Poly and cold weather

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  1. Egoista

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    Do polys break less often during the winters......

    I tend to break polys in roughly 5 hours especially TBHSR 16g but during the current cold spell it is lasting longer and the ball flying
     
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  2. HRB

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    Poly+Cold= Ouch!
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    My elbow started hurting just by reading this thread. No kidding!
     
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  4. jonestim

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    My elbow lets me know if I use full poly below 50 degrees. If below 45 it cries.

    So, yes. Poly lasts longer for me in the cold weather because it stays in the bag :)
     
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  5. West Coast Ace

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    Relative. What is the temp? Under 55 here in So Cal is a cold spell. I put my sticks up front with me in the car with the heat on...
     
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  6. illuminotti

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    I don't know the exact thermal dynamics involved but you would probably be more likely to break and poly in cold weather due to the material being slightly more brittle than in warm weather. But the reason it might not be breaking is because the shots you are playing against move slower in the cold weather.

    That said, if the ball is flying on you in the cold, the string job is probably dead and you should change it and restring at a lower tension to accommodate for the colder temperatures.
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    what happens if you use poly in 10-20 degree weather ? if you have been using poly for years, how do you just switch just like that to Multi because weather is cold ?? Can you do that ?
     
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    What do you guys think about stringing it 5 lbs lower ?? would that be better than just switching to multi ?
     
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  9. purple-n-gold

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    I string and play more hybrids during the winter.
     
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  10. Bartelby

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    A squirt of silicone spray before play during winter works.
     
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    WHAT ? what is that and how does it work ? and where do you get such a thing ?
     
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  13. Rjtennis

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    The ball is not moving as fast in cold conditions and that is why it is probably lasting longer. That would be my best guess.
     
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    poly & cold weather will rattle them bones!
     
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    Andy, don't feed Fedace...
     
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  16. Egoista

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    I was under the impression that as there is less moisture in the air during the winters the ball travels faster.
    In addition as one of the posters above mentioned that the strings theoretically should be more brittle during the winters and break faster but the reverse is happening


    On a side note does any one else break Tourna Big hitter silver rough 16 g in roughly 5 hours of hard hitting these days. I dont get it why is this happening to me.

    Plus at the moment I am playing with the pacific x force and that is lasting longer. Counter though is that during the summers even that did not last more than around 8 hours
     
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  17. Nostradamus

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    then what do you use in cold weather ? if multi, then how do you adjust so fast ?
     
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  18. goeblack

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    I found it to be just the opposite. I broke a string on 2 rackets during the last cold spell here in Tx.

    I am of the opinion that poly gets more brittle in cold weather and tends to break instead of bend.
     
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  19. mikeler

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    I always go through strings faster in the cooler weather.
     
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  20. Egoista

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    well broke them today....and put in my fav bhsr today....

    now I will find out how quickly I break them......Faster or slower than in the summers
     
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  21. Lefty5

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    i prefer going 5lbs lower. How anyone can switch back and forth from poly to a multi is beyond me.
     
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    Per my sig, I use Pacific Natural gut at 52 and Luxilon Ace at 49.
     
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  23. Nostradamus

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    I used to string Lux alu at 60 lbs in cold weather. I have to reconsider that
     
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  24. Shaun

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    What's the ideal string for cold weather where it's about 35-45 degrees F? And what tension?
     
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