So this is a kendama ball with a big groove in it like a yoyo. The kendama world and yoyo world has been merging a lot recently and this is a direct result. Definitely some really rad things can come of this. Can’t wait to see more and get my hands on one.
Alex Ruisch hit me up and wanted to get some GT-1 Spectrums, so of course we hooked him up. But before I sent them out he wanted me to give them to Sourmash so he could have some custom painted tamas that matched. And as you can see Mash fucking killed it! These things just look so amazing. I’m stoked to say these are from Jake and my company, our good homie painted them and they are going to a legend. Enjoy them Ruisch!
Last night we released 40 of our new Full Hickory GT-1 completes. These featured an unpainted Natural tama. We decided to go with the no gloss because of how well the prototypes were breaking in. So hopefully you were able to snag one and if not. There will definitely be more in the future.
We got some sweet buttons made and they are up on the site now. 3 buttons, 2 GT sticks. $5. Can’t go wrong with that. Rep GT in style.
Ballard put together this awesome piece on “Iji”. KROM’s newest pro from Japan. He has that Dave Mateo dancing swag going on. This is a totally new style of kendama that you don’t really see very often. It’s amazing to see the Japanese and Worldwide scenes merging, only great things can come from everyone coming together as a global community. Nice work on the chop Ballard and stoked to see more from Iji.
If you didn’t know already Haley Bishoff is the new Tribute member! Congrats to Haley and I’m hoping that her being on Kendama USA will get more girls into kendama. She is a rad person and really rips at dama. The “dama fam” is happy to have a new member as well.
Bosch murdering shit!!! Last time I saw Bosch was at the MKO and he was full space lab. I’m glad he survived his rough encounter in the lab, to put out this amazing edit. Dama has come so damn far it’s so inspiring to see this insane level of play.
The Terra Kendama Pre-order is here! These are just "a little bit bigger" then the normal kendama but not as big as a Performer. They will be available in maple and purpleheart. I have been jamming my full maple and it has broken in amazingly. Basically lunars for days. Be sure to get on this pre-order because you know they will go fast! Also….
"The most exciting part of this project is that these kendamas are 100% made in Edmonton - our home city, and the birthplace of Terra Kendama! These kendamas begin their journey in the Terra shop, where we carefully select and cut raw lumber into blanks. Next, they are precision-machined in a shop that specializes in creating high quality products; our direct input and oversight of this process ensures that no sacrifices of quality are made! Finally, the unassembled kens, sarados and tamas return to our shop, where we carefully weight match all pieces for optimal balance before assembling and packaging the finished products.
We are very proud to release a high quality Terra Kendama at a more affordable price and in higher quantities, while keeping every step of the production very hands-on and local to our birthplace. We hope you will enjoy playing these kendamas as much as we have enjoyed creating them! “
The mugen challenge is a gnar list of like 15 tricks that you have to do all first try to win a mugen. Here is our boy Matt Decoteau’s entry. Fuck yea Matt!