strings, motor oil, car waxes, etc.

Discussion in 'Strings' started by brokenRPM, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. brokenRPM

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    i am finding that there are tons of forums on motor oil, car waxes, and etc. they all have the same obsession with using the most "value add" products. e.g. car wax under 10 that lasts a year or syn oil under 20 for 5qt that can go 12k miles.

    these are the similar things i see in the tennis forums about strings. value, feel, how long they last etc.

    it's just amazing how people have obsessions that keep people interested. very healthy and good hobbies.
     
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  2. styksnstryngs

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    Keeps us sane and going.
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Finding good products at a good price is a good hobby. Frugality does not mean being cheap. 3¢
     
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  4. styksnstryngs

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    I'd only pay 2¢ for that advice. Take that.
     
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    A penny for your thoughts?
     
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  6. styksnstryngs

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    3 and you have a deal.
     
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  7. Zoolander

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    I once had a car that would drink a litre of oil every 1000k or so. My buddy used fancy expensive oil in his and replaced it every 5000k religiously. I took his used stuff and would put it through mine to save some moola. Saved me more than 2c i can tell you that.

    Thread title mentions "motor oil" so i thought i could add that little vaguely related anecdote.
     
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  8. Shroud

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    And here I was thinking this was about string lubricants
     
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    For us gearheads, discussing the merits of substitutes for benchmark labels is what makes it all fun.
     
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  10. esgee48

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    Inflation is causing me to ask for 3¢. That plus ~ $3 would get you a decent cup of coffee nowadays. BITD, you could get a decent cup for 5¢. :(
     
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  11. Traffic

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    Ok straight drip coffee...but espresso drinks are $5
     
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  12. styksnstryngs

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    This is why I don't drink coffee. I think I'll ask for a coffeemaker as my graduation present so I can survive college, tho.
     
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  13. Traffic

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    Just bought a nitro cold brew after hitting this morning. $5.
     
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  14. El_Yotamo

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    Was seriously concerned someone was wanting to put motor oil on their strings. Glad that isn't the case :)
     
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  15. scf

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    Interesting thread. Keep going :D
     
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  16. mctennis

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    I read it as the same thing. Glad I was not the only one that read it that way.
     
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