Q: Do extreme temperature's affect my strings?
Ask the Stringer: Do Extreme Temperatures Affect My Strings?
A: Yes, extreme temperatures can negatively affect both the racquet frame and the string job. In general, extreme heat is probably the worse of the two and could damage your strings as well as potentially damaging the racquet frame itself. Extreme heat (like the trunk of your car in summer) can cause significant tension loss in your stringbed and can even cause the strings to become brittle, resulting in reduced durability and playability. Extreme cold isn't as bad, but to prevent potential damage, it's best to keep your racquets in a temperature-controled environment whenever possible.
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