Jake Wiens from The Kengarden shot, edited, & directed this great video featuring one of our favorite players, Ann Connolly. Great video, great tricks, and it’s especially fantastic to see that the kendama community has such good taste in the players they’re following. 😉
The Kengarden is hosting a kendama ladder battle in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. Details are below!
This ladder is based off speed and control. One ladder for all 3 divisions. (beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Freestyle is about busting your best and making the crowd go nuts. You will have 1 min to bust as many fly moves as you can. (my advice is dont spend the entire 1 min trying one trick)
Freestyle will be judged by the crowd so make em happy. Flex your knees and you steeze!
Teams of 4 will form. 2 dancers and 2 Kendama players. Teams of 4 will face off in an all out freestyle showdown.
HUGE UPS to The DISTRCT for hosting the event in there amazing space! MEGA PROPS to Kendama USA for the prizes and getting the pros out. HELLA HIGH FIVES to DJ BBOYRELAPSE. EXPLODING FIST BUMPS to Kendama LV.
SEE YALL IN VEGAS TUESDAY MARCH 12th FROM 6 – 10! YEE
AROUND THE BLOCK (Small cup, big cup, bottom cup)
COOL WHIP (pull up orbit to big cup orbit)
AIRPLANE (fly like a G6)
The Kengarden dropped this great video featuring their all new patented Kendama Cam 5000! Ok, so it’s neither patented nor does it have a “5000” anywhere in the name…but it should. It totally should.
The Kengarden hosted their first Kendama Battle of 2013 at Dolores Park in San Francisco, with attendees including Lex from Kendama Co, Thomas Holzer from swisskendama, and SacKendama. There was also a huge yoyo player attendance, including Duncan Crew’s Paul Escolar and Sonny Patrick from AntiYo!
The new champions:
– Paul School
Advanced Grand Royal Champion Boss
Best trick / Most steeze in the kneeze
Kendama Co just released their new project. They have been hand turning out kendamas in Colorado for months now. Each Kendama is turned from cherry wood harvested in the Appalachian Mountains.
There is lots of controversy around “the first US made dama”. Lemme weigh in my 2 cents. Yes kendamas have been made in America. PAW, random kid in Georgia, Up Town Joe, some guy in Florida, and a guy from Woodturner Magazine. The point is that this is the first mass production of hand turned kendamas that are available to the public. The first full American kendama brand. Everything else is in China. Sweets, Shinzhu, Tribute, and every other Dama brand from America. So as far as the first American kendama I say Kendama Co takes it.
It’s been a dream to have American Kendamas for a long time now. Big ups to Kendama Co for making the push
The Kengarden gives us some more wood-on-wood action with this great kendama & bilboquet video.
I’m now officially freshly bummed about my dogs eating my awesome custom bolero that I had made by the guys at The Unit all those years ago. (Anyone know what happened to them? Can’t even find them online anymore.) It was amazing. Had my name carved in the decoration and everything. Now a Google search can’t even find them anymore. Anyone know where I can get a good bolero or drum-style bilboquet?
Plenty of bangers plus some quick-shots from my trip to California and around Canton. I wanted to create a higher energy kendama edit and took inspiration from the music video for the song DIE SLOW by HEALTH. All rights to HEALTH.
The folks over at Kengarden just posted this fantastic video…great tricks, good laughs, and it’s amazing how much all skill toy folks seem to get equally silly when they hang out together. Great stuff!