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how long is your string?

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

  1. Orangeisrad

    Orangeisrad Member

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    Two fingers and some change. I played with 3 for a while and what I found is I need to exert more effort for cup work. Lighthouses became easier after I changed from 3 to 2 and change. Things feel fluid with my setups now.
     
    Apr 18, 2017
  2. Joel Clayton

    Joel Clayton Honed Member

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    same with me, I like to have my string 4-5 fingers. anything under that is just way to short. I don't know how you play with only 2 fingers
     
    Apr 20, 2017
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  3. Raven_Tomas

    Raven_Tomas n00b

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    I used to play with 2-finger length strings, but thats when I first started. Now I find myself gravitating towards longer strings, more like the 4 finger length range to help with juggles, although it affects with my spacewalks.
     
    May 16, 2017
  4. L-Ride

    L-Ride Member

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    I usually rock 4 / 4.5 fingers. I like the extra room for juggles, lighty flips, and even whirlwind type tricks. Also I've gotten used to a longer string so I feel my muscle memory might be thrown off by using a shorter string...
     
    May 16, 2017
  5. Dwesty

    Dwesty Honed Member

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    No shorter than 4
     
    May 17, 2017
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  6. Nitram707

    Nitram707 Member

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    I like to keep my string lengths now from 7-9 finger lengths from base cup definitely easier for juggles and just more room in general for your tricks. It is preference overall :)
     
    May 17, 2017
  7. Nel.slay

    Nel.slay Member

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    4-4.5 here
     
    May 17, 2017
  8. Duke Dean

    Duke Dean Member

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    3 fingers is perfect for juggles.
     
    May 17, 2017
  9. Steezdiaz

    Steezdiaz Slayer

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    Been going 4 fingers lately, I think it's the perfect length
     
    May 17, 2017
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  10. Stuart Barron

    Stuart Barron Slayer

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    I've noticed that I have a slightly longer string on my ProDawg than on my regular sized dams! Must be the extra 5%?!
     
    May 17, 2017
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  11. iochoa76

    iochoa76 Member

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    Since I got my first slaydawgs I have been playing with 4 fingers instead of 3
     
    May 17, 2017
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  12. Bryan Scagline

    Bryan Scagline Slayer

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    Used to be 2 fingers but to level up I go 3.
     
    May 17, 2017
  13. Instagrom3

    Instagrom3 Honed Member

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    i usually rock just under three fingers any more than that i find certain tricks much more difficult
     
    May 18, 2017
  14. Jedi_man

    Jedi_man Slayer

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    I'll join the 3 fingers club! Any less makes whirlwinds and such impossible. I'm bad at those tricks to begin with ;)
    My Crafts have 4 fingers and those slay, so I may be slowly moving towards 4 or 3.5.
     
    May 18, 2017
  15. Ryan Brewer

    Ryan Brewer Honed Member

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    get some laced kendama stings, they're @laced.kendamas on ig.
     
    Jun 3, 2017
  16. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Similar threads were merged so everyone could benefit from the previous posts.
     
    Jun 3, 2017
  17. JCF3097

    JCF3097 n00b

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    I play with a 5 1/2 finger string. I know it’s long, but it is great for juggles and slings because the string is less likely to create tension, that leads to accidental yanks. Long string is FUN for lighthouse, lunar, airplane, and stilt because you can try to land multiple flips without having string tension. The only downside in my opinion is that you have to use more force to swing up to Tama grip tricks. In the end, it all comes down to your playing style. *sorry for the long comment* just tryin to help out! Good luck
     
    Feb 6, 2019
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  18. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    2-finger at least, and 5-finger at most. Anything longer is too unwieldy for me.
     
    Feb 7, 2019
  19. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    I've honestly gotten up to about 6 on some damas...:eek:
     
    Feb 8, 2019
  20. FDkendama22

    FDkendama22 Member

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    My string is like 500 feet. Too short?
     
    Feb 8, 2019