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twight6 May 24th, 2010 11:04 PM

Recommend a type of strings!
 
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 24th, 2010 11:36 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Natural Gut @ 66 lbs.

I swear by it :worship:

twight6 May 25th, 2010 01:11 AM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Enchanté (Post 17823848)
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 12:33 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
How about Synthetic Gut ?

Yeah, I have mine at 66lbs.

I use the Kfactor kblade team.


twight6 May 25th, 2010 03:55 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Enchanté (Post 17826841)
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 04:03 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by twight6 (Post 17828699)
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 04:26 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
For more spin you need polyester strings which you probally need at your level

but those are not cheap

twight6 May 25th, 2010 04:46 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Enchanté (Post 17828772)
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 08:36 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
52 :eek: How do you play with that?

Cakeisgood May 25th, 2010 08:50 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
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 10:32 PM

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cheese strings, i love them

twight6 May 26th, 2010 12:45 AM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shafanovic (Post 17831819)
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 12:58 AM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
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 01:18 AM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by champion88 (Post 17833327)
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 01:47 PM

Re: Recommend a type of strings!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Enchanté (Post 17823848)
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


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