Sweets Consistency Challenge | Round 2

Time for Round 2 of the Sweets Consistency Challenge!!

If you’re unfamiliar with how a consistency challenge works, it’s a competition to see who can land the chosen trick the most times in a row.

This time around we’ve got two tricks to test your consistency on: Earth-Turn and Whirlwind. Standard Earth-turns, not forward earth-turns. For whirlwind, the tama does not have to do an earth turn, but of course it can if you prefer to do whirwinds that way, so with or without the earth turn is fine, and it must be a normal ken-flip, not a forward ken-flip.

Also, for this round we’re going STRINGLESS!!!! Hoping to see some insane entries with no strings to tangle you up. (You don’t have to go stringless, but it’s an option)

Since stringless is an option you can start with the ball already on spike.

Prize for each trick will be a super limited Homegrown Maple w/ Walnut stripe!!!

Contest ends at midnight on Friday April 25th.

Please upload your entry to Youtube and title it as follows:

Sweets Consistency Challenge Round 2 | (Your name) | (The Trick) | (# in a row you hit)

Please post all entries to our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/748477498518652/?context=create&source=49

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Sweets Kendamas Legends - Alex Ruisch and Jeffrey Van Reeven

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 1.56.47 PM Sweets Kendamas Legends Alex Ruisch and Jeffrey Van Reeven promoting their new Legends Model signature Kendamas.

Get one at www.sweetskendamas.com

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Sweets Summer Special - 2013

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 11.25.58 AM Last summer we went on a roadtrip to Sacramento to Vend at the California State Fair. We had an amazing time with the community out there. All the pros came out to help sell and teach kendama. While we were there we laced a few tricks too.

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COTK - Urban Forest Edit 102

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Umm.. so there’s these guys in Oregon who are really really ridiculously good at Kendama.. just do yourself a favor and check out the newest edit from COTK. Featuring Nick Stodd, Nick Yturralde, Tana Hack, and many others.Children of the Kendama… 

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Something To Believe In | Nui Wong | CKG

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 12.22.05 PM New Mini-Edit out from CKG member Nui Wong! Love the super-clean style in Nui’s edits! Check it out!

Introducing the 2014 Sweets Kendamas Pro and Legend Models

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Introducing the all new 2014 Sweets Kendamas Pro and Legend Models. 6 fresh new models from the Sweets Pros you know and love, plus 2 additions to the Sweets Signature Kendama line, with Jeffrey Van Reeven and Alex Ruisch with their respective Legend Models. 

The culmination of over a year’s worth of testing and perfecting paints and finishes has resulted in some of the most beautiful and well-playing Kendamas we’ve released to date. Every Pro/Legend Model features a beautiful shimmering base color and is finished with our high-gloss Pro Clear, which we believe has the perfect balance of stickiness and slipperiness. Enough slip for a pro, enough stick for a beginner. Along with the unique color, each model also carries the Pro/Legend’s signature and a personal totem, a symbol which they’ve chose to represent them. You’ll be happy to know that a portion of each sale goes directly to the player!

Get your new Pro/Legend Model Kendama here: www.sweetskendamas.com 

Nic Stodd Edit 4 | けん玉 |

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 11.47.13 AM Really really impressed with this new edit from Nick Stodd. I think it’s safe to say no one is killing the BB and juggle game as hard as Nick is. Stoked to see what else comes from Nick, COTK, and the rest of the dama players out in Oregon! Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 11.50.19 AM

Taku Hatanaka edit 1

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Taku Hatanaka of the Shonan Kendama Team out of Japan has just released his first full edit! Taku absolutely tore up our last consistency challenge, and with this edit shows he’s got some style to go along with that skill! Looks like he’s playing some Sweets damas too! 

Had an amazing time in vegas once again. The community down here is really on point. Thanks to @distrct for supplying the space and @dave_mateo @kendamalv @thekencastle @kencastlekd for putting in the work to keep the community going. Keep up the good work out there. #kendama #sweetskendamas #kencastle #kendamalv #district #damatravels

Had an amazing time in vegas once again. The community down here is really on point. Thanks to @distrct for supplying the space and @dave_mateo @kendamalv @thekencastle @kencastlekd for putting in the work to keep the community going. Keep up the good work out there. #kendama #sweetskendamas #kencastle #kendamalv #district #damatravels

Kendama project at local Science Fair

Local Kendama player Ezra came in to the shop a while back to have a few of us participate in an experiment he was doing for science class. The idea was to examine the effect that different string lengths had on a players ability to land a variety of different tricks. We selected three of our employees of varying skill level to attempt 3 different tricks, with 3 different string lengths, and recorded how many times out of 10 they were able to land a given trick with a set string length. 

Ezra’s project was selected to advance to the State level Science Fair which was held on the University of Minnesota campus this past weekend.

Great work Ezra!

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All new Neon Focus

_MG_0824 The all new Neon Focus from Sweets Kendamas. The new Neon Focus is painted in-house and features a new neon paint. This paint is so bright you’ll have to wear sunglass to play with it! These bright and vibrant tamas paired with the new Focus ken are sure to please both visually and for play. Finished with our high-gloss Pro Clear.
Available in Green, Pink, and Orange.
http://sweetskendamas.com/product/focus-neon/

Shriner’s Hospital for Children | Dedication One-Day Edit | Nui Wong CKG

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From Nui-

"Made this little one day edit for the kids & supporters of Shriner’s hospital. Thanks Guys for taking care of Hawaii’s Youth Big thanks from me (Nui) here from CKG & Sweets Kendamas. 
Keep up the good work! 
Enjoy! 

Kendama’s Used:
-White Focus
-White JKA Mugen
-Shin Fuji X Mugen Tama

Kendama Makes Everyone Happier! Spread the Joy!
Keep the Health Strong!”

Groove Kendama Edit One

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 11.24.05 AM Totally amazed by the fusion of Yoyo and Kendama in this edit by Drew Tetz. He had a kendama custom fitted with a string groove so that the tama will actually wind up like a Yoyo. Check it out!

How to fix your loose cups

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We’ve made a simple little tutorial for fixing your loose cups on your kendama. No super-glue needed here!

Watch and learn.

Sweets Consistency Challenge

It’s been a while since we’ve done an online competition, and we want a reason to give out a few of our new Focus kendamas! 

We’re going to be running a consistency challenge with 3 different tricks; Jumping Stick, Lunar Flip, and Bird-over-valley.

If you’re unfamiliar with how a consistency challenge works, it’s a competition to see who can land the chosen trick the most times in a row. The trick must be started naturally, so for example, you must do an airplane to begin your string of jumping sticks, must pull up to lunar before your lunar flips, and must pull up to big cup bird before beginning over-the-valley.

Formal size Kendamas only.

You can submit entries for all 3 tricks, and you can submit a rebuttal if someone beats the entry that you’ve already posted.

The winner of each trick will receive their choice of one of the 6 new solid painted kendamas, and one of the 6 new stain kendamas. 

You have until midnight on Friday February 21st to submit your entry. 

Please upload your entry to Youtube and title it as follows:

Sweets Consistency Challenge | (Your name) | (The Trick) | (# in a row you hit)

Please post all entries to our Facebook event page here -> https://www.facebook.com/events/578125378945843/?context=create 

Good luck!!