barb wire

Discussion in 'Strings' started by nvottennis, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. nvottennis

    nvottennis Semi-Pro

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    Anyone else try it recently? I used to love it but after trying it again after a 4 month hiatus of playtesting, it feels completely different. 1. no longer crazy spin. 2. its seems to maintain tension much better, similar to sppp or tornado more likely. 3. the ridges dont wear down as fast
     
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  2. scotus

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    Are you talking about a fresh string job, or a 4-month old string job?
     
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  3. jkang909

    jkang909 Rookie

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    its ok but its hard to get it deep because it lacks power and there is too much spin... also you need to string it at a lower tension maybe -2 to -4
     
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  4. Tennis_Crazed

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    I started stringing a lot more of it the last 2 months and i haven't noticed changes at least in that short period. Lots of spin and tension maintanence is actually very good. I've found that a tour bite main and barb wire cross is being well received these days - although for those that can afford it, a gut/bw hybrid is very interesting.
     
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  5. dodgers

    dodgers New User

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    We have been using Barb Wire in the mains and Pro Stacked in the crosses with good results for the last 5 months. Had no issues with tension or anything changing.
    I like the idea of the Tour Bite mains and Barb Wire crosses. We will try that one out with the next restring.
     
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  6. StanW

    StanW Rookie

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    Barbwire only acts that way because it is bipolar. :p
     
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  7. Don't Let It Bounce

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    It's bi-spinning...

    [Yeah, I know, but sometime you gotta go after the low-hanging fruit...]
     
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  8. nvottennis

    nvottennis Semi-Pro

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    It's a fresh job with two strings purchased with a 4-5 month period in between. I thought spin decreased, which was a big let down
     
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