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Archive for June, 2012

Keith Matsumura Edit 6!


My 6th Kendama edit! Check it out!
Huge thanks to KendamaUSA and Tribute Kendamas, Wenatchee Kendama Team, The Kengarden, and all those that inspire me! Which is basically everyone who plays Kendama! I love you all!
Shot with a Casio Exilim EX-FH20 and edited with Sony Vegas Pro 10.
Kendamas used are all Tributes, one with a custom Chaz Edwards painted ball, and one with a shin fuji tama. Go check out and

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The Tribute Kendama is BACK!!!



The Tribute Kendama is back!!!

Developing the highest quality Kendama on the market has not been an easy or quick task, and we sincerely appreciate everybody’s patience while we’ve finished production. The wait is over!!!

The Tribute represents a premium quality Kendama, combining an unmatched combination of design and playing performance.

These high quality Kendamas use only the best beech wood which is FSC certified, to ensure sustainable forestry practices. We have improved the handle assembly to create the strongest Ken ever made. Unlike older traditional style Kendama handles, this contemporary style does not separate during play, and simplifies the re-stringing process. The Tribute can be re-strung between right and left handed play simply and easily without taking the handle apart. The cup piece will never fall off like other brands tend to.

The Tribute Kendama uses a superior quality string, which is custom woven with high quality fibers and offers more strength and flex during play. The handle has also been beveled to reduce friction, and eliminate the need for string guards.

The Ken is now thicker toward the middle of the handle, improving the balance and weight distribution for many technical balance tricks like lighthouse and lunars.

Every Tribute Kendama comes in professional packaging, and includes an instruction manual in English, free stickers, plus a replacement string and bead pack in the box.

Years of experience and feedback from our Pro Team has gone into developing this unique model, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Available now in your local stores, or online null

If your favorite store is not carrying the Tribute Kendama, please ask them to contact us at [email protected]




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Dave Mateo – Spike Hard Catch Low Edit 1


I hope you all enjoy another fun edit I was able to put together. I truly Miss all my family and friends back in Sacramento who are representing Kendama with Love and support for one another.

There has been nothing but grace out here in Atlanta and I wish that all of you there back in California can feel it here with me.

I really cannot wait to make an edit with all the Sackendama Community. I know that in time it will be possible. Although I am all the way across in the East. Im here repping for my HOME Sacramento. I miss you all.


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TJ Kolesnik Edit 2!!

So after a long wait, I’m finally dropping my second edit. Had some exporting problems, some audio is lagged but oh well! I’m apologizing before hand. Anyway, I spent a lot of time on this edit and hope everyone enjoys it. Consists of kendama, long boarding, and what my life is like. Big thanks to Jeremy Stephenson with KendamaUSA for making this happen, Turner Thorne my biggest inspiration, Colin Sander, Zack Yourd, Alex Smith and my fellow Tribute Team members Jake Wiens, Dave Mateo, and Keith Matsumura. I made this edit because Kendama is fun and a part of my everyday life. I hope to see more edits like this in the future! With further a due, I now present to the public, Kendama Edit #2 by Tj Kolesnik. ENJOY!
Shot by Brian Walker, Tj Kolesnik and Kyle Smaine.
Edited by Tj Kolesnik.

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Kengarden West Coast Tour June 9th – 16th

If you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you might not have heard about the Kengarden west coast tour.  Starting on June 9th, a van full of Dama rippers will be piling into an epic sprinter van for the week of a lifetime.  Things kick off in San Francisco before stopping though Sacramento, Tahoe, Bend, Portland, and ending at the battle in Seattle.  The van will be full of Dama Pros, the one and only Sourmash, boxes full of Kengarden swag, Kendama USA goodies, and a mountain of Tributes!!!  Be sure to check the schedule and come hang out when we roll through your city.  Every member of Kendama USA and Tribute will be attending the Battle in Seattle, so we can’t wait to see you there!!!

Click the image above to RSVP and find out important tour details!


Huge kudos to Tribute’s own Jake Weins and The Kengarden for organizing and making this historical event happen.

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