How much tension does Bab VS lose immediately after stringing?

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  1. DeShaun

    DeShaun Banned

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    How about, if I set the racket aside, directly off of the stringing machine, and do not hit a single ball with it? How long before "significant" static tension loss occurs, and how significant?
    I play outdoors, it's snowing where I'm at. I just had a racket restrung w/VS, and I'm not going to expose it to the elements. So, it'll be sitting on my shelf for a while, maybe even a few weeks, before I take it hitting.
    Thank you:)
     
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  2. kiteboard

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    Almost none, better than any other string in the world that way.
     
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  3. beststringer

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    1.57 lbs if you apply some turkey fat 4 days after they are strung.
     
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  4. pheonix6579

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    should have plenty of this around with thanksgiving being right around the corner ;)
     
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  5. coloskier

    coloskier Legend

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    Let's put it this way. I have 3 old Jack Kramer woodies that are 40 years old that still have the same BAB VS string in it and it has only lost 10% tension.
     
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  6. pheonix6579

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    ^^^impressive
     
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  7. meowmix

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    Here's a little chart/graph to help you out. Natural gut DOES lose tension, and some substantial tension. However, this tension loss is a lot less than that of other strings.

    http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200709/stringmap_gut.html
     
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