so this will be my first kendama, Im looking at the catchy one that glows cause I play in low lit areas sometimes. I was wondering how to they play are they weighted good? cause as I beginner I know it can be hard far as weighting goes pleae help me make my descion im going to purchase today
I would advise strongly agains getting one of those. They’re plastic and I guarentee over time it WILL crack. Plus you want to keep distractions to a minimum with kendama so you can focus, and I’m pretty sure a brigh LED in your face would be a negative thing for someone learning. Go to sweets kendamas website and get a focus; they just came out with it and its $22 making it a great starter
Oh now I will correct myself I didn’t see they came out with a glow in the dark plastic lol but still it’s not gonna have good grip because the plastic will slip, so it’s best to go with wood. Wood is good! ;D
I don’t mean to discredit the Catchy lightups, but since it’s all plastic, the amount of actual tricks you could perform with it is very, very little. Why?
- Slippery (and i mean it!) surface means you can’t do things like lunar, or even lighthouses.
- Small tama hole in comparison to the spike means that it’s almost impossible to perform something as rudimentary as a pull-up spike.
- That small tama hole, and it being clear makes it difficult to see the hole as well.
- Tama is waaaay heavier than the ken, and i believe the two should have similar weight to perform best.
I would reccomend a Sweets Attack or a Kendama USA Tribute for a first. If you’re willing to dish out a few more dollars, maybe a Kendama USA Pro Model
I really enjoy the Tribute Pro-models.
Tacky tama, and the tribute-setup means the ken isn’t going to come apart during long sessions.
all the same, in my limited experience, if it’s wooden, even if the tama is a little slick, if you’re just starting out, a well-made kendama is easy to find from multiple companies…
Krom, Croix, KendamaUSA, Eagle, Terra, etc etc etc
Well I went with a kendama USA I bought it used and its a lil look where the joint is other than that I am having trouble figure out right time to bend my knees for soft landing and my Sarah grip is a little off because its hard to transition, I’ve landed big cup to little cup once, grip is def off any suggestions?
For the knees, it just should come naturally when you do Sara grip, hold it just like it’s a pen.