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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    I see... but when I was talking about waxing the strings... I meant, just rubbling candle wax over it, not melting it...
    Do you have any experience with this as well?

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    No, no, the strings slide around more. Even though I use 25+ tension. BG80's, which I normally use, sure don't behave like that.

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    Oh... hehehe... gotcha.
    Hmm... I haven't noticed that with my strings though...
    However, I can't site one reason for string movement on the face...
    Poor stringing.

    I believe if the string is at a constant tension, when being strung, the strings technically should stay at the same places... or is it the other way around?
    Cooler? any suggestions, or insite on this matter?

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    with waxing, your strings should move little bit more as mag have said. You dont notice it because it is also easier for the waxed strings to move back into place after the shuttle bounce off :P

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    Ah, I see, ok Thanks.

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    doesn't the wax has to be underneath the strings?

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    Default Re: Do you wax your strings???

    sorry, I meant both sides...
    what a mess it makes though!
    I'm wondering how it's supposed to come off!
    I should ask the guy... perhaps we just beat the strings to death when hitting high clears?
    I'll let you know...

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    Default Re: shuttle repair?

    I tried this last year with six shuttles I picked up on the courts after play. All six had one feather broken but still attached, just dangling. I carefully glued the quill back on, using a small amount applied with a pin.
    Two days later I tried them out. Three were wobbly and three weren't. The three good ones each lasted about half a game. I'm not sure it's worth the trouble unless you have a more reliable method.

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    Default Do you WAX your string?

    Ok, I read the poll about how long your string lasts. Some are overly long 6 month +, and some are overly short, less than 2 weeks.

    I use BG65 at 22lb, and playing twice a week. My string lasts about 4-6 weeks. But I noticed that it can last a lot longer if I put some wax on it. Do you guys do it?

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    Cool Waxed? Totally...

    I recently got an Armortec 800 OF, and the guy that restrung my racquet waxed my strings. The wax though isn't candle wax. It's a much softly wax. Like the kind some people put on there braces to help prevent cuts in their mouth. The wax is put on before stringing to help make it easier to slide the string into the gromet holes. And it also make it easier not to tangle the string, while the racquet is strung. And also when the racquet is strung, the wax will make the strings slide easier across each other and no friction to hold back some part of the string. This will make the tension more accurate and more spread out on to the racquet. Without the wax a bit of string may stick to a corner of a racquet and stick to another part of the string, and this friction will hold back the tension. But when it's release or doesn't stick no more, extra string will then be released, and the tension will decrease slightly.

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    a stringer in china did this as well...but not everyone does.

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    preference.. some people like it slippery some like ti stiff.. its all about choice.

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    Exclamation

    Had a word/question with some international players and they said that none of them hav ever waxed string some had neva ven heard of it one laughed at your little antedote about the candle wax. They say that no ones ever said anything and the companies don't promote it.

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    I use natural strings not sinthetic so mine would turn to a lump of spaghetti before my eyes

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    I do the opposite way, I use the fine sand paper to make the strings not so slippery. (Yeah, I string my own rackets, and Yeah, strings don't cost me much, and Yeah, that's why I don't care about the durability)

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    I wax the string about once a week (play 2-3 times a week). It do help prolong the string life. Noticed the new generation of string like BG-65, BG-68, ti series, etc, they has the fibre inside the thin plastic tube.
    Once the tube broken (the outer layer of string) due to friction of the strings, the inner part will expose and easier to cut.
    Applying wax (or what i said rubbing a candle all over string), will fill the small cut that happen after each game.
    Most pro player didn't do/know this coz they don't really care about the string, once it broken just throw the racquet to the "need to string" basket.
    Another thing, when you "wax" your string, the excess wax that attached to the string will fell off and caused the court slippery. So if you wax the string, do some "hard hit" using worn birdie to prevent the wax drop in the court.

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    I just went to a shop to get my racquet strung with Ashaway ML (0.69mm).

    I returned 2 hours later and hence did not watch the stringing process.



    To my horror, when I got back my racquet,

    The entire frame (and stringbed) was polluted with wax stains.

    It looked really untidy and disgusting.



    I had my racquet strung many times in a variety of places,

    and this is the first time I have seen wax being used.



    When I asked the stringer why wax was used,

    She mentioned that it makes the string "more slippery".



    I did a search about "wax" and this was the only post that appeared.

    Is there affirmative evidence that wax benefits performance and durability at all?

    Thank you.

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