For a first Kendama the following is important (2 min read):
- The shape of the handle (the Ken)
- Gluing the tip of the handle
- The coating on the ball (Tama) with grip and tracking
1. The shape of the handle (the Ken)
The shape of the Kendama is important and it has been developed in recent years: much of the range is outdated and unsuitable. There is very clearly the best price-quality ratio for a first Kendama: we want an up-to-date form of play. The models at the bottom of this page offer this. This includes larger cups, but there are many more details that are better on newer Kendamas versus older ones.
2. Gluing the tip of the handle
Often you try to get the point in the hole with the Kendama de and very often this does not work. This means that the point (Spike) regularly receives an impact from the ball (the Tama). This will slowly flatten the tip. With a pointed point, the game is much more fun and easier. To make sure that after a few weeks playing remains as fun as in the beginning, we make sure that the spike retains its pointed tip with the glue on the tip!
3. The coating on the ball (Tama) with grip and tracking
To be able to see where the hole is, it is important that the ball has "tracking". This means that through the design of the ball, you can learn to know where the hole is, even if the hole is pointing away from you when the ball is in the air. This makes the game easier and more fun. In addition, it is important that the ball has grip when you try tricks where you balance the Ken (the handle) on the Tama (the ball). This grip is provided by applying a special coating to the ball.
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