I am just starting to get into kendamas and I do not know what to start with. I want to get one that will last long but under $35 and not too hard to use, any suggestions?
Well really any kendama would do but I believe most people would recommend Oozora at this point, though if you can find a Sweets Aisuru, those are known to be one of the most durable kendamas, here a bit of proof:
But you don’t really need one of those to start out, as i said before Oozora or any Sweets (now sold on yoyoexpert), or Kendama USA( also sold here) well work find. But if i had to recommend one perhaps a Sweets Atack, since it is known to be tacky right out of the box, which I suppose is good for beginners, just so they can get the movement down, but as you get more advance you might want to move towards a slick type of surface like an Oozora. Still whatever kendama you choose should be fine, good luck dama’ing!
My first and only kendama is an Ozora. It works pretty well, is durable, but is kinda slick. You can do the balloon cheat though.