Teflon Stringsavers??

Discussion in 'Strings' started by WileyCoyote, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. WileyCoyote

    WileyCoyote Rookie

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    After being further educated by a couple of threads and some really smart folks here at TT, I think I now understand why Poly provides more spin and why low interstring (string to string) friction is a good thing for producing spin.

    Perhaps the next question is if some kind of superslick string savers, perhaps made of Teflon or other really slippery media, be a next step in "slipperiness" to reduce this friction further?

    One of the videos cited in a post mentioned early research on this subject that involved string lubricants. What about lubricants with today's strings?


    Harry
     
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  2. corners

    corners Legend

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    Bab Elastocross stringsavers are made of a PTFE (teflon) resin. But they don't seem to work to promote main string sliding and snapback because 1) good copoly strings are at least as slippery as these stringsavers, and 2) the stringsavers lift the strings apart from each other at the intersections, increasing the angle of the weave and therefore the force with which the strings press against each other, which increases interstring friction. There's another reason they don't work well but it's kind of hard to describe. Flat copoly strings (Gosen Polymaster I & II, Solinco Tourbite, L-Tec 4s) function kind of like they have built-in stringsavers.
     
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