View Full Version : Do thicker strings hold their tension longer than thinner strings?

08-18-2009, 01:03 PM
I feel that this would be true since a thicker string is under less stress when tensioned to a certain weight. The force on the string is distributed over a larger cross sectional area.

Since the thicker string is under less stress, it will undergo less strain (elongation) and thus less tension loss.


08-18-2009, 01:40 PM
That seems to hold true in my experience, but I've only specifically tried to test this on a few polys. I'm not sure if it holds true for every string or not.

08-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Probably true but is the difference in thickness enough to make a significant impact?

08-19-2009, 02:39 AM
Yes. All other things equal.

08-19-2009, 05:06 AM
No they do not.