Designing string rigs

(Ethan Ryan L. Valondo) #1

So, i am trying to design a rig and i need to confirm if can be functional. I still want to include a thread group(er??) like @MarkD’s though.

  • How can i improve it?
  • Can i see your string rigs and their designs? (If you did design first xd)
({John15}) #2

I thiiiiiink @MarkD has a folding rig? He might be able to help

(Mk1 Yoyos) #3

Mine folds for storage. It’s not really necessary otherwise.

Here’s that photo album again:

I can make a batch of 5 strings in about 15 minutes with pretty good consistency.

The thing for holding the spools is the most important part of this efficiency. Past that you just want as many hooks on each side as you can comfortably manage, because switching between laying out the strings and running the dremel takes a bit of time.

Note that while you need a reduction-eyelet and two end hooks per string you’re doing at one time, you only need one folding-hook per couple of strings.

Start out by designing it too long, then shortening the rig if needed. It’s a lot harder to make the rig longer after the fact. Mine is around 11-12 feet long at the moment, when unfolded.

(Justin Hammond) #4

^^ what he said. I think 9’ might be a little short. I’ve got a 12’ rig and the string comes out super long, but I’d rather trim string over potentially making the rig too short and all of my strings come out too short. Plus maybe some day I’ll get the nerve to play with a 6’ long string lol

(Ethan Ryan L. Valondo) #5

Those things inside are half a foot and supposedly- should be drawn out (like a drawer, basically.)

so that would make a maximum of 10 feet.
I might make it longer though.

(Justin Hammond) #6

10’ should probably be good. Unless you like super long string

(Ethan Ryan L. Valondo) #7

Im small and i use short string so i guess it would be a waste of thread if i went for longer xd

({John15}) #8

Start with 1 10-foot run and shorten it from there. You can get your rig dialed into your exact length preference after a few practice runs.

(YoYoStringLab) #9

Try it at whatever length without the rig (nails in a fence, wall, whatever). Then you will have a good idea of what’s going to work for you.