Cutting out the strings during winter?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Francis27, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Francis27

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    Do you guys cut your strings during the winter when your not using them? They took down all the tennis courts almost everywhere i went to because it is really cold here in canada.

    Do you think its best if i cut my strings during the winter and get it restrung till spring?
     
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  2. Irvin

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    LOL That's too funny.
     
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  3. Francis27

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    Lol its true! :p
     
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  4. cluckcluck

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    Do you have indoor courts?
     
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  5. Chotobaka

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    Hard winters are an ideal time to learn to play squash at a high level -- you'll be in tremendous tennis shape come spring and will enjoy running your friends off the court.
     
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    So true, it doesn't look like a lot of work, but it is insane.
     
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  7. rich s

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    no..... leaving the strings in doesn't hurt your frame.... cutting them out doesn't help....
     
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  8. Irvin

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    It doesn't matter if you take them out or not. Just have it strung before your start playing next year.
     
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  9. Chotobaka

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    I hate to even bring it up because of collective ignorance, but high level badminton is equally, if not more, crazy. Shuttlecock flies 200mph at pro level(record is more than 200mph). I play with mid-level pros in the Philippines and Thailand -- brutal workout. I prefer squash as an alternative because it better translates to tennis. Truth is, bad-ass badminton is a more challenging game and work out. Contrary to what Conners said, tennis is easy.
     
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  10. SwankPeRFection

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    Definitely do it. It's winter up there... you should have snow chains on by now. :p
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    Any platform tennis in your area?
     
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  12. The Meat

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    Wait they actually took down your tennis courts? Like the net or did they literally destroy the entire court?
     
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  13. Francis27

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    The nets its starting to get real cold in canada. I might just become a member of an indoor tennis club
     
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  14. Ronaldo

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    Nearly all our nets were removed before November 1st. And it is only in the 20s, go figure. Below zero in Canada now.
     
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  15. anubis

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    I'd cut them out. You're not likely to use the strings anyway when spring comes, as the strings will be dead.
     
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  16. WARPWOODIE

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    Why cut them out, you can use them as snow shoes:oops:
     
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  17. Francis27

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  18. struggle

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    or keep them in, that way when you don't plan ahead and get that indian summer blue bird winter day......you have a racket to use.
     
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  19. PointTaken

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    Lol. That is to good
     
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  20. Ronaldo

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    Too cruel to be kind, eh?
     
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