Originally Posted by timmeh
Where I live, it costs $40 for synthetic string and labour, and $65 for poly string and labour.
Now you can see that even if I am suited to poly, it is just not feasible to replace my string every 10 hours. That is $6.50 per hour just for strings.
So my question is, how can I play with poly in the most cost effective way? Which polys last the longest? If I blend a poly with a synthetic gut will it last longer?
Here are the prices for restringing if you care to look at the options: http://www.uqsport.com.au/index.html?page=46152
Buy a stringing machine. Seriously. It costs me less than $5/stringing. I'd probably quit the game if I had to pay the prices in that link. I break typical syn gut every month or so and multis don't last long at all. I'd be divorced if I paid $30 every time I had to restring a racket.