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Archive for September, 2012

Introducing the 2012 Pro Model Kendamas

Our most anticipated Kendama has arrived.

The 2012 Pro Models are now available!!!

The Kendama USA Pro Team is made up of a distinguished, talented, and positive group of Kendama players. These seasoned veterans have been true innovators, pioneers, and inspirations to the growing number of Kendama players around the world. Each team member has chosen his own unique engraving and tama color for this very special product release.

The 2012 Pro Models use a dense, high quality dark cherry wood for the Tama. This extra weight gives your Kendama a unique feel, sound, and control while playing. Each Pro Team member has his signature laser engraved into the handle. Inside our brand new packaging, you’ll find an envelope stuffed with a handful of fresh stickers, and instruction guide, and and extra string and bead. A portion of every purchase goes directly to that player. Help support your favorite Pro!!!

The Pro Models have been our fastest selling Kendamas to date. Act fast to be sure and get your piece of history! If your local store does not carry Kendama USA products, let them know you want them before they’re gone. You can also order the Pro Models online in our web store HERE.

We have been receiving questions in our inbox daily. We will address some of those specific questions here:

When will the Pro models be out?
NOW!!! Check them out in the store.

What color is Alex Smith’s Pro Model?
This is Alex’s first Pro Model from Kendama USA. He has chose Sage Green as his color. Great pick!

Why did the rest of the team choose the same colors as last year?
We wanted to improve on the Pro Models we produced last year. There have been huge improvements to our manufacturing process, materials, and overall product design. We wanted to re-release the original colors along with Alex’s pro model for our supporters to have a higher quality version of our classic Pro Model.

Will you ever pick new colors for the Pro Models?
Yes. The next version of Pro Models (2013) will have all new colors.

What else is different about this Pro Model series?
We have been tweaking the dimensions of our Ken on each production. Compared to the most recent batch of Tributes (spring/summer 2012), the Pro Model kens have slimmed down just a bit where you grip the ken, and have also thinned down the spike for a precision spiking experience. The Tributes have always been noted for their excellent balance and weight distribution, and the Pro Models are our newest tweak to an already superior Ken.

Will you keep making this version of Pro Models?
We don’t plan to. After this production is gone, we plan to move forward with some of our new ideas for 2013.

Who is the next Pro?
We’ll find out in 2013!!!

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We LOVE this Adam Kingman Edit

Adam Kingman is a great human.  Talented, positive, and just so happens to enjoy Kendama as he travels all over the world.  This edit is inspirational on many levels.  Great work, much respect!



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Kendama in Hong Kong

Smore just sent us over this edit from a recent Kendama Funday event in Hong Kong.  It’s awesome to see Kendama being enjoyed all over the world.  Thanks guys!!!


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Sunrise Walnut Kens just released!!

Sunrise has been busy creating some great new custom striped Kendamas.  This new special edition comes with an all Walnut Ken. Great grain, great color. Hand made in Europe and another unique, high quality Kendama for your collection.


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The Cook is Glowing

The cook whipped up some midnight snacks.  New glowing Kendamas available now in Green and Blue.

Available now in null


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Eddy Montalvo Customs available now

Fresh from Sacramento, these crispy new customs are hand made by Mr. Eddy Montalvo himself. Rasta swirls surround a tacky tama that plays as good as it looks.


Each custom is strung on a Tribute handle for optimum performance and comes with an extra string and bead.


Check them out in the store HERE.


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3 New Triple Stripe Colors Just Arrived

3 brand new color styles just got added to our Triple Striped Tributes!  See them all in our store HERE.

You might recognize the Black with Triple Blue stripe – Keith Matsumura won the battle in Seattle with this dama!

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5 Hole Kendama Back in Stock

5 Hole Kendamas are back in stock. Available in 3 new colors! Check them out in the store HERE.

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A moment with the Keyaki by Jake Wiens

The Keyaki is part of the Hardwood collection from Ozora. They Keyaki has a crazy grain and nice weight. I love the sound of the taps and the overall play of this kendama.
One of the major things I noticed about the Keyaki is that the spike is tough as nails. I abused it like crazy and its still sharp as the first day I got it. Its just nice to hold a Kendama %100 from Japan. There is a feeling of pride when you hold a Keyaki. Proud to be part of Kendama.

Pick yourself up one from the Kendama USA store HERE

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Solar Storms by Starnes

Inspired by NASA’s recent Mars exploration, we have decided to take a journey through the Galaxies. On our latest mission, we discovered a brand new Tama design. Hand crafted by our very own Trevor Starnes, these “Solar Storms” have certainly captured the most unique expressions that can not be duplicated! Gaze deep into the free flowing storms and observe the beauty of its natural phenomena!

These beauties are featured on Tribute kens for optimal performance, and include a replacement string and bead.

Due to the unique style of our process, no 2 Solar Storms will ever be identical. The photos are for reference only. While the artistic method stays consistent, each Kendama will feature variations in it’s swirl patterns, dominant colors, and amount of visible woodgrain.

Check them out today in our store.

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