Kashaka Care: How to care for your Kashaka.
Kashaka made from gourds are a natural product made of dried fruit. Over time & with use, they will eventually crack & break. If you take care with them, your Kashaka will last longer.
Kashaka Pro are made from high density plastic & do not crack from normal use or when dropped.
Kashaka made from cork do not crack from normal use or when dropped.
- Do not let the kashaka get wet or damp. Store them in a dry place. Water can effect both the gourds and the filling inside which is often made of seeds or beans.
- When first learning or trying new moves / tricks, you will drop them – practice somewhere with a soft floor (eg. grass or carpet).
- Try not to play too hard – play with a steady, relaxed movement to get the best control & a softer ‘clack’.
- Wrap or pack them well when carrying in a bag.
- Consider getting Cork Kashaka for practice – they don’t crack when dropped.
- If one of your gourd kashakas do crack, apply a small amount of superglue to the crack as soon as possible. If left, the crack is likely to get worse. The liquid superglue sold in bottles, rather then tubes works well – drip a small drop into and along the crack. Make sure the glue is fully dried before playing your kashaka!
Kashaka Pro are much more robust thank natural gourds & should not have any problems with cracks or breakages, even if dropped.
They will not be affected by moisture & can even be played in the rain, but do not allow them to be immersed in water or left out in the rain – water could travel along the rope into the balls, causing condensation & eventually causing the metal filling to rust.
Occasionally wipe the Kashaka Pro with a clean damp cloth & dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Over time & with use, a slight silver discolouration can occur inside the balls caused by the metal bead filling. This is normal & does not affect the sound or playing of the Kashaka in any way.
Cork Kashaka will not break when dropped, so can be played anywhere.
Like Kashaka Pro, Cork Kashaka will not be affected by moisture & can even be played in the rain, but do not allow them to be immersed in water or leave them out in the rain.
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