Advice on keeping string from flying off hand


#1

Anyone familiar with your yoyo flying off your hand? Ive got a slipknot in it, I keep the single line toward my thumb and the double line outward. After about 5-10 minutes the string will slide around my finger itself. No matter how hard I choke it, it feels as though it has no grip to my finger itself. I hope I’m not the only one


(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #2

I made this post some time ago, offering options to reduce finger pain but these also may reduce slippage.


#3

Turn the string around on your finger so it tightens as you pull the standing end towards your pinkie with your palm facing up.


#4

Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated


#5

There’s a knot called the finch head or finch’s head that you should check out. I tried to find an old post to link for you but I couldn’t find one and gave up after 45 seconds. (Someone find it and link it please because I can’t remember how to tie it :-\ )


#6

Here’s the topic with the finch knot…
Stop your slip knot from slipping on slippery string

Here’s a couple more posts on the issue;

Where do you put the string around your finger?

For many more posts on the same google “finch’s head knot site:yoyoexpert.com”
You will end up with mostly references to a print format page which does not have images. You can get to the normal post this way…
Here’s the type of link google will give:
https://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?action=printpage;topic=64491.0
To get to the normal post you’re used to seeing remove the “?action=printpage;” piece and insert a "/"so you end up with:
https://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic=64491.0


#7

Finch head is super easy. You just make the usual slip knot, and make a second slip knot through the loop of the first slip knot. Then tighten that first slip knot around the string.

I use the Finch for all of my nylon string, and any poly that is extra slippery.


#8

This happens to me, too, even with proper string placement (double side toward pinkie). As Skirtz suggested, I find putting a bit of that self-stick bandage tape around my string finger really stops the slippage. I kind of wonder about putting a dab of something gummy on the finger end of the string itself, too–anyone tried this?