We’d first like to thank everyone who participated in the contest this year. The contest entries we received have completely changed the game, and have redefined what pro-level kendama play is all about. Every second round entry introduced new tricks to the kendama world and it’s crazy to think that it was all fueled by the chance to be a part of our team.
Judging this contest was incredibly hard. I can’t say enough how blown away we were with the contest entries. All of the current pro’s gave their input and the decision was based on a combination of skill and overall production value. While every 2nd round entry blew our mind with the amount of skill displayed, Max’s creativity, quality of content, and his contribution to the community over the years won us over. We expect our pros to be ambassadors for our brand and to help us with our mission of spreading kendama love, and we are confident we’ve made the right choice in adding Max to the team.