tyler abrahamson: founder
26 years old, from Maplewood Minnesota
I helped start Kendama MPLS as a way to positively impact a community I love. My favorite part of Kendama is helping someone else succeed at whatever they are trying to do, whether that be spin spike or planning a freestyle run. My newest goal in Kendama is to spread this joy I have found to as many people as possible.
christian schuster: founder
27 years old, from Eden Prairie Minnesota
Kendama Minneapolis was a dream I had for pumping up the Minnesota kendama scene. I wanted to have the coolest kendamas, the raddest events, and to provide a place for anyone interested in kendama to learn and jam. It has become all of that and so much more thanks to our Pro Team and countless other shredders all over the world. Your support is so very humbling and I am grateful to each and every player.
luke leetch: pro
18 years old, from Bloomington Minnesota
Started playing: 2014
Favorite thing about Kendama: How it brings strangers together to make memories as a dama family.
Favorite type of trick: Late Ken Flips and Lighthouse/Lunars
First Kendama: Sweets All Black Tama
Favorite MPLS set up: Maple Homegrown Ken x MPLS Rainbow Stripe Tama .
Tighe Case: community member
17 years old, from Minneapolis Minnesota
Marcus todd: pro
also sponsored by lunatac
34 years old, from Minneapolis Minnesota
Started playing: December 2008
Favorite thing about kendama: How anyone can play anytime, anywhere.
Favorite type of trick: inward loons and stunt planes.
First kendama: Janky toy one from Japan, followed by a red Ozora.
Favorite MPLS set up: Trip split custom Maple Craft Plus tama with Kristian Aynedter Pro Mod or LunaTac Giveadama.
Zack Seiger: Community member
26 years old, from NYC