Long string or normal string


#1

Is there any specific advantage to using long string? I know there are certain tricks but can those be done on normal string? Or are those tricks just easier on longer string. Im curious on whether I should start using long string or not. Thanks.


#2

Try a longer string and see how you like it. You’ll notice pretty quickly when a string is too long or too short for what you’re trying to do.


#3

I like the length of kitty with none cut off and just a knot tied, and I can do pretty much all of my tricks. I think shorter string helps you go faster, and makes horizontal easier to control.


#4

You do realize that that didn’t tell what length of string you use, merely your opinion on short string being good for horizontal😁


#5

I think you need experiment and try different lengths to see what works for you. What I use may not work for someone else so giving a specific is not always helpful.


#6

If the string is too long the weight of it will actually bring your kite down.


#7

True.


#8

Sure it did. Whatever length Kitty happens to be, without cutting any off; just tying a knot.

The presumption is that Kitty is so ubiquitous that it makes a fair enough yardstick, and that we all know roughly how long a Kitty string is.

Fairly true. Every now and then there seem to be discrepancies, but I’m pretty sure I can visualize how long his string is. Now, the confusing part is that he was then recommending short string for horizontal; but a full-length Kitty is not considered a short string. The statement didn’t seem to “follow” (ie. it was a non-sequitur).


#9

I meant that I used kitty, and not necessarily that kitty was short, but I know that shorter string helps horizontal and speedier tricks. Two separate topics. Sorry if I was confusing.