View Full Version : Cold weather with strings
10-15-2009, 04:51 AM
from what i've been told, the cold weather can take a toll on the strings and tension on a racquet more than the frame itself.
as a guy who tends to leave things in his car, are there some strings out there that are less susceptible to temperature changes? which ones are they?
I think heat might take more of a toll than the cold but it would depend on where you live. If you live in the ******* or northeast, probably not a good idea to store your sticks in the car overnight :)
One important adjustment is to drop your tension a few pounds in the winter to account for the thicker conditions and help the ball cut through the court more. Plus it's easier on the arm.
As someone who regularly plays in cold weather, I have found that Alpha Gut 2000 is the best string out there, playability wise, for those cold days on the court. Normally I use natural gut; however, it's not a good choice in the winter due do the cost and its inherent frailty in inclement weather.
10-15-2009, 05:22 PM
I definitely recommend against leaving racquets in a car or garage, summer or winter. The extreme changes in temperature and humidity can take a toll on the strings themselves, tension, and of course a frame. I don't of any strings that hold up to those extremes very well. Just my 2 cents.
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