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The type of string one uses is dependent on the type of yoyo style they play. For an up and down yoyo a string that is either cotton or a blend that has a higher ratio of cotton to the other material used would be perfect.
For sleeper yoyos one could use polyester, polyester-cotton blend, nylon, and kevlar.
For off string yoyoing a polyester-cotton blend that is longer than normal string is ideal.
A bearing no matter what its used for, reduces friction between two surfaces, in this case the sting and the yoyo. The bearing is the heart of the yoyo. It allows the yoyo to spin for a decent amount of time allowing the player to do the tricks they do. Bearings come in two different types and three different materials and come in multiple sizes. The type of bearing that is used is mainly dependent on the player each one has advantages and disadvantages to them.
|Material||Types||Maitanence||Flat Cost||Concave Cost|
|Stainless Steel||Flat,Concave||Frequent:Clean and oil every 1-2 weeks of use.||$2-$7||$8-$15|
|Though stainless steel can be the most innexpensive of the bearings it requires the most maitenance out of them all.|
|Ceramic||Concave||Little to no maitenance||N/A||$30-$35|
|Though Ceramic is the most expensive it has little maitenance and spins longer and faster than stainless steel.|
|Gold Plated||Concave||Little to no maitenance||N/A||$16-$22|
|Though Gold is at a happy medium as far as price goes, one bust be weary not to use any sort of lubrication for this bearing. Doing so would ruin the bearings spin essentially killing it.|
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