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racquet_jedi
10-12-2007, 08:49 PM
Just wondering, can someone post a picture of hexagonal strings? I've never seen what they look like but I hear people talking about hexagonal strings (assuming that they're real and I'm not crazy).

shojun25
10-12-2007, 09:37 PM
http://www.stringforum.net/stringdb.php?show=1700&count=1

FuriousYellow
10-12-2007, 10:30 PM
Pro Supex Blue Gear is hex string that's been getting a lot of discussion lately.

http://www.prosupex.com/prod1.html

Court_Jester
10-13-2007, 01:45 AM
Signum Pro Plasma HEXtreme

http://www.stringforum.net/stringdb.php?show=1632&count=1

PROTENNIS63
10-13-2007, 04:11 AM
http://www.stringforum.net/stringdb.php?show=1700&count=1

I beleive Pro Hurricane Tour is octagonal.

Jasonzzz
10-13-2007, 05:21 AM
Pro Supex Blue Gear is hex string that's been getting a lot of discussion lately.

http://www.prosupex.com/prod1.html

you kidding right? it look more like a gear shape

Jasonzzz
10-13-2007, 05:23 AM
Try MSV HEX. Best string out in euro at the moment and its the top string in one of the forum.

http://www.stringforum.net/top5.php?show=overall

Loco4Tennis
10-13-2007, 08:11 AM
http://www.stringforum.net/stringdb.php?show=1700&count=1

i am testing out the Wilson Superspin, suppose to be a hexagonal shape string which i bought on this site on a mini reel,
its clear in color with black center strands, i cannot see the hexagonal shape, i did fell the difference when stringing, it hurt my fingers when fanning the crosses on it,
my guess is that it looks alot like the link mentioned on this post
its a 16g but it cuts into the ball like a 17g to produce the spin
i am hybriding the superspin mains with forten nylon 16g to make sure it does not saw right through it

racquet_jedi
10-13-2007, 10:13 AM
Uh, I was really hoping for a picture of an actual stringjob of hexagonal strings, to see what they look like, if they have a different shape or not, I'm not really interested in trying them, I just wanna see what they look like on a racquet...

Bodacious DVT
10-13-2007, 10:37 AM
Uh, I was really hoping for a picture of an actual stringjob of hexagonal strings, to see what they look like, if they have a different shape or not, I'm not really interested in trying them, I just wanna see what they look like on a racquet...

the pattern will be the same as with any other string. they'll look different only under close inspection.

Rulo
10-13-2007, 11:03 AM
I've heard that Babolat Tour Duralast is Hexagonal (or Octagonal....don't remember....)
Is that true????

gjoc
10-14-2007, 02:29 AM
Pro Supex Blue Gear is hex string that's been getting a lot of discussion lately.

you kidding right? it look more like a gear shape

Correct, “Blue Gear” is shaped like a gear...

http://i20.tinypic.com/4tq53a.jpg

Oh, and it’s blue! ;)

10usstring
10-14-2007, 03:25 AM
Its not a actual hex string, but you might try ISO Pyramid. It's is a three sided string, razor sharp, with very good spin and power.

Loco4Tennis
10-14-2007, 05:09 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/NachoNator788/DSC03947.jpg
here is a picture of the strings i am trying, the top racquet is the hexagonal string one, but like i said before, even up close i could not see the hexagonal shape on the string, i did feel some sharp edges, mainly when stringing but thats it, thats why i said that the picture of that string mentioned on my post its provably what the string really looks like under a microscope
sorry,, forgot to clarify, the mains on the top racquet are the wilson superspin (hexagonal shape)

MTXR
10-14-2007, 10:45 PM
Those rubber bands are in a illegal spot.

gjoc
10-15-2007, 12:06 AM
Those rubber bands are in a illegal spot.

Dampeners can be placed anywhere “outside the pattern of the crossed strings” (according to the ITF Rules of Tennis (http://www.itftennis.com/technical/rules/equipment/racket.asp)).


Rule 4 - The Racket

Case 3: Can vibration damping devices be placed on the strings of a racket? If so, where can they be placed?

Decision: Yes, but these devices may only be placed outside the pattern of the crossed strings.



Or did you just mean “in Manassas, Virginia”? ;)

BiGGieStuFF
10-15-2007, 05:16 AM
Dampeners can be placed anywhere “outside the pattern of the crossed strings” (according to the ITF Rules of Tennis (http://www.itftennis.com/technical/rules/equipment/racket.asp)).



Or did you just mean “in Manassas, Virginia”? ;)

Yes outside of the cross strings. You're inside it. Cross strings go horizontal and you're inside the top cross string and the bottom cross string area.

slice bh compliment
10-15-2007, 05:25 AM
Sorry Bigs, it really does say ''crossED strings''. The pattern is a rectangle. Those rubberbands are outside the rectangle where the strings cross. Just like you can have a worthless piece of rubber or plastic blelow the bottom cross, you can have some rubber above the top cross, to the right of the far right main and to the left of the far left main. He can have more, too as long as they are outside the pattern of crossed strings.

THe use of rubberbands in the above photo: A little excessive, but...legal.
Not functional at all, but legal. Imaginative and cheeky, but legal.

Sounds to me, like the spirit of this rule was to allow dampeners but to make sure people do not use them for additional spin or whatever, inside the pattern, where most balls are hit.

gjoc
10-15-2007, 09:51 AM
^^^^^^^^^^

Loco4Tennis
10-16-2007, 02:44 AM
i use them to dampen the SOUND, the racquets came with side dampeners at those locations, they broke off, this rubber bands reduce the string friction agains the frame and just leave the POP sound when they hit the ball, can't play without them