String length is measured from the center of the wand to the end of the string - so the actual length of raw material is twice as long. If you are interested in both long- and short string wand, we recommend getting an extra string pack for a short string wand, removing the finger loop, and using a half hitch to add a long loop of string to convert your short string wand to a long string wand. To convert back to short string, you can remove the long string loop and re-install the swivelled finger loop.
We use braided teflon-coated nylon ice fishing line that is a lot more durable. Short-string flow-wands come with a swivelled finger loop - a key feature for wand usability and performance, as the swivel enables you to move freely without having to account for the string twisting up. For the swivel finger loop, we use a custom made tubular webbing carefully looped through itself and melted in to a custom swivel. Long-string wands do not include a finger loop, as it's not necessary for long string practice.
If your string breaks for any reason, you can replace it easily with extra string from us, or any strong button or upholstery thread or braided fishing line. You can also use invisible thread or fishing line if you wish. We have found that "clear" string often appears more visible as it catches and reflects the light. It's also less comfortable and gets tangled easily, but there might be occasions where it's appropriate. Feel free to experiment!