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Discussion in 'Strings' started by knyks342, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. knyks342

    knyks342 New User

    Jan 26, 2006
    Hey everyone I am new to the board and I just wanted to get some insight.

    Ok heres the deal. I am just getting back into the game. I have been a tennis pro for the last 5 years but have not played seriously in about 3.
    I was playing 5.5 in Atlanta 3 years ago and am probably around 5.0-5.5 level as of now.
    I am going to be playing some d1 college tennis and wanted some suggestions as to what i should do to enhance my game.

    I just got two new volkl tour 9 v engines, this is after i cracked two n vision frames from my serve. I can get my serve up to around 131 so i needed a better racket.

    I wanted some insight on what string i should use. Should I use a hybrid?

    I just learned how to hit a one handed backhand so thats new to me and i would to get as much control as possible. I have a huge forehand and my volleying is really good.

    My budget is limited and any info on what strings i should the way i hit with a ton of top and rely on top and control as i provide my own power.

    Thanks in advance
  2. kenc9265

    kenc9265 New User

    Feb 28, 2005
    Playing 5+ level is pretty compititive level. Based on your skill level you mention, I wouldn't settle anything less then natural gut.

    The awsome combo, I used babolat tonic or VS down, luxilon cross. All the benefit of control, power, comfort and it help to keep string from moving.
  3. knyks342

    knyks342 New User

    Jan 26, 2006
    OK question....if i wanted to go with something less expensive...what do you guys suggest in terms of hybrid, best bang for the buck, I'm thinking about investing in a 660 foot reel, also I have never strung hybrid before any tips? I am stringing a volkl tour 9 v engine 16 x 19.....
    The string I have right now are Gosen Hy 16 gauge Spin Master and reel of 16 gauge silent partner original synthetic gut string....with the string i have currently do you guys think that is playable? should i use the gosen in the main and synthetic in the do i string it? i said I have been out of the loop for about 4 years now and I need some advice.

    thanks everyone.
  4. TripleB

    TripleB Hall of Fame

    Sep 2, 2004
    North Carolina
    I would say a hybrid of Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L mains and Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g crosses might work well for you. That comes to around $9 per racquet plus the cross of stringing the racquet. So for around $20 you would get a nice stringing (that offered a lot of control) that had very good durability.

  5. thetenniskid07

    thetenniskid07 Banned

    Aug 21, 2005
    If you break strings very often which I am guessing then use a full Alu power rough set up. If not use a Unique Big Hitter + Gosen sheep OG or Alu power rough + Gosen sheep OG hybrid. You could also try a full Unique Big Hitter set up. With what you have right now is not very playable or durable.

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