To state “a string is just a string” in a hobby where every detail matters to those who participate seems anecdotal. Like the individuallity each throw represents, the string is the connection between each user and his respective yo. Thick, thin, poly, nylon, blends, winding type, strand count, color, the list goes on and on. Each a preference offered and selected by an user to give that subtle feel or “connection” between his/her hand and their respective throw.
I spoke with Rob (biggrob10) via email several times showing interest in his hand wound, 100% made in the US strings. Rob offered up several suggestions and options as to what he could offer. In the end I chose a full 100% poly setup as I perfer the feel and durability. I assumed the wait would be quite long as this is made to order stuff but in the end, a week later, I had some new goodies in the post ready for some play!
As I unpacked my care package, the first thing you notice is the care put into the overall experience. Rob’s packaging is hand done (drawn) and really makes you feel like your getting something well crafted with that personal touch. All too often we forget there’s someone/something behind the design and fabrication of these things so it’s really nice to see that personalized touch…
Overall the play of the string has been great. Construction is great. They are really really sharp looking strings. Colors are vibrant and look great. Windings are tight and uniform. These strings have great “body” so loops stay well shaped (suicides, laceration, etc) but the string isn’t so stiff it feels boardy or unresponsive. They are solid without being harsh. Durability has been great thus far and Rob takes care of us big guys by offering lengths everyone can use. I simply love the look and feel on my Code1.
We all know strings are a consumable within this hobby so why not support a local guy who really cares about the product he’s offering. Everyone I’ve let try these says the same things. “Great string”. And it simply is. I hope Rob offers these long term as I really am impressed with the great stuff from this guy!