DIY string - spin again in opposite direction?


#1

Hey everyone,
After getting back into yoyos I am burning through strings very quickly. I decided to try making my own.

After attaching the threads to the two anchor points and spinning you then fold the string over. I’ve seen some people then use a drill to spin in the opposite direction. Others do not spin a second time. They just fold the string over and then let go. When I do this I get nothing but knots. Other people say that when you let go the string wraps around itself, creating the finished string - not mine. I have to use the drill again and spin in reverse. Why? Am I doing something wrong?

Also, what thread weight is generally used? I’ve been experimenting with 40wt. And 50wt.


#2

You’re doing it the right way.


#3

So why do some people not reverse spin after doubling over? If it works for them - how?


(rizkiyoist) #4

Less spin and always keep the string tensioned.
But I found that spinning more and then spin for the second time actually make better strings that feels “full” and have weight on it, instead of rather thin and flimsy.


#5

I currently have my rig setup to contract the initial thread length by 15%. I’ll try to spin less like 5% and 10% this evening and see what happens.

I have noticed (maybe this is placebo) if I spin it down to around 12% the finished string retains some springiness. If I go over 15% the finished string has almost no stretch(springiness) at all.

Does anyone know what thread YYSLAB is using? I was hooked on the X and Ammo but it frays apart so easily - I want to avoid using whatever thread they use. It’s great string and feels very forgiving on the hands but man after an hour I’m ready for a fresh string.

That toxic dragon is good but it really doesn’t want to stay on the finger.