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twight6
May 25th, 2010, 12:04 AM
I play tennis about 3 times a week, I'd say I'm a little better than your average 19 year-old. I have big ground strokes, but I also like to volley and use my slice (typically, though, I have a two-handed backhand). I can get lazy, though, and miss big shots because my footing was wrong. I move, I just don't have the best footwork because I've never really been coached.

Anyway, right now I play with Gamma Synthetic Gut 16. I find it lasts about a month (playing 2-3 matches a week). I like it because it lasts a while, only costs $5, and best of all it breaks instead of losing tension. I hate the string that lasts for months and just gets loser and loser till you're forced to cut it anyway. I'd rather have my strings just break. I string myself, though, so perhaps if I had to take it somewhere I'd feel differently :lol:. I like these strings, but I'm trying to venture out and try some different kinds because I feel like I could find something better.

Anyone have any recommendations? I'm trying to stay under $10 a racket. I'd prefer some non-Gamma suggestions, as all I've ever used is Gamma and I'd like to try a different brand. Basically, I want to experiment with strings to suit my game, but I don't know where to start :lol:

Mina Vagante
May 25th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Natural Gut @ 66 lbs.

I swear by it :worship:

twight6
May 25th, 2010, 02:11 AM
Natural Gut @ 66 lbs.

I swear by it :worship:

First of all, I can't afford $35+ a racket :ras:

Second, really? 66 lbs?? With what racket?

Mina Vagante
May 25th, 2010, 01:33 PM
How about Synthetic Gut ?

Yeah, I have mine at 66lbs.

I use the Kfactor kblade team.

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+6+-0eIc-hMt4Fl.jpg

twight6
May 25th, 2010, 04:55 PM
How about Synthetic Gut ?

Yeah, I have mine at 66lbs.

I use the Kfactor kblade team.



I have mine at 52 lbs with the Head liquid metal :lol:

Mina Vagante
May 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM
I have mine at 52 lbs with the Head liquid metal :lol:

Oh, I like Head Liquid Metals :D

52lbs is super loose though :p

Aaron.
May 25th, 2010, 05:26 PM
For more spin you need polyester strings which you probally need at your level

but those are not cheap

twight6
May 25th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Oh, I like Head Liquid Metals :D

52lbs is super loose though :p

Well it's recommended 52-62.. I actually string it at 52x54. I've tried it up at 57, then 62, and I felt like I couldn't hit my ground strokes

Shafanovic.
May 25th, 2010, 09:36 PM
52 :eek: How do you play with that?

Cakeisgood
May 25th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I'd hybrid with a multi or syn. gut on one and poly on the other.
Poly on the mains obviously means more control and vice versa makes more power.
It's a really nice combo for me.

BournemouthBoy
May 25th, 2010, 11:32 PM
cheese strings, i love them

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 01:45 AM
52 :eek: How do you play with that?

I'm actually surprised people find this too loose :lol:.

But, I hit very flat. I have a very strong backhand, and I take the ball early and re direct it very hard, very flat where I want it. As for my forehand, I hit with a little more topspin but I just try to get it in and deep until I can hit a backhand winner.. I'm sure my forehand would benefit from tighter strings, but on my backhand I find myself over hitting and incapable of putting any more spin on it. I'd rather have that tough backhand and an OK forehand

:shrug:

champion88
May 26th, 2010, 01:58 AM
I can't play with any nice soft strings like Wilson Sensation etc as they break after a day or two :(

So I am stuck using more durable strings, but even they only last me up to 2 weeks if I am playing alot :eek:

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 02:18 AM
I can't play with any nice soft strings like Wilson Sensation etc as they break after a day or two :(

So I am stuck using more durable strings, but even they only last me up to 2 weeks if I am playing alot :eek:

That's similar to how I am. I have yet to find strings that last me more than a couple weeks, except the ones that never break and I cut them because all the tension is gone long before the breaking point

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Natural Gut @ 66 lbs.

