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juggleBG

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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2005, 02:06:14 pm »
Hey Punk.  I have the same problem with my homade allys, but since I filed smooth the tip area, I discovered that the problem was at the base of the knot.  Check this zone for any edges.

eggy900

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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2005, 11:20:23 am »
I seem to find that my finesse G2 wears down the string really quickly compared to my old Jazz. It's really annoying and i think my new reel will have run out by the end of summer. :x

JonnyG

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2005, 11:22:35 pm »
I find this a bit weird that I have only had my diabolo for nearly 2 days, and I brought some string from firetoys as an extra and already its filthy, and I've barely used my diabolo. It appears to be making the string grip the diabolo and its easily tangled when Im doing wrap around accelerations :(.

Should I change my string already or can it just be cleaned for now? I dont know, Im just a complete newbie.

Awww, c'mon guys... 13 views and no replies? Its a simple question.

wua05

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2005, 07:19:15 am »
get henrys yellow string.  its cool :P

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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2005, 07:22:19 am »
this has only been discussed like 11 million times, sadly it's a pretty black and white issue. everyone pretty much uses henry's yellow...if not babache string, and some people like henry's white. and the cheap people use Home Depot string....

to answer your question i change mine every couple of weeks and i do diabolo a lot, but i have 2 sets of sticks.

Martijn

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2005, 11:10:30 am »
I merged your thread with this topic because it has been covered before. Have a look in this thread to find answers to your questions.

Try the Search button next time, or have a look at sean_'s Equipment sticky and the Trick and Video archive sticky please. He put a lot of work in it.

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Mr.Bungle

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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2005, 01:25:13 am »
I have had my string for 4 years and i practise about an hour a day. note that it is fraying and has a few knots

Pete

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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2005, 02:53:34 pm »
my string is lasting lesss and less time now, but mainly coz the nibs on my mr b  alu sticks area all dented and sharp, i need some more but i cant find a store that sells just the endes. at the moment my string only lasts about 5 days which is really annoying, and expensive ( in string terms). My friends all buy string off me 4 a pound a metere mostly which is a great pirce for me but it means i have to order string quite often.
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Scooby

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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2006, 01:54:14 pm »
i re-strung about 2 and a half weeks ago, and now my string has pretty much died, but i remember when sensei gave me some of his string it lasted for about 2months!

i tried soaking the string in soapy water for about 2 days, which did apsolutly nothing!

i use henrys alu, circus with extended hubs, and henrys yellow

is it normal for people to change there string say around every two weeks??

i must say, i do practise around 4-5 hours a day.    God damn 3!!!

any help would be great,

but for now i guess ill just re-string....

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frank0072

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2006, 03:05:14 pm »
I used to replace my string every week atleast, but now my string is on for about a month and it doesn't need replacement yet. I like the 'rawness' now, because I mainly practise 3D wrap starts, so a bit of friction is good then I suppose. (I still suck big time at 3D, but I have already estimated that it will take me half a year to master a shuffle..)
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Martijn

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« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2006, 05:43:26 pm »
I used to change my string every week or 2 weeks, but now, since I'm doing more juggling and less diaboloing, I only need to change it every month or so :P Usually, just before or after a jugglingconvention. I do play with about 4 to 5 sets of string though. So divide that by 5, and you have the time my string lasts.

Arjan liked to change his string every practise session. But he practises way too much anyway :)
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2006, 09:46:46 pm »
Quote from: frank0072
(I still suck big time at 3D, but I have already estimated that it will take me half a year to master a shuffle..)

How the hell can you estimate it will take you about 6 months to master the shuffle? Sorry, but I don`t support this theory.

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Arjan liked to change his string every practise session. But he practises way too much anyway :)


After about 5 to 6 hours of play (not actual playing, a lot of dropping in between  :wink: ) I like to change my string. It`s MB yellow, the best string wich delivers maximum performance after a minimal amount of play.

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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2006, 08:41:16 am »
Quote from: Arjan
After about 5 to 6 hours of play (not actual playing, a lot of dropping in between  :wink: ) I like to change my string. It`s MB yellow, the best string wich delivers maximum performance after a minimal amount of play.
I still opt for Henry's. On the discussion of 'How long does your string last?' I would say not long enough. I'm going through a roll of string in about 2 or 3 months.
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frank0072

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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2006, 09:09:41 am »
Quote from: Arjan
Quote from: frank0072
(I still suck big time at 3D, but I have already estimated that it will take me half a year to master a shuffle..)

How the hell can you estimate it will take you about 6 months to master the shuffle? Sorry, but I don`t support this theory.


From what I've heard around here I thought that would be reasonable to aim for... not many people get it in one week...
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DAMIEN

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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2006, 09:32:21 am »
my string usually lasts me 2-3 weeks if im good to it :D i use carbon handsticks and henrys orange string with my finesse :wink:
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« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2006, 06:05:59 pm »
Quote from: Arjan

After about 5 to 6 hours of play (not actual playing, a lot of dropping in between  :wink: ) I like to change my string. It`s MB yellow, the best string wich delivers maximum performance after a minimal amount of play.

propably true with circus or finesse, but I cant stand the string wraping up after 30 minutes with my diabigs (but is there a big difference between yellow and pink babache string, dunno if I ever used the yellow one, with the pink one its not very nice to play)

ontopic: usually every week if I dont switch alot between the pairs of sticks, though at the berlin convention I switched my string 3 times on one day

MIAsian5070

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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2009, 12:27:08 am »
I have henry's carbon fiber sticks; my first string I used with it lasted for months, and then now every time I change it it only lasts for a week, Max... I believe I have Henry's Yellow string.  I think the problem is that the end of the stick frays the string...is there any way to prevent this? i've tried tying a knot at both ends, so that the knots prevent any string movement, that that isn't possible, to get the knots exactly at the right spots to keep the string from moving.

I'll have to try the "tape mod" mentioned earlier, but I don't exactly know what it means...

Sean

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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2009, 01:04:51 am »
That's because the metals ends have got rough from dropping them on pavement. You need to get some fine grained sand paper and make them smooth again. Ideally you can find a Dremel power tool or a buffing wheel to get it really smooth. If it's really bad, you might have to use a fine metal file first.

If the ends of your sticks don't have any nicks in them then your string should essentially never break (under normal circumstances).

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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2009, 11:47:13 am »
for about a week i have henrys aluminum and the string breaks to easily its annoying
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MIAsian5070

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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2009, 03:46:51 pm »
yes, thank you, I have found that there is in fact a chip at the polished aluminum tip; I 'll look into getting it smoothed out. Thanks