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VikingSamurai
08-18-2007, 02:58 AM
Ok, as an old Wilson user.. I alway's liked my stick's strung at around 44lbs.. Now that I will be trying out the Dunlop Aerogel 300 (with modification) I am wondering, what should I string it at?.. Any suggestions?

VikingSamurai
08-18-2007, 03:34 AM
PS: Where should one ad the weight in order to make the AG 300 (which is 4p head light) to be 8p head light to match the 200?

Also what would one suggest to adding weight to the handle, and where abouts?

AndrewD
08-18-2007, 08:28 AM
Chris,

Personally, I wouldn't make the AG300, 8pts HL as I don't think it is a good idea to drop the sweetspot further than it already is. However, if you want to make it more head light and don't want to increase swingweight dramatically, put the weight right at the very bottom of the frame (inside the butt cap's trap door). Think you'll need about 1/2 an ounce of weight.

This link from the USRSA lets you see how where you place the weight determines the amount you need to add in order to get the balance you desire.

http://www.racquettech.com/store/learningcenter/lc_balance.html

VikingSamurai
08-18-2007, 08:36 AM
Thanks Andrew.. Much appreciated..

kirbster123
08-18-2007, 08:51 AM
Hey Chris,

I added all my lead to the handle. What I did was remove all the grips from the racquet to the bare bones. Then I put lead on the handle, which I'm Sure you know how to do. I leaded it up to around 12 ounces and feels great. I would think it would be very hard to add weight in the trap door, but you can try.

You're not really lowering the sweetspot that much, I didnt notice alot of difference. Adding lead to the handle makes it more "spinny".

When i switch racquets, I always string my racquets at the midpoint of the range. The range of the AG300 is 55-65, so I would start off at 60, and go from there. If you really like lower tensions, you can always string a few pounds lower.

Redflea
08-18-2007, 09:37 AM
I've had the AG300 down to as low as 45 lbs w/gut...was a bit too loose for me at that tension, but at 50 it was fine for me...

Hewitt Aussie
08-18-2007, 09:40 AM
i have always strung my AG300 around 60 lbs.

VikingSamurai
08-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Well it will fun to experiment with it.. It has been a long time since I was this excited about a frame..

choth21
08-26-2007, 08:34 PM
I own 2 aerogel 300s. I string one of them with synthetic strings at about 60 lbs. The other one, I string with natural gut at 62 lbs.

I add weight to 2 and 10 o'clock positions.

VikingSamurai
08-26-2007, 09:03 PM
Thank guys, I currently have one strung at 50 and it feels ok, but when the other one arrives this week I might play around with it a bit..

Automatix
08-27-2007, 02:16 AM
Chris remember that all Dunlops have trap door buttcaps it's much easier to open the trap door stuff cotton and add some weights... I for example use olive like fishing weights and stuff as much cotton so they don't rattle...

VikingSamurai
08-27-2007, 02:34 AM
Interesting.. Learning something new every day..

hoons
08-28-2007, 04:10 AM
i have mine strung with poly polar at 58. The colour scheme is pretty cool, and the racquets power + poly polar pocketing is a great combo

VikingSamurai
08-28-2007, 07:34 AM
Well I always strung my rackets in the low 40's, but my AG300 is strung at 50 and feels ok from what I can gather.. Had the stitches out yesterday, and have 2 weeks of revovery with the wound before I can seriously go for a bash.. I have been doing a lot of swinging in my lounge room, believe me... Nothing full on.. he he he he