How often do y'all restring?

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Throwing money away is nothing to brag about
Well if that were the case then we'd all play with head Ti S6 with Prince Syn gut.

Money is meant to be spent. Once your day to day needs are covered and you've put money away for retirement, then there is nothing wrong with spending as much or as little on your hobbies as you want.

If I was worried about money being thrown away, i wouldn't pay my taxes.
 

Cashman

Hall of Fame
Well if that were the case then we'd all play with head Ti S6 with Prince Syn gut.

Money is meant to be spent. Once your day to day needs are covered and you've put money away for retirement, then there is nothing wrong with spending as much or as little on your hobbies as you want.

If I was worried about money being thrown away, i wouldn't pay my taxes.
Think you’ve missed my point
 

Fintft

Legend
Throwing money away is nothing to brag about
Well, if you reffered to auto racing, yeah those seem as money thrown away...
So are expensive cars, jewlery and the likes.
But sport expenses (such as for tennis) don't seem such an extravagance to me and they are actually an investment in your health and well being.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Well if that were the case then we'd all play with head Ti S6 with Prince Syn gut.

Money is meant to be spent. Once your day to day needs are covered and you've put money away for retirement, then there is nothing wrong with spending as much or as little on your hobbies as you want.

If I was worried about money being thrown away, i wouldn't pay my taxes.
Ya I’ve always liked using the best equipment in any sport I’ve played. I don’t wear the nicest clothes but I always have the nicest sporting goods for whatever sport I play.

A lot of players are all about what racket they are using but don’t pay much attention to their strings. The strings are what hit the ball and can radically change how the racket plays. I can take a racket and make it extremely powerful but also make it very low powered or everything in between.

It can be fun to experiment with different strings and tensions, so it can be a hobby and yes you can easily throw a lot of money away on strings. But I have and still waste money on a lot of things so I figure it’s better than booze and gambling.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Think you’ve missed my point
My point is that spending extra on something that makes a person feel better about his game (even if it doesn't actually improve his game) is not throwing away money. There doesn't have to be a tangible reward for spending money as long as it offers an experiential or psychological reward.

Throwing away money would be spending money on something that made you feel worse, play worse and made playing tennis less fun.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Well, if you reffered to auto racing, yeah those seem as money thrown away...
So are expensive cars, jewlery and the likes.
But sport expenses (such as for tennis) don't seem such an extravagance to me and they are actually an investment in your health and well being.
You obviously haven't done competitive wheel to wheel racing on track. I sweat and expend way more energy in a 2 hour endurance car racing stint than I do play a 2 hour tennis match. It is a huge physical and mental work out.

Not to mention all the friendships I've made, network built, business opportunities that I've generated with high net worth individuals in lots of different walks of life.
 

Fintft

Legend
You obviously haven't done competitive wheel to wheel racing on track. I sweat and expend way more energy in a 2 hour endurance car racing stint than I do play a 2 hour tennis match. It is a huge physical and mental work out.

Not to mention all the friendships I've made, network built, business opportunities that I've generated with high net worth individuals in lots of different walks of life.
Good for you, but expensive.
 

BenC

Rookie
I simply want to optimize my time on the court and I play best and am happiest with my particular string situation. If you are fine with dead poly, more power to you.

Tennis is the one hobby I indulge in because of it's relatively low cost compared to its exercise and socializing benefits. I've stopped playing computer games, golf, and going to autocross events among other things because the time/energy/money cost to benefit ratio wasn't there, especially as I get older and other things compete for my attention.
 
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nyta2

Professional
I hit around about 12 hrs a week this winter and have been stringing once a week.

I have been using 17g lynx tour in a vcore 97 pro 330 at 52 lbs. I hand prestrech the strings around a pole before installing them. I find that after about a week I feel that the ball starts to sail on me, although the string tension measurement tool doesn't show a substantial drop-off from the day before. It's quite possible that its all in my head, as I am still developing consistency.

Is once a week stringing seem about right? Or am I wayy overthinking this and don't need to do it as much?
i just restring when they break (weekly).... ~8-10h of drilling groundies
but yeah, towards the end, the balll flies more... but i'm too cheap/lazy to cut it out if i know it's gonna break in a couple hours anyway
 

GuyClinch

Legend
Not sure I buy this theory that poly dies super quickly.. I heard they lose tension after stringing and then plateau at a pretty low number. But even low tension poly is very stiff..

That being said they do die after sometime - as you just seem to lose accuracy.. Just not sure you have to restring once a week or every 8 hours..
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Not sure I buy this theory that poly dies super quickly.. I heard they lose tension after stringing and then plateau at a pretty low number. But even low tension poly is very stiff..

That being said they do die after sometime - as you just seem to lose accuracy.. Just not sure you have to restring once a week or every 8 hours..
I had to take six months off for GE. It made a believer out of me.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Not sure I buy this theory that poly dies super quickly.. I heard they lose tension after stringing and then plateau at a pretty low number. But even low tension poly is very stiff..

That being said they do die after sometime - as you just seem to lose accuracy.. Just not sure you have to restring once a week or every 8 hours..
There is a subtle difference between tension loss and resilience loss. All strings lose tension as the materials stretch out. But strings vary considerably in loss of resilience. Poly>>> syn gut>>Multi>Gut.
Resilience or "give" allows a string to absorb energy, much like a wooden building fares better in an earthquake than a glass building.

Problem is, the term "dead poly" gets thrown around without precision on these boards. If we only define it as loss of resilience, then a hard hitter can bash what little resilience there is in a poly string within a few hours. The string will have no give after that and would be technically "dead". A softer hitter with lower tension poly will take far longer to bash that resilience out, but it will happen.
 

PKorda

Rookie
There is a subtle difference between tension loss and resilience loss. All strings lose tension as the materials stretch out. But strings vary considerably in loss of resilience. Poly>>> syn gut>>Multi>Gut.
Resilience or "give" allows a string to absorb energy, much like a wooden building fares better in an earthquake than a glass building.

Problem is, the term "dead poly" gets thrown around without precision on these boards. If we only define it as loss of resilience, then a hard hitter can bash what little resilience there is in a poly string within a few hours. The string will have no give after that and would be technically "dead". A softer hitter with lower tension poly will take far longer to bash that resilience out, but it will happen.
Have not a clue what this means.
 

jered

Rookie
I restring when the string breaks or it goes dead. With multis I get about 8-10 hours before they snap, gut/poly hybrid about 12-15 before the gut saws through, and FB poly I have to cut out at around the 10 hour mark when it just dies. This is playing against a lot of fairly heavy hitters and I myself hit a lot of spin as well as my fair share of shank shots that stress the strings.

If you have the $$ and better yet if you have a stringing machine, restring when it feels right. There’s no correct answer here.
 
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