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gmlasam
06-10-2004, 01:52 PM
Just strung one of my old faithfuls, 80's POG midplus, and I can't believe how much feel and control Im getting. Even the strings stayed in place. Now I know what most of you there are raving about now.

perfmode
06-10-2004, 02:09 PM
what tension did u use?what do u use with other string?

gmlasam
06-10-2004, 02:37 PM
what tension did u use?what do u use with other string?I normally string at 63lbs., but lowered the tension down to 57lbs with the Luxilon TiMo. The 57 does feel like 63 lbs. Im really impressed with Luxilon. I recommend it.

perfmode
06-11-2004, 02:28 AM
I'm getting a TiMO18 string job today. I usually string @ 65 so I'm going to try 59 and see how that feels.

tarheelbornjohn
06-11-2004, 04:32 AM
Poly really can do that for your game. I love ALU, which is even stiffer. However, I know with ALU I would drop even below 59lbs. I use 56 on mains and 54 on crosses. When I have gotten above 57 or 58 I find that I loss a little too much power except on very hard hit balls that were hit to me very hard.

gmlasam
06-11-2004, 04:49 AM
I'm getting a TiMO18 string job today. I usually string @ 65 so I'm going to try 59 and see how that feels.Lets us know how it feels for you.

Russell Finch
06-11-2004, 05:37 AM
I went from NXT (56 lb) to Timo 18 (48lb) on a HPS6.0 and with Timo it feels like the ball sinks into the strings and waits for you to tell it where to go. Power level is around the same but way more bite, control and spin. I get colossal dip on whippy topspin with Timo which I never got close to with NXT.

perfmode
06-11-2004, 12:12 PM
I'm getting a TiMO18 string job today. I usually string @ 65 so I'm going to try 59 and see how that feels.Lets us know how it feels for you.

I just dropped off my racquet @ the shop. The stringer insisted that I string it @ 65LB because of it's initial tension loss. I didn't feel like argueing and the guy at the register was a jerk so I just took the stringer's word for it. Is he correct or is my arm going to fall off over the weekend?

finchy
06-11-2004, 01:43 PM
well, it is said that poly's lose tension straight off of the stringer. personally, i would have had it strung 1-2 lbs. higher. but 65 with Ti-Mo? that sir, is a nono....

bsandy
06-11-2004, 03:46 PM
I just dropped off my racquet @ the shop. The stringer insisted that I string it @ 65LB because of it's initial tension loss. I didn't feel like argueing and the guy at the register was a jerk so I just took the stringer's word for it. Is he correct or is my arm going to fall off over the weekend?

Maybe the 2nd time you try TI-MO you'll like it.

perfmode
06-11-2004, 04:42 PM
LOL. So 65 is too high right? I can call him in the morning around 11 before he strings it and change the tension. What should I tell him to use??

**edit**

I dropped off my racquet today but he said his TiMO18 was at home so he'd come into the shop tmrw @ 12 and have it ready by 1pm. Please tell me what tension he should use so that I can tell him before he strings it! (my usual tension w/ syngut is 65lb)

gmlasam
06-11-2004, 05:09 PM
TiMos are naturally stiff out of the package, so stringing it at your usual tension may feel too much. That is why they recomend tensioning it at least 10% lower from your usual tension. I did just that, and I love how the TiMO plays and feel on my POG mid plus.

Try tensioning it at 58 or 59lbs. I have mine tensioned at 57lbs. My normal tension is 63lbs.

perfmode
06-11-2004, 05:22 PM
I told him that I wanted it @ 59 but he insisted that I string it @ my usual tension because of initial loss. I'll set him straight tomorrow.

gmlasam
06-11-2004, 05:28 PM
I told him that I wanted it @ 59 but he insisted that I string it @ my usual tension because of initial loss. I'll set him straight tomorrow.Jeeze what kind of numb nut stringer is that person? That stringer can give you an advice on how your racquet should be strung, but insisting on doing it his way is something else.