I swear by it :worship:

66 lbs :eek:

natural gut as well, do you have monney to throw around lol


i use syn gut at 57lbs, tried everything else and always come back to syn gut

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 03:06 PM
i use syn gut at 57lbs, tried everything else and always come back to syn gut

You're in the same position as me, then. What racket do you use? Any particular brand of synthetic gut?

Typically I use Gamma, but Prince was the only one in stock when I ordered this time (because I went with Amazon) so I'll be using that for the first time

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 03:31 PM
You're in the same position as me, then. What racket do you use? Any particular brand of synthetic gut?

Typically I use Gamma, but Prince was the only one in stock when I ordered this time (because I went with Amazon) so I'll be using that for the first time

i use the yonex 001 (yellow one dementieva used) and i have a friend who is a gold level stringer so leave which brand to him (i know he orders from W & D strings). he has made me try every type of string and i haven't liked any as much as syn. polly's i break like it is made of glass lol


for me because i play so often, i find the syn lasts the longest whilst i feel comfortable with it. i was having my rackets restrung every 2 weeks.

luckily because i have a friend who strings, i only pay for the string sets and because he gets them at cost price it is dirt cheap.

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 03:33 PM
i'll ask my friend what make of syn gut he uses in my racket.

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 03:35 PM
i use the yonex 001 (yellow one dementieva used) and i have a friend who is a gold level stringer so leave which brand to him (i know he orders from W & D strings). he has made me try every type of string and i haven't liked any as much as syn. polly's i break like it is made of glass lol


for me because i play so often, i find the syn lasts the longest whilst i feel comfortable with it. i was having my rackets restrung every 2 weeks.

luckily because i have a friend who strings, i only pay for the string sets and because he gets them at cost price it is dirt cheap.

Really then we are in the exact same position :lol:. Synthetic gut isn't the most durable, but for feel and durability I think it has the best combination. Plus, I string my own so I can also do it at dirt cheap (plus the string itself is already cheaper than most)


i'll ask my friend what make of syn gut he uses in my racket.

Thanks! :)

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 03:40 PM
i txt him and it is rab texflex premium 1.35mm, about £5 a set (but he buys a reel of it not individual sets).

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Really then we are in the exact same position :lol:. Synthetic gut isn't the most durable, but for feel and durability I think it has the best combination. Plus, I string my own so I can also do it at dirt cheap (plus the string itself is already cheaper than most)




Thanks! :)

yep im with you on it being the longest lasting whilst keeping its feel.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs292.ash1/21970_222091679589_742679589_2967433_3423884_n.jpg

thats it (my poor battered racket and a new set of strings.

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 04:04 PM
i txt him and it is rab texflex premium 1.35mm, about £5 a set (but he buys a reel of it not individual sets).

That's about what I pay, although the 1.35 is a little thicker than I use (I use 16G, 1.30 mm)

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 04:06 PM
yep im with you on it being the longest lasting whilst keeping its feel.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs292.ash1/21970_222091679589_742679589_2967433_3423884_n.jpg

thats it (my poor battered racket and a new set of strings.

Very nice :bowdown: One of my favorite racquets of all time is the Yonex Mp-5i, but they don't make it anymore and it's tough to find in the US. I have one left that I haven't managed to break :lol: but a small crack is forming on the top and the grommet has completely worn away

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 04:08 PM
That's about what I pay, although the 1.35 is a little thicker than I use (I use 16G, 1.30 mm)

maybe try different types of syn gut out then, different thicknesses and even tension.. i found all the polly's or mix just last so short a time it was not worth it.

