Originally Posted by J011yroger
Perhaps if you post your own video we could see how you hit way harder than I but strings last you an order of magnitude longer than they do me.
Until such time it will have to remain one of the great mysteries of life.
1. I thought flouro wasn't a bad string, but it was unnecessarily more expensive than ALU, and I liked ALU better anyway. I don't need softness at all.
2. I hate, HATE Solinco strings. They feel ok when you hit slowly, or warm up, but when you start to swing at the ball with any sort of bat-speed, they roll over and play dead.
It could be the stringer too: mine is certified, pre-stretches the gut, even waxes it before feeding it through the grommets and it's probably the best stringer in town (granted that is not saying much for a city of about 1.5 million. At times I wax it myself, according to some "natural gut guide" from Tennis warehouse.
Good to know about Solinco strings, thanks! I also have some Prince poly that I planned to try at some point, if I get around it.
OK, you made me watch the whole video and if it's you here: https://vimeo.com/56250360
, then yes I'm hitting harder in average.
Also maybe you didn't buy a good natural gut like Babolat or Wilson and went for some of the cheaper ones?
Finally I usually have at least 2 racquets (if not 3) strung the same and I alternate them at changeovers, getting usually at least 5 weeks out the both, before I need to string one. I play around 2 hours at a time, 5-6 times a week.