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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #15 on: 28 October, 2013, 20:56:15 »
"I'll definitely be making my own wooden tips in the meantime. Something nice but soft, to help preserve the tama, maybe some birch or maple... :p"

@AlexSmith Please make these available on your website. It'd buy a maple tip in a heartbeat.

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #16 on: 03 November, 2013, 21:23:30 »
I'll definitely be making my own wooden tips in the meantime. Something nice but soft, to help preserve the tama, maybe some birch or maple... :p



Ill probably be doing the same.
I have been neglecting my lathe for the past 5+ months:(
but the musou will hopefully give me enough inspiration to get back at it.

The cold weather always gets me in the mood to woodwork again as well.


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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #17 on: 06 November, 2013, 16:08:31 »
I ordered both. Can't wait to get them! Anyone knows if they are numberd?

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #18 on: 07 November, 2013, 17:57:58 »
I doubt they will be numbered, if they are it will just be the box like the Earth blue's were.

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #19 on: 07 November, 2013, 19:21:26 »
Yeah thats what i mean the box i ordered the second after they went up online so i hope for a low number :p

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #20 on: 10 November, 2013, 15:09:15 »
Yeahhhh... Tomorow they will be shipping all orders! Hope it doesn't take to long to get here!

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #21 on: 14 November, 2013, 15:14:33 »
I got my sparkling green Mugen yesterday in the mail. I was initially blown away by how gorgeous it looked and felt. The tama looks awesome and the paint is perfect. My only issue is the weight differential between the ken and tama. It feels way off to me and it has made several tricks extra difficult. Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe the fact that it is a bit larger than a normal kendama is throwing me off.

I think I built it up in my head way too much. I ended up feeling a bit disappointed by the end of the night. That being said, I can't wait to get home from work and jam on it again haha. It's still a Mugen, it's still a work of art, and it was definitely worth the money.

Thoughts?

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #22 on: 14 November, 2013, 16:20:52 »
Heavier ball of heavier ken?
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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #23 on: 14 November, 2013, 16:31:58 »
Hope i get mine tomorrow :). And maybe you need to get used to the size etc yes. :). But what ive heard / read is that they r pleyibg really nice. Hope that they where not all fanboys :p

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #24 on: 14 November, 2013, 16:53:54 »
Hi guys what countries are you from? I would like to have an idea of when mine will arrive?
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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #25 on: 14 November, 2013, 17:14:29 »
Netherlands here. Mine arrived in amsterdam yesterday but are still at customs.. Most of the time it takes 24/48hours to get through so if i'm lucky the are in my hands tomorrrow!

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #26 on: 14 November, 2013, 19:37:40 »
I live in the United States in upstate New York. I got mine yesterday afternoon.

Heavier ball of heavier ken?

It is very ball heavy. If I get my hands on a scale I will let you know the exact weights of both. I'm pretty disappointed at the moment but I am hoping it grows on me. I will definitely keep everyone posted.

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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #27 on: 14 November, 2013, 22:39:17 »
Well, I'd say it's at least better that way round than the other. I find a heavy ball is nice for Birds, etc. Still, if it's too much heavier, then yes, that's not that great.
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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #28 on: 15 November, 2013, 15:13:00 »
I got my sparkling green Mugen yesterday in the mail. I was initially blown away by how gorgeous it looked and felt. The tama looks awesome and the paint is perfect. My only issue is the weight differential between the ken and tama. It feels way off to me and it has made several tricks extra difficult. Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe the fact that it is a bit larger than a normal kendama is throwing me off.

I think I built it up in my head way too much. I ended up feeling a bit disappointed by the end of the night. That being said, I can't wait to get home from work and jam on it again haha. It's still a Mugen, it's still a work of art, and it was definitely worth the money.

Thoughts?

I'd like to retract some of what I said. I'm not sure why my first impression was so rough and I feel like I should've never even posted this without properly testing.

After playing with it for a couple hours last night I realized the weight between the tama and ken really isn't that off. I'll be able to get the exact weight of both tonight and I will definitely post about it. I think the transition from a traditional kendama to the newer/larger Mugen did throw me off. I realized I went through a similar process when I first bought a sweets with the Aisuru finish. I thought the heavy tama was awful and it really threw me off at first. After a week, it became one of my favorite kendamas ever.

I'm definitely not disappointed in any way. I really can't wait to break it in even more over the weekend.

My only complaint is that I can't have a Sakura Pearl yet! hahaha. (Obviously kidding.) They just look SO gorgeous. I can't wait for their release!
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Re: Mugen Musou (Public availability)
« Reply #29 on: 15 November, 2013, 21:36:11 »
Got my sparkling green yesterday (U.S.). First reactions: it should be called sparkling black, not green. Under anything short of direct sunlight, the color is that dark. And unfortunately, it has been overcast since yesterday. My tama weighs 74.7 grams; ken 74.5 (2.63 ounces). The notorious plastic tip is softer than wood. It is designed to not damage the tama, and I believe that dents from this tip are shallower and not as noticeable as from a natural wood tip. But the tip is so soft that IT shows signs of wear from contact with the tama hole edge. The Mugen Musou does come with an extra tip, as well as an extra string. Two surprises: first, the paint on this tama is incredibly grippy. It's awesome. More grippy than the Ozora sticky white tama. But second, and not so good to me, is that launching a Jumping Stick is a little bit...sticky. That is, it takes greater care to flip the ken smoothly out of the hole. Maybe it's my lousy technique, but compared to an Ozora, TK-16, Sweets Homegrown and any number of other kendamas, the Mugen is not as "smooth" in this respect. I suspect it has something to do with the plastic tip. Otherwise, as far as build quality and finish, the Mugen (no surprise) is as refined as any kendama I've handled--two dozen brands and models and counting--and more refined than most. 

 

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