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Very nice :bowdown: One of my favorite racquets of all time is the Yonex Mp-5i, but they don't make it anymore and it's tough to find in the US. I have one left that I haven't managed to break :lol: but a small crack is forming on the top and the grommet has completely worn away

one of my other rds 001's that didn't last very long (i must point out i did go on to win the set 6-4 after smashing this frame lol)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs466.ash1/25604_324980614589_742679589_3371955_2090469_n.jpg

Adrian.
May 26th, 2010, 04:49 PM
:lol: @ being down 4-2 to Tony

:haha:

twight6
May 26th, 2010, 05:09 PM
one of my other rds 001's that didn't last very long (i must point out i did go on to win the set 6-4 after smashing this frame lol)


:spit: Great picture :worship:

My Yonex has a crack in the top of the frame (I won't upload a picture :p :lol: ) because I smashed it during a tournament my sophomore year in high school. I was winning 5-2 and loving the racquet, that I had just restrung the day before for this specific one-day tournament, and the strings broke. They had a poly (which I will never use again) and a synthetic mix on them, only lasted 7 games, which caused me to smash it :help:

Serenus Christ
May 26th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Luxilon M2
multifilament and monofilament strings FTW.
Hola my bitches.

Deck
May 27th, 2010, 08:58 AM
If you're a hot female, please let me suggest G-strings.

Joe.
May 27th, 2010, 06:02 PM
I have used Babolat Pro Hurricane for ages....but i've recently switched to Babolat Revenge and i prefer them. So powerful.:drool:

darrinbaker00
Jun 9th, 2010, 12:21 AM
I went to my stringer yesterday, and he said two people already came in and asked for the black Babolat strings that Nadal and Schiavone won Roland Garros with.

twight6
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:01 AM
I went to my stringer yesterday, and he said two people already came in and asked for the black Babolat strings that Nadal and Schiavone won Roland Garros with.

:spit:


:secret: (I was looking online for it just this morning :help: :lol: )

sammy01
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:05 AM
my friend and gold level stringer already has the babolat blast string in his rakcet. everyone seems to be going mad over them, hes doing them £20 restrung for a week or 2.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs526.snc3/29926_402217579589_742679589_4105001_5418341_n.jpg

he gets them at cost price though as he buys direct from the companies or through W & D strings.

darrinbaker00
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:51 AM
:spit:


:secret: (I was looking online for it just this morning :help: :lol: )

my friend and gold level stringer already has the babolat blast string in his rakcet. everyone seems to be going mad over them, hes doing them £20 restrung for a week or 2.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs526.snc3/29926_402217579589_742679589_4105001_5418341_n.jpg

he gets them at cost price though as he buys direct from the companies or through W & D strings.
This is the first time I can remember both singles champions at a major using the same racquet AND the same strings. The suits at Babolat are loving life right now.

sammy01
Jun 9th, 2010, 08:30 AM
no doubt, theres so much buzz around this blast string.

LH2HBH
Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:25 PM
Luxilon Big Bangers!

the jamierbelyea
Jul 3rd, 2010, 12:20 AM
I use the same RDS 001 mid that Sammy uses.

Just like flyguydsl said, I swear by my big bangers.

Luxilon Big Bangers FTW, they are great if you are a big hitter . I switched to them two years ago, and haven't turned back. The spin I get off of them is fantastic. It also retains control even though I have a pretty long and fast swing.

For the record I always have one racket at 58 and one at 56. ;)

justine schnyder
Jul 3rd, 2010, 10:15 PM
I like mine with Head Ultra tour 54p

Rix643
Jul 5th, 2010, 09:22 PM
In my days I used hy-o-sheep super. That was thirty years ago, I'm surprised it's still available.....

mojoo999
Sep 5th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Try the synthetic gut strings (http://www.tennisracquetbargain.com/tennis-strings/)

doktor
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:15 AM
RPM Blast is unbelievable. So much spin and power.

darrinbaker00
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:10 PM
I use the same RDS 001 mid that Sammy uses.

Just like flyguydsl said, I swear by my big bangers.

Luxilon Big Bangers FTW, they are great if you are a big hitter . I switched to them two years ago, and haven't turned back. The spin I get off of them is fantastic. It also retains control even though I have a pretty long and fast swing.

