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Title: String Questions
Post by: rtgee on August 29, 2008, 11:25:54 PM
Okay,
I have a few questions about strings.

How many times should I replace string?
When I yoyo, I usually replace the string about every 2 hours.
Does that apply to Diabolos as well?

What kind of string should I buy?
Should a buy a roll or just buy the string packs?

Thanks for everyone's help!
-Ryan
Title: Re: String Questions
Post by: Mop on August 30, 2008, 12:00:29 AM
I personally change my string around once every one and a half weeks, but some times longer or shorter if I for example, have been using it in wet conditions. Ultimately the regularity of string changing depends upon usage. You can see a physical change in the strings colour(when it becomes darker in colour due to dirt) and feel (noticeable because of 'power-pulls'(when the string gets tangled and chews up, sometimes violently) occurring more often. These signs can tell you when to change string.

When I buy string I always buy it in a roll as it costs much less per meter.

Hope I've answered your questions  ;)
Title: Re: String Questions
Post by: cereal on August 31, 2008, 12:59:18 PM
hey

its a huge waste to change string every 2 hours,
I usually change the string after 2 weeks (when I play every for about 5 hours)
but when you play less the string can even less longer

the string that I like best is the yellow of henry's, but you'll have to rub some dry soap on it because its very slippy in the beginning


cereal
Title: Re: String Questions
Post by: mykill on September 01, 2008, 01:07:16 AM
i change string when mine breaks or starts to fall apart a lot.  ;)
Title: Re: String Questions
Post by: jwockydwb on September 01, 2008, 02:15:04 PM
also, rubbing the string against the back of your neck or hair can extend the lifetime of your string. I actually like how the string handles when you do it on old string. It becomes nice and slick, but not as (nearly) unmanageable as brand new henry's yellow.

p.s. - be careful not to pull the string too fast against your neck ... you were warned
Title: Re: String Questions
Post by: Hathaway on September 01, 2008, 03:19:36 PM
Just get it on a roll.

Clean string is great, once you get used to the feeling you will soon not be enjoying dirty string in quite the same way.
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