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Title: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 29, 2013, 05:48:08 PM
(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zps485a3377.jpg)
(The awesome crocostring logo made with the great skills of Legyoyo)
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Reviews! Many more to come:
Jbritter3's review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=70976
Greg P's review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71546
Noonar's review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71619
GoCrazyForYoyo's review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71681
Crocostrings is an up and coming string buisness run by myself, crococorey, on the yoyoexpert forums. This thread is the place where I will post any news or updates with crocostrings.

My types of strings!

1. A very very whippy polyester string called "Cat O' nine tails" because of the whip of the same name. The cat o' nine tails is a kind of whip used throughout history. I will call this string "Cat tails" because its original name is quite long.

2. A thicker version of "Cat o' nine tails" called "Fat cat o' nine tails". Again, I will call this string "Fat cat tails" because of its long original name.

3. A super soft nylon string called "Fantasy chords" because they are so soft that you will feel as if you are in a fantasy when you are using them.  

4. A thicker version of fantasy chords called "Fat fantasy chords". These strings bind a bit tighter than regular fantasy chords, yet have a higher snag risk. Just like any fat version of a string.


5. A soft polyester/nylon blend called "Marshmallows" because just like marshallows, these strings are cheap to buy, and are so yummy! They are also soft like a marshmallow.

List of testers!  
Greg P      R
GoCrazyForYoyo       R
Squacktopus          T
Legyoyo          T
Andy569           T
Ringo          T
Logi          T
And last but most definetely not least... Mr. Andrč Boulay of yoyoexpert.

Keep an eye on this thread! I am expecting it to have alot of activity in the next few months.

Have a croco day!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: AGyoyo on December 29, 2013, 08:50:02 PM
Great idea if there are not a lot of testers I would be happy to test because I make my own string and have tried a lot of types :)


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Erik kerber on December 29, 2013, 08:55:04 PM
Good Luck Crocorry


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 29, 2013, 08:57:45 PM
Great idea if there are not a lot of testers I would be happy to test because I make my own string and have tried a lot of types :)
Thank you, but i'm not looking for any more testers. I cant afford to give out any more free string. If you want, you can buy a 5 pack (one of each of my strings) for 3$ plus 1$ shipping, and review them. Thank you for the offer though!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 29, 2013, 08:58:06 PM
Good Luck Crocorry
Thank you!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Erik kerber on December 29, 2013, 08:59:17 PM
Thank you!

oops I just realized I spelled your forum name wrong sorry


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 29, 2013, 09:00:03 PM
oops I just realized I spelled your forum name wrong sorry
Thats ok haha.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Raigo on December 29, 2013, 09:36:12 PM
Pm me if u need another tester :p
Good luck! Hope it does well!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 30, 2013, 04:16:29 PM
Updated with a list of possible testers. TESTERS- If you for some reason can't test my strings any more please PM me. Thanks!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 30, 2013, 06:02:24 PM
I entered Leftylink's "yoyoexpert holiday throwdown" and in that video I'm going to be using a fat whippy crocostring (name of the string TBD). I'm definetely not that good of a thrower yet, so don't expect much in the video. I did throw in some slacks and whips into my combo, so hopefully those will start to show what crocostrings can do.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on December 30, 2013, 06:53:10 PM
A great guy who makes awesome yoyo holsters (which you can see here:
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=52594 ) named Legyoyo on the forumns is one of the most awesome people ever. Over the past few weeks he and I worked together to make a special logo just for the crocostring buisness. He really did all the work. He drew the crocodile and spent a long time photoshopping it and making it look awesome and professional. All I did was tell him how i wanted it to look and send him a pic of REAL crocostrings to put into the picture. His skills are amazing! If this picture doesn't prove it, then click on the link above and see how awesome his holster making skills are too!

(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zps485a3377.jpg)


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 01, 2014, 09:44:35 PM
Just finished making these beauties for my testers. Hope you like them!!

(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zps671daf3f.jpg)


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Erik kerber on January 02, 2014, 01:41:16 PM
Just finished making these beauties for my testers. Hope you like them!!

(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zps671daf3f.jpg)

Thats some nice looking string


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 02, 2014, 02:27:15 PM
Just to arouse you guys: (http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zps9d1d5392.jpg)

(http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t634/crococorey/null_zpsa2ff0c36.jpg)

A C for crocostrings.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Erik kerber on January 02, 2014, 02:33:30 PM
^ooh the top one looks like a slim type and he bottom apears to be regular

Are those poly or nylon?


