Babolat PHT

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ripperfranky, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. ripperfranky

    ripperfranky New User

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    Anybody feel that PHT can actually add spin?
    I cannot feel that way:(
     
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  2. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

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    nope. its all mental but someone will say there is spin, but seriously, how can that string provide "extra spin" when the string has a octagonal profile. it is such a slight shape on the the small diameter of the string that it would not be able to do anything to the tennis ball
     
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  3. themitchmann

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    I think a major factor of the ability to help spin production is the stiffness and the gauge of the string. I don't know if the profile has anything to do with it, but after testing a butt-load of polys, I always come back to it (17g) for my mains.
     
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  4. mrmo1115

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    I use PHT and I feel I get that extra bite out of the ball. Just my opinion though.
     
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  5. davydenko_fan

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    hated it. no spin and the ball slides off the stringbed
     
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  6. T1000

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    i didn't get any spin. better off with blue gear
     
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  7. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

    kfactor/all/the/WAY! Semi-Pro

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    i agree but i dont come back to pht
     
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  8. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    I find that hexegonal shapes on strings make them have a softer feel. this is especially apparent on Wilson's Super Spin Hexegonal.
     
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  9. forehand2theface

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    that's because super spin is a syn gut. pht has spin just because it is a polyester string
     
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  10. tennisfreak15347

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    what I meant was, Super Spin is much softer compared to many competing synthetic guts. what I was trying to connect was that the hexagonal shape could have something to do with it. PHT, also, felt much softer than its stiffness rating indicates.
     
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  11. mrmo1115

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    Makes me want to try Blue Gear even more :twisted:
     
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  12. 000KFACTOR90000

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    If you can't get good spin with PHT you really need to see a coach not a stringer.
     
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  13. stanfordtennis alum

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    i noticed a minimal difference in spin potential with the PHT.. after using pro supex blue gear, i noticed a HUGE difference in spin potential
     
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  14. the wise wizard

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    i think that theres a chance that PHT could have more spin than other polys, but i dont think the texture has anything to do with it
     
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  15. kashgotmoney

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    i saw pht on strungforum website and it showed it cut in close up with magnifying glass, compared to focus hex and stuff, it barely has a octagon shape, its more rounf than octagon
     
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  16. PROTENNIS63

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    I have not noticed any increase of spin.
     
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  17. mrmo1115

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    Haha another one..... Darn, I am possibly considering cutting out a racket now to try out BG... ;)
     
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  18. hoodjem

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    Of course there are always a few dubious ones, but most people who talk about the spin of BG, oddly, use the word "insane."
     
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  19. 000KFACTOR90000

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    Funny that - I think pht USED to have the "insane" spin tag :)
     
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  20. DonBot

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    It is my favorite string, but it drops tension way too fast, I think its spin potential has more to do with it being a poly than it being hexagonal in shape.
     
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  21. tennisfreak15347

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    they're throwing spitback from nickb's poly thread.:-|
     
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