Will Heat reduce string tension

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kenshireen, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    I keep my rackets in a bag in my car.
    Tension has dropped from 56 to 50 on RDC machine.

    Can the heat cause this even though the racket is in a bag

    thanks,
    Ken
     
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  2. Centered

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    Yes. Hot objects expand. Cold objects contract.

    This is why artwork is kept at a constant temperature by museums.
     
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  3. pyrokid

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    Yeah, but tension drops on its own too.
     
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  4. scotus

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    Yes, it drops on its own, but more if you hit balls with it, and even faster if you leave it in scorching heat.
     
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  5. federalprassi

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    heat and tension drop is the cause, if you have to leave it in the car I would get a bag with thermo guard.
     
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  6. Tennis_Crazed

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    Yup - leaving your sticks inthe car in the blistering heat is NEVER a good idea. keep your sticks cool...like the mona lisa in the museum :)
     
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