How long do Polys last?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by 408tennisguy, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. 408tennisguy

    408tennisguy New User

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    I'm about to buy a reel of SPPP and I'm not sure about the shelf life of polys.... I've had experience with syn gut getting old and brittle after it has been exposed to air after just sitting around for a month or two. Does this ever happen with polys? I break my strings (syn gut and polys) about every week and a half or two weeks and I play 5 days out of the week. TIA!
     
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  2. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    what is ur current tension?
     
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  3. Kevo

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    I've never seen that happen with syn gut. I would wonder what kind of environment your strings are in, and if there isn't some light exposure that is involved. I would imagine poly life would be shortened as well if the conditions are that harsh.
     
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  4. 408tennisguy

    408tennisguy New User

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    56lbs all around on SPPP, I keep my strings in room temperature to a cooled environment, but I think because the string is exposed to air for a long period of time, it loses it's durability. I might be wrong and I'm gonna buy the reel anyway, but maybe vacuum seal and double bagging it would help
     
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  5. 408tennisguy

    408tennisguy New User

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    oh and 2 ncode 6.1 95
     
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  6. mawashi

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    That's a first, even stringers will keep strings just lying about for at least a month. Unlike natural gut, which will be affected by humidity, most strings should not be affected in the way you described. Air ok, direct sunlight no no.

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