Braedon Joyce

@Braedama

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Age, what year were you born?

I’m 22 years old now! Born in the good ole Gretzky year.

Where are you from and describe where you grew up

 

I was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario! Burly is an awesome little city to grow up in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). It’s about an hour away from Toronto, so we’re close enough to the big city if we want! We’re also right on lake Ontario, so you already know I have those lake vibes in my blood!

Where are you currently living?

Currently living in the Blue Mountains, Ontario! It’s a very touristy town about 2 hours away from anything BUT I love living here so much. Lots of skiing, mountain biking, and hiking - so it’s literally any kendama players dream!

When were you first introduced to kendama?

I was first introduced to kendama November 3rd, 2019.

How were you introduced to Sweets?

So the very first kendama I ever played was a Sticky Boost Boogie T signature mod by Sweets Kendamas. A bunch of my friends are super into the EDM scene, so they were introduced to kendama and Sweets through Boogie T - and then they introduced me to the Sweets Life!

What players did you look up to / inspired you at the beginning and now.

Most of the guys on Sweets Kendamas Team Canada were my biggest inspiration! These guys made me into the kendama player I am today 💚

What’s your favourite trick?

Kenflip, Jug, Late Kenflip, In. Anything with ken jug late is superior.

What trick was the most satisfying grind? / took the longest to lace and film?

Probably the same. Kenflip, Jug, Late Kenflip. Just because that was always my grail trick, so once I finally laced it, that was the best feeling ever. I don’t know which trick took me the longest though!

What’s your favourite style of play? Casual, grind for a bang, freestyle, competition?

Freestyle for sure. No doubt in my mind, freestyle is the BEST way to play kendama :)

What’s your favourite edit?

”fAvOuRiTe EdIt?” ummm any Sweets pro edit duhhhh

What’s your favourite setup?

Anything with a Cush Jokerr Tama :)

What’s your favourite wood type?

I have 3 favourite wood types lol. Hickory, Bamboo, Maple. No particular order, all 3 are my favourites.

Cush or Shticky?

I used to prefer Sticky paint for the LONGEST time, but now I pretty much only use Cush :)

Any bad habits while playing?

Yeah, I suck

What are some of your other passions besides kendama?

Well if you don’t know me from kendama, you probably know me from Ski Racing! Skiing is my first true passion for sure. I’ve been on skis since I could walk! Before kendama, Skiing was my entire life (it kinda still is:/)!