View Full Version : How much ALU for a two month trip?

06-17-2004, 06:34 AM
I'm going to Trinidad for the summer and I won't be able to buy string down there. I can, but they only carry Wilson NXT and stuff like that. How many sets of string should I buy? I'll probably be playing 4-5 days a week for 3 hours. I'm buying new 2 racquets next week before I leave and I'm stringing them with BBALU-P16L. How many extra sets of string should I bring with me? I don't think I'll break them but I just started using BB so I don't know how long it takes to lose tension/playability.

Gaines Hillix
06-17-2004, 06:37 AM
These strings last about 4-6 weeks for my biggest string breaker, who plays 2-3 times per week 2-3 hours at a time. Based on that, I'd say you'd need about 4 sets, assuming you had already strung up your frames before you left.

06-17-2004, 06:39 AM
I am a chronic string breaker. I broke a set of 16g syn gut on a newly strung diablo demo in 2 hrs. Will they break or just lose playability?

06-17-2004, 06:50 AM
Just take a load of string with you (a reel). It's not like the string will be useless if it's not strung up in Trinidad..


06-17-2004, 06:53 AM
Hi, I'm 16 and I don't have a job. I can't afford a $250 reel of string. You can buy one for me though.

06-17-2004, 08:01 AM
^lol. too true. i feel for you perfmode. im 15 with no job, but wants to play w/ gut....

06-17-2004, 08:30 AM
I didn't know that.. I'm 22 and a student as well.. You get me to Trinidad and I'll get you a reel of string.