Guys… I just made this really really good string. IMO.
As some of you may know, I’ve been making strings with a twist of plastic in them. This makes them insanely durable, stiff, and… plasticy. (No duh! :D)
And I never bother experimenting with these much because it was insanely hard to tie the knot. So I made 2. That was it. But today, I suddenly wanted to go make strings. So I went out to the garage, got my stuff… and was like “what should I make?” I just made 6 strings for Nmaster so I didn’t feel like doing 2 tone strings. So I looked around… plastic!
I took that, and just used 10% of it, or so, in my string. So then I did that… spun it, and finished with the strings… made the loop, and WOW! Not the string to end the world… but a pretty darn good one.
It’s a little stiff, but I haven’t broken it in yet. First minute of playing, it’s pretty rough, although I can play fast, but you can almost hear the strings saying “Go too fast and I’ll make you bleed”. Like it’s kinda digging into you a bit. But it’s still gliding over, but you can feel if you put too much pressure into the string using your fingers, and pull really fast…
That being said, I can still boomerang and eli hop with it just fine, but I think if you made a loop around your finger and pull you would start bleeding.
The string has below average tension, but it holds loops like a boss! Suicides, there’s a 3 inch diameter loop. Consistently. Whips, same thing. Triple lacerations, the string stays on track. It doesn’t flop around. Just 3 turns around the yoyo, holding the loop nice and clear the entire time. Ninja Vanish, you can see the loop hanging there, waiting for the yoyo to fall on it, allowing really good precision. And when you do a laceration, or a really fast whip, there’s a whoosh, same loudness as blowing air out of your mouth.
And if my past strings are anything to compare by, this string will last til 2012. Wouldn’t snap, and your yoyo is a lot safer because there’s a circle of plastic, woven into the normal string. If the normal string suddenly disappeared, there’ll still be a thin, thin string in it’s place, made out of plastic.
Just something that I’ve done. I’m gonna play with it… 30 min- 1 hour every day. See when it dies.