50/50 or 100% Poly? Please help.


(XxFlyingSquirrelxX) #1

i am not an experienced yo yoer and i need some more string but not sure which to get. I really like the string i was using the only problem is i don’t know what it is because i got it from a friend. I know its about preference but i wanted to know what your opinion is. Btw i am going to be using a legacy if it makes any difference.


#2

I THINK that you should get 100% poly. It nails it for slacks, and suicides. I just love the YoYoeXpert kind too. 50/50 is a great choice too. It lasts longer due to how much cotton is in it. I think it seems to loose its tension faster than poly.

Hope this helps!


(XxFlyingSquirrelxX) #3

What i will probably end up doing is getting some of both and try them both out.


#4

Yeah, you could get a 5 pack of each here at YoYoeXpert. Hope you find what you want ._.


#5

Personaly, I like 100% poly better.


(YoYoJoe27) #6

What Born2YoYo said… i love 100% poly… but cotton is good too. I just happen to love the 1005 poly though.


#7

SO going in my siggy dude

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#8

I’d take Poly over cotton anyday, but I’ve never tried the 50/50. In my experience, the poly seems to not catch as much on the response (good or bad, depending on outlook), but maybe that’s just me.


#9

Poly: better for 1a/5a/4a/3a

50/50: better for 2a

Cotton: better for 2a

Poly is best for 1a because its less responsive than cotton.


#10

I frequently use 100% cotton for any and all of the styles. 100% poly isn’t any more or less responsive. It really is (like the OP said) preference.

@OP: since you know it’s just preference, then why would you ask us what you should get? Getting a few 5 packs is always a good idea.


(YoYoJoe27) #11

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SO going in my siggy dude

Haha!!! No problem! Your a cool guy! I will add you as friend. By the way where did you get your sig? Gorilla_YO???


#12

i prefer 100% poly , lasts long


(screamo) #13

I use cottpn rightnow because my other strings ran out.yeah getting small packs of each is really good choice.


#14

I’ve played with cotton, poly, cotton poly blends, Nylon, Nylon poly blends, Nylon cotton poly blends, nylon cotton blends, and a few other blends. I’ve also played with different blends of poly. Yes there are softer polys and stiffer polys. Seems to me that I find myself going back to the stock store polys. Wether it be from YYE to the other stores doesn’t really matter. I will say that YYE poly is different than the other stores. Seems the tension is different. I just bought 300 strings from here with a few other things. It was the first time I bought strings from YYE and when I pulled them out of the box I noticed that they looked different. Just the twist. I now have a favorite string. I was all highlights and dayglow (from other stores) for the 6 years I’ve been throwing. But now I have changed. I don’t know if they get their strings from someone different than the other stores but I love this string.


#15

What style do you play?

100 cotton i find is a bit more responsive and wears out quickly

50/50 is almost the same as 100 cotton, but has a slick feel to it (hence why some call it “slick” string).

100 poly is fairly unresponsive and lasts a good long time.

Havn’t tried alchemy/angel hair yet. but they’re supposed to last a looong time and play like a dream…well, once they’re broken in that is. before they’re broken in they’re like very stiff plastic.


#16

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thanks dude, I don’t get that often haha
Yeah gorrila_YO hooked me up with this siggy. I used to have one with an yellow Cut, but I changed it to a nano blaster raw edition :smiley:


#17

I prefer 100% poly.