Poly and string savers?

tennismex123

New User
Hello, can you give me please some insights on using poly with string savers? My brother is currently playing for his university and he is breaking Tour Bite in 5 hours aprox, he uses a Pure Aero Tour (string eater) and we are wondering how would the string savers affect the playability, durability, etc.
In case this could be a solution, the plan is to install the string savers about having played 4 hours with the stringjob and only in trainings, not in tournaments. Thanks!
 

Big Bagel

Professional
Hello, can you give me please some insights on using poly with string savers? My brother is currently playing for his university and he is breaking Tour Bite in 5 hours aprox, he uses a Pure Aero Tour (string eater) and we are wondering how would the string savers affect the playability, durability, etc.
In case this could be a solution, the plan is to install the string savers about having played 4 hours with the stringjob and only in trainings, not in tournaments. Thanks!
First off, you don't want something different when you are training and in tournaments; you want to practice the same way you're going to play.

Second, that's about all you want to use poly for anyway. You could go with a thicker gauge of Tour Bite to get a little extra time out of it, but for that high level of playing, you probably won't get more than 6 hours out of hardly anything, and you don't want to either because even if it hasn't broken by then, the playability will have dropped.
 

SavvyStringer

Professional
Hello, can you give me please some insights on using poly with string savers? My brother is currently playing for his university and he is breaking Tour Bite in 5 hours aprox, he uses a Pure Aero Tour (string eater) and we are wondering how would the string savers affect the playability, durability, etc.
In case this could be a solution, the plan is to install the string savers about having played 4 hours with the stringjob and only in trainings, not in tournaments. Thanks!
That's a good break time for TB anyway. That's essentially two full days of practice.
 

Louis33

New User
Does he break strings consistently in the same spot? If so you could try installing 4-5 string savers on each cross string maybe 2 up 2 down around the area if he breaks consistently. I would recommend babolat elastocross string savers they allow the strings to slide well.
 

Louis33

New User
Also I would put them in right after stringing. If he has more than one racket string one up with string savers and one without. I use multi/poly hybrid and always use string savers. Installing them right after stringing they allow consistent movement between the mains and crosses for much longer by delaying notching of the main and cross strings.
 

tennistomcat

Semi-Pro
I only use polys & put them in when I want to tighten up the stringbed for more control & less power when it feels like there’s been some tension loss.
It feels mostly the same but is a little firmer with less bite on the ball.

I’m not a string breaker but feel it has got to help the strings last a little longer by reducing notching.
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
I feel like string savers would stop the poly from snapping back, which would defeat the purpose of poly. Try switching to a round cross string to reduce the "sawing" effect of edged strings or just switch to fully round strings. Cheaper strings could be a good option too. Revolve is nice and spinny (much softer than TB), round and comes in 15g
 

tennismex123

New User
Hello again guys, thanks for your replies, decided to not use string savers as they would defeat the purpose of poly (dr.godmode^) I want to try some round crosses to maybe get 1 or 2 more hours out of the stringbed. Can you recommend me some round crosses? I get a good deal in Solinco and kirschbaum reels so one of their strings could be an option to use as a cross with the solinco tour bite mains. Thanks!
 

Louis33

New User
Hello again guys, thanks for your replies, decided to not use string savers as they would defeat the purpose of poly (dr.godmode^) I want to try some round crosses to maybe get 1 or 2 more hours out of the stringbed. Can you recommend me some round crosses? I get a good deal in Solinco and kirschbaum reels so one of their strings could be an option to use as a cross with the solinco tour bite mains. Thanks!
Not true, they won't defeat the purpose of poly. Try Kirshbaum max power for a cross string.
 

davidwat

New User
I feel like string savers would stop the poly from snapping back.....,
Evidence for that? If savers reduce notching, they must decrease friction. If they decrease friction, why wouldn’t they INCREASE snap back. I will readily defer to anyone with direct evidence of string savers motion on strings at impact eg high speed photography of string bed or for measuring ball rotation. Other than that it is interesting speculation. Remember the theories initially proposed about why poly increases spin?
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
Evidence for that? If savers reduce notching, they must decrease friction. If they decrease friction, why wouldn’t they INCREASE snap back. I will readily defer to anyone with direct evidence of string savers motion on strings at impact eg high speed photography of string bed or for measuring ball rotation. Other than that it is interesting speculation. Remember the theories initially proposed about why poly increases spin?
I always though string savers reduced notcing by reducing movement but I don't have any evidence
 

Hypergxtraspin

New User
Hello again guys, thanks for your replies, decided to not use string savers as they would defeat the purpose of poly (dr.godmode^) I want to try some round crosses to maybe get 1 or 2 more hours out of the stringbed. Can you recommend me some round crosses? I get a good deal in Solinco and kirschbaum reels so one of their strings could be an option to use as a cross with the solinco tour bite mains. Thanks!
Diadem Flash is my go to cross. Slicker than Wilson revolve and others people use as crosses. It's a really amazing string. Adds durability, comfort, and power, to an edge string like tourbite
 
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Deleted member 23235

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I always though string savers reduced notcing by reducing movement but I don't have any evidence
i thought so too...
also thought that part of the reason poly "goes dead" is because they start getting notched (thus less snap back).
i used to use string savers & poly, but bed feels much livelier (more spin) without them.

OP, depending on the racquet/string setup, 5h is pretty good (worse case for me was using an "open" string pattern racquet like steam 99S + lux 4g -- break in ~1h)
 
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