Anyone use Premier Attack in APDC?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by keithfival, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. keithfival

    keithfival Professional

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    I've always used poly or hybrid around 50lbs. Curious if anyone uses PPA or something like it in an APDC? I was thinking around 57-58 lbs. Don't want it to feel stiff but also don't want a launcher.

    Can anyone give their perceived comfort and power level with this or similar string and what tension they're using?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Francis27

    Francis27 Semi-Pro

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    Check out mikelers multis about this string aswell as many other multifilaments he reviews but unfortunately i havent hit with the APDC with PPA

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=352048
     
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  3. keithfival

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    Yes, i've checked out that thread, thanks. I've never used anything but poly mains in the APD so I'm curious what the power level is like and if I go up to say, 60, if that will feel too stiff in this frame.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    I used PPA in my Babolat APDGT just before I switched to a Pro-Kennex. It was my favorite multi on the APDGT, and it's still one of my favorite multis on my Pro-Kennex. You definitely need to string it on the high side because it can be a bit too powerful if the tension creeps into the 40's (which can happen if it's strung in the low 50's). If you have RacquetTune, you should check the tension with it. I measured the string factor myself, and I know that the default string factor works for this string. On my drop weight stringer, I actually set it to 50 and RacquetTune tells me it comes out at 57, which is perfect for me. I've asked other people to string it at 58, and RacquetTune told me it was only 48. Don't worry about stiffness. It won't come close to a poly hybrid.

    PPA has above average spin for a multi. You won't get the kind of spin you get with a fresh poly hybrid, but for me, it's enough. The combination of feel and dwell time on this string makes it exceptional in my book. Others have said the same thing, and others thought it felt flat for them. At the price, I think it's worth a try.
     
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  5. keithfival

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    I strung it at 59/58 (17g). Played quite well, lower trajectory for sure than poly hybrid in the low 50s but lots of pop and everything stayed in, definitely no control issues. Nice string.
     
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