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Dama Dice – Game of K.E.N App – iOS

Dama Dice - iOS - Kendama Game of KEN App

Dama Dice gives slayers a new way to enjoy games of KEN. The Dama Dice app, available on iOS, gives you a random Kendama trick in Easy, Medium, and Hard difficulty modes. It also helps you learn about new Kendama tricks with the integrated Kendama Tricktionary. Just tap on one of the dice, and you can read about how it’s done or view tutorial videos from the best Kendama pros in the community.

We caught up with the app’s creator whos is also a local Utah slayer; Theodore B., and here’s what he had to say:

“I created Dama Dice because it’s fun to shake things up every now and then. I got started building these apps for snowboarding and skateboarding. My friends and I were always daring each other to try new tricks, so it’s really a product I built to have more fun with them. Dama Dice is great for games of K.E.N. when you don’t know what trick to try.

The app works through a process known as “procedural generation.” That’s fancy computer science talk for lots and lots of random numbers. If the number is “1″, the app gives you a different trick than you’d get if it’s “2″ and so on.

Dama Dice has over a hundred random trick components that it draws from. It puts those components together to make new and interesting combinations of tricks every time you shake your phone.

Dama Dice also has a Combo Mode that combines tricks together in lines of three. It uses the ending grip from the previous trick to figure out which trick to flow into. Combos are natural and fun to try. The app will keep surprising you with the combos it creates. It’s sort of unreal and nothing like the kinds of combos you can think up yourself.

So yeah, enjoy the app. Have fun! Send me your feedback too.  I can add in new tricks and move things around. I built the app for the community, and I want it to be something everyone loves to play with.”

 

“I’ve decided to do a free version so people can try out the app before getting access to all of the advanced tricks and combo mode.”

Dama Dice iOS Link

 

You can get that here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dama-dice-kendama/id1384971400?mt=8

Full version:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dama-dice/id1382452487?mt=8

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Friends and Family edit from Sam Parker

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Friends and Family Edit from Stephen Owen

Thanks for sharing, and nice Zip Up Hoodie!!!

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Jimmy Jacobson just sent us his first edit!

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The Kendama USA Sticker Pack Challenge!

The Kendama USA Sticker Pack Challenge!

We have been busy designing our new Sticker Pack for this holiday season.  We always give out free stickers with all our orders, and it’s time for some fresh new sticker styles.

That’s where YOU come in!   (more…)

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Nice edit from Taylor Hafner and Friends

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Count me In!!! Official trailer from the Wenatchee Kendama Team

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The Kendama USA Premiere Line is here!

Introducing the Premiere Line from Kendama USA

 

For a very long time we dreamed about producing our own Kendama, and after years of hard work that dream has become a reality.

Years of playing Kendama, plus mountains of feedback from our Pro Team and customers has taught us what works and what doesn’t.  Our vision was to make this amazing skill toy even better.  The premiere line is crafted from beechwood, and is the first Kendama to use metal reinforcement in the handle, allowing the cups to be permanently secure.  No more hassle pushing these pieces back together constantly or worrying about glue.  This new design has also simplified the entire re-stringing process.

We made our paint quality a top priority, and finally found a custom painting technique that could pass our rigorous testing standards.  Our Kendamas have multiple layers of high quality paint that are more resistant to chipping, improving the cosmetic life span of your Kendama.  The sticky paint surface gives great grip on technical balance tricks like lunars and lighthouses.  All our paints have been inspected by certified laboratories to meet or exceed all US toy regulations.

The Premiere Line consists of single colors, stripes, triple stripes, and the very first Pro Model series, complete with engraved signatures.

We have worked closely with an incredible team of designers to create a package that compliments the elegance of the Kendama.  In addition to the new Kendama, each package includes an instruction guide written in English, a replacement string and bead, and stickers.

 

 

The Japanese concept of Kaizen simply means “continuous improvement”.  We believe that even something as amazing as Kendama can be even better.  We hope you like the Premiere Line as much as we do.

much respect,

-KendamaUSA

 

we want to give credit where credit is due.  this project would not have been possible without the help of countless people.  we would especially like to thank the following:

  • the Kendama USA Pro Team for their dedication, patience, and input
  • the Kendama USA staff for the immense daily support and hard work
  • the industrial and graphic design team, specifically Kyle Sola, Jeromy Morris, Apollo Baldoz, and Christine Santanastasso
  • and finally you.  the kendama players who keep innovating this amazing skill toy

 

 

 

 

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Introducing the Kendama USA Pro Models

We are proud to announce the first ever Pro-Model Kendamas

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Friends and Family Videos: Chaz Edwards Edit 6

Thanks Chaz for sending us this new edit. Look forward to seeing edit 7!

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