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how long is your string?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by inQntrol, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Those kinds of tricks are definitely weird on them, kind of a reason why I don't string mine above 3. I'm sure I'd be able to get used to it but eh. Maybe I'll try it sometime to hone in on the jugs and taps.

    Always thought that the maximum was 38cm for JKA regulations, not minimum. The more you know!
     
    Dec 29, 2016
  2. furin

    furin Member

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    I always play with exactly 4! I find it the sweet spot between long enough for like new gen ish tricks and just short enough to still spacewalk without it being weird. Like Alex said I've heard some crazy lengths 6,7, even 8
     
    Dec 29, 2016
  3. Matthew Dam

    Matthew Dam Member

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    2 1/2 below base cup
     
    Dec 30, 2016
  4. Gavin Lachenbruch

    Gavin Lachenbruch Member

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    I like 4- 4.5 fingers in length. It lets me have more room to do juggles and lighthouse/lunar flips.
     
    Jan 14, 2017
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  5. connor sullivan

    connor sullivan Member

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    three and a half string length
     
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  6. euan

    euan n00b

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    2 and a half or 3 is ideal for me, any more than that and it feels way too floaty.
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  7. Ricky Røge

    Ricky Røge Slayer

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    3-4 fingers. 2 is way too short for me
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  8. Jackkendama22

    Jackkendama22 n00b

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    4-5 finger is the best
     
    Jan 14, 2017
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  9. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    4-4.5 finger lengths for me.
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  10. James Hoang

    James Hoang Slayer

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    I jam a 4-finger just for the way that I do my hand rolls, and so that I have a little bit more time to tap the tama in juggles(I hate juggles, though....).
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  11. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    I'm a hand percussionist and my fingers change shape all the time. A tape measure is a real measurement. My F3 sits at 16 -1/2"
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  12. Ryalkid20

    Ryalkid20 Honed Member

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    Tight 4 loose 3
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  13. Claire Dama

    Claire Dama Member

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    usually 3-4, but i've found myself playing 4 more than 3 lately. I do have a couple set ups that are 2 and they are still jammers!
     
    Jan 14, 2017
  14. Corbin Harder

    Corbin Harder n00b

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    I normally like 3-4 fingers. I strung one shorter then that and it was super weird to play it form me
     
    Jan 16, 2017
  15. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Transitional 2
     
    Jan 16, 2017
  16. Heero

    Heero n00b

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    Comfy 3 finger.
     
    Jan 16, 2017
  17. Matthew Rice

    Matthew Rice Member

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    3 fingers under bottom cup
     
    Jan 16, 2017
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  18. Chad Covington

    Chad Covington Slayer

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    Typically 3-4! I am also one to play a kendama exactly how it comes, so it varies from time to time!
     
    Jan 16, 2017
  19. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    Kinda funny how after this post I just started using the cup method. Although I found out two fingers for me is about 16 and 1/4
     
    Jan 16, 2017
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  20. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    I remember it being a really tight 2 fingers, but it has stretched. I'm going to replace it soon and see if I can get the new string to sit between17 to 18"
     
    Jan 16, 2017