From Sweets Kendamas:
Frank Morales - Franky has been playing kendama longer than Sweets himself and is one of the first players to bring kendama to the US. (straight from 2008) He's the founder of GAWDS, a premiere rollerblading brand, and has been constantly pushing blading forward for years. During our Unlimited Miles road trip we asked Boo Johnson who should be next on the Mob. We fully expected him to name a skateboarder but instead went with his old Long Beach neighbor Franky. Kendama Connects Worlds in the most surprising ways!
Reece Wilson - Reece has been jamming kendama for a while, and we are so excited to officially have him as part of the squad. A downhill mountain bike world champ, Reece is always fully sending it into whatever he does. We have seen him introduce kendama to countless people on his MTB journeys and through the Red Bull TV documentary Going In. He was even our European distributor for a while. If you follow the DH MTB world you are probably seeing Reece's name pop up more and more in the winners circle, and if you follow dama he is someone worth checking out asap!
Kendama - OOST Reece Ken, Full Maple, Custom engravings, Reece Wilson signature on spike, Sweets Crossken mark, Custom Prints, Representation of Benford's Law on bird stall, World Champion winning time in alien symbols on small bird stall, Balance Bevel in base cup
Tama - BOOST Tama, Cherry Wood, Stop watch on string hole, upper 50% inspired by the night sky, black with white star symbols, Multi-color tracking stripes, Metallic silver around bevel
Metal Spinner Bead, Extra String, Reece Mod sticker pack
Juiccy Jokerr - arrett Mckenzie aka Juiccy Jokerr is the newest member of the Sweets Mob!
Juiccy is a pro snowboarder who we have known for a few years. His passion for everything he does is unmatched and we have loved watching his progression with kendama. His Instagram is constantly filled with bangers on and off the mountain.
"As an avid skateboarder and snowboarder for over 18 years, my whole life has revolved around learning new things. Progression is always at the forefront of my agenda, and with kendama, I can keep that fire burning."
- Garrett Mckenzie
Kendama - BOOST JuiccyJokerr Ken, Full Maple, Custom engravings on ken, Joker in small cup, Shoe lace wrapping up spike, "Make your own luck" on big cup underbird stall , Signature opposite Crossken mark, Purple printed Sweets Crossken mark
Tama - BOOST Tama, Cherry Wood, Solid white upper 70%, 5 on string hole, Green lace on 70/30 line, Purple and white stripes lower 30%
Ken & Tama weight matched within 7g, Metal Spinner Bead, Extra String , Juiccy Mod sticker pack
David Gravette - David Gravette is a professional skateboarder and avid fisherman. This Signature Model obviously takes more inspiration from one on those things than the other. We are so excited to have David on the Mob. He brings excellent energy to everything he does and we are stoked that kendama has truly become part of his life.
"Didn't think I could get the same feeling of joy and accomplishment I get from skating without putting my body on the line, but adding a new kendama trick to my bag gets me fired up!"
- David Gravette
Kendama - BOOST Gravette Ken, Full Maple, Custom engravings on ken, Bass in Small Cup, Trout in Big Cup, Signature on the spike, Sweets Crossken mark, Balance Bevel in base cup
Tama - BOOST Tama, Cherry Wood, Water blue upper 70%, Fishing line spiral up to string hole, Bass & Trout swimming towards lure pattern, Lower 30% inspired by fly fishing reel
Ken & Tama weight matched within 7g, Metal Spinner Bead, Extra String , Gravette Mod sticker pack
Hobie Doan - We are proud to welcome Hobie Doan to the Sweets Mob with his first Signature Mod! Hobie started jamming kendama a few years back and we saw him connect to the game immediately. Seeing footage of him teach kendama to others all around the world made him an obvious choice for the team. We knew he needed to become an official member of the family. Reigning from Southern Oregon, USA, Hobie spent his life riding BMX and trying to level up in every way possible. His daily grind is more than admirable and constantly motivates us in the office to do the most.
Kendama - OOST Hobie Ken, Full Maple, Custom engravings, Hobie Doan signature on spike, Sweets Crossken mark, Balance Bevel in base cup
Tama - OOST Hobie Ken, Full Maple, Custom engravings, Hobie Doan signature on spike, Sweets Crossken mark, Balance Bevel in base cup
Ken & Tama weight matched within 7g, Metal Spinner Bead, Extra String, Hobie Mod sticker pack
Reed Stark - Sea Safari
Kendama - Maple Safari Ken, BOOST Shape, 'Safari" engraving on sarado, Reed Stark Signature engraving on spike, Giraffe pattern engravings on cup stalls
Tama - BOOST Beech Tama, Blue giraffe pattern, Bottom 30% tracking bullseye
Metal Spinner Bead, Extra String, Safari Mod Stickers