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 02, 2014, 04:04:21 PM
My whippy poly ones. (Name TBA). They are actually pretty thick. The same strings are in both the pictures.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 06, 2014, 04:02:00 PM
I decided to drop one kind of my string. Only 4 kinds now. I think it was for the best.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 08, 2014, 07:52:57 PM
My types of strings!

1. A very very whippy polyester string called "Cat O' nine tails" because of the whip of the same name. The cat o' nine tails is a kind of whip used throughout history. I will call this string "Cat tails" because its original name is quite long.


2. A thicker version of "Cat o' nine tails" called "Fat cat o' nine tails". Again, I will call this string "Fat cat tails" because of its long original name.

3. A super soft nylon string called "Fantasy chords" because they are so soft that you will feel as if you are in a fantasy when you are using them.  

4.A soft polyester/nylon blend called "Marshmallows" because just like marshallows, these strings are cheap to buy, and are so yummy! They are also soft like a marshmallow.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: kclejeune on January 08, 2014, 08:15:00 PM
I'm curious about these fantasy chords.  Tell me more, thickness, slacks, etc.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 08, 2014, 08:35:09 PM
I'm curious about these fantasy chords.  Tell me more, thickness, slacks, etc.
They are a regular thickness, and bind great. They dont snag at all. They slack quite well, with big loops. They hold tension quite well too. They dont whip that well, but they can still land brent stoles and hooks easily. They are SO soft! 5$ a ten pack, and worth it. Reviews of all of my strings should start coming soon, so if you want other people's opinions you can wait for them.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Amplified on January 08, 2014, 09:48:14 PM
What's your current color spectrum?

What's the cost difference between Marshmallows and the rest?

They still offer top notch performance, right?


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 08, 2014, 10:00:05 PM
What's your current color spectrum?

What's the cost difference between Marshmallows and the rest?

They still offer top notch performance, right?
All of them, yes. More answers will be answered in my bst thread (very soon).


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: andy569 on January 09, 2014, 07:29:40 PM
Can't wait to try your strings out! When are you sending the samples out?


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 09, 2014, 08:30:17 PM
All packs are ready. I just need to take some pictures. I'll try to send out tomorow or the next. Hope you enjoy!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 10, 2014, 03:23:08 PM
All test packs on the way! Should be there in 3 or 4 buisness days.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 15, 2014, 11:37:57 PM
Ive gotten some good feedback from some of my testers. I'm really happy about that.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 16, 2014, 02:19:39 PM
Crocostrings now has an instagram! Under the name "crocostrings". Go follow!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 18, 2014, 07:16:50 PM
The first review came in! Link in the original post.


Not 1 person followed the instagram... Haha.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: BensonChen on January 20, 2014, 11:53:08 AM
The first review came in! Link in the original post.


Not 1 person followed the instagram... Haha.
Then I shall step in to be the first! Haha  ;)


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 20, 2014, 12:00:01 PM
Then I shall step in to be the first! Haha  ;)
Haha thank you!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on January 20, 2014, 08:12:50 PM
If you have any questions about anything (crocostrings related) , feel free to ask


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on February 04, 2014, 01:07:31 PM
Greg P's review is up!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71546

Check it out!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on February 07, 2014, 09:17:27 AM
Noonars review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71619

Check it out!


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: hobbyman101 on February 07, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
I have yet to try their strings, but, I have to pass on the fact that my communications with Crocostrings had been prompt and friendly and informative.
 


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on February 09, 2014, 03:52:06 PM
Added "fat fantasy chords" due to popular request.


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: crococorey on February 09, 2014, 08:41:51 PM
GoCrazyForYoyo's review!
http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=71681


Title: Re: Crocostrings official thread!
Post by: Coronett on May 31, 2014, 01:19:59 PM
I'm pretty sure I got cat tails or fat cat tails. I love it. It's VERY whippy (like in the description) and my favorite thing about it is that it retains it's shape through play. I like that i can feel the ridged on the string when it's new, and I can feel it when it's old. The only way you can tell that the string is old is when it starts losing the ability to hold tension. It doesn't even fray. This might be different for those who use this string for a really long time without changing it out. The only problem I have with it is that making slipknots are really hard because if you cut the string, it starts to unwind really fast. The slipknot also falls off my finger easily but this can be fixed by creating artificial tension and "rolling" the string onto your finger. As the string gets older, the tension inside it is greater so after a certain point you don't even have to worry about it falling off your finger. Overall it's really good and I would recommend it to anybody.