He can’t not be older than 5, and has Turner Thorne skills and Dave Mateo style. haha okay, well not quite, but he’s remarkable for age 5. Do you guys think he’ll burn out when he gets older and not have the passion for the game since he was introduced at such a young age or do you think he’ll turn into a kendama slaying dragon that just dominates the galaxy in inventive tricks and skills?
If a Kendama video ever had the potential to go viral, this would be it. This is absolutely insane. I knew he was going to come out with something super sick and put all his skills together in a master piece. Not to mention the around the galaxy stall combo he pulls off with the Jumbo is just absolutely ballistic.
I’ve been just waiting for someone to post something epic like this. Mateo will go far.
Stoked for Dave.
Matt you lucky dog. I want one SO SO SO BAD.
The rarest of the rare just arrived at my door yesterday. I had to trade an epic dama to get it but I’m more than happy with the trade. I had a white mugen that I got way back in the day when they were normal priced but I didn’t know about super glueing the tip so its spike is so flat. I won’t be making that mistake again, this thing has layer upon layer of super glue and it’s ready to shred! No way this shit in staying in package, damas are to be played not put on a shelf.
Long time dutch great Nicolas Schopher goes absolutely hambone on over the valley dubz. So insane!
Dude is such a legend. He has some of the best skills out there no question.
Photo Courtesy of James Mikes from Victory Kendama in England
I’m still really confused. But I’m just going to have to accept this as reality and move on.
Tama painting has been pretty popular for a while now, but some folks are really starting to up the game.
Sourmash from San Francisco is one of the world leaders at the moment in Tama Art. He puts an incredible amount of time and focus into each tama. Most previous artists focused solely on painting tamas but now more and more folks are channeling their focus on the art perspective versus the performance and “sticky paint” perspective.
I’m super stoked on this piece.
I love how a lot of kendama players are getting involved in other creative hobbies like music and art etc
This was definitely the most difficult competition to judge yet. These entries are awesome, there was so much skill and creativity here it’s unreal.
Thank you so much for all the entries. This was super sick. More to come for sure.
1st Place and Best Edit Overall
This edit was beautiful, entertaining, well calculated and brilliantly executed. In combination with the filming and editing and the last killer combo and the around the galaxy snatch. I was left pretty amazed.
2nd Place- Most Skill, best tricks
I flip floped between this edit and Jakes for like an hour. These tricks were just nuts. It is hard for anyone no matter the skill level to match Jake Wien’s filming and editing quality, but these tricks were insane. I took that into consideration and it left me with a tough decision. Both edits had killer finishing combos. The competition boiled down to an epic battle of style and creativity versus immense skill and precision.
Super Mega Honorable Mention
This edit was great all the way around. I love watching Matt play. No matter the competition, Matt always sets the bar. Matt is a beast.
Most Unique Edit
This edit was cracking me up. I’ve never met Gerard, but I can tell he has tons of personality. He is definitely a dude I’d want to kick it with. Big ups. haha great edit and some killer tricks too.
Most Creative Trick
Another incredibly skilled edit. Nick has gotten scary good. Clarksville is definitely holding down the fort in this comp! I really like where he disassembles the Kendama and continues to juggle sara grip. Super sick.
Young Guns Award
I’m not sure how old this kid is, but he is really good. I can’t wait til this super young generation gets to be in their twenties if they keep playing. I could only imagine if Jake and I found out about these when we were still kids…Well we are still kids, but you get my point.
Kensession Stand flags at half staff on Monday haha