Jake Shier

@kendama.mamba

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Age, what year were you born?

22 Years old, born January 1998

Where are you from and describe where you grew up

I am from Toronto, Canada and have lived here my whole life. I grew up in a small community in midtown

Where are you currently living?

Midtown, Toronto

When were you first introduced to kendama?

I first came across kendama on youtube in College, at the time life felt pretty stressful and kendama seemed like a great way to chill out and relieve stress. I ended up buying my first kendama in April 2019

How were you introduced to Sweets?

When I got my first kendama I searched for tutorials and found the sweets ones!

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

Before: Nick G, Rolf, KendamaOutsider, Reed Stark, Alex Ruisch

Now: Joe Nelson, Bryan Scagline, Parker Johnson, Wyatt Slay, Carter Justice, Gino Gaxha, Max Angel

What’s your favourite trick?

I love taps and lightys, but also enjoy border balance.

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

Border Balance Flip was a trick I wanted for a very long time and felt amazing to finally get. Longest trick I grinded for was a 3-3-3 line

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

I really enjoy casual play. I only film when I really want to, and love to just flow with some music when I get some time throughout the day

What’s your favourite edit?

Dwesty Krom announcement, Eslayban GT announcement, Joe Nelson POV 1, Carter and Gino 1 Day Edit

What’s your favourite setup?

Nick Gallagher Champ Mod Cushion

What’s your favourite wood type?

Maple/Maple

Cush or Shticky?

Sticky

Any bad habits while playing?

I forget what trick im filming

What are some of your other passions besides kendama?

I enjoy playing soccer, designing (anything), photography, video games, biking.