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tennisfreak15347
09-18-2008, 06:59 PM
I've strung about 8 racquets already, but they were all with synthetic gut. Is there any difference between stringing poly's and stringing synthetic guts?

Cup8489
09-18-2008, 07:03 PM
poly's are quite a bit stiffer, which makes the weaving on the crosses more difficult. it's also more difficult to tie off knots, as the stiffness means you have to work a little harder to cinch them up. keep in mind also that it doesnt stretch as much...

hope this helps

DizBoiDanny
09-18-2008, 07:18 PM
just like what Cup said, It doesn't stretch as much.

And i notice that when i string poly it doesn't go all the way back like syn do.

tennisfreak15347
09-18-2008, 07:26 PM
okay, and yes, it helped alot. for weaving crosses, i'll have no trouble on, as I have all the time in the world to string it. my only current concern is if Pro Red Code will kink and break while tieing knots.

tennisfreak15347
09-18-2008, 07:27 PM
just like what Cup said, It doesn't stretch as much.

And i notice that when i string poly it doesn't go all the way back like syn do.

what do you mean it "doesnt go all the way back?" was that an added comment to how poly's dont stretch? Also, since they dont, I assume that I start at a lower elevation when I pick up the arm on my dropweight, correct?

XxduckxX
09-18-2008, 09:51 PM
poly doesnt stretch and it hurts to do crosses If your cuttinf from a reel be more generous lol it will save u in the long run

DizBoiDanny
09-19-2008, 09:47 AM
yeah it doesn't stetch as much. I'm just adding onto what i said about it. Do the same thing you do with syn with poly. poly is just stiffer.

1012007
09-19-2008, 10:07 AM
TBH stringing poly and synth gut doesnt really affect me at all. After you have done quite a few rackets its all the same