Polyester Questions


#1

1.Can I use spun polyester to twist strings?
2.What effect does melting polyester on a wood axle does?

Thanks


#2
  1. Sure.
  2. The string will break a lot sooner than it normally would. Just to see, I tried it just now (neon orange poly on a Spintastics Technic) and I got the string to break within about 5 minutes just from throwing it around and letting it sleep.

#3

Also,The thread is availible in cotton/nylon right?

And I’ve been playing a hand twisted made of spun polyester string for about 10 minutes and it’s not showing signs of breaking yet


#4

It’s possible you’re using a different type of string that has different, or is not all polyester. Or the axle is better… or something.


#5

[quote=“hebooz,post:3,topic:17925”]
Your exact mileage may vary depending on how hard you throw, how broken-in your axle is, and the exact makeup of your string. The important thing is that cotton string would’ve lasted much longer.


#6

[quote=“Elephark,post:5,topic:17925”]

So,a polyester string won’t stay long on a new wooden axle?