Re: Top secret tacky tama technique


#1

Top secret method of making a tama have instant tack.
Purchase a block of raw beeswax from any craft store, breakoff a small piece, rub a conservative amount right onto the surface of your tama, and then smooth it down with your fingers.
This will create a staggering amount of tack, and the beautiful thing is, you can just clean it off any time or simply wait a couple of weeks to wear itself off!
Shhhhhhhh :wink:


#2

What if you melt it into your paint and paint your dama?


#3

Paint and wax will not mix


#4

It’s a bit serendipitous to see this thread here. Just this afternoon I was throwing a kendama I just bought and I was thinking to myself; “you know, I bet it would be a lot easier to “stick” these landings if I just applied a bit of wax to these cups.”

(of course I was also thinking that would be tantamount to cheating.)


(Waylon) #5

I’m opposed to the idea that tacky kendamas are cheating. If they are, then so are Yoyos with bearings.

I’m gettin’ me some beeswax.


#6

Would this work on natural and stained kendamas?


(Waylon) #7

I bet it would work beautifully. And last longer.


#8

I wonder if MFD buff would work.


#9

Wouldn’t polish make paint slippery?


#10

Yes, but buff is sorta sticky too.


#11

The wax goes on the ball (tama); not the ken- just for clarification


#12

But would it work in the cups? Say you applied it to the Dama and the cups would it grip even better?


#13

Whats a Rama?


(Waylon) #14

Ra·ma\ˈrä-mə
noun
: a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an avatar of Vishnu
Origin: Sanskrit Rāma.
First use: 1819


#15

Actually, they do. It’s called encaustic painting. However, it would be a whole lot of work for something that would be worn through pretty quickly.