Cold weather with strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by bjazzman, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. bjazzman

    bjazzman New User

    Sep 26, 2009
    from what i've been told, the cold weather can take a toll on the strings and tension on a racquet more than the frame itself.

    as a guy who tends to leave things in his car, are there some strings out there that are less susceptible to temperature changes? which ones are they?

  2. PED

    PED Legend

    Mar 12, 2007
    I think heat might take more of a toll than the cold but it would depend on where you live. If you live in the ******* or northeast, probably not a good idea to store your sticks in the car overnight :)

    One important adjustment is to drop your tension a few pounds in the winter to account for the thicker conditions and help the ball cut through the court more. Plus it's easier on the arm.
  3. LMW

    LMW Rookie

    Feb 21, 2004
    As someone who regularly plays in cold weather, I have found that Alpha Gut 2000 is the best string out there, playability wise, for those cold days on the court. Normally I use natural gut; however, it's not a good choice in the winter due do the cost and its inherent frailty in inclement weather.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  4. Audiophile

    Audiophile Rookie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Redlands, CA
    I definitely recommend against leaving racquets in a car or garage, summer or winter. The extreme changes in temperature and humidity can take a toll on the strings themselves, tension, and of course a frame. I don't of any strings that hold up to those extremes very well. Just my 2 cents.

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