I was in the Fat camp for a while. Then I tried a Cloud (v1) string. The first Thin string, also my first nylon. While I did have to adjust my binding technique since it wasnt as eager to bind, I actually found that I massively prefer thinner strings. Thin - Reg are my jam, I avoid fat strings now. Rarely do I get surprise binds after making that switch. Fat is good choice for giving the best visuals for shows or videos
Right off the bat I noticed a significant increase in the sleep times of my throws after making the switch. This meant it took less energy for a longer sleep time. The trade off was worth it. But the cost was obscene and I felt it was too tightly wound making it finicky at times with its tension.
Thin do not play well with every yoyo but ive found that thicker than thin, but thinner than reg was my target. A tough mark to hit.
So after i found out how much change occurred from going from fat to thin, I started trying as many brands/types/blends that I could. Most were pretty good, but they all missed the mark in some way or another or became impossible to get anymore. Eventually I ended up learning how to make my own strings. After a while I figured out some really good combos and found my perfect string (The White). After a bit of R&D found my sweet spot in material, tightness, thickness, and tension. As @WH0TH3MAN has found as well (thank you for the kind words brother! ) and as he so generously mentioned, if you want to try some of my strings, just shoot me a PM to discuss further details of getting your own HeartStrings “The White” to see for yourself. They are in between thin and reg. Its pretty much the only string I use now for my entire arsenal now. Not for everyone, but def my preference.