Colored Strings?

Forehand Forever

Professional
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before but last week this guy was telling me how he used to use strings that as they were used over time they would change colors? Anyone know what these were and I doubt they'd still be able to be bought.
 

dancraig

Hall of Fame
Maybe they had several coatings of different color. As the coatings wore, the underlying new color would begin to show through. Then, when you got to the final color, you knew it was about time for new strings. I guess the sweet spot area would end up one color and the outer strings another.
 

TheSnowMan

Semi-Pro
The guy was probably just messin' with you, like, the strings started out white and as he played they got brown.
That guy was not messin' wiith you. I read somewhere that there was a string that changed color based on how long it would last. It would start green (fresh) then turn yellow (used) and turn red when it's about to break, just like a traffic light. :)
 

warneck

Rookie
That would be nice. Well, I restring every week so then again it wouldn't be much of need, unless you play 10 hours one week and 0 the next. It could be a cool effect, but most likely not something I would pay for. I can't remember getting my strings brown before btw ;)
 
That guy was not messin' wiith you. I read somewhere that there was a string that changed color based on how long it would last. It would start green (fresh) then turn yellow (used) and turn red when it's about to break, just like a traffic light. :)
Yeah, SnowMan. Prince marketed them in the 80s...or was it in the early 90s? Greenlight, yellowlight, redlight.....I think they were called greenlight.

Mostly a gimmick. I do not think they were very good in terms of playability. Not a ton of repeat business is my guess.
 

Forehand Forever

Professional
That guy was not messin' wiith you. I read somewhere that there was a string that changed color based on how long it would last. It would start green (fresh) then turn yellow (used) and turn red when it's about to break, just like a traffic light. :)
Yeah, those were the colors he mentioned. I think he said they were Technifibre strings.
 
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