I wonder how many customers were charged for something they didn't ask for in that shop? :?:

perfmode
06-11-2004, 05:31 PM
Then the guy at the register took my racquet and wasn't even going to keep it in the case. He didn't ask me what tension I wanted and he was talking to me as if I was stupid. Maybe it's because I'm blackinese... I need to get my own machine. $33 for a f'in TiMO18 string job.

gmlasam
06-11-2004, 05:39 PM
Then the guy at the register took my racquet and wasn't even going to keep it in the case. He didn't ask me what tension I wanted and he was talking to me as if I was stupid. Maybe it's because I'm blackinese... I need to get my own machine. $33 for a f'in TiMO18 string job.Its really a good investment. You can pick up an entry level drop-weight stringer for $99.99 to $150.00. I have a Klippermate and it served my just fine. I've had it for about 5 years now, and it really pays for itself with all the $$$ I save stringing my own racquet. I paid only $11.00 for the TiMO, and other syn. gut strings only cost about $3 to $4.00. I recommend investing on a stringer.

perfmode
06-11-2004, 05:48 PM
Which stringer should I get? Link me to a good site to buy it also, please.

gmlasam
06-11-2004, 05:52 PM
I use the Klippermate, http://www.klipperusa.com/klippermatedetail2.php

But, you should post on recommendations over at the "string machine" forum to get other opinions on other people owning different brands. I've been extremely happy with the Klippermate.

bsandy
06-11-2004, 05:56 PM
Not keeping it in the case is pretty normal. You're lucky have a shop that'll string with TI-MO. Nuthin' but synth guts in the shops around here.

. . . Bud

perfmode
06-11-2004, 06:52 PM
Not keeping it in the case is pretty normal. You're lucky have a shop that'll string with TI-MO. Nuthin' but synth guts in the shops around here.

. . . Bud

It's CitySports Boston.

perfmode
06-12-2004, 12:07 PM
F*** man. I just came back from the shop and the guy strung my racquet @ 69LB!!!! I told him that I wanted a refund and he agreed to restring the racquet for free with BBALU16L @ 59 and give me a free demo of any racquet of my choice. So I picked up a DiabloMP. I'm gonna go out and play today and see how fast I can pop the strings on this demo. It's strung with Wilson Performance Plus 17 @58LB. How long should it take me to break this shit?

ragnaROK
06-12-2004, 01:05 PM
mmmmm hahaha 69 lbs, it's almost like he's pulling a joke on you. But they're nice about giving you a free string job and free demo too. Wilson Performance shouldn't be too hard to break. I'm notorious at my demo shop for breaking the strings on the demos and Wilson Performance is similar to stuff there. I'd say you can break it in... 7 hrs??

perfmode
06-12-2004, 01:08 PM
Damn, that's 3 days. I wanna break it by noon tmrw.

perfmode
06-14-2004, 05:56 PM
HAHAHAHAA broke the string in 1.5hrs this afternoon. i can't wait to take it back in tomorrow.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v296/perfmode/diablo.jpg

lets start a competition. "how fast can perfmode pop strings"

my racquet is gonna have BB ALU 16L tomorrow. How long do you think it'll take to pop that shit?

kninetik
06-14-2004, 06:03 PM
omg, you r0x :shock:

gmlasam
06-14-2004, 06:50 PM
wow!! What tension was that strung to?

perfmode
06-14-2004, 06:54 PM
58 pounds

perfmode
06-14-2004, 06:59 PM
I think it's safe to say that I really need to start using Poly's.

gmlasam
06-14-2004, 08:14 PM
58 poundsYou either have a buns of steal arm or it was a bad string job, meaning the stringer did not inspect the grommets for wear and tearr prior to stringing.

swedishstar
06-14-2004, 08:58 PM
Then the guy at the register took my racquet and wasn't even going to keep it in the case. He didn't ask me what tension I wanted and he was talking to me as if I was stupid. Maybe it's because I'm blackinese... I need to get my own machine. $33 for a f'in TiMO18 string job.

Blackinese :lol: Rush Hour :D

perfmode
06-15-2004, 02:12 AM
58 poundsYou either have a buns of steal arm or it was a bad string job, meaning the stringer did not inspect the grommets for wear and tearr prior to stringing.

It didn't break at the grommets. It broke in the usual spot where I pop strings. Like the center main 5 crosses down.


btw, i am blackinese. my mother is caribbean and my father is chinese.