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  1. SuperDuy

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    How long should I wait after getting a racket strung. Strings on one racket are Sensation/pro hurricane at 58 lbs, other is syn gut at 57. Would is a good wait time for the strings to set it place. Should I leave it over night and play in the morning or wait 3 hours. I don't want to damage the string.
     
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  2. Pwned

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    Don't wait at all....
     
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  3. Aerogel

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    Waiting isn't a must, but I've heard of people letting a racquet sit for 24 hours after the job
     
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  4. rj.laroza

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    i never wait.. i usually love stringing my racket right before i play.
     
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  5. jazar

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    i used to wait at least 8 hours after stringing before i played with a stringjob. recently though i've been stringing my rackets up about 3/4 hours before play and i prefer doing things that way now
     
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  6. Valjean

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    I've tried various lengths of time. Then I took to Sampras's 24-hour period, but found two days actually worked better. How much consistency and shot placement do you rely on too...
     
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  7. Irvin

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    No real need to wait for fearing you will damage the strings. I have one player I string for that rotates two rackets and he will not play with one until the other one breaks. Other people (Like Nadal) want to play with a racket just strung.

    Irvin
     
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  8. ronalditop

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    I wait one or two days before playing with a fresh stringjob. I've noticed when playing with new stringjobs, specially polys, that they perform a lot different from the day you string it to the next few days, and that's because polys lose a lot of tension in the first hours after stringing. So if I let it sit for a day or two I get a more consistent performance out of the stringbed.
     
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  9. MuscleWeave

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    My opinion

    Ideally:
    poly, 48 hours
    multi & synth, 12 hours
    gut, immediately
    kev, idk

    Practically:
    poly, 12 hours
    gut multi & synth, immediately
    kev, idk
     
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  10. Steve Huff

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    Ideally, you'd play right after its strung, change every set, and get it restrung right before you play again. Not practical unless you're a pro, and this is exactly what most pro's do these days. Just go play with it whenever you want. You're not going to hurt the strings.
     
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  11. autumn_leaf

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    you're not going to damage the string. waiting after a string job is so the tension loss won't be as great during play.
     
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  12. SuperDuy

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    k thanks everyone. Thats what I thought with poly you lose tension fast if you play right after stringing.
     
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  13. bsandy

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    After 4 for 5 good hits it dosen't matter how long you had let it sit.

    . . . Bud
     
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  14. MuscleWeave

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    That might be enough to beat the stringbed into submission, but not evenly. If you wait a little while, it may play well from the get-go and last longer.

    Just think about it, if you were a stringbed, all high-strung from stringing, would you like to have a dozen or so hours rest to settle in and be ready to hit some balls; or would you like your user to take you fresh off the stringer and 'break you in'. Sounds damage inducing to me.
     
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  15. Ambivalent

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    If you don't want to damage the string, you should never play tennis.
     
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  16. jim e

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    Say! The poster is just asking a question, no need to be rude!

    Steve is correct when he said , "Just go play with it whenever you want. You're not going to hurt the strings."
     
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  17. MayDay

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    I didn't know strings have feelings. :)

    Those PETA people might start PETS and beat us down for string cruelty.

    No wait time for me.
     
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