View Full Version : Lowest powered string?

10-24-2009, 06:50 AM
My Instinct XL Tour hits long/wide way too much.
When I used dense pattern racquets, i.e. radical, prestige, I could string any string at 52lbs and still hit every ball within the court.
This Instinct XL Tour has an open string pattern and I've strung it with Lux BB Ace (pretty low powered). It has a moderate amount of control, but not as much as the radical/prestige.
Any suggestions?

Edit: I string at 60 lbs for the Instinct XL Tour but would rather not re-string my racquet every 3 months, since I only have time to play just once a month. So I'd like to go back to my old habits at 52 lbs with hardly any change in power throughout the year.

10-24-2009, 09:46 AM
If you are looking for a low power string that would be kevlar. Try something like Prince ProBlend or Ashaway Crossfire.


10-24-2009, 09:52 AM
BBO @ 55
It works greeeaat

Giant Baba
10-24-2009, 11:39 AM
Is falling out of tension setting thats making ball fly out long. Must re do string more often in using any string I believe. 3 months is so long time to not re do stringing so cannot avoid tension problem.

10-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Ashaway Crossfire II.

10-25-2009, 09:34 AM
How about Forten Thin Blend?

10-25-2009, 11:43 AM
wilson enduro gold

10-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Playing once a month might have a lot to do with it too. I don't get to play as often as I would like either anymore (once a week) and because of that my consistency and accuracy levels are nowhere near where they used to be when I was on the court 4-5 days a week.

10-25-2009, 04:57 PM
Lowest powered poly I ever tried is Premier Ace.

10-25-2009, 05:30 PM
You can always switch to a lower-powered racquet.

Cloud Atlas
10-25-2009, 05:32 PM
Obviously Kevlar. 16 gauge is the deadest you'll find.

10-26-2009, 07:24 AM
Yeap, I'll 4th or 5th or whatever it's at... Kevlar. Personal favorite lies with Ashaway, I don't like how problend frays

06-07-2010, 04:21 PM
BBO @ 55
It works greeeaat

BBO @55? EVIL, EVIL!!!!

Autodidactic player
06-07-2010, 04:52 PM
If you don't want to use Kevlar, Golden Set Poly is quite dead - and pretty inexpensive. :)