Making your Stencil Ink last?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by msmith0957, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. msmith0957

    msmith0957 New User

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    I got some of the Gamma stencil ink off the t-w website.. I just started putting on my own custom stencils, but it seems like they just don't last as long as they should.. I'll have a fresh string job, apply ink, and lets say I rally the next day, ink is gone (along sweet spot of course) and stencil is almost not visible.. Is it the string not taking the ink? or did i get a bad bottle of ink :/
     
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  2. tennisfreak15347

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    first of all, SpinFire is a poly, correct? Poly's dont hold ink very well
     
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  4. Robbie_1988

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    Wilson makes ink for polys however I still think their ink isn't any good. All it takes is one hit for the stencil ink to start coming off the poly onto the tennis ball.
     
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  5. nickb

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    You will just have to re-do it all the time...dont be so tight :)
     
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  6. Richie Rich

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    why even bother with a stencil anyway?
     
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  7. Azzurri

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    yes, ink on the poly goes much quicker.
     
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  8. msmith0957

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    idk. its bad ass? I'll take a picture of it sometime and post it and see what you guys think =p.. Thanks for the replies..
     
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  9. nadal for number1

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    just dont play :)
     
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  10. Ljubicic for number1

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    Nice user name:) he better watch out though 2009 is going to be the year of Ivan.
     
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  11. BergTennis03

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    ohh i don't know, if you're me, and have a wilson sponsorship... my contract states i need wilson and luxilon logos on my strings for all tournament play
     
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  12. Nellie

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    I think that letting the ink dry for a couple of days before hitting with the racquet lets the stencil ink last longer because it soaks in to the string.
     
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