We couldn’t be more honored and excited to announce Jake Wiens as the new 2013 Kendama USA Pro Team Member.
Jake has been an awe inspiring figure in the Kendama community for as long as I can remember. The roots he planted during the first backyard Kengarden battles in San Francisco have grown into something none of us could have imagined. Jake brings an unmatched energy and enthusiasm to the game, and shares a true passion for introducing Kendama to new players around the world. With all the collaborations, mutual support, amazing events, and incredible dama journeys over the past few years, it’s a very well deserved spot.
This edit takes you into Jakes life in San Francisco, with stories from some of his closest friends and inspirations.
Jake’s Pro Model Kendama will be released in 2014. Welcome to the family.
Big thanks to Colin Sander for the incredible production quality, and to Tori Sander for the crispy stills. Shoutouts to Matt Rice, Harald Boyesen, Andy Olive, Guy Wright, and Sourmash for their contributions to this production.
All cherry. All the time. These beautiful Kendamas are the hardwood version of the standard 2013 Pro Models. They are strung with the same color string as their beech wood counterpart. The denser, harder cherry wood adds more weight to your Kendama game and has a great clack sound like no other. The 2013 Pro Model sticky paint has been a game changer, and this limited edition series is one of our favorite Kendama’s we’ve ever produced. These are the rarest specimens in our spirit animal series. Be sure to swoop one before they’re extinct!
A portion of every purchase goes straight to your favorite pro, helping to support future Kendama progression and growth.
For me Kendama in general is many things. I like to think of it as a tool that has helped me get through life. It really teaches patience, keeps you chasing for something new or challenging, and creates an environment that cant be explained unless you are physically there to experience it. Kendama has given me more than I could ever ask for without even asking. If we apply the same efforts and dedication we put into life the way we play Kendama, there would be no end to our perseverance. Give challenges in your life the same chance that you had given to land your hardest trick and move with the same dedication to the next one.
K-os – Black Ice
Esperanto – Night of the wolf
K-os – Crucial (remix)
Jake Wiens talks Kendama. Take notes. This is just a taste of whats in store. Stay tuned.
Kendama is whatever you want it to be. Kendama could be your sport. It could be your hobby. It could be your time-waster. It could be your break from the office. It could be your meditation. It could be your workout. It could be just straight up stress relief. Or it could be what you do with your friends. So when it comes down to it, it’s your Kendama, and it’s your choice of whatever you want it to be.