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Dunlopkid
01-13-2007, 02:31 PM
I got one of my new FXP Prestige's strung with Lux Big Banger Original and Prince Synthetic Gut hybrid. Both 16 gauge. It was strung at 65 lbs. It felt like it had no pop, no spin potential, and little feel. I'm probably going to lower the tension. Do you guys think this will help? Any suggestions? By the way, I really liked the racquet when it was just strung with plain synthetic.

Jonnyf
01-13-2007, 02:38 PM
If your using the mid, then thats an insanely high tension for it. However, i think you'd need to lower the tension (possibly significantly) before your going to get power from it

Dunlopkid
01-13-2007, 02:46 PM
I'm not using the mid. I'm using the MP. I want the catapault effect that I felt earlier. If worst comes to worst, I can simply string them up with Head Synthetic.

Also, will lowering the tension give me more spin?

Jonnyf
01-13-2007, 02:55 PM
I think that a lower tension should help your spin but bare in mind the racquets an 18*20 so its not meant to be a serious spinner

Dunlopkid
01-13-2007, 03:08 PM
I understand, but I'm just saying I was able to get a lot more spin when demoing. Maybe I'll try a higher gauge string.

Bottle Rocket
01-13-2007, 03:20 PM
You need to drop about 13 lbs, or more. Then see if you still have the same questions...

WhiteSox05CA
01-13-2007, 04:30 PM
You're gonna lose some feel with polyester.

Voltron
01-13-2007, 04:36 PM
I actually have BB ALU rough / Yonex synthetic(very basic synthetic, very soft) at 56/54, and it plays well, for about two weeks, then it dies.

bcsax123
01-13-2007, 04:52 PM
I got Wilson Enduro Pro mains @ 53 and PSGD @55 Feels nice, but don't like it as much as my previous test of Pro Hurricane mains.

StunLock
01-13-2007, 05:01 PM
are you using BB main and synthetic gut cross? if so try swapping them. that will make a difference. also you do need to drop a few pounds in tension

Dunlopkid
01-13-2007, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. First thing, obviously, is to drop tension, then we'll go from there.

tennisguy11
01-13-2007, 07:57 PM
dunlopkid, I have found great success with 16g head rip control @58, tecnifibre biphase 17g @58, and 6, and now klip excellerator @58

tennisguy11
01-13-2007, 07:58 PM
Also, like others have said, 65 is way way too high with a poly. I also much prefer lux alu power compared to the original

Dunlopkid
01-14-2007, 05:28 AM
dunlopkid, I have found great success with 16g head rip control @58, tecnifibre biphase 17g @58, and 6, and now klip excellerator @58

In a FXP Prestige? No hybrid?

BigGriff
01-14-2007, 01:57 PM
Besides lowering you tension about 10 lbs, you could also try using a smaller guage string. Try 17g instead of 16g to open up that dense string pattern.

Dunlopkid
01-16-2007, 05:48 PM
I feel kinda stupid now. The next day I played with the same racquet and it felt great. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't just ordered two expensive sets of X-one Biphase. Oh, well, learn from your mistakes. Maybe I didn't like the strings because I was a little off, or maybe they just needed to "set in."

ajaxman
01-17-2007, 09:22 AM
try 52 lbs