Pro Model - Rodney Ansell - Cushion Clear
$ 84.99 CAD
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Rod's new Mod
Rod has been a part of the Terra team since our earliest days - he brings an unmatched style and energy into everything he does, and this new pro model is no exception.
This small batch of Rod pro mods was finished by Sweets Kendamas, adding their legendary Cushion Clear to the tama. This paint finish is a grippy, rubbery-feeling coating that will help with tougher balance tricks like Lunar. A longtime favourite of many players!
"Ever since I started making kendamas in 2014, I've learned a lot about different shapes, their attributes, and what I like in a kendama. With every ken that I've made, I've gotten a little closer to this shape, which I've decided to call the Kocho shape (Japanese for favourable, or in good shape). Designing a kendama from scratch is hard, so I just wanted to use everything that has influenced me, and put it all into one design as best as I could."
"One of the largest parts of this, but maybe one of the most miniscule design-wise, is in the base cup, if you look it says 'SHCL' and 'Funk'. And that is just a shout out to two very good friends of mine, Dave Mateo and Dan Moe. These guys were guys in the community that had this love and this light about them that was really incomparable, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to help spread this light as best I can. So I hope that when you play with this mod, that you really feel that love and that light that those guys shared with me, because that's what I'm trying to share with you." -Rod
Maple Ken / Beech Tama
Ken and Sarado engravings
SHCL and Funk bottom cup engravings
Cushion Clear Paint by Sweets Kendamas
Large bottom cup 'bullet-hole' for lunar balance
Extra string/bearing pack, and stickers
Avg Weight: 83.2 g ken / 84.9 g tama
Ken Length: 16.48 cm
Tama diameter: 6.15 cm
Kendama comes unstrung in a sealed box, extra stickers included with every order.