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Discussion in 'Strings' started by ALEE, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. ALEE

    ALEE New User

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    I have been using ashaway kevlar string in my PS Tour90 for the past year. generally I have been pretty satisfied but lately I have been looking for a little more power. I just tried luxilon big banger and I couldn't keep the ball in the court. Any recommendations/
     
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  2. mowcopian

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    i would try babolat duralast???
     
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  3. pchoi04

    pchoi04 Professional

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    Maybe just lower the tension? What are you at right now?
     
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  4. psp2

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    what gauge are you using? go thinner if you can.
     
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  5. kchau

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    thinner=more power

    consider a hybrid if strining bb alu would be too harsh on your arm.
     
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  6. equinox

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    Try thinner gauge BB TiMo, it has more control than ALU.
     
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  7. Tahsin1982

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    Hi I used to use poly such as alu power, pacific poly and ect on my tour 90. Now I am using the Ashaway cross fire with mains 18 and crosses 16. Its the best combition in terms of spin and power tension I put at 55.
     
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  8. ALEE

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    Thanks for the responses. I strung both the ashaway and the luxilon at 55. The reason I tried switching is that my shoulder has been bothering me (not sure if it is related to the ashaway or not). I am considering switching back to synthetic gut but am afraid that the change will be so drastic since I spent the past year or 2 using the ashaway. The luxilon feels more forgiving but again, I cannot seem to play consistently with it. I might give TIMO a try since the one poster said it is more control oriented. Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
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  9. toddm

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    If most of your misses are going long - try luxilon at 62 pounds.
     
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  10. equinox

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    You'll get more control with TiMO.

    But i wouldn't use it if you're had shoulder or arms problems.

    It's quite harsh feeling. Not as harsh as kevlar, but not too far off..

    Wish you best.
     
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  11. ace of spades

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    Timo will give you more control, but I suggest the same tension as your kevlar or slightly lower, since you somewhat can handle the harshness.
     
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