How often do you restring your racket?

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  1. TennisPlayer11

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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  2. MChong

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    Simply put, whenever my strings break. Anywhere from a couple days of playing to two weeks.
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    I restring if I notice a loss of control. I also check my strings with a stringmeter right after stringing and every couple of weeks and when they've lost 20% of their tension I'll restring. I'm not a big string breaker.
     
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  4. theace21

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    During the summer - every 4 to 5 days...
     
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  5. ffrpg

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    When the string breaks or when there's a lost in control. Usually about every 2-3 weeks.
     
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  6. TwistServe

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    I restring once every week or so.. Basically when the strings go dead or look like they're about to break. I don't like playing the string until they break because you lose lots of the pop, bite, and tension after the first week.
     
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  7. fist pump

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    I string frequently when i have a new racquet - to try to get the right string tension that will work for me .

    After that - i string til i feel loss of tension and control - i dont break strings quick so a string job multi can last a lot like months or two.
     
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  8. leog

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    I play about 5 times a week and restring about every 2--2.5 wks...
     
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  9. Bent

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    Every 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the strings.
     
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  10. BLiND

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    a). Depends on your level of play
    b). Depends on your head-size / string pattern
    c). Depends on your strings

    ...simple answer is, whenever you break a string, or number of times a year, equal to the number of times a week you play... which ever is sooner.
     
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  11. Bora

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    Ditto, that's exactly what I do. Most synthetic strings don't retain resiliance more than 5-7 hours when I play. Gut lasts maybe about 10-12 hours for me.
     
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  12. Redflea

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    The generic rule of thumb I've heard most often is as Blind says...take your weekly play frequency and make that your suggested (often noted as minimum) yearly restringing frequency.

    As noted, type of strings, type of play, and budget, etc., are factors.

    Most important for me is the amount to which I "feel" the change in my strings as time passes...if I'm hitting great and winning even though it's "time" to restring, I'll put it off for a while. If it ain't broke (or worn out) don't fix it.
     
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  13. JKenn12

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    Couple weeks depending on how often I play.
     
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  14. Sir

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    For those who restring every week:
    Is that due to bashing the ball, poor quality of the string or routine?

    *Edit* Or if you play not the way you want and blame the string :)
    (Sorry had to add that :D )
     
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  15. hummer23

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    my buddy absolutely rips the ball on every shot. ehavy topspin western forhand, huge topspin backhand, big serve, he rips through problend and other kevlar/syn gut hybrids in 4 hours for the most part. if i go out and hit with him on a weekend when we have a lot of time, im almost always carryinga frame or two of him to string up that night, after ive gotten my butt kicked in out matches. he really bashes the hell out of the ball.
     
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  16. newracketagain??

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    this might sound weird, but i LOVE the string when theyre just about to pop!

    theyre nothing better than playing with a nice stringjob thats just about to break!
     
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  17. fastdunn

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    I also use Stringometer and I re-string when its reading reaches low 40's for
    most nylon strings. (It starts with 50s right after I string).
    It's usually around 1 months (20-40 hours).

    Sometimes string breaks before this.
    I sometimes think about blindly re-string every month like some of my friends do.
     
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  18. Bora

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    I do have a long loopy swing that generates a ton of spin. It destroys strings quite fast. Last time I strung Gosen OG Sheep Micro for Mains, I think I broke it in the first set. I found that since the multifilaments can stretch a bit more they tend not to snap as fast as solid cores.
     
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  19. Rabbit

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    Same here. Using polys (TIMO), you notice a sharp drop in performance before breakage. This is mitigated somewhat when using a hybrid, but still a factor when using a poly-like string.
     
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  20. mido

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    My son restrings between 8 and 20 hrs (2-5 days).
    Myself – up to 8 weeks.
     
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  21. Sweet-Spot

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    I average between 5-10 hours of play depending on the string. Usually it breaks as I do have heavy topspin but on the odd occasion I won't like the string or it has lost too much tension. I have a mahcine and more string than I could ever use in my lifetime so this isn't an issue Takes me about 18-20 mins to do a frame)
     
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  22. thatguymattin

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    I get my strings restrung when they feel dead or when they break. Stringing labor is expensive... and I have yet to purchase a stringing machine.
     
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  23. ilovetennis212

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    After around 20hrs play.
    Always felt I should restring after 10hrs play. But I can't spend too much money on Gut+luxilon.
    I only like the feel of first 10hrs play.

    Wilson six. one 95 2014
    Gut main / luxilon cross
     
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  24. CamG

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    Another thread being brought back from 9 yrs age:twisted:
     
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  25. Fuji

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    Lol!

    I restring a couple times a week, usually 2 or 3 depending on how much I'm hitting.

    -Fuji
     
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  26. LeeD

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    Depends of course. Rotating 3 rackets, the strings can last a while.
    Using ONE racket, when strings break or when I feel I'm losing power in my strokes.
    That hasn't happenned with SolincoTourBite16 at 47 lbs. in well over 70 hours of play.
    Was using it against a solid 5.5 in doubles last week, so I know it hit's hard enough.
     
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  27. djNEiGht

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    I string my poly beds when the string starts to need straightening.
    Multi/synthetic beds I'll let it go a bit longer due to the lack of snap back compared to poly. Natural gut I'll play till breakage.

    The above depends on how often I get to play. Usually hit from 3-5 times per week.

    Poly - 2 to 3 weeks
    Multi/Synthetic - Month

    Also when the feel starts to get harsh/dead.

    And last...if I need something to blame my loss...so stringing is frequent at times :)
     
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  28. tandringa

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    I restring every 5-8hours of play, after that the stringbed feels to stiff and dead for my sensitive arm. Playing with m: MSV Focus Hex / x: MSV Spin Plus. Usually it also breaks within 6-10 hours, depending on how much singles versus doubles i played

    And saying you restring every 3 weeks makes no sense of we dont know how much you play ;)
     
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  29. eelhc

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    +1.. what if the racquet sat in the closet for 3 weeks?

    I play Full Multi, Full SG, Multi/SG hybrid or Multi/Poly hybrid.

    Semiwestern grip and hit with topspin. I can play a full multi bed until the strings break but I restring when they fray and begin to move too much (~15-20hrs). With full SG, as soon as I start launching the ball (~10-15 Hrs), With the Hybrids closer to the what i get from a full multi bed.

    It's the winter season now and I am playing mostly doubles (court availability and cost) so I can get ~2-3x the play vs the durations above.

    I have 2 identical sticks for match play with the same string setup (1 at a higher tension) and 4 other sticks for practice/experimenting/hitting/casual play.
     
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  30. zapvor

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    almost never. i move on to the next frame
     
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  31. aced_Tezuka

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    For me, every couple of weeks. I'd like to do every week but my strings are usually fine for a little longer.
     
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  32. djNEiGht

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    then the racquets get a new string job :)
     
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