Kendama USA pro Turner Thorne just dropped one of the sickest kendama videos I’ve ever seen. Filmed down-and-dirty in an airport during a flight delay, the tricks he’s hitting are just unbelievable!
Kendama USA had a massive presence at the International Toy Fair in NYC, and the best thing about that is we get a TON of great video from the crew hanging out in New York! Check out some fantastic kendama play from Dave Mateo, Guy Wright, Matt Ballard, Jake Wiens, Turner Thorne, Tristan Gomez, Colin Grant, and the NYC Crew. Filmed at the iconic Grand Central Station in NYC.
Once again, Dave Mateo proves that he’s quite possibly the most awesome kendama player who has ever lived.
Kendama USA has a pretty amazing roster of players, and every video they drop is better than the last…amazing tricks, beautiful locations, and top-notch filming and editing. Enjoy a peek at the absolute pinnacle of modern kendama play!
Japan this year was a unique experience. We were deeper into the country than we had ever been before. The entire team was together for the very first time. With obligations like the Kendama World Cup, it wasn’t easy to find time to just play and lace some tricks. We worked in some stompage for the sake of having memories of this classic era of the team. We are stoked to see it evolve.
Featuring Keith Matsumura, Haley Bishoff, Jake Wiens, Matt Ballard, Dave Mateo, Zack Yourd, Colin Sander, Alex Smith, TJ Kolesnik, and Turner Thorne.
44RPM Toys, the brainchild of 2014 Trick Innovator of the Year Drew Tetz and World Champion Hank Freeman, is finally launching!
Their first two releases, a flatpack yoyo called “The Moon” and an amazing flatpack kendama, will be available Tuesday, December 9th at 8:30 PM EST, at 44RPMToys.com. The kendama retails for $25, and the yoyo retails for only $7. Flatpack toys are a pretty amazing concept…the pieces are laser cut out of a single piece of wood, and shipped flat. Then you pop them out and assemble them, like a 3D puzzle that ends up being a functional skill toy. Crazy!
Kendama USA dropped a crazy good new edit, packed with a ton of tricks that make you jump up and yell OOOOOOHHHHHH! Featuring TJ Kolesnik, Dave Mateo, Jake Wiens, Harald Boyesen, and David Mock.
CLYW team manager Charles Haycock finally released his kendama video…it was worth the wait.
That trick at 1:23….holy crap!
CLYW also released new kendamas today. Good timing.
And if you want to dissect the tricks a little…here’s a slo-mo edit so you can see every. little. thing.
The folks from YoYoTricks.com are launching a new website, and they’re looking for your help!
They’ve got a Kickstarter project online right now to fund their new site, LearnKedama.com, and they’ve got some great rewards including new kendamas from Catchy. Check out the details below, and then head over to Kickstarter.com to support the project.
For the last 5 years we have been running YoYoTricks.com and filming tutorial videos to teach people how to yoyo. We even launched our own yoyo, the Civility, through Kickstarter, which has helped us take our tutorials to new heights. It has been our pleasure to hear story after story of kids and adults finding our site and mastering tricks they never thought possible. We have been amazed and humbled at how meaningful our site has become to our users. We often receive emails from customers who share with us how the yoyo has helped them gain personal confidence, stem the tide of boredom, and even how parents are connecting with their kids as the whole family learns to yoyo together. While this certainly reaches far beyond any goals we had for the site when it launched, it has made the work more gratifying than we ever thought possible. Our hope is that through LearnKendama.com our users will experience the same joy and camaraderie others have through YoYoTricks.com.
Our long term aim with LearnKendama.com is to build the most thorough and engaging place to learn kendama on the planet. In the short term, through this campaign our goal is to get kendamas into the hands of interested people, and have enough tutorials released on LearnKendama.com by Christmas to familiarize those players with the fundamentals. The funds we raise through this campaign will not only help us launch LearnKendama.com by Christmas, but will supply us with our initial stock of products so that we can continue to run this business and make tutorials for the foreseeable future.
Gloken presents the ‘Mugen Musou Sessions’ from the Kendama World Cup 2014 trip. Some of your favorite kendama players performing on some of the finest kendamas; Kazuma Iwata’s Mugen Musou.
Kendama play by:
(Film & edit by Colin Sander)
Guy Wright has officially joined the Terra Kendama team! Hell yeah! Congratulations to Guy and Terra…this is a perfect match-up! Guy is easily the best Pill player on the scene, and is also just a completely awesome dude to hang out and drink beverages with. If he were here, I would hug him and hand him a beverage.
Check out Guy’s crazy Pill edit, and then go get yourself a Pill. They’re really just too much fun.
Jake Wiens shook off the jet lag during a recent trip to Tokyo, Japan to get in some filming. He’s pretty good at kendama, that guy.
KROM Kendama x One Drop Yoyos: Budapest
Check out this great video, filmed on a sunny September afternoon in Budapest with yoyo / kendama pros Vilmos Zoltan Kiss (One Drop) & Thorkild May (KROM Kendama). Good stuff!
A new batch of kendamas with custom painted tamas by Mr. Sourmash are here, in Ernest Kahn’s signature Mischief colorway! These are releasing Wednesday, September 3rd, only at DealWithItSF.bigcartel.com. These are $80 each, limited to only 25 pieces, and will be available at 11 am PST.
The first two collaborative editions, Black Bip Bop and Ash Berry sold out pretty quickly in larger quantities so be ready for slow-loading shopping carts and broken hearts on this release.
Grain Theory announced a new player to their kendama team…Nic Stodd! His first video for Grain Theory is absolutely nuts…enjoy!