Kendama paint types

What is the difference between different types of kendama paint and why does it matter?

Here at Cobra Kendama I sell kendamas with 3 different types of paint and occasionally offer customs from other companies. The paint affects the difficulty of every type of trick and the durability of the kendama. Here is a guide to the different types of kendama paint I sell:

Viper Clear

Viper Clear is our most popular paint type and my personal favorite! Viper clear is an extremely sticky paint that locks lunars and stalls better than any other kendama I've played. Viper Clear is the best overall paint if you want something sticky that plays great! 

 Kendama viper paint

Kendamas included: Viper solid fire, Viper solid forest, Viper solid river, Viper stripe fire, Viper stripe forest, Viper stripe river, Viper ash logo, Viper maple scope

Cobra Standard Rubber

Cobra rubber paint is a rubbery, silky paint that is a favorite of many players. It is pretty sticky ( not as sticky as Viper or MPLS paint ) and is great for stalls, spike tricks, and lighthouses. Rubber paint is my least durable paint option but still holds up nice when played carefully.

 Rubber painted kendamas

Kendamas included: Cobra Standard Fire, Cobra Standard River, Cobra Standard Forest

MPLS Paint

We occasionally collaborate with Kendama MPLS to create MPLS painted cobra kendamas. MPLS paint is extremely sticky with a unique hand painted feel. MPLS paint tends to be amazing for stalls and lunars because of its unique texture and sticky feel. MPLS paint also looks amazing and makes for an awesome custom kendama!

MPLS painted kendamas

Kendamas included: Collab coming soon!

You can check out their own line of kendamas HERE

Natural Unpainted

My unpainted kendamas ( obviously ) don't have any paint or finish on the tama. These kendamas are perfect for anybody who wants to up their game by practing lunars and lighthouses on a slippery kendama. Unpainted kendamas have their own advantages because they tend to be the best for spike tricks, juggles , and are the cheapest kendamas that I offer!

 Kendama unpainted

Kendamas included: Sapele Stripe, Zebrano Stripe


Get these kendamas HERE

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I hope you enjoyed this blog!

Thanks - Jacob Trebil

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Eric Hall

August 24, 2017

How does silk paint compare to all of these paints?


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