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stirallyracer
01-10-2008, 01:07 AM
hi all, i have the 97" 16x19 mfil 200, strung at 55 lbs with forten thinblend.

i recently hit with a 200g, and boy did it feel nice. i also own a prostaff tour 90. i love the flexible, soft feel of those classic rackets.

however, i would prefer to not have to buy another racket. i understand my string is stiff, but i like the control, durability, and spin of it.

so what can i do to make my frames feel softer/flexier? are there any other cheap, durable strings that maintain their tension well and would give me the feel i want?

Gimmick
01-10-2008, 09:04 AM
Prince recoil.

SempreSami
01-10-2008, 09:13 AM
Something liek a furnace.

Richie Rich
01-10-2008, 10:47 AM
thinblend is kevlar. if you want similar durability you can try a 17 or 18 gauge poly. something like SPPP. you don't want to go to 16g in your racquet since it's 18x20.

Anton
01-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Adding weight to the loop will help getting more flex out of the frame.

El Diablo
01-10-2008, 12:47 PM
I think Chaho had an illuminating thread on this subject, including recommendations like stripping the paint off your racquet, and lots of others.

Serve n' Volley
01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
thinblend is kevlar. if you want similar durability you can try a 17 or 18 gauge poly. something like SPPP. you don't want to go to 16g in your racquet since it's 18x20.

Didn't he say it was 16x19? :wink:

Bud
01-10-2008, 02:10 PM
thinblend is kevlar. if you want similar durability you can try a 17 or 18 gauge poly. something like SPPP. you don't want to go to 16g in your racquet since it's 18x20.

Thinblend is a Kevlar composite (mains) and Forten Sweet (crosses), I believe. At 55 lbs, it should feel pretty 'sweet'.

If you want a softer feel, do not use kevlar or poly.

Richie Rich
01-10-2008, 02:48 PM
Didn't he say it was 16x19? :wink:

yes, he did. i totally misread that. :oops:

Pro_Tour_630
01-11-2008, 10:05 AM
I think Chaho had an illuminating thread on this subject, including recommendations like stripping the paint off your racquet, and lots of others.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=134626

Nuke
01-11-2008, 10:12 AM
Get out your Dremel and make "flexpoints"?

Chauvalito
01-11-2008, 10:12 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=134626

This is a wicked thread. .

Pro_Tour_630
01-11-2008, 10:36 AM
This is a wicked thread. .

glad you liked it:), there is none like it on the boards,

why do we do this?


simple


It is a hobby,


We are not going to be the next Federers by practicing our butts off, the most we can do is play at local open tournaments at best and have fun.

We enjoy the feeling how different frames and string setups react when we manipulate and tinker with our gear.


It is not a crime!!!!!!!!!