Thread: Doo6's ZYEXperiment
06-02-2007, 08:13 AM #18
06-02-2007, 08:37 AM #19
If they do get them thinner, I'll give them a go.
Until then, maybe I'll put some in my squash racquet.
06-02-2007, 08:51 AM #20
The string was the thinnest Zyex I could buy. It measured 1.15mm. I thought, I'd give it a go since I ran out of things to mod.
Some people like to go on a badminton court to wave their squash racket about. Now I could go on the badminton court to wave my sqash string about and give them a me-too look.
My theory on strings hadn't changed because of this experiment. Though I was initially surprised that the string didn't stretch at very low tension. But on hindsight, it was rather obvious why that happened. Tension had to be considered in relation to the string thickness. The Tension-Per-String-Unit for the thick string was 18.5lbs / 1.15mm = 16.09. This was sustantially lower than the TPSU of my normal string: 14.75lbs / 0.73mm = 20.21. So, in answer to Neil's question: the thick string was at a lower effective tension.
I am not due for trying out the string until Monday. In the mean time I can try some idle speculations on what the string would be good for:
1. Grommetless stringing
2. Changing a head light racket to a head heavy one
3. A string that would last a life time
06-02-2007, 09:54 AM #21
So yes, each unit of string is at a lower tension, but, there are more units, and when you add them all up, you end up with a higher tension.
I'll try some idle speculation of my own...
I reckon I'm heavier than you, because I'm fat. But, because of that there is more of me, and fat is less dense than muscle, so each unit of me is lighter than your units, so effectively I'm lighter than you.
did the string suffer much damage from being pulled through the holes without the grommets?
06-02-2007, 09:59 AM #22
well, grommetless stringing is the latest hype in tennis-land (Prince, I thought?) and with 1,25mm what's there to fear?
Zyex is definatly intruiging though...
06-02-2007, 10:00 AM #23
i heard alot about natural gut strings but never seen it.Does anyone have some examples of it?how about from yonex?Do they have natural gut strings?
06-02-2007, 11:22 AM #24
06-02-2007, 12:05 PM #25
06-02-2007, 12:14 PM #26
what kind of a unit is TPSU? I've never heard of it...
anyhoo, from what I feel thicker strings are stiffer, making the "effective tension" (or whatever) feel higher...
06-02-2007, 02:03 PM #27
TPSU is whatever you want it to be. If you haven't heard of it before, now you have.
When you are young, knowledge can only be given. As you get older, you will realise knowledge can be created on a mere wish. TPSU is one such creation.
Thick string can feel stiff because of its density. A brick under no tension is stiffer than any string, and one of the reasons is density.
06-02-2007, 02:40 PM #28
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