Eh, I don't really care. The dimensions are the same, it just weights 5 ounces instead of 4.8. I won't be competing so I'm perfectly happy with the one I bought.
I showed it to my Mom, and she liked it so much that she had me order her one!
I never thought I could have so much fun with something that I am horrible at. I am getting better though, and I am happy knowing that I have just scratched the surface of playing with my kendama.
Does anyone have some good tutorial videos? Most of the ones I find on youtube are made by 13 year olds who are horrible instructors. "So I'm gonna teach you to land on the spike. Hold the kendama, bring the ball up, and catch it on the spike." ... I need something a little more in-depth than that!
Bromance Crew, since '08