5A string lenth


#1

As title do you play with shorter or longer string when you play 5A? And what’s the ideal string lenth for 5A playing?


#2

I don’t really do 5a but I would think you should use string a little shorter than 1a but longer than 2a


#3

I just use a normal string.


#4

Just started 5A and I’ve been wondering the same thing. I suspect this is going to come down to being a preference thing so I’m experimenting to see what I like.

Yuki


#5

I just use the standard “floor to belly button” length. For 2a I go shorter, and 1a longer.


#6

For me, even though I’m not in anyway experienced with 5A, but whenever I’m fooling around, I find that shorter string is better. In my case, I tie a regular loop like I would in 1A, but then I cut it off and tie a second loop that I will attach my CW to.


#7

i play my 5a string short. its easier to maneuver, but it is faster.


#8

Just play with different string lengths. You will find something you like eventually.


#9

doesn’t matter, play it like you like it. You may find it a bit easyer to use short strings depending on what you are trying to do.
Basicly short strings = more control.
longer string = more room to land tricks with.
up to you too decide what you like best. I actually tie my strings long but then do a weird weave of my string into the counter weight so I can use shorter strings when I feel like it and with a couple twist’s of my counterweight I can use a longer string.


#10

You know, I never thought about this. Now that I think about it though, shorter is probably better (for me at least). I never have control over the CW, which has honestly started driving me away from the style. With shorter string though, I think that problem can be solved…