FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES SNAPBACK WORK?

Snapback was developed especially to reduce friction between the strings. This offers several advantages and has positive effects on durability, spin and arm protection. 

CAN SNAPBACK INCREASE THE TOPSPIN POTENTIAL OF MY STRING?

Yes! Snapback reduces friction between the strings, causing main strings to slide more easily and further across cross strings during ball contact. When they slide back into their original position, the main string imparts an additional kick to the ball (overspin). This significantly increases spin potential especially in older strings (with surfaces that are already prone to jamming because of wear and dirt).

DOES SNAPBACK IMPROVE ARM PROTECTION?

Snapback clearly helps to reduce the slipping of strings as friction is reduced. This improves the displacement (elongation) of the entire string bed and vibrations during ball contact are distributed across a longer period of time, improving arm protection.

DOES SNAPBACK IMPROVE THE DURABILITY OF STRINGS?

Yes. Depending on the frequency Snapback is applied, type of production and material of the string, notching resulting from friction between main strings and cross strings is reduced.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY SNAPBACK?

Basically there is no such thing as applying Snapback too often. The more recently Snapback has been applied, the greater the Snapback effect.

CAN SNAPBACK BE USED ON OLD STRINGS THAT ARE QUITE “JAMMED” (SLIDE TOO MUCH OR CANNOT BE PUSHED BACK INTO THEIR ORIGINAL POSITION)?

Yes! After 2 to 3 applications, sliding of old strings will improve and readjustment is much easier.

CAN I EXPOSE THE SPRAY TO HIGH TEMPERATURES?

Just like sprays for other applications, the container is under pressure. For this reason, please do not expose the container to direct sunlight.

IS IT LEGAL TO USE SNAPBACK?

Yes, just like racket tuning (lead, silicone) for weight distribution and string protection (small plastic rings inserted among the strings), using a spray for string care is also legal. 

COULD THE SPRAY HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON MY HEALTH?

Of course the spray should not be inhaled. In case you accidentally spray your skin with Snapback, wipe it dry and thoroughly wash your hands.