View Full Version : Any1 play with Dunlop Black widow?
03-22-2011, 06:01 AM
just wanting some comments and feedback about dunlops black widow and what you guys that use it can compare it to, and possibly if you would think i like it in my aerogel 200's
03-22-2011, 01:14 PM
I tried stringing BW in my babolat pure storm gt + at 60 pounds full bed in one piece. Before stringing it reminded me kind of volkl cyclone ar solinco barb wire. Was looking forward to hitting it but after about 10 minutes know I made a mistake. 60 lbs was way too tight for this string and felt like I was hitting with a piece of wood. Everything was going long and none of my shots had any feel. Not to say this was a bad string, I would just recommend hybriding it with a good synthetic (babolat addiction or prince synthetic for example) and dropping the black widow to 55 or even less pounds.
If you are going to put it in an areo 200, if the 200 is an 18/20 pattern I would say put the Widow at no more than 53-55lbs if hybriding or >52 if doing a full bed
hope this helps!
03-22-2011, 08:21 PM
I used Black Widow 17 gauge on my APDT at 58lbs. It feels like playing with metal wires. There is no feel, no comfort, and it hurts a bunch. I cut it after one session.
I was using RPM for over a year. Nowadays, I am playing with Poly Star Energy 17. It is really a nice polly.
03-22-2011, 09:11 PM
First off I have tried Black Widow 16G in a Asian K6.1 tour, its feels actually for me, too soft, I strung my racket at 52lbs,it lasted about 4 weeks before snapping in the mains, I got decent spin,and depth, no arm issues, I got my friend to try this in his Dunlop Aerogel 200 (Non 4D) and he came to the same conclusion, abit too soft for his liking, strung at 55lbs, he said next time he would try 57-58lbs. Worth a demo.
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