Kendama First Aid Kit
The Kendama First Aid Kit contains THE tools that every Kendama players needs. Using this Kit, you will never be held back by an underperforming Kendama. You will be able to keep using your honed-in setups for much longer and experience more fun along the way. Read below what's inside the First Aid Kit and why each of these Essentials are important!
Inside the First Aid Kit you will find the following Kendama Essentials:
- Iron Tip - Kendama Glue
- Roll of 1mm Black Speedstring
- Sandpaper Coin
- Bearings and Stringtool
- Kendama Senses Clipper Lighter
- Kendama Senses Drawstring bag
Questions about any of the items? Read detailed information about each Essential below!
This is superglue to maintain your Kendama. It's essential to use this by adding a protectional layer to the spike, which is easily applied with the brush. As a result the spike stays fresh even after weeks of playing.
When the layer of glue disappears, for example by dropping the Kendama with the tip onto the ground, use this glue to add new layers and keep the spike in good condition.
A well shaped spike is essential for every Kendama player.
Flat spike = missing spikes = less success and less fun
Improve your current Kendama string. The string that comes out of the box of factory Kendama's is often rigid. It results in the string getting tied up around the Ken and your hands during play. Every experienced Kendama player knows this frustration.
Use it for the following situations:
- Make your rope the desired length, to more easily learn new kinds of tricks
- Have extra when your string breaks snaps.
- Replace the string of any new Kendamas you buy in the future
- Share the string with your friends
The speed string is the most used rope in the Kendama world. This kind of rope is:
- Slightly elastic
- Thin but strong
Would you still rather have a different type of string, in stead of this one? No problem: add a note to your order with your preffered string, and we'll make it happen!
The sandpaper is required to maintain your spike or to repair already flattened ones. Before you apply glue, it's neccessary to reshape it to it's original state. Sandpaper on a hard surface, like this one, is perfect for the job.
Have you practised stalls yet?
A stall is landing the Kendama on one of the edges and a honed-in bevel is what makes these hard type of tricks doable. The bevel is the edge of the hole in the Tama. In order to keep your bevel honed you will need to maintain it in good condition. You can use the sandpaper to sand the edge of the hole, so that a new tama becomes immidiately good for stalls.
WHY BEARINGS AND STRINGTOOL?
Have you ever experienced a yoyo tangling up? Frustrating, isn't it? This happens with Kendama, too! While most new Kendama's come with a bearing instead of the old-school bead, they often do not provide a replacement bearing! When your string breaks, occasonially, you may lose your bearing and are stuck with a bead that will leave you frustrated.
Every experienced Kendama player has experienced this and so they end up buying extra bearings. In this kit we provide 4 bearings, along with a stringtool that will help you pull the string through all of the small holes when you string a Kendama.
Kendama consists of the Ken and the Tama. The Ken is the handle which consists of the Sarado and Sword. And sometimes while playing, with some Kendamas, they go loose. ALL. THE. TIME.
The single best solution? Beeswax. You solve the problem of the Sword and Sarado going loose, by taking the Sarado off the Sword, warming up the beeswax and smearing a layer on the place where the Sarado should sit. Then you put the Sarado back on the Sword, press firmly and it will never go loose again. Unless you want it to!
To finish it, you can wipe off the residual wax and you're good to go.
WHY THE LIGHTER?
The Kendama Senses Clipper is used for the String and the Beeswax. Heat up the beeswax until it almost drips off. This makes sure it comes off easily onto the wood when you want to smear it.
After cutting the string, the ends will fray. This decreases the durability of the rope and makes it harder to get it through the holes. By burning and slightly melting the ends of the rope, you can pinch and pull them. This will make the ends very thin so you can get them through the small holes easily. Whenever you don't have a scissors or knife, the lighter can be used to cut the rope.