How often should I change polly?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bergboy123, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Bergboy123

    Bergboy123 Semi-Pro

    Jul 27, 2011
    I've played for six years and it's always been the case that I just change my strings when they snap. I've always used polly. Just for reference I'm about a high 4.0 player, playing 2 hours a day 4-5 days a week.

    The thing is, my strings last me usually at least two months. I just read that they should be changed like every 10 hours or so though, which would be insanely different for me.

    What are the pros/cons to changing/waiting with regards to strings?

    And dunno if it matters but I have I MSV co-focus strings and a PDR.
  2. LanEvo

    LanEvo Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2007
    You change them whenever they feel "Dead", ie no power, loss of control, not as much liveliness, etc., major changes that are easily tell-able from when it felt the best,from your strings.

    If you feel they are fine, thinking you are not a hard hitter, then all the power to you.
  3. db10s

    db10s Hall of Fame

    May 14, 2012
    S. FL/Maine
    Change em when the balls start flying.
  4. Bergboy123

    Bergboy123 Semi-Pro

    Jul 27, 2011
    I play so much with so little string change that I honestly can't tell right now. I do know that some of my shots spray the heck out of the court a lot, but I thought that was mainly due to not watching the ball. I think what I'll do is get new strings in one of my rackets and see if I can see/feel the difference.
  5. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Jul 13, 2009
    With all due respect, if you can't feel that your strings have lost playability after 2 months, you probably don't need to be using poly.
  6. anubis

    anubis Hall of Fame

    Mar 2, 2012
    If you don't notice a difference with your poly after 40 hours of play, then you probably won't notice a difference after 10 hours. You should be restringing after 10 to 20 hours with poly, but if it makes no difference to you (and you aren't hurting your arm or wrist by using dead poly), then save your money and keep on keeping along.
  7. ATP100

    ATP100 Professional

    Nov 19, 2010

    That is what I was don't really need poly.
  8. rafazx10

    rafazx10 Rookie

    Feb 9, 2012
    I would change as often as you can.
    Usually they dont last me more than a handful of hours, but I ran out of sticks so I picked up an old one with poly that was there for a few years, and managed to hurt my wrist..... not worth it (maybe was a coincidence the wrist, but I like to blame on the strings).
  9. Xizel

    Xizel Professional

    Feb 13, 2011
    The age of strung poly isn't significant as how much it's been played with.
  10. Timbo's hopeless slice

    Timbo's hopeless slice Hall of Fame

    Feb 8, 2011
    well, it may be that he uses poly for the spin potential, which remains largely unaffected when the strings go 'dead'

    I use poly because I like it, not because I 'need' it, I am not convinced anyone truly 'needs' it if they are changing it out after 10 hours anyway...
    (or do you really hit so hard you break anything else in that time?)

    for the record, I don't have a set amount of hours, if I pick up a frame and its dead, I change 'em, but I don't really know how long that takes because I just grab the first frame to hand from my bag and they are all strung the same but at random intervals..(ie, if one feels bad, I cut it out, ok, break 'em on the net post, right then and there!)
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  11. treblings

    treblings Hall of Fame

    Mar 24, 2008
    that would explain why i can still pickup my old iprestige with alu rough and play with it. the strings are in there for about two years, but i havenĀ“t played a lot with it due to a change in racquets

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