2b. If you are satisfied with your old frames, you will want to have each frame re-strung.  Old strings that have been in the frame for a few months become brittle and lose their elasticity.  Have your racquets strung by a Certified Stringer Technician.  A certified racquet technician will go beyond stringing and examine the frame for grip wear, grommet damage, and any potential problems.  It’s worth the money.  The spring is usually cooler than temperatures associated with the summer months.  This cooler, spring temperature makes the stings constrict a bit more than they would during the summer.  The reduced effective tension that results from 15 – gauge string is offset by the cooler temperature’s constricting effect.

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