Best string for a heavy topspin player seeking control?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by BirdWalkR, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. BirdWalkR

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    I use Babolat Pro Hurricane 18 strung at 62 on my Head Microgel MP Racquet. I feel like i get fairly good spin but maybe lacking alot in control? I have a heavy emphasis on spin an control so without good control my shots just aren't powerful enough where i can base my game on that. Any reccomendations? It may be my form but with my old Price Synthetic Gut Duraflex i felt soo much more touch and control. Just a lack of spin and durability. PLease I need Suggesttions!
     
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  2. kiteboard

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    bhbr/nrg2.
     
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  3. Up&comer

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    You might want to try actually stringing lower, like around 53 or 54. That might help.
     
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  4. TenFanLA

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    Volkl Cyclone 18g should give you better spin and power than PH 18. The control is very good as well and the feel is good for a poly.

    RPM for me worked better than Cyclone when hitting against MONSTER 5.0+ hitters. It absorbed and redirected heavy shots well.
     
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  5. TenFanLA

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    That was actually my first thought.
     
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  6. willshot

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    62 on pro hurricane? on MP mg prestige? now thats stiff as can be. I agree, try 45pnds. Major spinnage with good controle.
     
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  7. BirdWalkR

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    I thought higher tensions meant more control while lower tensions meant more power? Am I wrong?
     
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  8. UWBTennis

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    At higher tension with a poly, the string can become too stiff and boardy, not moving and snapping back from spin. While lower tension can give more power, it also allows the string to move more, giving you more spin, and therefore more power.
     
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  9. pvaudio

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    Poly doesn't really fall into the low tension = power rule of thumb category. It is so inelastic that lowering the tension doesn't really increase power that much. What it does do, however, is let the string's qualities come through better.
     
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  10. BigT

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    Maybe go with a slightly thicker gauge and drop the tension by about 10lbs. Or try a textured poly.
     
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  11. Up&comer

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    Exactly. Unless you have pro like racket head speed, string lower.
     
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  12. martini1

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    But at low 50's hurricane drops tension quickly. Then they will start to move around.
     
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