Really Dumb Problem...


#1

Well, to put it shortly, I can’t tug the ball straight up without the bead and the end of the string coming out. Whether just pulling it up to one of the cups or trying to do a lighthouse, it just comes out and hangs there. I don’t know if there’s something I should do, or it’s just technique, or…?

Also, this didn’t come about until I restrung it. When I did, all this wood pulp come out. I didn’t think much of it then, but I realized later that that was probably what was keeping it down, and I had already just thrown it out. Any ideas on what to do?


#2

http://www.kendama.co.uk/setup.html

read that first part about string


(DOGS) #3

I take a tiny bit of sticky tack and put it under the bead, so it sticks inside the hole, but can still come free when I need to replace it.


#4

When i hold the tama with the hole facing upwards, i just touch the string coming out of the hole on the bottom every so slightly with my pinky. That’s usually more than enough to keep it from coming out.


#5

Quoted because it’s genius…


#6

in the beginning i propped a little piece of paper in the hole, to get stuck the bead,
when you do this , you have to rewind the string more each time to do proper pull ups, you can always get the piece of paper out when you need to,

i did see some japanese players tight a knot in the string just above the ball, this only can making the string more permanent, and sometime the knot can give you a little problem when landing the ball on the cup with the knot in the string,

and like Eastfield said, when play kendama with the tama grip, i use the same technic and hold my pinky on the stringhole so the string can’t get out, works perfect.

good luck