View Full Version : Replacing Strings Before They Break

11-02-2005, 06:28 AM
How many of you guys restring your racquets even though the existing strings are not broken?

11-02-2005, 07:19 AM
i have to blame my poor play on something... string is the cheapest
thing to change. new racquets cost alot. seriously though, after 3-4
weeks of playing 3-4 time a week i need to re-string.

11-02-2005, 07:42 AM
Some of the new poly blends or Gamma strings lose tension or go dead after 10-15 hrs, got to cut them out or just never use them again.

rich s
11-02-2005, 07:51 AM
I use and LM Pres MP w/18x20 pattern. It is not easy to break strings in such a tight pattern on a 98" head. I string in the mid to upper range of the recommended tension range....

I can tell when the tension drops too much because the string bed feels different and the balls begin to sail longer...when that happens I restring.

my $.02

11-02-2005, 09:21 AM
I mainly use multis and syth guts in 17ga so they tend to break by the 2nd or 3rd week.

11-02-2005, 10:14 AM
Rich, have that prob with an iPrestige mid with 16 gauge string. Decided to stick with 17g. However, member of USRSA and get too many 16 gauge strings to demo.

11-03-2005, 06:33 AM
i am cheap and broke, no restring unless i popped it. And even then i am shifting to other racquets. I snap the string on the rd-7 so i am using the diablo or the 300g. I've half dozen racquets, so i guess i will not be touching the rd-7 for awhile. In the end, i blame my skills the most even if the string itself is dying.

11-03-2005, 06:52 AM
Haven't in the past.

Now that i do my own stringing i plan too.

11-03-2005, 07:31 AM
I voted "yes", reason is simple - I have just one raquet so far and can't allow playing till stings will fall apart.

Jack the Hack
11-03-2005, 09:07 AM
My strings are usually pretty shreaded and have lost playability after about 5-6 matches, so I cut them out and restring.

(I have my own stringing machine, so this isn't that big of a deal.)

11-03-2005, 06:10 PM
I do, because after a while the strings lose feel, and sometimes they don't break before they lose feel, so I cut them out.

11-03-2005, 06:26 PM
When string movement is apparent on my poly jobs. I string my racquets at ~51#.

11-03-2005, 06:53 PM
if you do cut them out before they break.......how far notched through are the mains?

11-03-2005, 07:30 PM
i would cut them, but i would like to save money and not spend it in a new stringing job....i prefer to have them until they break "naturally" of course its better if you cut them when you think you need to because you get used to one tension and work on it every day

11-05-2005, 10:51 AM
I will cut my strings out and restring before they break if necessary, but my current strings only last about 10 hours of real play, so they don't get a chance to go dead before they break. I have cut strings out before they snapped, but I usually tend to break them before they need to be cut.

11-05-2005, 01:39 PM
Do both. Often play until break, and get frames restrung before match if very worn.

11-05-2005, 09:18 PM
Before a big event, I will often restring all my rackets. If it is out of town, always...I usually wait for them to break unless they have just become to loose to be playable.