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known string lengths of sponsored players

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by ttocsic, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. ttocsic

    ttocsic Slayer

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    this thread is old but whatever. I met josh kim yesterday and he plays a tight 4.
     
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  2. James Hoang

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    I think Mags posted this on his story sometime last year or something, but he plays I think 7-9.
     
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  3. ttocsic

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    It's crazy that that length almost seems normal now...
     
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  4. ttocsic

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    Josh is one of the only sponsored players that I known of who plays less than like 6. The only other I can think of is Logan tosta who rocks 4 or 5.
     
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  5. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    So the dwesty mod string length is 57 cm and he cuts a little off of that for me that’s close to 9-10 fingers.
     
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  6. goenKendama

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    57cm unstrung or the loop on a strung kendama?
     
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  7. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    I’m not a 100% sure but I thought it was from strung up. I should get one
     
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  8. goenKendama

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    That would put the unstrung length at over 114cm :eek:
     
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  9. Jewbacca

    Jewbacca Honed Member

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    Why did you double it?! Lol
    I’m saying he cuts a few from the string up 57cm and I think it’s 57cm strung up when you get it out of the box
     
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  10. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's strung and you're measuring the loop that's double the length. Did I misunderstand? I think the current Ozora replacement strings are 57cm unstrung.

    long kendama string.jpg
     
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  11. Jewbacca

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    I’ve never see a string from ozora that long besides the one they cut for me in japan. That came in a replacement pack?? That looks like a yard of string ha it’s way shorter then what’s in your photo
     
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  12. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    No, sorry. I was just using that pic to illustrate the "strung" length I was talking about and why it would be double the string length. That one actually looks like it's nearly 60cm+ (strung length) If you estimate with a 17-18cm tall kendama. The guy must be 2M tall or play off their balcony. :D
     
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  13. Jewbacca

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    So that one is at 114cm? Sorry if I’m making this confusing ha but I feel like 60 cm is what the dwesty is sitting at unstrung with no knots or anything
     
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  14. goenKendama

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    No worries. I'm half asleep and typing blind anyway. I'm guestimating that string (in the pic above) based off the standard height of the kendama. Looks like there's about 4 kendama worth of looped string putting it at probably 120cm+ unstrung. I don't even remember where I found that pic but it boggles my mind. You ever seen someone play something that long?
     
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  15. Jewbacca

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    Never would like to see
     
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  16. Emil Apostol

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    It is unbelievable lol Stodd was one of the first players to really go hard on juggles and taps. I can imagine super long string not being a thing a few years ago, so Stodd had to do all his tricks with standard string. It's a testament to his skill and control with juggling.
     
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  17. ttocsic

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    Agreed. I personally find taps easier with shorter strings but that may just be me.
     
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