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Nina-Sky
07-04-2011, 04:18 PM
polly 48p mains
nylon 53p cross

im playing almost everyday during summer, only outside with varm sun.

will i get dead strings?

Smasher08
07-04-2011, 04:27 PM
polly 48p mains
nylon 53p cross

im playing almost everyday during summer, only outside with varm sun.

will i get dead strings?

Eventually, undoubtedly.

How long that will take is dependent on which poly mains you're using. Some only last 2-4 hours, others 10-20.

TennisCJC
07-04-2011, 06:42 PM
In the summer, I think you can get about 10-15 hours of OK play. In the winter, maybe 15-20 hours. I use Signum Pro polys and they retain tension better than most. I string a touch higher 50-52 poly mains with multi cross +3-4 lbs above main tension.

If you hit the ball really hard and play hard hitters, the numbers will go down. I play around 4.0-4.5 level and get roughly the hours quoted above.

Nina-Sky
07-04-2011, 06:54 PM
In the summer, I think you can get about 10-15 hours of OK play. In the winter, maybe 15-20 hours. I use Signum Pro polys and they retain tension better than most. I string a touch higher 50-52 poly mains with multi cross +3-4 lbs above main tension.

If you hit the ball really hard and play hard hitters, the numbers will go down. I play around 4.0-4.5 level and get roughly the hours quoted above.
what exacly is multis?

mad dog1
07-04-2011, 07:12 PM
what exacly is multis?

this should help to educate you on strings.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/StringReference.html

TennisCJC
07-05-2011, 08:12 AM
what exacly is multis?

Multis means multifibre strings like Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase or NRG2. Basically, the string consist of hundreds or thousands of nylon strands.

Syn gut strings are usually a big monofiliment core string wrapped in 1 or sometimes 2 layers of strands.

Multis tend to offer a bit more power and feel than syn guts but they usually do not last as long.

Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase and NRG2 are excellent multis but pricey.