Nunchaku Rope Lengths

IMG_4646 The nunchaku we make come to you pre strung.  We do this as a curiosity because we understand how frustrating it is to have to string them yourself.  Even when you are good at it, it is a tedious job to say the least.  Even my teachers will ask me to string up their nunchaku in lieu of them trying because I do it so often.  This service is done as a bonus for the customer, but not being able to size up each martial artists needs, we string our nunchaku in one fashion.  If you need your nunchaku restrung click here for our 2 rope tie method.  We offer a number of options for the rope tie which are outlined below.

Rope Options

As of January 2017 the standard way our nunchaku are strung is a 2 rope tie with a 660 lb  (black) flat wound made in USA para-cord.  There are older nunchaku in stock that may have been strung in a different fashion.  Please take note to how a nunchaku was strung in the product information before checkout.  We do offer a re-string option for nunchaku that are pre-strung. The new options for stringing are a 3 rope tie 480lb para-cord available in a number of colors and a 3 rope tie 550lb para-cord available in a number of colors.  The three rope options cost a bit more due to the added time it takes to complete each one.

Rope Length

The rope length of a nunchaku is determined by the martial art style, the size of the practitioner, and the personal performance. There is no way for us to know what is the best fit for every individual.  We base our stringing method on a sturdy method with a 12 inch (standard size) nunchaku strung with about 3 1/2 inches between the nunchaku.  There is also an “open” string option for people who wish to size it themselves and “No string” option for people who wish to purchase the nunchaku and string them later or that live in an area which prohibits the purchase of nunchaku.

Rope Colors:  If you are getting an Engraved Nunchaku or ordering a custom re string we have a number of colors to choose from.  To see the colors available click here.

Our default style is the requirements for Chinese northern style white dragon boxing style kung fu.  This style has many forms that require strikes and control methods to lock joints and break bone.  The standard rope length is three finger lengths plus a few cm.  Depending on the size of the person, the length on the nunchaku itself and the weight of the wood, this size maybe need to be adjusted after you get used to them. Please note, if you are used to chain linked nunchaku, chains require much more length to work as opposed to rope. This does not mean that you can not restring them to your own needs.

Learn to String your nunchaku

We have a new article showing the basic two rope method we use to tie our nunchaku. Learn to Re-String

In addition to the size of the nunchaku themselves and the length of the rope, another element must be taken into consideration: the weight. Indeed, the weight is very important and must be selected according to the type use you want to have with your nunchaku:

– Between 50 and 100 grams: for these lightweights, a very short rope must be used (less than 6 cm), because if not, the nunchaku will be quite hard to handle. This is the weight of the Pro Chux.

– Between 100 and 230 grams: this is the standard weight for common nunchaku, this is appropriate for any kind of use.

– More than 230 grams: they are the weights used for combat nunchaku, they have a great destruction capability but this is harder to make artistic things correctly, except for nunchaku having a long rope (more than 14 cm).

– More than 600 grams: whatever the length of the rope is, these weights are only made for combat.