For the record I always have one racket at 58 and one at 56. ;)
I just had one of my sticks strung with Big Banger ALU Power Spin at 58, and it is SWEET!! I've been very happy with the Gamma TNT2 16 that are in my other racquets, but I L-O-V-E the Luxilon.

Sammo
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:31 PM
I'm using right now the Prince Synthetic Gut duraflex, I don't know if it lasts a lot or not because I'm using it since last week, but it feels good.

tennisgod111
Nov 18th, 2010, 12:32 AM
I play tennis about 3 times a week, I'd say I'm a little better than your average 19 year-old. I have big ground strokes, but I also like to volley and use my slice (typically, though, I have a two-handed backhand). I can get lazy, though, and miss big shots because my footing was wrong. I move, I just don't have the best footwork because I've never really been coached.

Anyway, right now I play with Gamma Synthetic Gut 16. I find it lasts about a month (playing 2-3 matches a week). I like it because it lasts a while, only costs $5, and best of all it breaks instead of losing tension. I hate the string that lasts for months and just gets loser and loser till you're forced to cut it anyway. I'd rather have my strings just break. I string myself, though, so perhaps if I had to take it somewhere I'd feel differently :lol:. I like these strings, but I'm trying to venture out and try some different kinds because I feel like I could find something better.

Anyone have any recommendations? I'm trying to stay under $10 a racket. I'd prefer some non-Gamma suggestions, as all I've ever used is Gamma and I'd like to try a different brand. Basically, I want to experiment with strings to suit my game, but I don't know where to start :lol:

It might be worth giving some Pro's Pro Tennis Strings a go. They have plently of choice of synthetic guts and polyesters which you coul perhaps mix and make a hybrid.

Theres a place in the UK thats sells them under the name of jfc-tennis (http://www.jfc-tennis.co.uk)

sammy01
Feb 4th, 2011, 12:02 AM
I use the same RDS 001 mid that Sammy uses.

Just like flyguydsl said, I swear by my big bangers.

Luxilon Big Bangers FTW, they are great if you are a big hitter . I switched to them two years ago, and haven't turned back. The spin I get off of them is fantastic. It also retains control even though I have a pretty long and fast swing.

For the record I always have one racket at 58 and one at 56. ;)

and i have mine at 57lbs, all 4 of them lol

right now i am using something called eurostring it was never launched to sell but a lot of it was made. my friend can get it cheap as it isn't on the market, so my syn gut restrings are free :bounce:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 11th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Just like flyguydsl said, I swear by my big bangers.

Luxilon Big Bangers FTW, they are great if you are a big hitter . I switched to them two years ago, and haven't turned back. The spin I get off of them is fantastic. It also retains control even though I have a pretty long and fast swing.

For the record I always have one racket at 58 and one at 56. ;)

I've used Big Banger ALU POWER in my Babolat Pure Drive for 10+ years now and LOVE IT!! :hearts: :hearts:

I just had one of my sticks strung with Big Banger ALU Power Spin at 58, and it is SWEET!! I've been very happy with the Gamma TNT2 16 that are in my other racquets, but I L-O-V-E the Luxilon.

I have just recently change to Big Banger ALU POWER SPIN and am loving it... The extra spin I can create on my shots now are really good. :D I've always been a huge fan of Luxilon for years!! :hearts:

Kevin.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 02:25 PM
Has anyone tried the Wilson Red 16 strings?

