Here is where that question comes from>
This morning I picked up one of my Nobunagas. As soon as I threw it down; Nah, time for a new string.
So I put a New Kitty 1.5 on the yoyo. Gave it a good stretch(I don’t like dead strings but most New Kitty strings have too much initial bounce to me… So I kill some of it) and threw it down. On the very first trick(a Chris Mikulin trick called Tadaalicious) I missed the drop and ended up with a nice tight knot.
I easily hit it on the very next attempt. But I noticed the little knot. I have plenty of new string but since I had just put that 1.5 on a minute before, I just felt tossing it would be a waste of a new string.
So I just stopped any other focus and concentrated on removing that knot. It was like a miniature mission. Remove that knot! Lol
I got the knot out about the same moment I realized I had spent about 10 minutes getting that sucker out.
I looked over at my open yoyo bag and glanced at a few hundred New strings. I was like, 'Man I’ll be a Monkeys Uncle. I just spent 10 minutes of my life messing with a 20 cent string, haha.
So here is the question > What is the longest amount of time you ever spent trying to remove a knot from a yoyo string, instead of just replacing it in 30 seconds?
Whether the string was: new or used or the only string you had or an expensive string or whatever.
And you didn’t deliberately intend to take long to remove the knot. You just decided to correct the problem and realized minutes later that you were dying on the job.