Pros using silcone spray on their strings

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  1. dman72

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    I use Burts Beeswax after stringing the mains, and after every few matches to keep the strings sliding freely and lengthen their lives and playability (and I use Kevlar so they already last a long time).

    Only issue there is it makes the balls pick up more dirt, but I play dumb with my opponent.... :oops:
     
  2. THE FIGHTER

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  3. 1HBHfanatic

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    yup, that will work; any problems with bees? :)

    ummm, mmumms the word..
     
  4. TennisManiac

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    I like to fart on my strings before I play. It makes for a much livelier string bed. :mrgreen:
     
  5. Bobby Jr

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    You don't worry about your racquet getting pink handle?
     
  6. THE FIGHTER

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    I'm surprised your strings aren't dead afterwards
     
  7. JayP

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    I use this method too but recommend leaving it for more than 12 hours to dry. If you can keep re-applying then a good 30 minutes of hitting will do. For the first 30 minutes it honestly feels like a fresh string job, theres that pop the was once lost, spin is better and thus more control and power. I cant be asked to keep applying it every 30 minutes of play so i just sprayy polys after every seasion and let the setup dry. Makes a huge difference. With my hitting partner i would normally not bw able to compete with him because hes just so darn good lol but once i apply a new layer to my polys i can honestly say i play better than him for the 30 minutes its in effect. Balls just land in like gravitys on my side and its just a plusher feel hitting in the sweetspot. Wondering if theres a spray that lasts longer than half and hour though cause i play for about 2 hours a sesh. The first 30 mins is great, then back to the dead poly. I dont live the game enough to restring id only do so if i was in conpetition. Godbless all.
     
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    Ive just come across a silicone bassed "sex lube" and it seems more realistic in a tennis sense because of the "anti friction" properties its supposed to posses. The poduct states.....

    "This lube doesnt know the meaning of the word quit! Manufactured using high-quality silicone, ID Millennium is sure to stay slippery for as long as you need it to. Its slip is so strong and long-lasting that it will even maintain this amazing slipperiness while under water. This gives you far many more options when you decide to go on a more adventurous escapade. Safe to use with latex you can fully enjoy this product while playing with your favorite toys."

    Sounds great to me ☺☺☺☺
     
  9. Povl Carstensen

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    In my case I don't think it would last more than 30 minutes.
     
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  10. WestboroChe

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    You beat me to it. Plus if you had a poly/gut bed I'm sure it would ruin the gut almost instantly.
     
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    LOL WD40 is name of both the company AND product.

    We are talking about WD40 SILICONE SPRAY
     
  12. WestboroChe

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    Yes it's not the spray that would be problematic but the propellant.
     
  13. Simon_the_furry

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    No clue why this isn't banned.
    It's pretty ridiculous in my opinion.
     
  14. kaninfaan

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    The first time I encountered silicone-spray on strings was in the end of the 80's, around 1987ish.
    It did not seem to be a "new trick" but rather something "the pro's" had been doing.
    There was no real consensus as to why "the pro's" were doing it nor why anyone else should.
    Some people swore by it.
    #everythingsalreadybeendone
     
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