in which case you probably shouldnt really consider the control oriented strings, as they also happen to be the main durability strings. they are polyesters and are more durable because they dont notch and give more control because they are stiff. if you are looking for control, it would be better to go for a multifilament and have it strung a bit tighter
I went back to my i.S9 tonight and played amazing! So I'm going to keep that Yonex in mind for the future, but keep using my old green friend for now.
But it was good going through this experience just to have done it. Next time, I'll be that much more knowledgeable.
Strings... so hard to talk about. I don't really know the right answers, or even questions.
Here is what I have on the tag:
String Type: sens17
String Tension: 57
Date: Apr 8, 2008
I recall those were Wilson strings, and reading on the strings, I see Sensation 17.
Looking those up, here is what I find
Wilson Sensation 17 String
Great value in a multifilament! Sensation 17 delivers a nice blend of comfort, feel and power. A good choice for players seeking an arm-friendly string with the enhanced touch and spin benefits of a thinner gauge.
- Gauge: 17 / 1.25mm
- Length: 40 feet / 12.2m
- Composition: Dupont Zycro Micro fiber core surrounded by a multifilament outer wrap
- Available colors: Natural
It does sound good from that description.
Here is how I play.
Slice backhand (2h) most of the time.
Forehand with some topspin usually, also sometimes slice.
Little volleying - few dropshots forehand - mostly groundstrokes.
Serve has a little slice on it too.
I'm female and like to hit pretty hard, but I'm not really muscular or athletic.
I make a good number of errors either into the net or long, or mishits where the ball just drops down to the ground and goes nowhere.
Opponents are not hitting super hard or with a lot of spin - they will beat me with a cleaner game, and by giving me high, deep, shots with topspin to my backhand.
This sounds silly and maybe it is, but one thing I would like is a better sound when I hit the ball. The sound now seems flat to my ear, and I would like a sharper bounce sound.
There is a specific sound that I like but I don't know how to describe it, or if that is just plain silly and I shouldn't mention it.
OK, once again, thanks for paying attention to my questions.