Kicking 2020 off right with Kendama

January 06, 2020

Kicking 2020 off right with Kendama

Welcome to the new decade, dama players. Here's what the next decade looks like. New shapes, new tricks, new edits, new players, new pros, all wrapped up in the same amazing community.

Battle at the Border 2020

picture of the kendama event battle at the border 2020 located in nashville tennessee

On January 3rd and 4th, Sol continued to coordinate and operate the longest-standing event in the United States: Battle at the Border. Hosted annually at Rocketown in Nashville, TN, we choose to kick off every year in grand style with a fun, yet competitive event to help ensure that the kendama scene stays alive and well.

Here's a list of things that happen at BATB:

  • Freestyle competition
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open ladders (head-to-head)
  • Raffles for prizes
  • KendamaCares - accepting donations (food, jackets, blankets) to donate to those in need
  • Vendors of all your favorite brands (and discovering new ones)
  • Spending time with the amazing kendama players who make up our community

We left out one major bullet point....

Alex Mitchell is now a Sol Kendamas Pro!

picture of sol kendamas new pro kendama player Alex Mitchell

A lot of you will probably say: a long time coming. We agree completely. Alex has been honing in his skill, his community, and his pro model. It is modeled after the Tokyo subway system, and is going to be amazing. It is tentatively releasing and will be available in February 2020.

Starting the Year with Thanks

picture of sol kendamas co-owner shelton covington at battle at the border 2020

Shelton and Chad are so thankful to have the opportunity to serve the kendama community, whether it is hosting an event, creating new kendama designs, refining kendama shapes, or making a podcast.

picture of chad covington, owner of sol kendamas, kendama pro, kendama designer, genius

Here's to a huge next year, and a huge upcoming decade. Hang in there with us, we're ready to rock and roll.