A racket strung... for a while !

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Dhalsim, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Dhalsim

    Dhalsim New User

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    Actually i try to find somebody who wants to play with me... but one of my rackets was strung 3 years ago !!! I saw on the web, that it was highly recommanded to restring after 2 to 3 months of play ! Can i hurt my arm because of lose of elasticity ? Should i cut or it's not a big deal ?
    Thanks, regards.
     
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  2. Dhalsim

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    I know my thread looks like "It is OK to string with 3-year-old strings ?"'s thread, but if you read both, you will see that it's not exactly the same thing :) !
     
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  3. LoveThisGame

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    1) If you know what tension it was strung at, try to find someone with a Stringmeter to GUESS at how much tension has been lost

    2) Find a wall to hit against to see how it feels.

    3) How much play did the racquet see on that string job before you quit playing? If considerable, re-string it.

    4) At least some strings will still be reasonably OK.

    5) If you still have doubts and you really intend to resume playing, get it re-strung so that you enjoy your return!
     
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  4. dmastous

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    It proabably won't hurt your arm to play with a racquet like that. Especially if you don't hit really are or put too much into you swing. If you are casual player, it should be fine.
    It will be a good idea to put some new string in it down the road to get the most out of the frame though.
     
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  5. equinox

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    I strung gosen protuff and it felt great for 10-12 sets.

    Then I had one bad day (close win) and i realised the lack of control was because the string had lost tension.

    I now cut these strings out after 2 weeks maximum play.

    6 months is far too long.

    I've played with poly/15g crosses for 2 months and the difference compared to new restringing is amazing.
     
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  6. Dhalsim

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    Thank you guys for your answers ! I will see :) ...
     
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  7. BLiND

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    general rule of thumb, is to restring the number times each year,... that you play every week... e.g. twice a week playing tennis, re-string every 6 months at least.
     
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  8. vinnier6

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    the strings in that racquet are going to be dead, no ifs ands or buts about it....get a fresh job in it...its all about the tension, and years of sitting around will have left that racquet dead...
     
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