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Old 02-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by corners View Post
The Coefficient of Friction tests done by TWU used actual strings in a rig designed to simulate in-racquet conditions to some extent, so the very low CoF evidenced can be counted upon. Your point about the possibility of digging in at the corners could be a good one, but these are not sharp corners - the string is not a perfect rectangle. Tourbite has a square cross-section and by all accounts it slides and snaps back marvelously. And we're talking about using it in the crosses, where it is held flat by the mains, so any tendency to roll over would be greatly reduced; and in the crosses the ball would almost always be sliding along the length of the string, rather than catching it on the edge. Also, Polymaster is a flat ribbon that is thinner than a circular string, so the separation between the mains and the crosses, and thus the angle of the weave, would be less acute than usual, which should further reduce interstring friction.

I don't know either, as I haven't tried it. This is just theorizing. A couple people around here have tried it with gut mains and the reports have been positive. I've got a couple sets coming. The logic regarding diffused interstring friction-generated heat seems sound to me.

Can listen to Corners' mad racquet/string theories and explanations all day. Totally over my head, usually, but I love it.
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