Stringing my first poly's

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  1. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    I've strung about 8 racquets already, but they were all with synthetic gut. Is there any difference between stringing poly's and stringing synthetic guts?
     
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  2. Cup8489

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    poly's are quite a bit stiffer, which makes the weaving on the crosses more difficult. it's also more difficult to tie off knots, as the stiffness means you have to work a little harder to cinch them up. keep in mind also that it doesnt stretch as much...

    hope this helps
     
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  3. DizBoiDanny

    DizBoiDanny Semi-Pro

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    just like what Cup said, It doesn't stretch as much.

    And i notice that when i string poly it doesn't go all the way back like syn do.
     
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  4. tennisfreak15347

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    okay, and yes, it helped alot. for weaving crosses, i'll have no trouble on, as I have all the time in the world to string it. my only current concern is if Pro Red Code will kink and break while tieing knots.
     
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  5. tennisfreak15347

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    what do you mean it "doesnt go all the way back?" was that an added comment to how poly's dont stretch? Also, since they dont, I assume that I start at a lower elevation when I pick up the arm on my dropweight, correct?
     
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  6. XxduckxX

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    poly doesnt stretch and it hurts to do crosses If your cuttinf from a reel be more generous lol it will save u in the long run
     
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  7. DizBoiDanny

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    yeah it doesn't stetch as much. I'm just adding onto what i said about it. Do the same thing you do with syn with poly. poly is just stiffer.
     
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  8. 1012007

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    TBH stringing poly and synth gut doesnt really affect me at all. After you have done quite a few rackets its all the same
     
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