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Do you glue your Kendama tips to prevent wear?

I glue all my Kendama tips to prevent wear
Only my most played tips get glued
I own enough Kendamas that I don't really care about the wear of the tips
See no need to glue the tips
I will never glue my Kendama tips

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #15 on: 03 February, 2014, 17:46:09 »
Glue sesh!
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #16 on: 03 February, 2014, 21:24:29 »
At this time I only have two kendamas and have glued both.  One I used a number of times before gluing and it shows.  Definitely going to continue the practice.
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #17 on: 22 October, 2014, 00:05:20 »
Can someone explain why you glue the tips? Does it make that much of a difference whether the tip is sharp or dull? To me it seems that you have to be pretty exact when spiking regardless of the condition of the tip?

I would also love to see some photos of what you guys consider a good tip, to help us newbs out. As somebody pointed out, it seems that you wouldn't want to keep the tip quite as sharp as it comes straight out of the box since it might hurt the paint on the tama?

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #19 on: 22 October, 2014, 00:58:50 »
Yeah... Still no explanation on why a blunt tip is a bad thing though ;P

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #20 on: 22 October, 2014, 11:28:00 »
Ah, right. Well, simply, it's harder to get it in the hole - greater precision required. Plus, it's ugly.

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #21 on: 22 October, 2014, 17:01:41 »
Did it when I first started playing, done it with one kendama.
But stopped with it,  I rather play the dama as it comes.

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #22 on: 22 October, 2014, 17:08:17 »
...it seems that you wouldn't want to keep the tip quite as sharp as it comes straight out of the box since it might hurt the paint on the tama?
"Spike soft, catch low." Good technique makes kendamas last longer.
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #23 on: 22 October, 2014, 18:28:48 »
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"Spike soft, catch low." Good technique makes kendamas last longer.

Though I agree with the sense of this first one, I think it has its stylistic limits. Spiking hard has a different aesthetic to a pivoting, gentle slipping onto the spike style, and both are in my opinion totally legitimate techniques. If one practices a really powerful spike with enough concentration, it's surely only the tops of the cups that really take on any damage. Catching low, while also a stylistic thing, is so sensible it might as well be a maxim.
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #24 on: 15 November, 2014, 04:01:15 »
I glue most of my tips when they're slightly blunt. A couple of hours of play usually does it for me.
Sharp and hard tips kill the paint much faster.
I have been hunting around for the right glue for tipping, but i'm yet to find one.

Been using Selley's medium viscosity 4-pack tubes (ones that look like mini toothpaste tubs) for a bit, but once i open a tube, it's only good for one use (hardens up after some days), then i tried generic low viscosity ones. They can be used longer, but don't last on the spike as long as Selley's.

To [user]AlexSmith[/user], would you happen to know what glue Colin uses? I received a kendama from him sometime back and that stuff lasts really, really long.
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Super glue/ spike armor
« Reply #25 on: 08 March, 2017, 18:47:44 »
Do you folks apply super glue to the spike of the Kendama? Why or why not? Thanks

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Re: Super glue/ spike armor
« Reply #26 on: 08 March, 2017, 21:04:18 »
I do, I have tried both doing it and not doing it, and prefer it. It helps preserve the life of the spike tip, stops it dulling or folding slightly with play
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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #27 on: 08 March, 2017, 21:09:00 »
Hi @morgothaod ,
Welcome to the forum.
There was an old thread/poll on the same subject, so we have merged the topics. Have a read through for some opinions. That said, it hadn't been posted in for a few years, anyone still reading... Chime in with your thoughts/vote in the poll.
« Last Edit: 08 March, 2017, 21:12:41 by BKA »

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #28 on: 09 March, 2017, 04:32:47 »
How long do the kendama tips last before you need to buy a new kendama?

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Re: (POLL) Do you glue your Kendama tips?
« Reply #29 on: 09 March, 2017, 07:42:13 »
How long do the kendama tips last before you need to buy a new kendama?
Hi morgothaod,

Technically you wouldn't need to buy a new kendama if the spike dulls. I did find not gluing, that it meant the tama slipped off more easily doing certain things once the spike was pretty battered. I just sanded it back to shape and glued it and it was fine. You may have some issues if you wanted to do gradings if there is excessive wear, otherwise no real need to buy a new one, unless you just want to try something different.
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