Originally Posted by db10s
Now that I think of it, would they be allowed for ITF play? You can't put a dampener above the first cross.
String savers are allowed.
You only put them on the sweetspot (8 mains/10 crosses).
For my 16x20 racquet, I put 10 down (crosses) and 8 across (mains) around the sweetspot area only.
It means I put SS beggining from the 6th cross (from the bottom cross) and from the 5th main for 8 mains.
Hope this helps.
This setup enables the mains to snap back and remain straight after every shot. In addition, the slippery quality lasts until the strings break.