is my racket performance getting worse due to my old strings

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Feña14, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    5,310
    Location:
    England
    My POG's performance is getting worse! could this be because I have had my Prince syn. gut in for 2 years.

    I have no control, no power, an awful "tingy" noise, serious pain in my arm and no spin. It was strung originally at #58.

    Unfortunately because I live in England I have nowhere to go to get it strung, i have had to go to my cousins 24 inch dunlop as the strings are fresher and as you can immagine I can't play my best with a toy!

    I need help!

    Liam
     
  2. PhatAbbott

    PhatAbbott Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    114
    Are you taking the ****? They do have stringers in england you know...
     
  3. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    14,137
    How can anyone get 2 years on strings in a POG. I barely get 5-10 HOURS! Those 2 yr old strings are like dry spaghetti by now.
     
  4. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4,240
    Liam, put some string savers in there....it'll tighten up the strings for a couple of sets. :)
     
  5. uk_skippy

    uk_skippy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,045
    Location:
    Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
    What happened to your LM prestige Liam?? Or your i.Prestige??
     
  6. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    5,310
    Location:
    England
    UK_Skippy,

    The racket that I use the most is my LM Prestige, but I only have one untill I can save up for another, so my old POG is currently my number 2 choice, we all know you can't play tournaments with just 1 racket.

    But it's not much use with the duff strings.

    Hope this answers your questions.

    Liam
     
  7. joe sch

    joe sch Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4,721
    Location:
    Hotel CA
    The good news is that POGs provide decades of superb performance. The bad news is that the quality of most strings seriously degrade over weeks & months of play. BTW, natural gut strings provide top level play for much longer periods of time, infact I have played 25 year old woodies strung with Victor gut and they still play great :D
     
  8. AndyC

    AndyC Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    two years?? heh I'm lucky if I get 6 weeks with a set of strings. have had my current set of strings for 3 weeks and already the crosses show 30% fray if not more. but then again I do play 2-3x a week and play with a lot of spin off both sides.
     
  9. Loud

    Loud Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    386
    How can you play tournaments with two year old string?
     
  10. tarheelbornjohn

    tarheelbornjohn Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    553
    Get the thing strung, or borrow someones for backup and send it to get a new string job. Or if you can borrow it long enough, put the string money in your fund for the second Prestige.
     
  11. Craig Sheppard

    Craig Sheppard Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,361
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Liam,

    Just a quick search through Google and I came up with these two places:

    An indoor tennis centre, http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/Genera...357&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=7&MENU_ID=10676

    And a lawn tennis club,
    http://www.streetlytennisclub.co.uk/index.html

    Both are in the Birmingham, UK area. Either place would do racquet stringing for you, and if not, they certainly would know places in your area that would. It's unbelievable that a city the size of Birmingham does not have racquet stringers. With all these courts being used, someone has to be stringing racquets!

    Get that POG restrung pronto.

    Good luck,
    -Craig
     
  12. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    5,310
    Location:
    England
    Cheers Craig!

    I'll give it a go.

    Thanks again,

    Liam
     

Share This Page