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02-18-2004, 01:17 PM
Have to reply here. Yes, I have gone back to an all-TIMO job. I used gut and then NRG in the crosses and they played well, but not as well as an all-TIMO job.
Basically, the hybriding was easier on the arm, but of late, I have had absolutely no discomfort at all playing with TIMO 17 strung up at 54 pounds.
Thx Rabbit, glad to hear the arm is doing okay with all TiMo. You tried ALU for a while. How would you compare ALU and TiMO? Since you like an all TiMO at 54lbs, what would or did you string the same racket at with ALU? Thx
02-21-2004, 05:53 AM
I strung ALU at 56 pounds, and liked it a lot at first, but I just didn't have the confidence with it that I did TIMO. This was because I didn't have the control that I did with TIMO. I've actually gotten to where TIMO feels softer. I don't know why that is, but the last few matches I've played, it felt like the string job has gotten softer. I'm really enjoying swinging away at the ball and putting it where I want it.
02-23-2004, 05:35 PM
Rabbit, have you tried the 18 gauge version of TIMO? I think it plays much better than the 17. Heaps more bite on the ball, especially for the kick serve - also not at all hard on the elbow.
I also have found that 54lbs in a MP racquet is the best for TIMO 17 or 18.
02-24-2004, 06:09 PM
You know, I have tried the 18 gauge version. I didn't think it was as comfortable as the 17. I had thought about trying it again (and you're making it worse), but the 17 is working so well for me now that I hesitate to change anything.
02-25-2004, 05:46 PM
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