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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Cobikaze, Nov 1, 2016.
Thanks for the advise will keep that in mind
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.
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
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.
@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.)
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
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.
How does it play?
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.
Any news thoughts on the Esteban GT strings worths it sold out like really fast, or is it just another overpriced Macrame .
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 °~°
Not sure how old this is but when I started there wasn’t even a discussion about string length. It wasn’t even thought about. You played the kendama as it was sent to you. Most of the time 1-2 fingers. Nowadays I play with a 5-6 finger string because I’d like to stand a chance against an 8 year old juggle king in a game of ken. But yea all personal preference. Juggles are fun. So is every other truck! Just cause you have a long string doesn’t mean you can’t do other old school tricks.
You'll find string length discussed in these threads as well.
Known string length of sponsored players
How long is your string?
BUMP. This is my favorite thread (pun intended) on DS y'all. It's like a time capsule.
Okay I said I was gonna do a detailed post on Lollibeads vs Lovely Knots. After like 8 months of playing both, it's clear that Lovely Knots is superior in every way, at least to me. It's super fine and pretty slick which helps keep it out of the way during jug lines. Where it falls short, however, is in string tricks or anything that requires string tension. Not only does it dig into your hand, but the elasticity of it actually makes it so that it's hard to keep tension on the string.
I'm trying to pick up some thiccer string for more flowy stuff and even to try some goons. Any recommendations? Was thinking about going with the 2mm Lovely Knots since the 1mm is such high quality:
Y'all think I'll have trouble getting 2mm string through string holes? I kinda think I might.
I've been using heavier strings for a while now and all my tama have 2.5mm holes. If you melt the tip of the string and make it needle-like it should pass through nearly anything and those it won't just use a 2.5mm drill bit or awl to ream it out a bit. I also try to smooth the holes so if I'm running a bearing the string doesn't bind in the hole.
I think some string holes will be 2mm, but you could buy a ~2.5 mm or ~3mm drill bit and make them wider yourself. Drill bits that small are usually pretty cheap, maybe a few bucks.
Edit: okay thats exactly what @goenKendama wrote. My reading comprehension is apparently low tonight -.-
Got a good laugh out of that one. Must be the ghost characters off this Japanese keyboard.
@goenKendama @htimSxelA Update: the 2mm is pretty trippy. Pretty much all the setups I regularly jam at this point are maple and tend towards the lighter end of it. The 2mm is fun for string flow, but for anything else I notice it having a pretty distinct affect on tama trajectory. The weight of the string often appears to rotate the tama so that the hole is facing upwards unless there's some pretty strong rotational intertia going on. Not ideal for most tricks. Also, I did have to drill out my tama hole a bit to get it to fit.
It was a fun experiment, but I'm going to move to something a bit less heavy. I tried some 1.4 mm window blind pull cord and it was too stiff, then got the tip off on this stuff: https://www.tanglesnknots.com/collections/chinese-knotting-cord/products/neon-pink
Ordering some of the 1.4 to see how it goes. I have high hopes for this one.