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Bulk String

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Fadwil, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Fadwil

    Fadwil n00b

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    So I have really been wanting to get some bulk string that I can just keep cutting off of a spool, and I am having trouble finding the right variety. I remember seeing names and sizes being thrown around (lovely knots, 1mm/1.8mm). I purchased some neon yellow 1 mm nylon knotting cord non amazon and was pretty disappointed, though it was smooth and played good and stayed out of the way, it is soooo thin feeling even though I heard 1mm is the right size. Its so thin that no matter what kind of knot I tie, it gets sucked into the bead eventually and gets all twisted. Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    If i recall correctly, @goenKendama mentioned this in an old thread.
     
    Jul 7, 2017
  3. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    You can use search "String" in "titles only" and find lots of info. However I believe @azleonhart was talking about this string thread in particular.
     
    Jul 7, 2017
  4. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, yes! Thank you bud!
     
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  5. Subjugate

    Subjugate n00b

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    so i've noticed a few of you over the years have saved quite a bit of money by resorting to buying 1mm silk/satin cord from ebay/amazon. i prefer long string lengths anyways and the longest i can find provided by a kendama company is only 6 fingers. this has turned me onto the idea of buying from non kendama sites such as ebay/amazon online. is there any vendors or links you could provide with high quality string?

    also i need to buy beads/bearings for the tama (bulk from amazon or ebay of course) but i have not been able to find what size i need.

    if anyone could link or recommend some silk/satin cord and some beads/bearings it would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Jul 27, 2019
  6. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    What do you consider 'bulk'?
    Depending on the quantity you want, I could maybe offer some solutions. We have a good stock of strings, beads, and bearings in the Terra shop
     
    Jul 27, 2019
  7. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Jul 27, 2019
  8. TheYahtzeeCode

    TheYahtzeeCode n00b

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    I was under the impression that 6 finger strings were long, but when they came, they were still too short for my taste. Is there somewhere I can get longer ones? I can’t seem to find any online.
     
    Jan 30, 2020
  9. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Google Lovely Knots. Many players go and get strings from them by the spool.
     
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  10. TheYahtzeeCode

    TheYahtzeeCode n00b

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    Thanks! :) like this? The 1mm?
     
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  11. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    I am not sure, i havent bought them myself yet. But if you are a member of the Facebook Kendama Community group (if not just search the name and request to join) use the search tab within the group and look up Lovely Knots, there will be many posts about it that you can look through to find out the answer
     
    Jan 30, 2020
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  12. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Or you could use the search function here and just look up ‘string’
     
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  13. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    1mm is the standard string thickness. Although some players (Ben Herald) play 0.8 and Eslayban plays 1.5(?) If i remember correctly. So it's all preference
     
    Jan 31, 2020
  14. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Jan 31, 2020
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