Originally Posted by Hi I'm Ray
I neither agree nor disagree with the proposed ban. Some people have been doing this or with wax on gut for years. A gut string job I got from TW had quite a bit of wax on it. If you string for yourself you might have noticed there are also several strings that come packaged with a light coating of lubricant already on it.
But that's not to increase spin. That's to make it easier to string when you pull the crosses through the mains. The slippery coating makes it easier and faster to string without burning and possibly damaging the string during the stringing process. In fact, I get less spin from fresh stringbeds because the strings still have that new slippery coating on them. Once that slippery coating wears off and the strings stop moving and/or snapping back, I get much more spin.