_6.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: shalafi on 24 October, 2013, 12:58:30
somehow, I was expecting this one to appear as guest writer :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: BKA on 25 October, 2013, 12:38:36
And finally.... Guest writer #5:
(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/0c133a023d6911e3a35d22000aaa05f7_6.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: HansNickmans on 25 October, 2013, 12:56:27
This is going to be the best book ever...

Thank god my birthday is coming up :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: shalafi on 25 October, 2013, 13:48:54
That final guest writer was unexpected... and a delight!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike! and Knees!
Post by: Kev on 25 October, 2013, 14:43:25
So when is 'Click!' available? Can't wait!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 31 October, 2013, 18:30:40
Click is out now on ebay!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=291007686914 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=291007686914)
Coming soon to your favourite local store.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/Void-Click-sq-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: Kev on 31 October, 2013, 21:14:02
Woo hoo!

Just bought it, can't wait.  8)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 31 October, 2013, 21:26:55
Heh, just had to relist, as hadn't listed multiple items. D'oh.
Link amended.

Thanks Kev, first customer! :-)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: emagdnim on 01 November, 2013, 06:31:48
Just bought it, can't wait.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 01 November, 2013, 10:24:53
Just bought it, can't wait.
Are you sure? We haven't received confirmation of that. We did have to relist on ebay, as by mistake we only put one copy up for sale the first time!  ::) Can you check you ordered from the (new) link above, and not (maybe a cached copy of) the old link? Or perhaps you ordered it from Amazon... who don't have any yet! :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: Kev on 01 November, 2013, 16:40:01
Thanks Kev, first customer! :-)

A pleasure! You shouldn't have too much trouble selling out of these, seems like there has been lots of interest and with Christmas coming up too - get 'em while they're hot folks!

Just got a dispatch notification, I'm away at the moment but it should be waiting for me by the time I get back fingers crossed.

Thanks for speedy dispatch!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: emagdnim on 02 November, 2013, 14:50:09
Just bought it, can't wait.
Are you sure? We haven't received confirmation of that. We did have to relist on ebay, as by mistake we only put one copy up for sale the first time!  ::) Can you check you ordered from the (new) link above, and not (maybe a cached copy of) the old link? Or perhaps you ordered it from Amazon... who don't have any yet! :)

Did it @ ebay. Did not get any order confermation. So did it again. this time it worked.
Also get a confermation from paypall.

Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 02 November, 2013, 14:58:57
Yes, it came through okay this time - sorry for our screw-up.
We'll get it out to you on Monday morning. Thanks for supporting the BKA with the order! :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: emagdnim on 02 November, 2013, 15:14:25
Yes, it came through okay this time - sorry for our screw-up.
We'll get it out to you on Monday morning. Thanks for supporting the BKA with the order! :)

That's oke mate,
It is not your screw-up, could also be an Ebay screw-up.
Thank you for making another great book.
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 05 November, 2013, 15:09:32
Now also on Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1898591237/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=britikendaass-21&camp=2902&creative=19466&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1898591237&adid=19MDPTYMTT3H7R46NBZ1&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fkendama.co.uk%2Fbook3.html).
 
(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/198b3510461811e397fa22000ae91219_7.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1898591237/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=britikendaass-21&camp=2902&creative=19466&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1898591237&adid=19MDPTYMTT3H7R46NBZ1&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fkendama.co.uk%2Fbook3.html)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: Kev on 05 November, 2013, 20:06:02
I returned from my travels today and found Click! waiting for me when I got home.

First off, thanks to Donald, Void and the guest writers for another excellent addition to the series - it's great!

Second, damn you all - it's now going to take me forever to get up and down stairs thanks to 'The Staircase Race'. ;)

If you've not already ordered this folks don't hesitate, highly recommended. Do it now!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: emagdnim on 05 November, 2013, 22:23:43
i have, cant wait.

Will let you all know what I think about it when it gets here
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: HansNickmans on 14 November, 2013, 11:07:16
Took me quite some time, but I ordered it today as an early birthday present. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 14 November, 2013, 13:10:16
Packed, ready to post in an hour or so. Thanks!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: HansNickmans on 20 November, 2013, 15:00:54
Got it in the mail today, adressed to 'Hans Nickmans, 2nd dan'. You really know how to make a man's day. Thanks BKA!
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: shalafi on 20 November, 2013, 17:11:08
Did your had a picture?

Because mine was, and it was awesome :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: HansNickmans on 21 November, 2013, 08:59:08
You mean the kendama drawing on the back of the envelope? Yeah, I got that :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: shalafi on 21 November, 2013, 21:16:18
Mine was doing a stilts :)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: HansNickmans on 22 November, 2013, 13:34:47
I've read it back to cover and it's just great. There's a great mix between original, new, quirky and harder tricks. And on top of that it opens a whole world of combinations, variations and creativity. You can dip in at any point and come across something you've never tried before. This will keep me busy for quite some time.

Congrats Void and Donald
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 28 November, 2013, 15:03:21
Now available for N. American online purchasing via our lovely distributors http://kendamausa.com (http://kendamausa.com) .
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: BKA on 17 December, 2013, 13:44:56
This seems like a good review.
1st Attempt (lie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB316DSLGyY#)
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: kiasam111 on 03 December, 2014, 07:08:27
Sorry to resurrect a long dead post, but is there going to be an eBook any time soon?
Title: Re: [Books] Spike!, Knees! and Click!
Post by: The Void on 27 October, 2017, 15:49:54
Now in Romanian!
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