Thin Polys (1.15) Notching

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I've been using 1.15 Hyper G and Cyclone for about the last year. I find that after 4 hours or so in a 16x19 frame I start to get notching on main strings and on the crosses also after about 6. My question is, once the string is notched should you go ahead and cut out the set? I typically cut at 6-7 hours but am considering cutting at 4 once the mains start to notch. I assume the thinner the string the faster it notches so I am try and go to a 17 gauge instead although I'm a non-string breaker and love the extra spin and feel from the 1.15.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
A fresh set definitely plays better, whether that's a tighter tension or the strings still sliding well I'm not sure. Just curious from a scientific standpoint does the performance go down once the strings are notched into a groove?
 

Muppet

Legend
Try a round poly for your crosses. There will be less friction notching the mains. And if you find a cross with a nice, hard and slick outer coating there will be less notching on the crosses as well. I have Hyper G 1.15 in the mains of my Dunlop Aerogel 200 with Pro's Pro Black Force 1.14 in the crosses. The BF has been a tough string for me and it slides very well. This setup has a great feel as well in my racquet.
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
If the nothing is starting to lock the string, ie restrict string movement, then I find it can feel extra stiff. If this is bad for you then cut it out. I play with this guy who somehow hasn't broken 5 year old 16g Pro Hurricane Tour that is notched almost in half and he says he likes it more than his racquet with fresh RPM.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Well I put Prince XR 1.30 in the same racquet. XR is a round very slick coated poly that slides on itself really well and it notched after about 4 hours also. So I guess it doesn't really matter, I just need to cut strings after 4-6 hours.

I tried Hyper G 18 again this time with the crosses 2 pounds lower than the mains (53/51) will see if that makes a difference.
 
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