String, string, string, and string.


#1

What strings do you use?
What strings do you hate?
Reason?

I’ve recently been thinking about strings, since I haven’t had the opportunity to try very many. I’m looking for something that’s soft on the hands, breaks in well, holds tension, that can hold up to a couple of hours of play. I found that in G-string, however, while I love G-string It’s pretty expensive to use on a regular basis.

What strings would you recommend?

YYE Expert Strings? They say that they’re pretty soft in their description.
Kitty strings?
Toxic Strings?


#2

Yoyoexpert strings work well. I love kitty strings. I’ve never really tried many strings. I’ve tried YYSL string once, for a few minutes. It was great! I actually enjoy making my own string. It’s fun, and you can listen to music while you’re doing it.

Also, I have a question: How do people make string with motors?

Please PM me.


#3

I have tried Markmont Dragon, Toxic, YYSL Type-X, Kitty, BG1s, and the generic highlights. Each of these strings play differently from yoyo to yoyo, but I would recommend trying YYSL and the Markmont Dragon strings. The Dragon’s are heavier and a little coarser than most strings, but are phenomenal for whip and slack tricks. YYSL is a but cheaper and is pretty good for whips and slacks, breaks in well, and should last. If you can I would recommend trying out any string that looks good, because everyone has different opinions.


#4

YYE works great for me. the 100% poly.

However, I just got some Metz string… uh, I think i need to buy LOTS of this and FAST!


#5

I love the metz. It’s soft holds tension and comes in bright colors it’s a great string


#6

I have found Kitty String to be a great economy style string, with lots of colors, and it breaks in quickly and holds tension well


#7

Kitty String is great. The nylon is awesome, and the slim, normal, and fat poly is also great. Can’t beat the value.


#8

I’m with Studio42 in that the Metz string is fabulous, but they are 60 cents a piece.

I also agree with NathanC that the Kitty’s are great for the money as well, especially their Nylons which are almost one fourth the price of the Metz.

I have gone through so many strings as of recent that I finally feel that I have found my “String of Choice” in the “Twisted Stringz” Project X. They are around 45 cents each, but they last longer than any other string I have used and I just simply love them. They whip really well & hold tension great once you break them in which only takes about fifteen minutes.

I still use the Kitty Nylons but they do not last as long as the project X so the price is almost a wash because I change them two to three times in the lifespan of one Project X.

And to be fair and honest, I still use the Toxic “Dragons” for serious whipping because there is nothing quite like them. Not a string I would use all the time, but for whipping they ROCK.

I would advise that you buy a 10 pack of all the above and see what you feel works for you.
But at the end of the day, I’ll take the Project X every time.


#9

I don’t think I’ll add anything groundbreaking here… but for the tally…

I really dig Twisted Project X string, has a Dragon feel to it, lasts just as long… but not as thin.

I do enjoy Dragon, usually on less floaty throws, small diameter stuff…

I’m a fan of the BG1’s from Toxic - they are set, stay soft, and play great. I also like the Metz - I prefer the thick over thin, but both are great. I find the thick is what BG1’s might have been if wound longer and tighter (thus being a little less soft).

In the economy range - I dig Kitty…

For what it’s worth…


(laxdude99) #10

For me i personally use the string that fits the yoyo and i have also found color of the string greatly affects play as well

i mainly use yye 100% poly white,green,yellow,pink on all yyf and yyj: Dragonstring on onedrops, kitty string on clyws, and yysl on just about everything else


#11

Everybody is different, I mean strings are like throws to name a favorite is pretty hard for me. For the money g string is the best I have found for what I like and how I throw. It holds up better than anything I have tried. YYSL is nice string as well as toxic and twisted I have tried them all and they are all great and pretty comparable in price. If yo want affordability I think kitty and yye string is the best bang for the buck. A lot of throwers like highlights but in my opinion unless you want to change your string often I feel kitty is a much better buy and feel. So many options and everybody is different so I would just try them all and have some fun until you find what fits your style and feel. Good Luck!