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BirdWalkR
07-13-2011, 10:22 AM
I use Babolat Pro Hurricane 18 strung at 62 on my Head Microgel MP Racquet. I feel like i get fairly good spin but maybe lacking alot in control? I have a heavy emphasis on spin an control so without good control my shots just aren't powerful enough where i can base my game on that. Any reccomendations? It may be my form but with my old Price Synthetic Gut Duraflex i felt soo much more touch and control. Just a lack of spin and durability. PLease I need Suggesttions!

kiteboard
07-13-2011, 10:47 AM
bhbr/nrg2.

Up&comer
07-13-2011, 10:59 AM
You might want to try actually stringing lower, like around 53 or 54. That might help.

TenFanLA
07-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Volkl Cyclone 18g should give you better spin and power than PH 18. The control is very good as well and the feel is good for a poly.

RPM for me worked better than Cyclone when hitting against MONSTER 5.0+ hitters. It absorbed and redirected heavy shots well.

TenFanLA
07-13-2011, 11:02 AM
You might want to try actually stringing lower, like around 53 or 54. That might help.

That was actually my first thought.

willshot
07-13-2011, 11:27 AM
62 on pro hurricane? on MP mg prestige? now thats stiff as can be. I agree, try 45pnds. Major spinnage with good controle.

BirdWalkR
07-13-2011, 06:34 PM
You might want to try actually stringing lower, like around 53 or 54. That might help.

I thought higher tensions meant more control while lower tensions meant more power? Am I wrong?

UWBTennis
07-13-2011, 07:04 PM
At higher tension with a poly, the string can become too stiff and boardy, not moving and snapping back from spin. While lower tension can give more power, it also allows the string to move more, giving you more spin, and therefore more power.

pvaudio
07-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Poly doesn't really fall into the low tension = power rule of thumb category. It is so inelastic that lowering the tension doesn't really increase power that much. What it does do, however, is let the string's qualities come through better.

BigT
07-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Maybe go with a slightly thicker gauge and drop the tension by about 10lbs. Or try a textured poly.

Up&comer
07-14-2011, 03:09 AM
Poly doesn't really fall into the low tension = power rule of thumb category. It is so inelastic that lowering the tension doesn't really increase power that much. What it does do, however, is let the string's qualities come through better.

Exactly. Unless you have pro like racket head speed, string lower.

martini1
07-15-2011, 04:15 PM
But at low 50's hurricane drops tension quickly. Then they will start to move around.