I’ve only been yoyoing for a little over a year now, but I’ve noticed that on a couple of my yoyos (supernova, chief, etc.) certain “risky” or “trick” binds just don’t seem to work. After some trial and error I can get them but they just aren’t consistent like they would be on other throws in my collection.
I haven’t tried that many strings. I’ve tried bulk YYE poly, a few different YoyoStringLab types, Expert Strings, Kitty Strings, and OD Basics. I haven’t been “impressed” by any of the higher end strings that I’ve tried, and I’ve stuck with OD basics ever since. The stock length is perfect for me, they break in quickly, and they have a nice soft feel to them. For the most part though, I’ve always been one of those people that thinks string is string. It just works.
With that being said, I’ve always thought of OD Basics as a “thin” string. Am I wrong here? Perhaps I could use a thicker string for some of my throws that seem a little “slippy”. Do you guys have any recommendations for a thicker string? I like soft string that gives nice whips and slacks, and I’m looking to buy some “high end” string with a long life span. I’ve taken up an interest in Ammo and Toxic Dragons, but I don’t know if they fit what I’m looking for. Any feedback is much appreciated.