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Tri-string loop in in open position.

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Single-string loop. This loop is made from a single length of mop yarn knotted to to form a loop.

"Loop" is the word that bubble makers use for the part of a string or wick-based bubble setup that is dipped in bubble solution and opened to make bubbles. The material from which the loop is made is called the "wick". Bubble "loops" are often not actually loops though they sometimes are.

Bubble loops are sometimes directly connected to the wand. Sometimes, the loop has attachment points, such as split rings, that can be used to attach it to wand handles or leaders.

Wick Materials. See the Wicks article for information about materials that make good bubble wicks.

Common loop styles are:

  • Actual loop. An actual loop of material. It could be a seamless, unbroken loop like the ones that you can cut from a seamless t-shirt, or a loop created from a length of material whose ends are tied together.
  • Two-string loop. Two pieces of material often called the top-string and bottom- or down-string. This is the most common tri-string loop style.
  • Three-string loop. Tri-string loops are occasionally made with 3 equal-length strings joined together to make an equilateral triangle.
  • Quad-string loop. Square or rectangular loops made from four lengths of material are occasionally used, primarily for Kid-in-a-Bubble.

See alsoEdit

Tri-String Loop Styles - there are a number of different ways for constructing tri-string "loops" with from 1 to 3 pieces of material for the loop.

Wicks - this article covers materials popular among bubbleheads for making their bubble wicks.

Rigging Loops for Tri-String Wands - Tips for setting up tri-string wands.

Rigging Category - All articles related to setting up tri-string and similar wands

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