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sixone90
12-14-2009, 08:49 PM
I normally use a KBlade Tour strung with NXT 16 @ 52lbs but the tennis shop I normally go to stopped selling Wilson strings, so I thought I'd try the NRG2 @ 54lbs. Will I need to make any readjustments to my game?

ClubHoUno
12-14-2009, 09:48 PM
EXCELLENT chance to try out some other multis and maybe Hybrids too :p

Buy a set of X-One, Xcel power, NRG2 and NXT TOUR and test them in your racquet - you could also buy some good CoPolys and hybrid them in the crosses to get more control, less string movement and cheaper stringjobs :D

sixone90
12-15-2009, 12:23 AM
What do you recommend I put in with it as a hybrid? Some Lux?

ClubHoUno
12-15-2009, 09:53 AM
What do you recommend I put in with it as a hybrid? Some Lux?

Only use Luxilon if you can afford to restring often, because Luxilon dies fast and feels boardy after that.

I would suggest some of the newer CoPolys, that all keep the elasticity and tension much better - Signum Pro Hyperion, WeissCannon Silverstring, Tecnifibre BlackCode, Kirschbaum PROLINE II and maybe if you can get your handsker on the new Luxilon Adrenaline, which will be lauched soon - it plays better for a longer period, than the old standard Luxilon Alu BB POWER/ROUGH SH_IT, that dies after 3 hours ;)

lawlitssoo1n
12-15-2009, 11:02 AM
how often do you break your strings? thinner gauges are better for dense string patterns

sixone90
12-15-2009, 02:08 PM
No, I don't break strings that often. I use 16 gauge, should I try 17? I'm scared 17 will fray too quickly.

lawlitssoo1n
12-15-2009, 05:44 PM
No, I don't break strings that often. I use 16 gauge, should I try 17? I'm scared 17 will fray too quickly.

just give 17G strings a try, more spin, better feel, more power

Valjean
12-16-2009, 04:03 AM
No, I don't break strings that often. I use 16 gauge, should I try 17? I'm scared 17 will fray too quickly.
Should you need them, there are 17/18 gauge strings that are reinforced, and stiff, compared to thicker versions of the same string; according to the USRSA, roughly 40% of thinner strings are manufactured that way.

As to your change, Alpha Gut 2000 is an often overlooked solution in an economical soft string, though it lacks the power of NRG2 and may not be as long-lasting: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Alpha_Gut_2000_16_String/descpageACALPHA-AG200016.html

1hbhBUX
12-16-2009, 05:30 AM
I'm using a Klip co-poly (kboom 16) in a hybrid with NRG2. It's more comfortable than Luxilon and lasts longer. Good combination for me.

sixone90
12-16-2009, 01:41 PM
How does the NRG2 compare to the X1-Biphase? I was thinking of trying that next in a full bed in 17 gauge.

ClubHoUno
12-16-2009, 02:35 PM
How does the NRG2 compare to the X1-Biphase? I was thinking of trying that next in a full bed in 17 gauge.

A lot of guys have discussed how NRG2 AND X-ONE PLAYS up against eachother - in my view, the NRG2 plays a bit softer and with a bit more power than the X-One, which is a bit more poly like and boardy, especially for the first 2 hours.

The NRG2 plays more uniform from start to finish, while the X-One starts out stiff, then turns softer - but still not quite as powerfull as the NRG2.

A poly freak, that goes to a multi will probably prefer the X-One, while a Natty gut freak most likely will prefer Xcel Power and NRG2 slightly.

In my view the NRG2 reminds me of the Babolat Xcel Power, but the Xcel Power plays with a bit more crisp and solid feel and feels overall nicer IMHO !

But you can't go wrong with any of these, they are all Prime Multis - so whether you get Xcel Power, NRG2 or X-One, you will have the best prime Multis you can buy for money in your stringbed.

sixone90
12-17-2009, 03:10 AM
Wow, just got back from a hitting session and I gotta say, I get lots of pop with the NRG2 and plenty of spin.