Old String Affecting Yoyo Performance?


#1

Is this really critical? I know when doing whips and slacks that you need a tension free string. I’m still working on my project (KUDOS to those who still remember when I started it!) for the Yoyo String Trick Ladder and I was working on Iron Whip, and it was nearly impossible to do the whip of it.

On other tricks, does the string affect yoyo performance?


#2

The string GREATLY affects Yoyo performance. Bad string will make slacks and binds harder. Also old string doesn’t slide in between the gap the Yoyo as well


#3

It really depends on your style. If you do a lot of slacks and whips then yea, you’ll want a high quality string that you replace often.

I personally don’t use a lot of slacks or whips so it’s not as big of a deal for me. My string of choice is still YYSL Ammo just because it’s really soft and on the thicker side but it wouldn’t be a big deal if I had to just use YYE poly.

I don’t really think it matters that much at your level as well.


#4

I notice a detract in performance in a string in the first 20 minutes. I replace after half an hour of play. If someone wants me to try their throw and the string is worn, I will decline. Disgusting!


#5

You wouldn’t want to try out their throw? I only live by one person who yoyos and he has a yoyo I have never had (Shutter) so I love trading yoyos with him, so I feel really lucky to be able to trade :slight_smile:


#6

I’ve found that a yoyo the condition of the string affects the play at all levels. Having problems w/tricks you previously had no problems with, change the string.