Poly question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by xeropwnage, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. xeropwnage

    xeropwnage New User

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    When people say they usually get about "x" hours on their poly before it dies, does that include time spent at the courts alone practicing serves, groundstrokes, etc.?
     
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  2. o0lunatik

    o0lunatik Rookie

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    All inclusive to anything on the court, but everyone's playing style varies. So it's hard to truly put a life to any string. What lasts me 5-8 hours, b/c I hit flat and hard (90%) of the time, may lasts you 12+ hours b/c she/he may hit softer.
     
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  3. xeropwnage

    xeropwnage New User

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    Much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    I think everyone has their own definition of what an hour of tennis means. For me, that happens to be one hour of competitive singles. So when I log the time I spend with a string I'll adjust it according to the intensity of play. For doubles, I'll cut my time in half. For practice sessions it depends on how intense the drills are.
     
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  5. drgchen

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    Really need to look into the person's style of play, particularly in how hard they hit and how consistent they are. Most people who talk about a string lasting 3 hours, 5 hours, etc are often tennis fanatics who are sometimes higher level players. Most strings will last the average person a lot longer than the hours logged by these people. (I too fall into the anal and tennis fanatic category and have over a dozen racquets, a stringing machine, and can afford to string every time I play). I would imagine that people who x hours refer to singles play at a relatively high level of play. If you hit softly you can probably double the hours...and if you are inconsistent, double again.

    When I play against an open or a college player, that string may last a few hours. When I play or teach a 6 year old, that string could last me for months.
     
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