I have restrung a few kendamas by now, and I’m having a slight problem. I’ve heard of the rule that you should be able to fit two or three fingers in the string below the cups when hanging, and that doesn’t seem to work for me. I only cut off maybe one fourth of an inch, and maybe another third just from excess when tying the knots. When I try the finger test though and put two fingers in the string, it always comes out level with the base cup instead of below. I am doing something wrong, or…?
EDIT: Oh, and I’m using the extra string that came with my Sweets kendamas, if that helps any.