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Viper
07-08-2011, 08:40 PM
My demo is strung with a multi (no clue as to what it is, looks like NXT) and I've found the frame just a tad too responsive, even with my trusty rubberband 64. Is there anyone else using this stick that has further been able to reduce it's liveliness?

Shaochieh
07-08-2011, 11:54 PM
I used mantis comfort syn to kill some of the power from the racket. If you can handle poly then the stick is a bit controllerable. I have two sitting in the corner of my room because bb London is a better stick for me for now.

MambaT
07-18-2011, 06:41 AM
I used mantis comfort syn to kill some of the power from the racket. If you can handle poly then the stick is a bit controllerable. I have two sitting in the corner of my room because bb London is a better stick for me for now.

I think that should be controllabler.

smirker
07-18-2011, 06:46 AM
I think that should be controllabler.

Or "more controllable" or were you being ironic?

MambaT
07-18-2011, 06:48 AM
I think that should be ironical.

smirker
07-19-2011, 12:04 AM
I think that should be ironical.

Lol, I get your drift:)

saigonbond 2.0
07-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Try a thin guage poly/co-poly. Here's a few I've tried that helped "tame" the frame and add more spin-friendliness:

Volkl V-Pro 1.18
MSV Focus-Hex 1.10, 1.18
Luxilon BB TiMo 1.10, 1.17
Solinco Tour Bite 1.15
Weiss Cannon Mosquito Bite 1.16

Shaochieh
07-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Or "more controllable" or were you being ironic?

I think that should be controllabler.

You guys got jokes?? Want to share?

fortun8son
07-19-2011, 11:11 PM
You gotta forgive them.
The National Spelling Bee was just held. :)

MambaT
07-20-2011, 05:17 AM
Sorry, controllerable was a little too much to pass up :-)

obtn
07-20-2011, 06:18 AM
I use blx blades as well, and basically any string in a 17G is fine for me, but I use one of those long, gel-filled dampeners. I think Gamma makes some? I'm a little weird about not liking to feel a whole lot though, so that might dampen it TOO much for you. I've tried other dampeners that are smaller, and there is just too much vibration for me.

Shaochieh
07-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Sorry, controllerable was a little too much to pass up :-)

Give me a break man. ESL and I was too lazy to do a spell check on it.

MambaT
07-20-2011, 10:45 AM
Just joking, man. No offense.

Shaochieh
07-20-2011, 12:15 PM
None taking tennis brother. ;-)

saigonbond 2.0
07-21-2011, 01:58 PM
And which one of those thin polys mentioned did you enjoy most?


My top 3 (but I like them all) in this stick:

MSV Hex 1.18, full bed, 57 lbs
WC MB 1.16, full bed, 55 lbs
Lux TiMo 1.10 hybrid w/ NXT Tour 17, 56/58 lbs

Shaochieh
07-22-2011, 12:14 AM
My top 3 (but I like them all) in this stick:

MSV Hex 1.18, full bed, 57 lbs
WC MB 1.16, full bed, 55 lbs
Lux TiMo 1.10 hybrid w/ NXT Tour 17, 56/58 lbs


Crank of CP machine tensions?

saigonbond 2.0
07-22-2011, 10:10 AM
Crank of CP machine tensions?

CP, no pre-stretch

Torres
07-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Go with a thinner gauge, lower powered, spin orientated poly if you can. It helps tame the inherent power of the racquet and that crazy high swingweight. B5E would be good choice for this racquet (assuming you don't have any arm sensitivities) simply because its a control orientated, lower powered, spin orientated string. Pro's Pro Blackout would also probably be a good choice, though I've haven't tried it in this stick.

With my BLX Blade, I've also added 10g to the handle to help rebalance it, by removing the stock Pro-Hybrid grip and replacing it with that Wilson blue gel grip (5g heavier) and OG (another 5g).

smirker
07-23-2011, 12:46 AM
None taking tennis brother. ;-)

D'oh. That should be "taken" or was it intentional? If not you are not doing yourself any favours!

Always wise to read your posts before posting so as not to confuse, confound or mislead.

Seriously, as long as people know what you mean then a mispelling or grammar error (I should know) is no big deal, we were just having a little fun with you.:)