Alright, so as you guys may know the Dragon Strings are some of the most popular or sought out strings that are on YYE. They were restocked just a week ago I think and I was lucky enough to have gotten a pack. I will add some pictures later if I can.
First thoughts: I had high expectations for this, both from hearing the good reviews and getting new string to try. I have to admit I was biased a little bit in the beginning from other reviews of trusted members: That it whipped well, held tension not so well, lasted a long time, and could be pretty rough.
It arrived in a resealable foil bag kind of like the ones who get the 2014 YYE trading cars in, except it is thicker. I REALLY appreciate them adding the resealable bag, because I now have a place to put my string, which is secure and easy to work with.
At first site the strings look REALLY good. The stark white was very bright, like bleach, no signs of dirty stuff or the “faded” white that we see a lot. The string length I cannot compare much to, because I haven’t tried “normal” string such as kitty, but if you have tried stock YYF string it is much longer than the YYF string.
It does not come pre-tied.
It is also thinner than YYF String
Play: Since I had heard a lot about it’s superior whip and slack, I went immediately to my whip tricks and stuff to test it out. It whips brilliantly!. I tried the whip into kamikaze mount, and it easily handled that. I also tried the hidemasa hook, and boy! I used to have trouble doing it, and now I partially know the reason. This string whips so well I got it at once.
I also tried Slack Trapeze. Usually, my YYF string languidly whips over and somtimes catches the gap of the yoyo, even with my full strength, and on a new string. This Dragon String whipped so fast that I was startled and dropped the yoyo! I tried it again just as fast, and you can hear the whip on it, the “shoosh” sound while it cuts through the air. I tried doing some tricks where the string moves quick but so far, not many noticeable burns, more than the average. I don’t know when the string will be broken in, but I know I’m pretty content with how it plays right now. The only thing that I found was that it was TRUE that it didn’t hold tension too well. I had to adjust it a couple of time. But that’s a fair share for what it can do.
Whippiness/Slack : 5/5
String Tension : 2.5/5
If you’re planning to buy string that is super whippy, on the thin side yet not too thin, and lasts long (supposedly), I really hope you consider this string (when it’s in stock! ;D). The good reviews are deserved and though there is one thing that people might not like (the tension), it’s a small price to pay for what you get. Thanks!
Alright, so after playing with it for a good month, I have to say that I wanted to warn ya’ll, be fair a little bit. After playing with one string for a month, or about 10 hours give or take, the string tension is terrible. It stays pretty bad, and when I try to adjust it back you can’t really. Of course, in the description it says you can only give it 10 hours then wash it, so it could be that I used it for too long. Just wanted to give my opinion on that. Everything else plays fine