I've been use my currently racquet for three years now but only regular changed strings, every 6 months.
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:51 PM
When I find it ugly or my string is broken... :lol: I don't want to change strings because often my racquet is not okay at all because I'm not nice with it :lol: and it goes to floor often... I'm a little Marat Safin :devil:
Apr 17th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Sometimes I change rackets during sets, I have 3 different rackets and they are different wieghts and tensions and depending on the opponent's play (do I need to make accurate passing shots and mix up slice and topspin; will it be long powerfilled baseline rally's and very little junk; or my least favorite...need to keep the ball in play one stroke longer than my erratic opponents).
I normally use a very heavy racket but if I'm saving myself for the third (down 2 breaks in the second), I'll switch to the lighter racket just to keep the ball in play and run my opponent ragged. :devil:
I like lower tension and more power once I'm in the third set and my form gets lazy :devil:
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:01 PM
me i change each years my raquets and my string 3 month :P
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:02 PM
well i never bounce my raquet so after two years it doesnt have a scratch, barely :) ...well i paid 335 dollars for it so i gott be careful
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:04 PM
I played with the Wilson H6 from August 03-December 04. Now I play w/ith the Wilson N5.
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Before 2004 I used my Volkl Qunatum 10 for quite a while, I think 2 years. Then I tried Yonex -- the RD-Ti 80; but tried the V-Con 20 Oversize, too. When it broke, I switched back to the RD-Ti 80 and now I am using the RDX 500 in 90 sq. inch which is perfect for me. :)
I change strings quite often, but I think I have found my one now: Kirschbaum Competition. I change it once a month or so.
Apr 17th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I was given my first racquet in 1989. I was bought a new one in 1990 as a present. And then another new one in 1991 as a birthday present. I used that one until 2002 when it just got so old that the graphite snapped. I bought a pair of new racquets that year and used them for two years until last year when I decided to treat myself to a pair of new racquets for Christmas. I've been using my Yonex MP-Tour for just a little under five months.
During a match, I only switch racquets if a string breaks. My strings will usually last around three weeks if I use the racquet three or four times a week. I am using a new type of string now and these have lasted about 6 weeks - that's pretty good since I break a lot of strings. Sometimes, I don't wait until the strings break. If they've been in my racquet for more than two months, I will opt for a re-string because tension decreases over time and using a racquet with bad tension in the strings is pointless - you never get a good feel for the ball and thus will never improve your game.