Mini Eclipse Kendamas are just a bit smaller, 20mm shorter and 7mm narrower than a regular sized Kendama. They are a lot of fun, especially for younger players, and are a great addition to any kendama collection. The matte finish on the Eclipse Kendama is sticker than the gloss finish and makes tricks and practicing easier. We like to start beginners with a matte finish kendama and then move them up to the regular size gloss kendama as they improve. Don't forget to check out the Jumbo Kedamas too, they are a ton of fun.