Throwback Kendama Open (TKO) was a great event. Over 60 players from all over the country came together in Clarksville, Tennessee to jam & compete. Kendama USA Tribe member Zach Porter attended and local crews DKT, GVK, & the Grande Squad also showed up. Needless to say, there was a lot of talent there. The event had fifteen sponsors and many prizes were given out during the mini games, freestyle event, and the speed ladders. The vendors there were Sol Kendamas, Kendama USA, All Out Damanation, and Pineapple Kendama. The weather was brutal but most of the people that attended stuck it out through the heat and the rain for the entire event.
The advanced ladder was beyond intense; here are the top four after it was all said and done:
1st: Liam Rauter
2nd: Alex Mitchell
3rd: Jacob Womack
4th: Austin Ring
A HUGE shout out to Chad Covington and Sol Kendamas for throwing a banger of an event, here is the edit for Throwback Kendama Open 2016.
Take a look at some of the pictures from the event below.
Sunrise has been busy creating some new custom striped Kendamas. Hand made in Europe and another unique, high quality Kendama for your collection. Check them out in the null Limited supply in this first batch!
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 Sales@KendamaUSA.com
Our development team is headed out to our main factory to work on the Tribute Production already in progress. Since they’re away for so long, they decided to release some limited custom Tributes, some woodgrain Tributes, some 5-hole woodgrain Tributes, some Jumbo Metallics, plus more on the horizon. Oh yeah, and 25% off all Apparel for a limited time. Discount code: TributeSwag
Kendama USA is proud to announce the Tribute Team for 2012. We strongly feel that every one of these players is a great representative for Kendama as a whole. Incredible skills, great personality, unique style, desire to teach others how to play, and an overall positive passion for all things Kendama. Much respect to Dave Mateo, Jake Wiens, TJ Kolesnik, and Keith Matsumura for their accomplishments.
Shout outs and big thanks to everybody who helped behind the lenses, and to Jake and the Kengarden for chopping it up!