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HunterST
09-03-2009, 03:23 PM
I've been playing about a year now. I can create a fair amount of power/spin at times but I'm not consistent enough. I have absolutely no idea what string or set of strings would most suit my game. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not really looking to spend more than 15 to 20 dollars.

Aces09
09-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Do you break strings often? What kind of racquet do you use? What is your playing style?

If not, just go with a good multifilament string. It's soft and good for all levels.

My favorite multifilament, Babolat X-Cel, is a very good all around option.
With your budget, you could go with a good polyester, but I wouldn't recommend that until you get to a higher level.

When you answer, I can help you further. I know different racquets and strings pretty well

Confusedaboutgear
09-03-2009, 04:00 PM
well your in the same boat as me :D i have no clue about strings

HunterST
09-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Do you break strings often? What kind of racquet do you use? What is your playing style?

If not, just go with a good multifilament string. It's soft and good for all levels.

My favorite multifilament, Babolat X-Cel, is a very good all around option.
With your budget, you could go with a good polyester, but I wouldn't recommend that until you get to a higher level.

When you answer, I can help you further. I know different racquets and strings pretty well

I've never broken a string, but then again I got my racquet already strung with kevlar strings in the mains. I have a Wilson K six one 95. I'm not sure what my playing style is to be honest. If I had to choose I'd say an offensive baseliner, or at least some kind of baseliner! I don't go to the net if i have any choice.

murrmanfan13
09-03-2009, 04:13 PM
try x-1 biphase, i love it, everyone loves it. you can put that in the cross and experiment with different mains. alu rough is a good start. not that durable, but it will give you a good idea of what the pros are using. 16$. i like kirschbaum PL2 with my x-1. gamma tnt2 is another good multi.

meowmix
09-03-2009, 04:32 PM
Is that 15-20 dollars for a set of strings, or is that 15-20 dollars for a string job?

You probably want to take a look at several excellent guides:

TW's String Info:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/String/StringReference.html

TW's Natural Gut Info:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/Naturalgut.html

Some TW String Facts (and Frame Facts):
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/BasicFacts.html

Jollyroger's String Guide (one of the BEST I've ever read)
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=184942



If it's the former (15-20 bucks for a set of string), you might want to take a look at Gaucho/Global Natural Gut. It's a decent natural gut that's about 1/2 the price of every other gut out there. It performs admirably, at least, according to the MASSIVE global gut/gaucho gut threads.