Nylon string lasted for 13 yrs

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  1. desilvam

    desilvam Rookie

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    The nylon string (on my prince graphite 110 - 1987 model) finally broke today after 13 yrs. I was trying to hit slice serves for the first time. I normally hit side spin / topspin serves.

    Hard to remember after 13 yrs, but I think I used the thickest gauge and around the middle of the tension range.

    Granted, that I have not played very much in the last 13 yrs, but I think it had to be at least 300 hrs of rallying time + at least ~2500 serves.

    It does tell you that I do not serve too hard :) , and most of my rallying has been slow / flat push backs to my wife and kids :-D
     
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  2. drhopz

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    WOW... now poly that sucker.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    He breaks a string once every 13 years. Why would he need poly? :confused:
     
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  4. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    wow, that is just awesome. . .he could definitely afford to string with the highest quality nat gut. If I were him, I would.
     
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  5. Nuke

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    Wow. And the Prince Graphite is a known string-eater, too.
     
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  6. armand

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    To see if he can reach 36yrs without a stringing, obviously.
     
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  7. BurghKing

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    Are you sure you weren't just hitting those foam balls? I heard that they are not too hard on strings...
     
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  8. Sliceboy2

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    You'll save a lot of money in strings. A lot of players complain about how often they restring.
     
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  9. shojun25

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    To break his strings every 26 years ;)
     
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  10. Nuke

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    Topspin Cyber Flash -- The Last String You'll Ever Need!
     
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  11. desilvam

    desilvam Rookie

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    I just started using Penn foam balls in the last 2 months to train my 5 yr old son :D

    But before that, I hit with regular Penn's. I guess the large gauge, and the fact that I rarely used topspin on my shots probably helped. Or maybe I just got lucky with some super duper strings.
     
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  12. a_6m

    a_6m Rookie

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    its true, A friend of mine had a Old Prince Racquet, and the string of it broke almost after 10 yrs. Though he is a string breaker, but that string just did not break.

    After getting it re-strung with Gosen OG 16, just like any other string, it used to break in 4-5hrs of play.

    Must be something with the older strings or Older Prince's.
     
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