Long string


#1

Do people use extra long string? I see this a lot on Youtube


(major_seventh) #2

Couple inches above belly button=flowy tricks
Belly button and below=faster and more controlled


#3

I got my string up to about chest height, and I’m 6ft. I really don’t care for short string…I find it too hard to play with. I think about a good 52" string is ideal.


#4

only one way to see what you like is to try different length in strings.

your tricks, your yoyo’s, try different lengths and see what is best for YOU…


#5

I hate long string. For me, the shorter the better… But not too short. About 3 or 4 inches below my belly button.


#6

Long string mostly, however it does have an affect on play speed.
Slack tricks also become a little, “floppy”.

Kitty String Fat stretched out works for me comfortably.


#7

Im about 6’1 and if its not atleast 2 inches above my belly button its too short. Just doesnt feel right.


#8

I already have a good string length for me. I have just seen people with what looks like really long string.


#9

Some people buy extra long string and cut it to their liking.
I know Riccardo uses long string.
Same with the guy who plays 2strings1yoyo.

giggity


#10

I like it about 3" above my belly button too (6ft+), but mostly because I have monstrously large hands and they take up a ton of string length if I’m doing things like wrist-mount-based stuff. As has been said, do some experimentation. You might find that you like something you didn’t expect to… ;D


#11

Yoyo factory extra long available on yoyo expert


#12

Anywhere from 2 inches shorter then yye poly to yye poly length is the perfectblength for me!


#13

I think Ky uses long string in 1a, but I’m not sure.


#14

very


#15

You’re 6’1"?!?! That’s crazy man. I’m only 5’ 6" so i don’t use full length string. Maybe a half inch to an inch above my belly button is good for me. Once the string gets used a bit it stretches out and that adds about an inch. Then it’s perfect.


#16

I understand if someone prefers long string after they have tried various lengths, but when i see someone starting out and having string thats up to their chest, it just makes everything look so bad and sloppy.


#17

I use a longer string to learn tricks, then switch when I’ve got them down to a shorter one.