Longevity of wood racquet?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by vintagefan, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. vintagefan

    vintagefan Rookie

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    How much play time can a wood racquet normally handle before it needs to be replaced? How can you tell if a frame is "dead" and not fit for serious playing other than outright visible damage? Thanks!
     
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  2. Rozroz

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    interested also, cause i have my grandpa wooden racket hanged on the wall. it had that special "compressor" contraption thing on it but i took it off a few years ago.
     
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  3. gavna

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    you mean a "press" that was used to help keep the frame from warping.
     
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  4. gavna

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    yes wood frames would after a time go "soft" and start to play different. All depends on how often strung, tension and how often they were used.

    I know rec players who were happy with their frames for years - but in competition even with 5 to 8 sticks you would try to rotate we would get about 50 to 75 re-stringings per frame.
     
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