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Archive for May, 2015

Freestyle 15 Instagram Video Contest

All right, here’s the deal. We’re holding an Instagram contest and we want to see your most creative 15 Second Freestyle with only one rule…No spacewalks! Judges Alex Smith, Turner Thorne & Trevor Starnes will be looking for creativity, style & flow. Grab your gear and enter to win!

Deeply rooted in the Kendama community, judges Alex, Turner, & Trevor are always trying to improve and help others improve on their skills in freestyle sports. We’ve thrown together a prize pack that represents their love of not only Kendama but also Skateboarding for this contest.

All submissions must be tagged with hashtag #kusafreestyle15 and received by Sunday night, June 14th, 2015. Only 1 submission per person.

  • #kusafreestyle15

Judges

  • Alex Smith
  • Turner Thorne
  • Trevor Starnes

  • No Spacewalks.

 

Alex Smith Winner:

    • New Bamboo Pill
    • Alex Smith v4 Pro Model
    • Denim Blue Jumbo Pill
    • Autographed Natty Beech Pill
    • Kendama USA Logo Skateboard

Turner Thorne Winner:

    • New Wenge Pill
    • Turner Thorne v4 Pro Model
    • Sienna Red Jumbo Pill
    • Autographed Cherry Pill
    • Kendama USA Seal Skateboard

Trevor Starnes Winner:

  • New Padauk Pill¬†
  • Kaizen Select – Natural Beech
  • 2013 A.Smith Trad’l Cherry Pro
  • Autographed Purple Pill
  • Kendama USA Kaizen Skateboard

 

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Kendama USA Visits Design 39 – San Diego

We visited the new Design 39 Campus in San Diego and we had a blast! TJ inspired the intense crowd and awed the teachers and parents. We had a great response from the school and we hope to be invited to work with the school again in the future.

Design 39 Crowd TJTJ Signing Design 39
The folks behind Design 39 much like Kendama USA are innovators. Design 39 has open-concept classrooms, collaboratories & makers rooms. The school day there is different from traditional schools and is designed around an integrated learning time, taking the basics of reading, writing and math and looking at them as ideas and skills. It is because of this that they were recently awarding the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s Innovate Award.

Learn more about Design 39 and Poway Unified Schools here.

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Introducing New Terra Pills: Bamboo, Padauk, Wenge

New 2015 Pill Kendamas Bamboo Padauk Wenge


We’ve got three new Pill Kendamas available from Terra in bamboo, padauk, and wenge. These new additions to their “exotic” line of pills is not only beautiful but was hand selected for their playability and durability. Pick yours up at Kendama USA!

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Kendama Craze Sweeping the Country

Kendama was featured today on CBS News 8; “Kendama Craze Sweeping the Country”. Thanks to CBS & Jeff Zevely for the story. You can check out the full story here or watch the video below.

 

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How to String a Tribute Kendama

This great tutorial will teach you and your friends how to string a Tribute Kendama.

Unlike older traditional style Kendamas, this contemporary style 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.

 

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How to String a Kendama

These fun and in depth tutorials will teach you and your friends how to string and re-string any Kendama.
Being able to string and re-string a Kendama is an essential skill to have as a Kendama player.
So be sure and check out the videos below and you too can be a pro at stringing a Kendama.

Traditional or Kaizen Kendamas

 

Need new strings? Check out our store here

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STACK 2 WIN Contest Recap

Thank you all for participating in our Stack2Win Contest! We truly had some really creative submissions and we hope to see more when we do this again!

Here are your winners!

1st Place: Ryan Plourd



2nd Place: Dwight Daly Jr.

3rd Place: Raven Thomas

Honorable Mention:

Camille Cruz


Be sure to check out all the submissions by clicking here.

Everyone who enters our contests wins, Message us if you didn’t place 1st 2nd or 3rd for an exclusive deal!

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