strings moving too much

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  1. lob-ster

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    whenever i hit a ball, the strings move at least 1/4 of an inch
    can i fix this?
     
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  2. Satch

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    yes, restring...
     
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  3. the wise wizard

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    restring or use string savers
     
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  4. lob-ster

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    ok...........
     
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  5. Swissv2

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    use different string, different tension.
     
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  6. 0range

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    Move it back with your finger, or use poly.
     
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  7. tennisfreak15347

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    some strings, like HEAD Fibergel, NEED string savers, because they move way too much.
     
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  8. phucng_10

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    Broke in to them yet?
     
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  9. lob-ster

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    not really
     
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  10. smirker

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    string crosses 4lbs higher than mains.
     
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  11. ced

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    Smirker has the best solution ...... I always string this way.
     
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  12. smirker

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    thanks man, sure seems to work for me. Don't see the need with poly but multis or solid core synthetics it definitely helps reduce string movement.
     
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  13. supertrex

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    if your tension is over 60+ string will always move.

    Even Nat gut moves + hybrid.

    After few sets tho my string kinda get stuck after imbedding to other string.

    not sure if thats good or what. but it takes out my string movement.
    I hit Flat forehand a lot and sometimes topspin if someone gave me a short ball.
     
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  14. Magnus_CA

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    Really? I thiought the higher the tension the less your stings move. :confused:
     
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  15. cujays

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    prince recoil
     
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  16. tennisfreak15347

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    that string is crap. a lot of strings have good resistence to string movement, such as some synthetic guts like Gamma syn. gut wearguard. If you don't like strings that move a lot, such as ones with heavy, waxy coatings, do not use them anymore, as they will always move. another option, as said, is string saver locks, which resist string movement.
     
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  17. supertrex

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    thats what I thought too, did a post about it a while back. depends on what string you use also.
     
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