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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #255 on: 07 April, 2016, 14:39:34 »
I got lucky, and got this for my collection. Not for sale.
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #256 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?
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #257 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. :)
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #258 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.
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #259 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.
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #260 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 :)

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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #261 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. ;)
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #262 on: 07 May, 2016, 20:42:00 »
That looks like a very pretty kendama stand indeed.

A few BKO acquisitions below





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 ::)
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #263 on: 27 May, 2016, 16:03:22 »
Just copped an absolute gem

Sky blue OG ozora

Every Kendama player should own this





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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #264 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.



^This picture best shows how golden it is :) But still, not quite as golden as in real life.


^Back view of the ken

^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!
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #265 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.
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #266 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

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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #267 on: 05 June, 2016, 05:50:29 »
@Jedi_man I am drooling!
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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #268 on: 05 June, 2016, 12:49:45 »
@Jedi_man that is stunning!

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Re: New arrivals thread (pics) - what did you just get?
« Reply #269 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.

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