Should I restring?

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  1. StealthGnome

    StealthGnome Semi-Pro

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    My first real school match in a week. Right now, my RDS002's NXT 16g feels mushy and is starting to fray. I only have a set of X-1 17g and NXT Tour 18g left. Should I restring tomorrow, risking the change in feel or should I keep it?
     
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  2. vndesu

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    how long have you had the strings on?
    is it completly frayed?
    if not just break them naturally and get to the x1s.
     
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  3. tbini87

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    sounds like you should restring now so you will be comfortable with it for your upcoming match.
     
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    Keep it .. jia you.
     
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  5. StealthGnome

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    Hey D-Man! I made Doubles 2! An upgrade. First match next Thursday. Projected winners : Us. 7-0
     
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  6. Tim W

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    I'd say yes, get it re-done and get used to it before the match. I love the feeling and playability of new strings.
     
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  7. Stan

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    If you have to ask, the answer is always YES!
     
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  8. themitchmann

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    If the strings are no longer comfortable to play with, physically or mentally, restring. Make sure you hit with the new strings for a little while before your match. You'll get used to them fast enough.
     
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  9. Valjean

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    You risk a somewhat tighter feel than NXT, per se, with either of those--and a long break-in period with X-1. Should that bother you?
     
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  10. TennisProdigy

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    I would restring with nxt tour 18 at the same tension you did when you first strung your racquet with the nxt 17
     
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