How To Change The String

How do I replace my old string?

1. Remove the old string

grab the string close to the yo-yo, letting the yo-yo dangle just below your hand. Looking from above, spin the yo-yo counter-clockwise, which will untwist the string, allowing you to remove the yo-yo from the string.


2. Attach a new string

take the twisted (closed) end of a new string and untwist it, opening a loop. Expand the loop and insert the yo-yo, cleanly retwisting the string up to the axle.


2.5 Wrapping a string twice

Auto-return yo-yos need their strings wrapped twice around the axle. Once you attach the string, and before you retwist the string, twist it once and then pull the yo-yo through the loop again.

If you don’t do this, the auto return function will not work and the yo-yo will not come back on its own. To get the most out of your yo-yo’s functions, always wrap the string at least twice. Don’t forget to adjust the length when changing strings.

There are many different types of strings, which one should I get?

There are really only two types of string used today, Polyester and Cotton/Poly blends.

50/50 Mix: Cotton/Poly

With the same feeling as the old 100% cotton strings used 10 years ago, Cotton/Poly is a very strong string, and is effective for just about any style. At REWIND, we refer to it as “50/50,” and there are a couple varieties therein, but beginners need not worry about it.

100% Polyester

Polyester string is even stronger than 50/50, thin and very smooth. Its feeling is loved by competitors and professionals alike. Just like 50/50, there are a couple different types, and a variety of colors available.

However, do not use this string if your yo-yo uses a starburst response system! The friction will melt the polyester, and it will soon break.

If you aren’t sure which one is right for you, we recommend 50/50. Buying in bulk will save you money, but you should try a few different ones to decide your favorite, so buy 10-packs to test them out first.