I am thinking about ordering some because I am a very hard ballbasher that is trying to get spin. I have been looking at babolat RPM 16 as well. what is the difference between the 16G and the 17G

Lord Sneeze
Feb 23rd, 2011, 01:11 AM
Having the Nadal strings put in today to see what they are like. 63P combined with the strings could have some great results

larar1chards
Apr 13th, 2011, 05:55 PM
try Head Liquid Metals 57 for more control and impressive feel. :)

robert_craig72
Apr 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM
try Head Liquid Metals 57 for more control and impressive feel. :)

Yeah that seem to be effective for me too :cool:

okaythen
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:41 PM
hi guys I have always used prince syn gut...never really tried other strings...so is prince syn gut more on the playability side or durability or both? is it more toward lower price bracket or mid level? just want to know about this string and decide which string I want to try next..any recommendations? what string that's similar feel to prince syn gut? thanks guys

When they string the racquet they should always tie it with 4 knots? this place only did 2 knots...and it's pretty loose now...other than the knots how do you know if they are good at string racquet or not?

last question this store they got prince syn gut but it got a lot of dust on it...seems like it had been on the shelf for awhile...does string get worse when they are on the shelf for year? or no problem? thanks

Payam
Jan 7th, 2013, 11:21 PM
I had Dunlop Silk which was the default string on the Dunlop 300 plus racquet which I bought. I would rate it high on playability, but it moved a lot and after 4-5 weeks I had to change it because it was totally frayed.

I have Dunlop explosive in the crosses, and Head RipControl on my mains which has made it quite a good combination of spin, control, power and durability so far.

Head RipControl is textured which helps to add spin to the ball, does anybody know of any similar strings in the Luxilon brand?

semprelibera
Jan 8th, 2013, 03:53 AM
hi guys I have always used prince syn gut...never really tried other strings...so is prince syn gut more on the playability side or durability or both? is it more toward lower price bracket or mid level? just want to know about this string and decide which string I want to try next..any recommendations? what string that's similar feel to prince syn gut? thanks guys

When they string the racquet they should always tie it with 4 knots? this place only did 2 knots...and it's pretty loose now...other than the knots how do you know if they are good at string racquet or not?

last question this store they got prince syn gut but it got a lot of dust on it...seems like it had been on the shelf for awhile...does string get worse when they are on the shelf for year? or no problem? thanks

Prince Syn gut is a value brand and like most Syn guts is a mix of durability and feel. Personally I swear by full poly string job.
Hybrid will be strung with 4 knots. Other string jobs can be 2 or 4 knots depending on the racquet.
I think 4 knots has potential to be more loose if the starting knot of the crosses isn't done properly.

jasonbloom
Jan 31st, 2013, 07:08 PM
Anyone used Tecnifibre X-One Biphase before? Is it good for hitting flat?

Payam
Jan 31st, 2013, 10:43 PM
I have not played with this string, but it seems to have nothing but positive reviews all over the web. Have a look at the reviews in Stringforum, where it has been chosen as the Non-poly of the year 2012.

Yoncé
Feb 9th, 2013, 10:26 PM
Has anyone played with Luxilon 4G 16L?

aussiesharapova
Apr 4th, 2013, 12:31 PM
Anyone used Tecnifibre X-One Biphase before? Is it good for hitting flat?
Yep, i liked this string since i'm also a flat hitter :lol: played with it for about a year.

Yonex Poly Tour Pro Yellow (Kirilenko's strings) is actually quite nice, though I swear by my current setup of Natural gut + RPM Blast. :worship:

Yoncé
Apr 8th, 2013, 07:52 AM
Luxilon 4G is amazing :hearts: gives so much extra spin and control with out compromising pace of shot. It's so good :hearts:

Payam
Apr 8th, 2013, 11:15 AM
Wow it is good to know. I have been really curious to know how it plays.
I am using Volkl Cyclone now and it is great, I have never had so much control with any other string so far. I should give 4G a try as soon as the local stringer gets a reel of it.

VeeJJ
May 29th, 2013, 07:25 PM
Luxilon 4G is amazing :hearts: gives so much extra spin and control with out compromising pace of shot. It's so good :hearts:

More so than Luxilon Spin? I'm on the market for some strings that do exactly this. I hit a pretty flat hard ball and I need some more spin to keep my shots in the court more often. Playing with Luxilon spin for years. Any other suggestions. I use BLX Blade 98 if that helps.

