Fresh Alu Power strung 4 weeks ago... still good?

TennisManiac

Professional
I strung a racket with Alu Power 16L at 48 #s 4 weeks ago because I was supposed to play indoors but it was canceled. It's finally starting to warm up here in PA. I'll probably be able to get out and hit in a few more days. So do you think the string will still play well after having sat in my racket for over 4 weeks? I'm not concerned about any tension loss. I'm just wondering how it will play in regards to feel and control. Believe it or not, this will be the first time I ever played with string that's been in a racket for over a week. I usually cut out and replace my string every 6 to 8 hours of play.
 
Usually I don’t feel any loss of tension/control (for a month at least) when my strings are new...what drops the string performance for me is using it, so I think it’ll be fine for you...
 

Rabe87

Professional
it'll be fine, beyond the 24hr tension stabilisation after it's first strung there's neutral tension loss after that, I had a set of RPM Blast strung at 60 pounds and didn't hit with it for 6 months and it felt like fresh RPM. Of course, that string only lasts about 3 hours before it dies the most horrible poly death.
 

spinerella

New User
it will probably play well during the first outing, but after that, it may die quickly and hurt your arm.
 

tim-ay

Rookie
A month is pushing it. Just get out this weekend and play a lot against a big hitter. You can get your moneys worth and break them by Monday.
 
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