New to Kendama, need some simple questions answered

Okay, just tried a friends Kendama and want one know!

I’m going to get a Kendama USA Tribute.

Does it mater if I get a Trans tama, stripe tama, or solid tama?

Anything I need to know about the string? Should it be replaced or what?

Anything els important?

I’ve got the translucent one, and I can vouch for it. The paint is beautiful, and hasn’t chipped on me yet. (and I’m still noob enough to be hard on it.) I like my Tribute well enough that I’ll probably get a solid and/or a stripe eventually. None of my kendamas go through strings near as fast as yoyos do, but it wouldn’t hurt to pick-up a couple of spares. The Tributes do come with a spare string, but mine for some strange reason came sealed from the factory, strung left-handed. I tried to cut off the knot and re-tie it, but the string ended up too short, so on went the spare string it came with.

Any difference in the colored tamas?

the paint should all be about the same. the stripes just give you reference on how the tama is oriented.