How long poly string should be in a racket?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Shaochieh, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Shaochieh

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    I am starting to like some poly string and I have three rackets. All three racket is going to be strung. How long should poly string stay in a racket not play before losing tension or other unwanted side affects?
     
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  2. Fuji

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    It depends on the poly and how much you play really. I have poly last me about 4-6 weeks if I'm lucky, and it's in a racket I don't use too often. RPM Blast lasts about 2-3 weeks for me before going dead in my pure drive, for some people however it only lasts about 6 hours tops.

    -Fuji
     
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  3. weksa

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    Point of clarification: if I'm understanding the OP correctly, Shaochieh is wondering how much tension is lost in a poly-strung backup racquet that isn't played. In other words, if the racquet is just sitting in the bag for a long time with a "fresh" poly job, are there any bad side effects, such as tension loss?

    I remember reading something like this in other threads, and poly is supposed to be quite stable. But I'll leave the legitimate answer up to other more experienced people.
     
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  4. Macro80

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    6 actual hitting hours I would say on average. Longer in a hybrid as you don't notice the poly deaden in the same way.
     
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  5. Shaochieh

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    Thanks for clarify my question. You are exactly correct on my backup rackets. I don't break poly or never broken one so how long are they good for in my bag strung.
     
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  6. rodrigoamaral

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    you should probably cut it out every 2 weeks at most or about 10-13 hours of play..
     
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