Payam
May 29th, 2013, 11:14 PM
I guess Solinco Tour Bite could be a good option for you. It is very uncomfortable but offers great spin. I can also recommend Volkl Cyclone 16. It does offer more spin than Luxilon Spin and keeps the tension better.

VeeJJ
Jun 1st, 2013, 12:18 AM
Nah I don't wanna sacrifice too much comfor. I like to feel the ball when I hit it.

Payam
Jun 1st, 2013, 01:40 AM
I am using Völkl and i am happy with it :)

Yeah it is a great string. I love the black color one in 18 guage. It is a spin monster.:worship:

Nah I don't wanna sacrifice too much comfor. I like to feel the ball when I hit it.

In that case, I suggest any of these three strings:

1. Volkl Cyclone
2. Tourna Big Hitter Black 7
3. Dunlop Black Widow

Jack.
Jun 3rd, 2013, 12:03 AM
I just snapped a string today :o Any good recommendations for a Wilson Juice? It must be powerful of course :devil:

Payam
Jun 3rd, 2013, 01:24 AM
There are sooooooooooooooo many strings that it is hard to suggest one out of them. Just go to TW and choose the one with the material and characteristics that you want.
If you think that is a big headache, just go with tone on the neck of your racket or trust it to stringer at your pro shop.

VeeJJ
Jun 10th, 2013, 05:52 AM
just ordered Yonex poly tour spin, i'm excited to see what it'll do for me. updates to come

Payam
Jun 12th, 2013, 11:26 AM
Yeay, I look forward to the review of that.

charmedRic
Jul 4th, 2013, 03:21 PM
Dunlop Black Widow 16 String
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunlop_Black_Widow_16_String/descpageACDUNLOP-DBW16.html

or

Head FXP Tour 16 String
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_FXP_Tour_16_String/descpageACHEAD-HFXPT16.html


decisions decision

Any suggestions ya'll? I'm all ears.

darrinbaker00
Jul 5th, 2013, 06:43 PM
Dunlop Black Widow 16 String
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunlop_Black_Widow_16_String/descpageACDUNLOP-DBW16.html

or

Head FXP Tour 16 String
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_FXP_Tour_16_String/descpageACHEAD-HFXPT16.html


decisions decision

Any suggestions ya'll? I'm all ears.

Playtest both of them and go with the one you like more. We can all give our opinions, but you're the one who's going to be spending the money and using the strings.

Sinclair
Jul 5th, 2013, 07:11 PM
Playtest both of them and go with the one you like more. We can all give our opinions, but you're the one who's going to be spending the money and using the strings.

This.

I loved RPM Blast until I started to feel pain in my elbow for the first time in my life (playing 3-4 times per week). Looking for something similar but easier on the elbow, I started playing with RPM Team. Waaayyyy more comfortable, and the slight decrease in power is a non-issue for me.

Bottom line is that no matter what we say, you will be the best judge of what feels best for you. Maybe a pro shop could point you in the right direction, since you could describe your play style to them. Good luck!

VeeJJ
Oct 28th, 2013, 11:25 PM
just ordered Yonex poly tour spin, i'm excited to see what it'll do for me. updates to come

Yeay, I look forward to the review of that.

Love this string. No power whatsoever, and it takes an hour or two to break in, but the spin, feel, and comfort are awesome. like really awesome. I hit a pretty hard flat ball so it works well for me. It's really great for controlling the ball too. i string it pretty low are 53 lbs. hasn't broken, have em for like 4 months. gonna change me out here soon,. but definitely a great string.

charmedRic
Oct 29th, 2013, 12:00 AM
Dunlop Black Widow, in the low 50's ... love this string.

Payam
Oct 29th, 2013, 05:56 AM
Love this string. No power whatsoever, and it takes an hour or two to break in, but the spin, feel, and comfort are awesome. like really awesome. I hit a pretty hard flat ball so it works well for me. It's really great for controlling the ball too. i string it pretty low are 53 lbs. hasn't broken, have em for like 4 months. gonna change me out here soon,. but definitely a great string.

