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desilvam
10-03-2007, 10:57 PM
The nylon string (on my prince graphite 110 - 1987 model) finally broke today after 13 yrs. I was trying to hit slice serves for the first time. I normally hit side spin / topspin serves.

Hard to remember after 13 yrs, but I think I used the thickest gauge and around the middle of the tension range.

Granted, that I have not played very much in the last 13 yrs, but I think it had to be at least 300 hrs of rallying time + at least ~2500 serves.

It does tell you that I do not serve too hard :) , and most of my rallying has been slow / flat push backs to my wife and kids :-D

drhopz
10-04-2007, 12:07 AM
WOW... now poly that sucker.

BreakPoint
10-04-2007, 12:29 AM
WOW... now poly that sucker.
He breaks a string once every 13 years. Why would he need poly? :confused:

Commando Tennis Shorts
10-04-2007, 12:36 AM
wow, that is just awesome. . .he could definitely afford to string with the highest quality nat gut. If I were him, I would.

Nuke
10-04-2007, 04:33 AM
Wow. And the Prince Graphite is a known string-eater, too.

armand
10-04-2007, 05:09 AM
He breaks a string once every 13 years. Why would he need poly? :confused:To see if he can reach 36yrs without a stringing, obviously.

BurghKing
10-04-2007, 05:25 AM
Are you sure you weren't just hitting those foam balls? I heard that they are not too hard on strings...

Sliceboy2
10-04-2007, 05:30 AM
You'll save a lot of money in strings. A lot of players complain about how often they restring.

shojun25
10-04-2007, 06:11 AM
He breaks a string once every 13 years. Why would he need poly? :confused:

To break his strings every 26 years ;)

Nuke
10-04-2007, 06:27 AM
Topspin Cyber Flash -- The Last String You'll Ever Need!

desilvam
10-04-2007, 09:00 AM
Are you sure you weren't just hitting those foam balls? I heard that they are not too hard on strings...

I just started using Penn foam balls in the last 2 months to train my 5 yr old son :D

But before that, I hit with regular Penn's. I guess the large gauge, and the fact that I rarely used topspin on my shots probably helped. Or maybe I just got lucky with some super duper strings.

a_6m
10-04-2007, 11:36 AM
its true, A friend of mine had a Old Prince Racquet, and the string of it broke almost after 10 yrs. Though he is a string breaker, but that string just did not break.

After getting it re-strung with Gosen OG 16, just like any other string, it used to break in 4-5hrs of play.

Must be something with the older strings or Older Prince's.