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Snipergene
11-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Just wondering how long non-gut strings would last sitting on the shelf in the package? I would think they would get dry and brittle at some point.

jim e
11-03-2009, 09:02 PM
Just wondering how long non-gut strings would last sitting on the shelf in the package? I would think they would get dry and brittle at some point.

Try here.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=292554

Blade0324
11-04-2009, 07:57 AM
Not as long as the shelf life of twinkies. ;)

Steve Huff
11-04-2009, 08:01 PM
If stored out of sunlight and out of extreme temperatures, the strings will outlive you and me.

tennis005
11-05-2009, 09:50 PM
If stored out of sunlight and out of extreme temperatures, the strings will outlive you and me.
These strings will last a long time, especially in a airtight bag. If I had some synthetic strings in my house, they wouldn't outlive me. Right before I die, I would destroy them and say"I told you these strings would never outlive me!:twisted:"

rogernext
11-05-2009, 10:29 PM
i just strung a 1994 string. it works fine.

some6uy008
11-06-2009, 12:46 AM
These strings will last a long time, especially in a airtight bag. If I had some synthetic strings in my house, they wouldn't outlive me. Right before I die, I would destroy them and say"I told you these strings would never outlive me!:twisted:"

Not if you had a heart attack the moment before you lit the match.

GS
11-06-2009, 07:35 AM
A friend of mine just strung up a set of Imperial natural gut that was sitting in a guy's car for almost 20 years. It's still playing fine after 3 months. I'm pretty sure it was sealed in plastic all those years.

leafscat
11-06-2009, 10:03 AM
A friend of mine just strung up a set of Imperial natural gut that was sitting in a guy's car for almost 20 years. It's still playing fine after 3 months. I'm pretty sure it was sealed in plastic all those years.

Forget the string. I can afford new string. What kind of car is your friend driving ;-)

GS
11-06-2009, 11:16 AM
Forget the string. I can afford new string. What kind of car is your friend driving ;-)

I know already that you won't believe me, but that set of string was sitting in a Porsche 911 for 10 years, and in an Audi for at least 8. The owner was just a lazy guy who didn't play much, but he always used natural gut, which never broke on him.
Now I have to ask him if that set of gut was really sealed all that time....