Thanks for the review. I have to try it sometime too, but I am now addicted to Volkl Cyclone. :worship:

VeeJJ
Oct 30th, 2013, 04:22 AM
Thanks for the review. I have to try it sometime too, but I am now addicted to Volkl Cyclone. :worship:

What's it do for ya?

Sam L
Dec 4th, 2013, 12:09 PM
I've been using natural gut 58lbs. Looking for new strings, anyone has any recommendations?

Anyone used Babolat monofilaments?

ElisaJ
Dec 18th, 2013, 09:52 PM
Wilson Champions Choice is my favorite so far. But strung in the "regular" way, not like Roger.
I have one racket strung with Big Banger though in case I play and it's a bit moist outside. Because the gut strings in the combo become like soap when it rains.

arch108
Dec 19th, 2013, 04:53 AM
I like your good work.

Inger67
May 27th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Can anyone help me figure out what kind of strings to buy?

I have been having a big issue with breaking my strings pretty frequently. Some of my strings have only been lasting a few weeks to a month now and it's getting pretty tiring. I'm not sure if it's the person stringing it or the type of string I'm buying or both. But I notice whenever I get a racket strung by tenniswarehouse when I purchase a new one, those typically last for 5-6 months. I get the Babolat Hurricane 16 Feel (Blue). And they just broke a few weeks ago so I got Babolat Addiction (they didn't have the Hurricane at the place I got it strung at) and they just broke yesterday after not even a month of playing. It's just very frustrating and can get really expensive with stringing it every few weeks. How often I play differs from once a week to 3-4 times a week, so I guess average would be around 2-3 times a week. I mainly hit flat but I've been trying to incorporate some topspin on my shots too (not sure if that matters). It's not like I hit it as hard as Serena Williams so why the hell are my strings breaking so frequently? :rolleyes:

But basically, what sort of gut is the best for durability? Natural? Synthetic? Kevlar? I know very little about strings.

Edit: I've also been doing some reading on this and this seems like a good starting point for anyone else interested: http://www.slcstringer.com/aboutstrings.html

So it looks like a poly is a good choice for string breakers? They say you don't want to string a racket with just Kevlar string. And I don't think I would want to do a hybrid. The problem is I still want more control and more durability since I can generate some decent power on my own. But I also don't want to lose too much power either :lol:

So it looks like I'll go with a 16/16L for guage and string on the lower side for tension (maybe 57/58?) I got my last one strung at 60.. Which may have been too high.

Jack.
May 28th, 2014, 12:17 AM
Try a g-string next time.

Inger67
May 28th, 2014, 12:26 AM
Jack :hysteric:

charmedRic
May 29th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Can anyone help me figure out what kind of strings to buy?

I have been having a big issue with breaking my strings pretty frequently. Some of my strings have only been lasting a few weeks to a month now and it's getting pretty tiring. I'm not sure if it's the person stringing it or the type of string I'm buying or both. But I notice whenever I get a racket strung by tenniswarehouse when I purchase a new one, those typically last for 5-6 months. I get the Babolat Hurricane 16 Feel (Blue). And they just broke a few weeks ago so I got Babolat Addiction (they didn't have the Hurricane at the place I got it strung at) and they just broke yesterday after not even a month of playing. It's just very frustrating and can get really expensive with stringing it every few weeks. How often I play differs from once a week to 3-4 times a week, so I guess average would be around 2-3 times a week. I mainly hit flat but I've been trying to incorporate some topspin on my shots too (not sure if that matters). It's not like I hit it as hard as Serena Williams so why the hell are my strings breaking so frequently? :rolleyes:

But basically, what sort of gut is the best for durability? Natural? Synthetic? Kevlar? I know very little about strings.

