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Fist Salud Looping String Lite
Exhibit #3638
TypeProduction
ColorNeon yellow
PackagingPoly Bagged with Card
ConditionMint in Package
Date2019
OwnerRick Brough
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For more than 70 years, yo-yo players bought packs of cotton string to replace broken or worn out string on their own yo-yo. It just worked. No string maker gave it a second thought. Things are certainly different now. While you can still buy cotton yo-yo string today, the market has evolved into a Heinz 57 of string types. From pure cotton to cotton blends, silk, nylon, polyester, nylon and polyester blends, to kevlar, all in various string thicknesses. These many different types try to take into account your style and type of play, the yo-yo's shape and its gap width, the type of axle you are using, even the humidity level of the area you live. So, it should come as no surprise that there is a yo-yo string made exclusively for those of you that enjoy 1a, aka looping.

From the www.fistsalud.store website:

"We designed the string specifically for [the YoYoFactory] LOOP 720 and LOOP 2020.

Hiro Koba, owner of long-established string maker Kitty String, has collaborated with us to develop this new product suited for 2A play. After numerous versions of prototypes, we have made a string that offers you a better looping experience. Of course, it demonstrates sufficient performance even for competition use.

Kitty String (excluding tall sizes) usually come in lengths of 110-115 cm. After conducting questionnaires from a wide range of 2A players, we agreed that the best average string length for 2A is usually set below 85 cm. We have produced the string to fit this length in order to reduce unnecessary amount of trash. At the end of the day, we are just spreading love by being eco-friendly!

Why does [this string] offer [you] a better looping experience? Unique string material. Usually, Kitty String is produced with either polyester -OR- nylon. "Loop String Lite" is a mixture of both polyester and nylon. Throughout multiple testings from a wide range of world level players, we found that this certain mix of string drastically enhances the play for 2A [looping]. Mainly because it gives the best balance for both looping and sleeping [picture] tricks. (Yes, sleeping tricks are necessary in 2A for around the world/wrap tricks.)"

Original retail price: $5 US.
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