Basic Question for String Experts

Discussion in 'Strings' started by gipper, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. gipper

    gipper New User

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    Does a string that allows you to "pocket" the ball give you more control--or more power--or what?
     
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  2. Dunlopkid

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    Control I think.
     
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  3. xtremerunnerars

    xtremerunnerars Hall of Fame

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    should be power, imo. That's one of the reasons that pros string so low (40s): they have the control, and any more dwell time (power) they can get because of loose string will help.
     
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  4. Kevo

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    Pocketing would usually provide more control. It keeps the ball on the strings a little longer, and gives you a better sense of where you are contacting the ball on your strings. However, I could see a scenario where pocketing could get squirrelly if you have to string very low to get it. The thing with gut is that you can get a nice pocketing sensation with tight strings. I've also found that to be the case with zyex strings and some of the better multis.
     
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  5. aroddick

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    power, and many also believe control. SO mixed. I say power.
     
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  6. Dashbarr

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    Both power and control, i think.
     
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  7. me is bored

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    actually its the other way around they have enough power but they need the control. Maybe a lil more power from strings like alu power, but theyre grown men...they have enough power.
     
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  8. xtremerunnerars

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    If they need more control, why wouldn't they string way tight? Some pros have in the past (borg+sampras come to mind) while some string amazingly low (nadal, sorta fed)
     
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