Edit: I've also been doing some reading on this and this seems like a good starting point for anyone else interested: http://www.slcstringer.com/aboutstrings.html

So it looks like a poly is a good choice for string breakers? They say you don't want to string a racket with just Kevlar string. And I don't think I would want to do a hybrid. The problem is I still want more control and more durability since I can generate some decent power on my own. But I also don't want to lose too much power either :lol:

So it looks like I'll go with a 16/16L for guage and string on the lower side for tension (maybe 57/58?) I got my last one strung at 60.. Which may have been too high.

you think 57/58 is one the lower side, that's cute, :trollcat:

I'm working on a list of suggestions for you :)

charmedRic
May 29th, 2014, 04:33 PM
ps: check your PMs

Inger67
May 29th, 2014, 09:59 PM
you think 57/58 is one the lower side, that's cute, :trollcat:

I'm working on a list of suggestions for you :)

What do you consider low?

I'm not going to pull a Caroline and string it at like 50 when she was used to nearly 60 regularly :sobbing:

ps: check your PMs

Thanks Rico :kiss: :cheer:

Will definitely want to try some of those. That first black one you sent looks nice :D

charmedRic
May 30th, 2014, 02:03 AM
What do you consider low?

I'm not going to pull a Caroline and string it at like 50 when she was used to nearly 60 regularly :sobbing:



Thanks Rico :kiss: :cheer:

Will definitely want to try some of those. That first black one you sent looks nice :D

I use Dunlop Black Widow 16G @ 50lbs and have a fast & long swing...but I also have stated to use Stosur like spin...so yeah.

wampir8765
May 30th, 2014, 05:27 PM
My racquet is babolat aeropro drive gt 2013 and my string rpm blast 1.25mm 25 tension but I'm not happy my string. Just I will use to xcel power 1.30mm and 23 tension. What is your opinion ? How you think ?

Inger67
May 30th, 2014, 10:46 PM
I use Dunlop Black Widow 16G @ 50lbs and have a fast & long swing...but I also have stated to use Stosur like spin...so yeah.

.......50 pounds? Five zero? Cincuenta? :speakles:

charmedRic
May 31st, 2014, 07:36 PM
.......50 pounds? Five zero? Cincuenta? :speakles:

yeah. it's a poly. soft poly really.

and I use enough topspin that it's a nice and heavy ball.

i love it 'cus it lasts a while and it plays nice with the elbow even tho it's a poly.

I currently have the Ashaway Monogut @ 52LBS

KCatty
Jun 20th, 2014, 10:30 PM
I have 2 babolat overdrive 105s, one strung with Wilson synthetic (chosen by my pro), which I really don't like at all, and one with the Babolat xcel 17 multi, which I :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:. So much more spin and such a beautiful feel off the strings. Headed out for some singles now!

duhcity
Jul 31st, 2014, 09:23 AM
Any recommendations for a Wilson Juice? I've used synthetic my entire life, but I'm playing a bit more competitively now, and wanna see how much difference a string can make. I switched to the Juice earlier this year and love the power, but still have a tendency to overhit, so I'm looking to move to a higher tension. Any recommendations for what kind of string to use?

Preferably something on the durable side

VeeJJ
Dec 1st, 2014, 09:24 PM
Any recommendations for a Wilson Juice? I've used synthetic my entire life, but I'm playing a bit more competitively now, and wanna see how much difference a string can make. I switched to the Juice earlier this year and love the power, but still have a tendency to overhit, so I'm looking to move to a higher tension. Any recommendations for what kind of string to use?

Preferably something on the durable side

Yonex poly tour spin. no power, excellent spin and durability.

charmedRic
Dec 2nd, 2014, 12:31 PM
Still using Dunlop Black Widow 16Gauge 52LBS. :hearts:

I tried Volkl Cyclone 18Gaugue 55LBS. I'll have to give it another try this week, but I think it was too harsh on my wrist & elbow.