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Posted: Does anyone else here play? I just recently got started/hooked and am having a lot of fun thus far. I am having problems with most spike moves, but I assume that is normal for beginners. One thing I have learned for sure is that it is all about the knees. I thought I would start this thread in hopes of obtaining more information, tutorials, and edit videos in regards to this addictive prop/toy.
Posted: you could probably even spin those like poi and people wouldnt know whats going on
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus
Posted: I cannot put this toy down. I am now able to land on the spike from any cup and drop ball the majority of the time. It greatly helps to be able to slightly manipulate the spin of the ball to assist in lining up the hole w/ the spike. I am happy I found this toy. I think it is helping me with juggling+poi practice and just being a more awesome person in general.
Found another cool edit I wanted to share. This guy has a lot of groovy videos. This is my new kendama hero.
Posted: OMG A KENDAMA PLAYER! gkuyhhgol9uidfhfgusghs Now I'm totally in LOVE w/ these forums. Well, I play(ed) I havent picked one up in at least a month or two. I have imported at least 2 dozen from japan. I use Oozora and Enjyu. I kind of walked away from kendama for a while because I wanted to focus on my Slackline and Poi.
I only have one right now, a TK-16 Master, but I am really wanting to get a Oozora hardwood model sometime.
I am currently working on trying to land any tricks using the tama grip (holding the ball instead of the handle). I cannot wrap my head around it. It is still so satisfying nailing it on the spike though.
Most of my practice goes towards poi and clubs (toss and swing) right now, but I still try to find time to kendama several times a week. It is real nice having other props to play around with when I am not feeling my poi groove. Slackline looks real fun, I would like to try sometime. I need to lose some weight, I bet slackline is a entire body work out.
I also wanted to post some resources here for Kendama that I look at.
Posted: Yeah, i know how you feel. I was all up in the kendama scene for a good year or so. I've got all of the basics and most of the advanced moves. my favorite move is to spike the ball when the hole is facing up in the center cup. Slackline is fun as heck. Its a huge core workout but once the wobbles go away it get so much better. plus where I live, there is noone else who slacklines and its always around 40 degrees fahrenheit in winter. But every kind of flow art has its ups and downs. I've spun fire before but now I know im ready for it. I just need some heads. but HoP stopped selling monkeyfist heads..
Posted: Kendama is a really special game that need time in order to achieve new trick possibilities. But after this learning curve it becomes a part of a regular routine of learning and developing new tricks. kendamas come in various colour varieties and there are also custom kendamas made - such can be seen over at https://www.AuraKendama.com who do some amazing custom work. Other brands such as Krom have fantastic grippy paint which is wonderful to play on as it helps the tama to keep good position. Kendama is a highly addictive game and everyone should try it soon