Do thicker strings hold their tension longer than thinner strings?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by gastro54, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. gastro54

    gastro54 Rookie

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    I feel that this would be true since a thicker string is under less stress when tensioned to a certain weight. The force on the string is distributed over a larger cross sectional area.

    Since the thicker string is under less stress, it will undergo less strain (elongation) and thus less tension loss.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Kevo

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    That seems to hold true in my experience, but I've only specifically tried to test this on a few polys. I'm not sure if it holds true for every string or not.
     
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  3. don_nguyen11490

    don_nguyen11490 Rookie

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    Probably true but is the difference in thickness enough to make a significant impact?
     
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  4. Casco

    Casco Semi-Pro

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    Yes. All other things equal.
     
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  5. tennisstrngdude

    tennisstrngdude New User

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    No they do not.
     
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