This is how I tie most all of my Premium / Nylon / knot resistant strings (Angel Hair, Cloud, and some others). I wanted to share this method to give other options to the typical and sometimes awkward slip knots. This also maximizes string length!
Fun for new and experienced players alike, this other method makes for a simple, clean, and well placed knot for the modified slipknot. This is intended for long life strings. It will take a few extra minutes to prep the string but makes for a nearly perfect setup. I always dislike how the typical knots dug into my fingers sometimes. It was uncomfortable and distracting. This nulls that problem.
note Polys, blends, cottons, and bulks do not apply as it doesn’t really matter due to the short life span of the string, but you can do it if you want.
Alright, lets get started! Here is a fresh (in this case Angel hair) nylon string.
What we want to do is remove all but the very last or “final knot.” So take the pre-tied slipknot out leaving only the final knot. Or by putting your own Final Knot at the length you want your string to be.
Now this Final Knot is fragile. It wants to fall out. We must lock it in place, but first find the crossing of the threads as shown.
Now take your CA (Super Glue), Bondic (UV Cure plastic weld) also works well, and put a small drop over the crossing of the threads. Do not use alot of glue. It ony takes a tiny drop right over the crossing. I could not take a pic and glue at the same time, so here is the glue I used, and what it should look like after your done.
IMPORTANT NOTE If the “final knot” ever comes out, the yoyo will fly away when you throw it. Be Warned. This is why I use CA (super) glue on the “Final Knot.”
Do (k)not skip the gluing step!!!
Now that the glue is applied, and dried (if you use CA you can use accelerator or “kicker” to finish it right away, otherwise wait till dry) take the twisted threads and split them, open them up like shown.
One final tip, as with some of the slipperier strings, they can feel slippy around the finger. If it is sliding around your finger, take it off, flip the loop 180 degrees and put it back on, it should be alot better now.
Let me know what you think! Think its silly, waste of time, good idea? share your thoughts below. Thanks for reading, and Happy Throwing!