This last weekend Wenatchee Kendama Team got to go Seattle for the long anticipated “Battle in Seattle”. This Battle was the last stop of the Kengarden Rootos Tour.
I’ve been stoked on this for a long time ever since I talked about it with Gus Carstens last summer. Keith and Zack had headed down to the Portland stop and were going to meet us in Seattle.
All around this weekend was amazing. There were so many people that I wanted to meet and I got to meet every single one of them there. It was such a blessing being able to hang with many of these kendama bros, and I hope I can do it again.
When I first showed up I arrived to The Kendama-co owners, Sam and Lex, and the Sweets Kendama group. We ended up filming for awhile before some people had to head.
We found a stage and came up with a line of tricks to film. Here were the guys after we finally landed it.
Once we got back later to Gus’s place, everyone started showing up.
This photos a bit hard to see, but Jake was showing Scott and Nick something on his phone.
Turner and Alex
The next day was Battle in Seattle. We woke up and got some food at Mcdonalds. After that we headed to Richmond beach park where the festivities began.
Before the battles started, everyone formed a half circle to watch.
Keith signed many kendamas
The one and only Parker Strom getting footage.
Nick with the one and only Jake “Big J” Foshaug. This kid is on another level.
Zack working behind the KendamaUSA counter.
Dave Mateo probably instagramming.
Our emcee, Jake Wiens.
Reid Woolsey and Jake Wiens got into a bidding battle for a brand new Terra.
The Terra around Reid’s neck after he won.
Keith and Christian shredding.
The one and only Hunter Bailey. This dude is a machine. Super positive and one of the funnest people to hang with.
Keith and his KendamaUSA bros.
Some of us and the Sweets crew.
Wenatchee Kendama Team.
Sam, Dave, and Nick got their tank tans going on.
We headed out to Pikes place the afternoon and tried to get a few shots. This weekend was truly, amazing. It was such a blessing to meet all these incredible people and hang with them. I love all you guys!
Before we said our last goodbyes, we snapped this pic with everybody there.