String length?


#1

I know it’s a matter of opinion, but I saw a video suggesting floor to belly button and it seems really short, although hasnt effected play. What length do you use?


#2

I use stock YYE length.

I like kitty stock too.

I make my string too. :stuck_out_tongue: I like long string. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

That’s what used to play with. I also use kitty slims


#4

Cool!


#5

I use around 3.5’ the belly button thing is way too short and random.

But I’m only 5’ tall

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#6

I’m fairly new to yoyoing (only about 2 months in) so I guess I’ll just have to play around with it.


#7

normal stock yye length


#8

whatever length it is (im to lazy to cut it) except for when i do 3a a then i cut it at my solar plexus.


#9

I just use stock YYE length. I used to cut. Little off of it, but then I just tried it without cutting it. I liked the extra string and slower play.


#10

Stock YYE string length works best for me.

I use other stuff too. I tend to measure it to around the bottom of my sternum. Seems to be a good length for me.


#11

Stock YYE, it is about two inches maybe three past my belly button


#12

I used to cut string to about 2 inches above my belly button until my knot came loose and launched a yoyo across my floor. :stuck_out_tongue: Now I’ve just adjusted to using stock length kitty strings.

I should also note that I am about 6 foot tall. When I was a kid my string went much higher up on me, but was about the same length. When you throw the yoyo around a bit you should know right away if the length is within your comfort zone or not. Example: If you hit the floor or ceiling, it’s not…


#13

With the yoyo resting on the floor, the top of the slipknot goes to the top of my belly button.


#14

trimmed stock yye string length. i cut off the loop and make another loop the same size as the old one. it might just be me but i noticed you can play faster woth a shorter string :smiley:


#15

That would feel too short to me.
(Not that this is incorrect. It’s not necessarily. My preference is a bit longer.)


#16

I tried messing with string length when I first started yoyoing, but the “belly button”" thing made it too short, and so did every other length I tried cutting it to, so I just decided not to fool with it. The full length works fine, for me, and the string comes up to about 4" above my belly button.


#17

wow, a lot of people play with long string.
I usually go about an inch above my belly button, then tie it off. which makes it where the bottom of the slipknot is right around belly button height.


#18

Long string just feels a lot better to me, when if first started yoyoing i did that bellybutton thing but it was so small for me i couldn’t even land double or nothings consistently then i just didn’t cut it and everything was easier, but it did get a little getting used to.


#19

I have not tried YYE string,I use Kitty String :stuck_out_tongue: And I keep it a few inches above my belly :smiley:


#20

Personally, I think it should be about an inch or two above the recommended length.