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wfudeac
10-26-2006, 07:37 AM
Just got a stringer and the Silent Partner synthetic it came with...I currently use a Babolat Pure Drive Standard.


What's the best place to buy string? Can you find it cheaper on ****?

Also, which Luxilon is the "Red" one...That's the only one I've used so far and it seems like there are lots of different types out there. It was a good string but lost its liveliness quickly. It never broke though, I had to cut the strings out way way after I should have.

My racquet's recommended tension is between 55-62 pounds, and I string it at 62 for more control. Should you string it differently depending on which type of string you're using? I don't plan on using natural gut, so more than likely I will either use a synthetic gut one time and a poly the next. I don't plan on using the ultra-stiff Kevlars anytime soon.

wfudeac
10-26-2006, 07:38 AM
Also, what the heck is SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP? (SPPP)

Valjean
10-26-2006, 07:45 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/lcfrontpage.html

wfudeac
10-26-2006, 08:20 AM
One thing I didn't see covered: I understand the difference between open and dense string patterns, but where is the boundary between? For instance, my Babolat is 16x19, but is that considered open or dense?

Valjean
10-26-2006, 08:41 AM
Although there are racquets with fewer mains and/or crosses (and more), a lot of the choices these days come down to 16x18, 16x19 vs. 18x20; call yours in the middle, then.

Sebastien
10-26-2006, 09:02 AM
Also, what the heck is SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP? (SPPP)

Signum Pro Poly Plasma: String made by Signum

wfudeac
10-26-2006, 09:10 AM
I read somewhere either on here or Tennis Warehouse that there was either a Babolat or Wilson string that changed names, any idea which one it was? Wish I had written it down the first time!

jonolau
10-26-2006, 09:56 AM
One thing I didn't see covered: I understand the difference between open and dense string patterns, but where is the boundary between? For instance, my Babolat is 16x19, but is that considered open or dense?
A 16x19 would be considered an open pattern, but the effect on the ball with this pattern also depends on the headsize of your racquet.

wfudeac
10-26-2006, 10:07 AM
100 sq inches

jonolau
10-26-2006, 10:15 AM
That would be considered an open pattern.

diredesire
10-26-2006, 10:26 AM
I read somewhere either on here or Tennis Warehouse that there was either a Babolat or Wilson string that changed names, any idea which one it was? Wish I had written it down the first time!

Are you thinking about:

Babolat Conquest used to be Babolat VS syn gut

wfudeac
10-26-2006, 10:35 AM
That's it, thanks!

Valjean
10-26-2006, 01:17 PM
And Babolat's Fibertour used to be its Fiber Ace...