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The Alex Smith Pro Model Kendama is completely made from maple wood and features a geometric maze design on the ken handle. The tama has been painted with our refined red silk paint, paying homage to his native country; Canada. Alex has also added a Canadian maple leave print on the top of the tama which helps identify the top of the ball. Leave your friends in a daze with this maple maze!
The Alex Smith Pro Model features:
Each Pro Model includes a replacement string and bead, instructional guide, and sticker.
A Special Note From Alex:
"This kendama is all about where I'm from. I've experimented with making kendamas out of countless wood species, and Maple has always been a favorite: it works in with a superior feel, while also being very durable (not to mention it is a Canadian classic!). The first kendama I ever owned had a red tama, so I'm paying tribute to that, and rocking the Canadian colors at the same time. The small white maple leaf near the tama string-hole works as a visual cue while playing. And of course I had to have the Kendama Edmonton logo burned into the handle above my name - I couldn't be more proud to come from such an awesome crew of kendama players! The 360º engraving in the handle is a design I came up with while doodling on a Pill in Japan last summer. I later wood-burned this design into an Ozora handle, and then decided to try it on my pro model. It turned out amazing, and the texture provides some added grip while playing! I hope you'll love this pro model as much as I do."