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- Kendama USA is America's Original & Most Trusted Kendama Source
- Kendama is an active traditional Japanese game that builds hand-eye coordination, balance, reflex, & creativity.
- Great for all ages, young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master!
- High quality Kendama stands 7 inches tall and can be used for both left & right handed players. No Batteries Required!
- Every Kaizen Kendama includes an instruction manual, stickers, and a replacement string and bead. Made from Padauk Wood & Painted with Silk Mint Coat.
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We’re really excited about the first Padauk wood series here at Kendama USA. Padauk is a rich orange wood that turns progressively darker as you play and infuse your essence into it. We have paired this Kaizen shaped ken with a silk painted Tama to maximize the grip and playability. Freshen up your life with this cool Mint!
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the Kaizen kendama. KendamaUSA does a stellar job on their distinguishable "silk matte" paint (which for people who are still learning about kendama or don't really know what that means, it's a special kind of paint where the tama (ball) of the kendama itself has a matte paint finish and is very grippy which makes it ideal for balancing tricks and such). The widened bevel also makes spike tricks and tama grip tricks a dream with the occasional awkward half-entrance due to the width of the bevel. It's no skin off my bones, but it could frustrate some people.
What's so special about this kendama that makes it different from a $20 dollar KendamaUSA tribute? The wood it's made out of. Padauk is a beautiful, rich wood that grows darker the more you play with the kendama. However, it's dense and fragile so it will not hold up to a drop as well as a beech wood kendama which is usually the standard. The eye pleasing contrast from the dark orange wood to the clean spearmint ball honestly just seals the deal for me. It's been one of my most sought after kendamas ever since I started playing and saw one of these beauties and I'm very very satisfied with this. KendamaUSA, please branch out your padauk line with more colors!
I would not recommend this kendama for beginners though. If you aren't careful with this one, you could end up with something unsafe to play on. On the bright side, you'd have a minty fresh ball and the typical goodies that comes in the box along with the actual string itself and the bead inside the ball. (For you beginners, a TK-16 Master kendama is the way to go. Durable, and many pro's first kendama!)
All in all, I love this thing. Plays like a damn dream. However, its too fragile to be a daily driver to someone that jams as hard as me... No matter, it's an exceptional kendama and if you've been eyeing one of these, GET IT. What are you waiting for?
I've had this long enough to further detail this review, so I'd like to throw my two cents back in the hat again.
The padauk wood essence HAS to be cleaned off ASAP. Because of this, my tama is a little grimy and not as much as a vibrant mint as I had it when I unboxed it. It comes off if I scrape at it with my fingernails but I don't even know if it's a layer of paint or just grime. It kinda bothers me. But one thing that makes up for it is how durable it's actually been for me! I didn't expect this kendama to survive a drop from what others have said about other padauks, but I've dropped mine a few times on linoleum floors to concrete to hard wood flooring and the worst that's happened to it were a couple dents on the cup rims. This doesn't mean that you can just drop it willy-nilly, but for me at least, this thing is a dangerous slayer that can stand a punch. Not exactly a tank, but can take a couple hits. I still retain my 5 star rating for this kendama as it's my absolute favorite.