Bevels are highly underrated.
Traditionally bevels have been narrow and tight in order to capture a clean spike. Over time however, companies have developed wider bevels and improved minor aspects such as the gradient in order to improve play.
One of the best bevels we’ve tried so far is the OG Homegrown one by Sweets Kendamas. We felt that when paired with the HG ken, it was perfect - but couldn’t figure out why.
So we tried designing our own. Our first hypothesis: wide and steep, when it breaks it great for stalls. This resulted in the bevel used in Gram and WiFi, amazing for stalls. But we had one problem.
Because of the steepness of the bevel slope, earth turns lacked control and j-sticks fell out with our ken. We then decided to decrease the slope and tighten the inner bevel slightly.
Keeping the outer bevel width would mean that contact area for stalls stayed great.
This led to the Area 51 Mod bevel. Nice and tight to prevent j-sticks from falling out but not steep enough and as a result, earths and j-sticks were harder to launch. When breaking in, the bevel also flattened out. Thankfully we used Ash as the tama so it would take longer to break in.
During this time, I started testing our Gram bevel with other kens and realised something - it wasn’t about how wide, steep or narrow your bevel was. It all depended on the thickness of the spike IN RELATION to the bevel.
Introducing The Final Bevel.
This bevel is design to fit our new CREAL 1.5 shape, keeping the outer and inner bevel width of the Gram/WIFI while finding a slope that is inbetween that and the Area 51 Mod.
With The Final Bevel, you get much more control when pairing with our kens, and better control all around when pairing with the other standard shaped modern day kens - Boost, Kaizen Shift and Krom Slaydawg 2.
Have a look at the bevel and shop the new Cereal Kendamas here. All new Cereal Kendamas will come with The Final Bevel, until we write a spinoff.