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Player of the Month – Danny Rankin – February 2019

This month’s player is Danny R in Florida! We took a minute to chop it up with the @kendamagoat and this is what he had to say:

Waddup it’s Danny / Kendama Goat! I was born n raised in San Jose, CA. I lived in Portland for 6 years, then in my van for a few years with scattered months in Philly, New York, Thailand, and Mexico. Now I reside in Florida but I’m always driving back and forth to Nashville, TN.

I found Kendama from my buddy Zach. (@kendama_odyssey ) He posted a video on Instagram that I thought looked really weird so I asked him about it. He sent me a dama and now I trip border balance first T every time switch. Outside of kendama I like to make weird rap videos, play piano, beat everyone at chess, sometimes skate, but kendama is better, shmob my scooter to the beach, thrift, go down weird conspiracy holes, read the taco bell subreddit, eat taco bell, ride by bike, Rubik’s cubes, stuff like dat. A few people I wanna shout out / thank – My buddy Cameron (@kendamalicious ) shreds super hard, is always posting clips, loves the game and just has a lit AF genuinely great personality so he’s one I look up to. Scags (@bryan_scagline) I’ve always looked up to that dude. He has a super fresh style and really comfortable flow, like not just clacking around, but actually hitting the cups and doing a lot of grip changes. Anyone that flows really..

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Spreading The Love of Kendama.

My name is Chris Evans. I live in Lake Tahoe, NV. I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 468. On June 15th to June 19th I went to the Ban Tong Mong School in Phichit, Thailand. For my Eagle Scout Project I built a completely new playground that included two sets of three swings, a tunnel with a slide and I also repaired a spiny globe cage. I painted four buildings along with a few smaller projects to help improve the campus.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club, South Lake Tahoe Rotary Club, Kendama USA, The Red Hut, Boyd Dangtongdee, The People of Phichit, And Countless others!

I encourage any Boy Scout who found this video to do an international project. It is the best experience I have gotten out of Boy Scouts. I was able to plan mine in 2 and a half months imagine what you could do in a year’s worth of planning!

“When I pulled out the kendamas all the kids went nuts!! Their mouths all doped and awed after watching me pull out some quick tricks. I tried to tell them a little about the history of  the kendama but before I finished they all grabbed them and started playing! I put on Colin Sanders Edit 8 and one of Haley Bishoff’s edits for the girls so they could see some pros in action. It was a really cool sight! I handed them all stickers and they made sure they never left them out of their sight during the rest of the day. Even some of the local villagers who helped me out during the week were jamming along with the Thai Royal Army soldiers who also helped out.” – Chris Evans



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