What determines friction, string type or coating?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by newyorkstadium, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. newyorkstadium

    newyorkstadium Semi-Pro

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    What determines friction, string or coating?

    The string is covered up by a coating, so I don't see how the string could influence friction. If you reach the point where the coating has been frayed, the bare string will have poor playability and snap imminently. So, I don't think it is the string that influences friction. Which makes you wonder, why don't gut or nylon use the same coating as slippery polys or zyex?

    Or perhaps it is a surface lubricant that separates poly's from gut and nylon. I don't remember anything in TWU's COF testing method that would fully remove a lubricant. I will look into that later when I get the time.
     
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    newyorkstadium Semi-Pro

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    On the back of the Glide thread, I thought I would bump this as it is relevant to the discussion.
     
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  3. arche3

    arche3 Banned

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    Vs gut should be coated with the rpm blast coating.
     
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