View Full Version : Hello Chris of TW - Can you help me out here?

11-22-2004, 09:58 AM
I was just wondering during your extensive playtest of the RDX500MID, which tension you found to be the lowest you could go while remaining in control? I love the racquet, as I am sure you enjoy yours, but want to add a little more pop as I feel I am not quite getting enough power in my shots unless I have good time to prepare or hit back a short ball. Also what type of string would you recommend, Natural or Synthetic? Thanks!

TW Staff
11-22-2004, 03:19 PM
I started out stringing the RDX 500 Mid at 62/60lbs (I think - may have been higher). I'm now down to 58/56 and I'm planning on going 56/54 on my next stringing.
The biggest adjustment for me was on approach shots as I found I was hitting too long at first. I'm really enjoying the feel of the lower tensions, especially on serve and I'm getting a bit more ball speed on both first and second serves.
I'm not sure if I will lower the tension any more than 56/54lbs as only playing will tell.
Whatever you decide, this is the time of year to start making adjustments so you're ready for next year's tournaments.

Chris, TW.

11-23-2004, 12:17 PM
Chris, what string are you using in your RDX 500 Mid now?

TW Staff
11-23-2004, 01:20 PM
I currently have one strung with Yonex 850 Spin and one strung with Klip Contender Natural Gut.
I like both strings, but for completely different reasons. The gut has more power and in the RDX just feels fantastically silky and smooth. The 850 Spin offers a crisper feel, and I like the control and spin I find with it.
I will probably try a hybrid of the two in the future, but haven't had the chance recently due to playing a lot with review racquets and not a lot with my own racquets.

Chris, TW.

Power Game
11-23-2004, 03:33 PM
one strung with Klip Contender Natural Gut.

Hey. Thatís my string, I named it :D

11-23-2004, 05:03 PM
Speaking of Klip Contender when will TW get this string?

11-23-2004, 09:26 PM
I was wondering about the Klip Contender, too. Will TW offer it for sale? A related question: Is the Unique natural gut the same as Klip Contender, or Klip Legend?

TW Staff
11-24-2004, 08:49 AM
A representative from Klip will be here next week and we should have everything sorted then. The Contender string was initially delayed due to a packaging error but is now ready to go.

I'm not sure of the source for Unique Natural Gut.
Chris, TW.

Tennis Guy
11-24-2004, 12:39 PM
one strung with Klip Contender Natural Gut.

Hey. Thatís my string, I named it :D
I remember that contest! Contender's a good name. :D