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SpinningForehand
04-21-2008, 06:19 PM
Some polys go dead pretty fast (Luxilon), Do any of you guys cut out the ones that don't lose tension as fast (sppp, cyberflash, blue gear, big ace), or do you wait until they break always.

PROTENNIS63
04-21-2008, 06:22 PM
I just usually cut them out. I rarely break polys since I change them usually after 5-7 hitting sessions.

Zhou
04-21-2008, 06:24 PM
I usually cut them out. But on the extremely rare occasion I break them. I usually cut them out after 1-2 weeks of solid hitting but I will string up fresh rackets for tournaments.

Babb
04-21-2008, 06:32 PM
I usually plan to use them until they break, but I get so fed up with them once the tension is gone that I end up restringing...

Richie Rich
04-21-2008, 07:05 PM
cut them out usually after 15 hours after they feel like total crap. only poly i have ever broken while hitting was lux TIMO 18.

racingdad23
04-21-2008, 07:09 PM
our syn gut crosses usually break before the poly mains lose their effectiveness so I rarely have to cut out dead poly.

themitchmann
04-21-2008, 07:11 PM
I play until my multi crosses break or cut them out. I have yet to break a poly string...

[d]ragon
04-21-2008, 07:18 PM
i cut them out when they go dead. i cant stand the feel of dead strings

t0nym4c
04-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Cut Cut Cut Cut

ledor
04-21-2008, 08:05 PM
I haven't broken a poly ever, so I cut them, or my 2nd type of string breaks first, then cut. Pretty much the only way i'll break it is if it's 18g.

supermario343
04-21-2008, 08:28 PM
i cut mine out an string up a fresh batch for superpower! lol

chiapants226
04-21-2008, 09:12 PM
im a cheapo asian, so i usually wait til my strings break. sucks but it saves me money :)

BOZO
04-21-2008, 09:26 PM
i broke Pro hurricane twice and Lux gone dead onc but the rests are unbreakable for me so cut them out after 1 month/20 hour or the cross break 1'st

LanEvo
04-21-2008, 10:20 PM
im a cheapo asian, so i usually wait til my strings break. sucks but it saves me money :)

same here bro im azn also

tennisdude083
04-21-2008, 10:40 PM
azn pride, yo! i just wait for the strings to break but usually that happens not too long after they go dead. sometimes they take longer to break and when they go dead i start spraying my groundstrokes all over the place and it kind of sucks.

brownie808
04-21-2008, 10:40 PM
im a cheapo asian, so i usually wait til my strings break. sucks but it saves me money :)

same here bro, but im not asian

nickb
04-22-2008, 09:23 AM
If they are 16 I cut them out...anything 17 and above will break before they are dead for me (<15hrs).

Nick

Rabbit
04-22-2008, 10:13 AM
I've broken a couple/three sets. But usually, cut them out when they get sawed pretty good. Luxilon used to get me about 10 hours, Pacific is considerably longer.

Bubba
04-22-2008, 10:20 AM
snip snip...

wao
04-22-2008, 10:23 AM
Some polys go dead pretty fast (Luxilon), Do any of you guys cut out the ones that don't lose tension as fast (sppp, cyberflash, blue gear, big ace), or do you wait until they break always.I cut mine out after 2-3 weeks. I hit right now 3X a week 2+ hrs each hit.

Nuke
04-22-2008, 10:28 AM
Cut out after about 10 hours court time.

Speedygonzalez
04-22-2008, 11:04 AM
I cut them out after two weeks

JRstriker12
04-22-2008, 11:05 AM
Cut them out. No point in waiting for them tp break since I usually don't break strings.

hoodjem
04-22-2008, 11:09 AM
I cut them out. I have yet to see poly that breaks, or wait that long.

AmericanTemplar
04-22-2008, 11:43 AM
I usually wait until they break. I have 4 frames that I rotate & I generally break strings 1-2 times a week. I don't notice that much of a difference in terms of outcomes (dead strings don't cause me to lose points), but I do notice a difference in feel. I feel as though dead strings are hard on my arm, since they're less forgiving. I think that once I get my new machine, I will make it a priority to restring more frequently.

So do those of you who re-string after X number of hours, actually keep track of how much you use each frame? Or are you just estimating?

SOY78
04-22-2008, 11:54 AM
I wait until they break which usually happens when I shank