How often should i change my strings?

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  1. THESEXPISTOL

    THESEXPISTOL Hall of Fame

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    I use a K95 six-one 18x20 with wilson luxilon strings.
    I play 3 times a week (3x2 hours)
    I don't have a large budget..
    How often should i change strings?
     
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  2. StringingIrvine

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    "How often should you get your tennis racquet restrung? The rule of thumb is to restring as many times per year as you play per week (i.e. if you play 5 times per week, you should restring 5 times per year). If you don't play very often, it's still a good idea to restring at least twice per year"

    But if you okay with strings losing their tension or going dead then save your money.
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    thank you for your help ;)
     
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  4. Matty G

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    If you dont have a large budget i sugest you give up the luxilon strings and change to topspin cyber flash.
     
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  5. wyutani

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    Use solinco bite 18. Best one I know.
     
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  6. Muppet

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    +1 for Cyberflash

    I think that rule of thumb applied to syn guts and multis. It's an old rule. If you get a lot of use out of your poly strings, re-string every two weeks. I'd say six hours per week constitutes 'a lot of use.' If you have a racquet strung that you're not using, it depends on the string. If it's been a month, bounce a ball on the strings. If it seems overly solid or trampoliny, re-string it the next time you're going to use it.
     
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  7. gameboy

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    Based on the question, you are probably not a frequent string breaker. If that is the case, I would string with a full bed of gut and just not worry about it. Gut plays great right to the end.
     
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  8. struggle

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    you should buy a "cheap" racket stringer. it's really not very hard to do, and nothing like a heavy habit and light budget to make one learn. for a couple hundred bucks and a reel of cord, you are saving money in short order.

    if you're not into the DIY thing, i understand. you are not alone.
     
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  9. Lukhas

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    Every 20h of playing for co-poly. Until it breaks for s-gut/multi/gut.
     
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  10. mirceam

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    Lukhas is right. and because you have a 18x20 pattern you can string at a lower tension without lose control.

    Currently my Yonex V Core xi 98 was strung signum pro poly plasma at 21/20 kg ( 46/44 lbs ) and after 12 hours it lost a lot of tension but is still playable and good for practice.
     
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