Anyone ever tried candle wax, bees wax, crayons, on string to make it grab more?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kiteboard, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. kiteboard

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    I am going to make the experiment, with two similar string jobs, to see if the waxed one, on cross intersections only, will give a better grab/feel or not. When I tried silicone spray, it ruined the feel and made the strings slip right off too fast.
     
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  2. ogruskie

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    Seems like cheating, and too much of a hassle. If you can't win with a plain set of strings then maybe you need to re-evaluate your technique, not your equipment.
     
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  3. MuscleWeave

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    Isn't that like saying that everyone should use the same strings?
     
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  4. Henmans-Backhand-Smash

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    I've done the opposite and used sandpaper on strings when using a foam ball for 'touch tennis' - it definitely helps!
     
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  5. kiteboard

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    I used sand paper and it had no effect at all.
     
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  6. Speed Kat

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    what happened then.. did you do the wax experiment?
     
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  7. kiteboard

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    I did. The string felt smooth, like alu power does. Bgu/forten sweet cross on an h22 at 360g.
     
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  8. Speed Kat

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    so does that mean it will be something you will do regularly or was it just a one time experiment
     
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  9. kiteboard

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    I am going to try it side by side, and use it in a match, to see if it results.
     
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