Cheap Nylon strings - don't hold tension?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by topsltennis, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. topsltennis

    topsltennis Semi-Pro

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    The Pro that I work under at a resort down here on weekends just recently gave me his older model stringer- its a nice stand up model- Winn Pro.

    Anyway, I typically use cheaper strings anyway- Prince Syn. Gut typically- I break a lot of strings........

    I decided since I was going to have my own stringer to try some even cheaper stuff- I bought a few packs of Ashway Nylon. I have strung my racquets with it 4 or 5 times now and it just doesn't feel tight enough. In between stings jobs I strung one of the frames out at the club pro shop with a better, syn. gut and it felt nice and tight.

    Is the string the culprit or could the tension not be right on the stringer itself?
     
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  2. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    could be either. Try a string u trust on the machine he gave you. That should solve the riddle.
     
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  3. jazar

    jazar Professional

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    cheap nylon strings are cheap for a reason. they aren;t actually that bad; they do play reasonably well for a short time, but then they do lose tension and become rubbish
     
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