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Weekend In The Woods Recap

Weekend In the Woods was a huge success. The three days were filled with filming, competition and most of all FUN.

This year’s winners were:

  • Henry Roe – Beginner Champion
  • Parker Giovannetti – Intermediate Points Ladder Champion
  • Hartej Singh – Pro Open Division Champion
  • Logan Tosta – 7 to Spike Freestyle Champion

 

For more images from the retreat you can visit www.Weekendinthewoodsretreat.com

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FDVI – Japan MixTape

The Flownamic Duo is back at it again with this edit from their travels to Japan for Catch & Flow 2016. Enjoy as they journey through the streets of Tokyo.

 

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Kendama USA Presents – Flownamic Duo 3

Kenyatta Williams & Dave Mateo release a 3rd installment. Flownamic Duo strives for you to continue to Kaizen. Kenyatta and Dave give you complimentary versatility within each others play style in FD3 and continue to revolutionize Kendama for the love.

Enjoy FD3

Kenyatta WIlliams – “”

Dave Mateo – “The determination to land a trick in this edit was definitely there. There was plenty of struggle and pain for me in this one. In the end it was all love and fun. The final product Kenyatta and I delivered was worth going through it all.”

If you haven’t  seen Flownamic Duo 1 & 2 Check them out right here!

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KendamaUSA Presents – FLOWNAMIC DUO

Have you wondered what would happened if you could take two of some of the STEEZIEST players in the the Kendama game. Well here you have it. Enjoy Kenyatta Williams (TwiztaKat) and Dave Mateo (SpikeHardCatchLow) as Flownamic Duo.

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KWC Set Ups: Dave Mateo

“This project highlights each of Kendama USA’s players and the specific kendama set ups they chose to use for the KWC while also adding my own style into the mix. Every photo was taken with instant-print cameras (Polaroid OneStep SX-70 and Fujifilm Instax 210) and every word written by hand. I like taking the foreign route in todays technology era and crafting things by hand. Having a limited amount of film for the cameras also added a surprise/suspense element to it all because each shot was a make-or-break on whether or not it would come out in focus or not. I really want to thank  Jero, Cecilia Chow, Luke Evans, and the K-USA team for their contributions on making this come together ”

For the next 3 days we will release one of the players pages so be on the look out so you can see what set ups some of your favorite pro players are choosing to jam these days.

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Road to NKR San Diego.

Dave Mateo is hosting a series of competitions allowing the winner of each city to get a full ride the the National Kendama Retreat this upcoming april! Here is the group photo of the San Diego competition!

Congratulations to Matthew Rigato for taking home the win!

Make sure you dont miss out on the next event going on in LA on March 29th!

For all the information you need goto SpikehardCatchlow.com 

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Dave Mateo – Spike Hard Catch Low x Gloken – Edit 3

Dave was honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Gloken on his recent Spike Hard Catch Low edit #3. During his last trip to Japan for Catch&Flow, Dave was presented by Yukka this rare Jumbo Snow-Gold Musou from famed kendama-maker Kazuma Iwata. Dave told Yukka that he would dedicate the Spike Hard Catch Low edit #3 to Gloken for gifting him this awesome Kendama.

From Dave:

“The sound and playability of this Kendama is unreal.  I did by best to help capture what this Kendama sounds like while being played. It has deep clicks, not too tacky but forgiving tama grip and amazing balance feel.

Thank you Kazuma, Yuka, Tomatsu, and Zoomadanke for letting me experience this Kendama. ”

Special thanks to
Takeshi Kamisato (Duncan), Dominic Calimquim (Folken) and Carolina Herrera (E&R) for helping me film.

 

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Spike Hard Sundays With Dave Mateo.

Spike Hard Sunday was a huge success. The Las Vegas scene is strong and still growing. Spike Hard Sunday is a great way to start your week where the kids will be able to pick the park they want to meet, hang and jam for a few hours. Think of this as your local Kendama community you can call your own and bring the scene and growth to your favorite parks in Las Vegas. These sessions are brought to you by Spike Hard Catch Low in collaboration with Kids Ken.

Kids Ken lead by Keith Cristobal (father of the infamous @casedama) has the vision of uniting not only the kids of the Kendama community, but also their parent’s. Keeping them aware that Kendama is great thing. Not just a toy to keep your kids busy. Kids Ken is here to push the parents to be a little more involved and to push other parents to support there kids in Kendama community.

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Arizona Pool Session.

While the team was in Arizona for the ASTRA Toy Show we had a chance to meet and hang out the Herrera family. Burgers, drinks, a pool, and an epic diving board!  The weather was amazing at night! It was midnight and over 90 degrees outside! Everyone on the team comes from some corner of the action sports world so we immediately gravitated to the diving board. Some epic dives, belly flops, and cannon balls happened that night.  When your on the road and traveling nothing beats hanging out with a local family.  Huge thank you to the Herrera family for the hospitality and letting TJ jump off your roof!

Words and Pictures by Jake Wiens

Check out all the photos HERE! 

 

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Kendama Las Vegas 1 Year Anniversary!

Dave Mateo and Kendama LV are hosting a competition for their 1 year anniversary!! If you are in the Las Vegas area swing by and check out all the action! We will have kendama USA Pros Dave Mateo, TJ Kolesnik in attendance!! You dont want to miss this!

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Dave Mateo – SHCL x Royal Rummel

Dave Mateo brings you his latest edit showcasing the 70/30 Kendama by Royal Rummel! Dave never fails to impress with his unique style, flow, and creativity!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

These kendama’s are available at

http://shop.kendamausa.com/collections/kendama-usa-customs/royal-rummel

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Dave Mateo’s Spike Hard Catch Low edit #2 – For the Love

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.

Enjoy.

- Mateo

Music:
K-os – Black Ice
Esperanto – Night of the wolf
K-os – Crucial (remix)



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