Syn gut snapback problem

Gato

Semi-Pro
I stringed dad's racket with syn gut but after 3 weeks (5-6 matches) it doesn't snap back anymore, strings are out of the place after every rally. Is it normal for syn gut? Because poly seems doesn't have this problem. I recommended him syn gut because he is tennis elbow survivor. Would multifilament be better in snap back longetivity or what would you recommend? Thanks
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Yup! Thats the fun of using syn gut! :confused: I dont use multi but pretty sure it would be worse. Nat gut mains would be best for snap back but pricey.

Maybe a softer slippery poly in the crosses if his elbow doesnt complain?
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
This is a problem with syn guts, natural guts and multi filaments . And i think you are using snapback in the wrong context. Snapback likely still occurs even if strings are not straight. Its just that the strings no longer go back to their native state because there is significant string to string friction that is a stronger force than the current string tension, But it doesn't mean there is 0 restitution of the string bed. Just not enough to straighten the strings.

Anyway, probably all rackets should be re-strung after 5=6 matches but that's another issue.

To answer your question, multi's with slippery coatings like Velocity retain their position longer than most and is worth a try.
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
Copolys (most) are normally, in general slickest (low COF) of all the string types. But after awhile all strings start to lose it slick coating and they start to stick. Are they bad, not ready but well it is a sign of wear. It will effect performance and that will very, but if the player hits flat...and if not string sensitive well they may not even notice it other that they are snapping back in place.
Bothering you...change them and get it restrung. Try other snyc guts and you may find some that last longer that others. I tell most rec player to change there strings round 40 hours of play max, polys only last about 8-13 hours.
Best is natural gut, if well cared for it could last 2x or 3x longer (full set). And truly the king of arm friendliness !
 

BlueB

Legend
5-6 matches is already great success for syn, as far as the snapback goes. For me, it only lasts few hours...

Good comfort, snapback and longevity is achrived with natgut crossed with a smooth poly.

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KaiserW

Hall of Fame
5-6 matches is already great success for syn, as far as the snapback goes. For me, it only lasts few hours...

Good comfort, snapback and longevity is achrived with natgut crossed with a smooth poly.

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This. I only get one match before the mains are displaced. Have moved onto gut/poly.
 

KaiserW

Hall of Fame
I stringed dad's racket with syn gut but after 3 weeks (5-6 matches) it doesn't snap back anymore, strings are out of the place after every rally. Is it normal for syn gut? Because poly seems doesn't have this problem. I recommended him syn gut because he is tennis elbow survivor. Would multifilament be better in snap back longetivity or what would you recommend? Thanks
Wilson NXT has good snap back compared to syn gut. Nice string but it is expensive.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
My vote - no poly for the tennis elbow survivor, even in the crosses of a hybrid.

If the syn. gut needs semi-regular replacing, just buy a reel of it and pay a stringer for the installation labor. You can get reels of Kirschbaum's standard syn. gut through TW for $35 and the new lower price on reels of their premium syn. gut is $50.
 

gmatheis

Hall of Fame
Give natural gut mains /round poly crosses a try. It's pretty comfortable, and I've had 2 really bad episodes of Golfers Elbow (from tennis).

Just don't string it too high. I think I did it at like 54 for the gut and 52 for the poly (Wilson 16 guage Natural Gut and Genesis 17 guage Black Magic)

I'm really liking it and my arm is fine.
 

fjcamry

Semi-Pro
You can get the same results with multi mains and poly crosses . I use a youtek speed pro 18x20 with 16g kirschbaum touch multifiber @58lbs / 18L kirschbaum proline ll @ 52lbs . I’m adding 1.5 lbs lead tape in the handle towards the end , and 0.5 lbs at 12 o’clock to soften the multi at the higher spec tension for the frame recommended range.


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McEncock

Rookie
Even a good japanese synth gut gets sticky and very bad for the elbow when it's crossed with poly after 2hours.
I don't recommend it.
 
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