Originally Posted by mongting
I bought a used Puredrive with VS / Pro Hurricane hybrid. When do I have to restring it? If the feel is okay, can I just keep playing with it until the main breaks? Or, dead poly will harm my arm eventually? I want to go for full bed of natural gut next time. I just don't want to waste good-looking main gut right now.
The longevity of your stringjob will depend on a number of variables: the gauge, tension, composition and texture of crosses, string pattern of your racket, your frame's stiffness/flexibility, your swing style, how hard you hit the ball, and your NTRP level.
You should certainly be getting 20 hours, but 30-50 is possible too. Personally I get ~70 hrs out of Pacific Classic 1.25 x MSV Co-Focus 1.18, and if I don't prestretch the mains I don't notice the crosses dying. But that's one of the benefits of CoF.
See how it goes for you.