Babolat String Savers

Discussion in 'Strings' started by vin, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. vin

    vin Professional

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    How big of an area should you install the string savers on? I used them on a 14 x 12 area on a racquet with a 18 x 20 pattern. I pretty much used the entire package. Is this normal or did I use too many?

    I didn't realize I'd only get one racquet out of a package. I'm questioning if the extra $6 per stringing is worth it.

    Thanks,
    Vin
     
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  2. approachshot

    approachshot New User

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    I have basically used an entire tool in a racquet. I start from the center and work outward.
     
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  3. Deuce

    Deuce Banned

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    There's usually no need to use so many.

    If you're a fairly decent player - let's say 3.0 and above - most of your shots will be hit in a rather specific area of the stringbed. With an 18x20 pattern, placing the savers on about 8x8 should be fine.
     
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  4. polakosaur

    polakosaur Rookie

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    i only use them occasionally on the strings that are a little more worn out and that look like they might break in a while but most of you balls will hit most likely an 8x8 area
     
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  5. pounder

    pounder New User

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    If you install an entire package of Elasto Cross II's -- it'll add 2.3 grams of weight to the string bed. Doing that also will take away some feel. Some people swear they enhance spin. I have played with them a lot and do not think it makes a difference re. spin enhancement. You may want to just keep an eye on your strings and install them where you see areas [i.e. intersections] displaying tell-tale signs of wear.
     
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