Question about my string's performance

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Phalagoo, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Phalagoo

    Phalagoo Rookie

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    Hello, I had a question about my strings. I play with the Ultimate Duo hybrid strings from Wilson, with Alu Power on the mains at 49 pounds and the NXT Tour crosses at 51 pounds. When new, the strings are not all that impressive, and it stays that way for a while. That is, until the NXT Tour crosses start to notch. It is then that my strings play amazing, and that I feel like I am playing at my best. Is there any explanation for this? Is it likely just me? I would really appreciate feedback on this.
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Strings start to notch after a few hours of play, when a drop in tension should be noticeable also.
    Lower tension means more resilent strings, softer and more playable. Could be one reason.
    I doubt notching itself is a main reason.
    I play a 98 sized racket strung at 47lbs.
     
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  3. jxs653

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    I read similar thing somewhere before: Sampras liked his racquet best right before the string would broke, and the explanation was that the core of the main meets the cross then.
     
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  4. Phalagoo

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    Thank you for your replies. The cores of my crosses do indeed touch the mains. I will keep trying my strings to see if I can figure out anything else myself.
     
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