big banger dead in two weeks?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by perfmode, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. perfmode

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    These strings are starting to feel really f*cked up. I liked the feel at first but after two straight weeks of it, they are starting to feel really weird. I'm losing control and the balls are flying. I usually pop synth's in a day or two but these are showing no sign of breaking any time soon. What should I do about it?
     
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  2. gmlasam

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    Are you using the 17s or 18s? Your not the only one who has this problem. A couple of guys I play with use TiMO 18's and it went dead on them in a week or two also. I currently use 17's on my main POG and have an 18 on my backup, that I've yet to use. I've had the 17 for about 3 weeks now and no problems. It maybe the 18's are loosing tension or bad quality control at the lux factory.
     
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  3. perfmode

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    I have BB ALU-Power 16L strung @ 60# on 6/12/04.
     
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  4. brian.sat

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    You are so lucky to have two weeks of good time. I've got 3 days only. Switch to Kirschbaum then. Maybe I will try Isospeed next time.
     
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  5. perfmode

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    Yesterday I played for the first time since last Thursday and it felt dead so I dunno when it actually went bad.
     
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  6. borisboris

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    :roll: Yea they are lively for a short duration. Those that burn twice as bright last ...........Poly plays awesome initially then it becomes a board, you can feel the change IMMEDIATELY. I say that they last 6 quality sets then they should either be clipped or used on a ball machine - but your arm will start to feel the stiffness. Kirsch Touch Turbo break before the playability leaves which is similar to Natural Gut and I wish most strings were that way.
     
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  7. a verrry large duck

    a verrry large duck Rookie

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    Oh yeah, the dreaded alu power. First few times out with it, it is so taut and pingy. Then all of a sudden it feels like a sponge. I think strings that go dead twice as fast should cost half as much, if you ask me.
     
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  8. perfmode

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    Back to breakin two sets of synth a week for me...
     
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  9. PHSTennis

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    TiMO 3 weeks dead... I cut it and it disconnected... I was pissed and after I cut it I laughed my ass off... me too back to 2 sets of synthetic a week again... lol Im using Gosen Sheep Micro 17g now... screw that I have ALU on my wall... I dont think I ll use it.... it was a great string... The ALU was fine for me... I dont like if I'll use it anytime soon though.
     
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  10. perfmode

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    disconnected?
     
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  11. StepBack

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    He ment to say that string was dead solid. When he cut it there was no sound or some stretching or something. No more nothing, string without a soul.
     
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  12. perfmode

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    lol wow.
     
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