Tension Loss...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ThA_Azn_DeViL, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. ThA_Azn_DeViL

    ThA_Azn_DeViL Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone notice that after about 1 or 2 weeks of hitting that the main strings experience a significant tension loss or is it just me... the ending mains on each side move like 1 meter (exagerated for reasons) when I mishit, and in the contact point about 5-6 mains shift left or right depending on which side I hit the ball...
    I'm using poly so thats probably why, but is there a way to counteract this? (Not including string savers, accessories, etc.)
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Mine seem to always drop around 5 lbs. after the first 3 hours of DOUBLES.
    Then it wanders down a bit more for the next 10 hours and stabilizes somewhere near where I like it.
     
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  3. oneguy21

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    No, strings are strings. There's not much you can do to counter act tension loss. That's why pros change racquets around every 2 hrs. The rest of us have to deal with it.
     
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  4. ag200boy

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    haha pros change racquets wayyy more then that during matches... probably every 20-30 minutes
     
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  5. autumn_leaf

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    well poly shouldn't move much and as a rule of thumb on this board when it does move it's time to cut it out.

    and tension loss is natural. think about 6-10% tension loss in a day after the original stringing without any hitting. and poly tends to lose tension faster than other strings.
     
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  6. LeeD

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    It's not ONLY the strings that cause the loss of tension.
    The grommet holes tend to elongate over a few hours, the strings get "cuts" from each other AND from the grommets.
    That's why I string up at 62 lbs., waiting app one week for it to drop to 57 or so :):):)
    Me smart ....:shock:
     
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