And in there was my YYE string! Yes, I put it there on purpose. Reading how Vulto was making a string that if you put in your pant pocket after wear and tear or dirty and wash it so you can reuse, I was inspired to do the same except with YYE 100 Poly string.
The string was sticky and moist plus rough and had the usual fray that shows it’s old. It had the tension problem you get with old string (you know what I’m talking about) and I thought it was time to put in a new string. Then it hit me, I shouldn’t throw it away, I should try and wash it. So I put it in the cargo pocket of my pants and threw it in the laundry basket. So I won’t suffer from throw deprivation I put on a new string anyways.
Today I found out that my mom just did the laundry and took my string out. Right then I noticed the difference. The fray was down and the feel was smoother almost like new! Though I had to pick a knot of to due to the tumbling of the dryer (that wasn’t drastic) there was nothing wrong. The roughness of old string was still there but that was minimized and pretty much it felt like 10 minute old broken in string.
I put my newer string in my yo-yo case and popped this baby in. First thing I did was a whip bind and came up good. The string tension was gone so I did a jade whip and played like normal.
So all in all you guys can save some money on string by doing this. It’s not just Vulto string that does this (pretty sure their string is just better for this kind of treatment) but I highly recommend reusing these strings so you don’t have to waste them. When this string is done I’m gonna take the one I put in my case play that and then put that in the wash.
Reduce, Reuse, Regen!