I know that cotton strings should be used on wood fixed axles, but here’s the thing I have some Duncan Butterflies (and an Imperial) that I am painting which are metal and plastic. I want to use colored strings with them, but other than the stock string all I have is Kitty.
I tried the an older piece of kitty on my beater butterfly and it is pretty unresponsive. I don’t really mind this however, I am painting one possibly two of the butterflies as a gift for my brother. He isn’t into yoyoing (yes, I know that it isn’t a very good gift idea to give someone who isn’t into yoyoing yoyos). He does know the basic up, down, and walk the dog, so with the right amount of response he might just have some fun with them.
Another problem with the stock string is that it always rubs against the response, no matter how straight I throw it, cutting down the time that the it will sleep.