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"The Thing About String"

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Cobikaze, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos n00b

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    Thanks for the advise will keep that in mind
     
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  2. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    Give this a shot:


    Otherwise, I find strings break in after several hours of play. If you're noticing an issue with a string being too small and pulling through your bead, I would recommend tying slip knots rather than square or some other type of knots in your string. There are some other stopper knots listed in this thread you could check out. That said, I play a 1mm string for the most part and with a slip knot I've never had a tama come off.
     
    Feb 6, 2019
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos n00b

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    Only slipknot i tie but the string was soft and it came out didnt imagine that did a double and it stayed. Tried sweets string eventually but adjusted the knot and bearing so it turns nice
     
    Feb 6, 2019
  4. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Anyone notice that some companies are carrying that string that's flat? Not a normal cylindrical-wound string I'm used to, but a flat, rectangular(?)-shape string. I bought a KROM pop recently, and I'm personally not a fan of the flat string that came with it.
     
    Mar 16, 2019
  5. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    @Emil Apostol Here's a related thread with a poll: I'm all tied up.


    (Not sure what kind of mayhem merging a standard thread with a poll thread would have so these have been left separate.)
     
    Mar 16, 2019
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos n00b

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    Got native silk strings today, from a little bit i slayed cannt seem to tangle so happy with them have to buy bulk now, silk is a gamechanger. Thanks Kfam
     

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  7. Bazmonkey

    Bazmonkey n00b

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    KONMAY 80 Yards 1.0MM Rattail/Bugtail Satin Silk Cord Shamballa Macrame Beading Nylon Kumihimo String (Black 900)


    I string everything up with this stuff now. I usually don't even give the stock string a shot at all.
     
    Mar 30, 2019
  8. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    How does it play? :)
     
    Apr 15, 2019
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  9. JosephSoflo

    JosephSoflo n00b

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    E
    excellent question
     
    Apr 15, 2019
  10. Bazmonkey

    Bazmonkey n00b

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    Winderfully IMO. I like that it's softer and more, uh, limp than the typical cording that comes in most string packs. I'm not exactly the most advanced player so I suppose there may be some aspect of playability that I just don't understand yet, but for that kind of price it's certainly worth trying. It comes out to something like 175-200 replacement strings.
     
    Apr 15, 2019
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  11. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos n00b

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    Any news thoughts on the Esteban GT strings worths it sold out like really fast, or is it just another overpriced Macrame .
     
    May 13, 2019
  12. 96817dama

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    Best string in my opinion is 1mm Chinese knotting cord, aka Asian knotting cord.

    Why? I really like the bounce and the slightly smaller size helps reduce string twist from tama spin. PLUS you can buy it in bulk like 100 yards for a few bucks

    This string really is great for knots. Double knot? No problem. Triple? Of course. Penta knot? No worries. I always cut with 1 cm at the end, the light the end with a lighter until it catches fire, let it burn like a fuse till its 1 mm away from the knot itself, blow out the flame and quickly flatten it by pushing the melted part against the flat part of scissor blades. This helps the string to bond itself to the knot and since its flat it cant be untied. Downside is it cant be untied °~°
     
    May 23, 2019