best string for beginner

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  1. youngage

    youngage New User

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    hey everyone just looking for the right strimng for me.

    i am a hard hitter and i put spin on the ball.

    i also need control. what string do you all reccomend?
     
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  2. Scarab_Renfield

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    Try out this set up...

    Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 for the mains and Topspin Cyber Flash 16 for the crosses

    What racquet do you have and what tension does it say?
     
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  3. ChocolatePie

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    You don't sound like a beginner to me =)
     
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  4. tbini87

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    how old are you? what type of racquet are you using? when people are beginners i don't think they need to really worry about using great strings, or hybrids or anything like that. i would use a cheap syn gut (gosen og micro, prince syn gut, forten sweet) that will be easy on the arm. if you are going to use poly i would suggest topspin poly polar because it is really soft with decent spin and playability.
     
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  5. tennismaster888

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    yeah he doesn't sound like a beginner to me either =] but i personally think that if u r a beginner there is no need to wrry about strings but u need to worry more about form...when i was a beginner the only thing that mattered to me was the way i hit not what i hit with.
     
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  6. tennismaster888

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    haha you beat me to it...
     
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  7. desilvam

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    1) Cheapest string
    2) Get the 15L or 16 gauge (thick strings) if you want the string to last longer
     
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  8. aeroman

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    Anything cheap really. Pro Supex Spiral Flex (something like that) is a good, cheaper alternative to PSGD. Did you decide what racquet you're going to use?
    Aeroman
     
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  9. youngage

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    yea i did man. its between 2 now and i just need to demo tomorrow

    the k surge and the k six one team

    also does playing in the rain with your racquet ruin or affect the racquet after its dry?
     
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  10. tennismaster888

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    i dont think it affects the racket but it affects some strings
     
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  11. tennismaster888

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    i believe so but u might want a second opinion or u could try a search
     
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  12. youngage

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    anyone know? if playing in the rain would affect the performance of the stick after it dries? or itll be ok?

    and also i should use cheap string, but at what tension?
     
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  13. AlpineCadet

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    I'm just venturing to say that if you aren't using gut, and if you are using one of the o3 prince rackets, then I believe it would be fine to play in the damp, because those o-ports are molded into the frame, rather than drilled into the frame (while leaving small openings into the body of the frame.)
     
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  14. Capt. Willie

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    Any string they are willing to throw in for free.
     
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  15. youngage

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    so it wouldnt be ok if i played with a six one team or a ksurge....?
     
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  16. youngage

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    ok i got it. cheap string, but what tension but what about me playing my six one or surge in the rain...?
     
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  17. Valjean

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    Do you want to play in the rain? Why do that...
     
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  18. youngage

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    no because i bet my friend 20 bucks i can beat him tomorrow, and its prolly gonna rain, but srew the rain , we're playing rain or shine, so i was just wondering.

    last time i took lessons was when i was 12 he has been learning since summer.... we'll see, but i juts wanted to know if anything bad would happen to the stick?

    and also what tension is good for a biginner
     
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  19. aeroman

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    Nothing too bad should happen to the frame. A good tension for a beginner is maybe 58 or 56, those racquets are pretty stiff so I would probably go with 58. Anyway they're demos so they're not yours are they???
    Aeroman
     
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  20. youngage

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    nope sure arent. i was just wonder what string i s good and at what tension
     
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  21. TheShaun

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    your demo racquets will already come strung. don't worry about the string and tension of those.

    but for when you have your own racquet, cheap good synthetic gut (gosen, prince) and at the racquets mid range tension is a good place to start.
     
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  22. shojun25

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    Just get the most popular, all around string: Prince Syn Gut w/ Duraflex. It's an above-average string that a lot of people find to their liking.

    To your question about water affecting strings... most syn gut and all polyester based strings do not get affected by water or moisture. Natural gut, however, are affected by them.


    Since you are a beginner, I suggest starting with synthetic guts and multifilaments first. Try polyester strings later. Polyester strings has a stiff feel, so it is not recommended for amateur players to use these strings. If you start experiencing a mushy feel when you hit, then I would suggest trying polyester strings.
     
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  23. youngage

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    ok guys.

    and so youre all 100% positive the stick wont screw up after playing in rain?
     
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  24. shojun25

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    Does plastic deteriorate when you leave it somewhere where its raining? Does nylon clothing get damaged when it gets rained on?
     
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  25. Capt. Willie

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    You should be more concerned with breaking your neck playing in the rain...especially if you are playing on hard courts. As far as the racquet, the rain won't hurt it any. Only natural gut will get damaged in rain.
     
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  26. Capt. Willie

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    I hope you are joking.

    As for the tension question...on the side of the frame there should be a recommended tension range. Go to the middle of that and add 2 pounds. Another words, if it says 50-60 pounds, string it at 57. Than the next time you need it restrung you will have some idea if you want to go a little looser or tighter.
     
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  27. old coach

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    This is funny, beats any comedy shows.
     
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  28. aeroman

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    Just go play. It will not hurt the frame. Good luck.
    Aeroman
     
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  29. TheShaun

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    i really hope he's not out hitting rocks right now....
     
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  30. AlpineCadet

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    Just let kids be kids, lol.
     
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  31. youngage

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    alright i am back , and happy

    haha i beat the guy and got my 20....YES. anyways

    i tried 3 racquets the sixone team, puredrive rodick, and the ksurge.

    gonna have to cut the team but the other 2 were solid

    which one should i choose?...
     
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  32. Loco4Tennis

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    i strongly agree here, good starting point for any beginner,
    16g synthetic gut seems to be the staple for playability and durability,
     
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  33. aeroman

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    Good job. You could buy string with that 20 if you wanted. Any synthetic gut will do. You really shouldn't worry about it until you start breaking strings. I would think that the pure drive roddick would be a little heavy. I would go with the ksurge. You won't be able to generate as much racquet speed with the roddick and your arm will get sore after a while. You can always add lead tape too though, but you can't decrease weight (well you can it's just very hard).
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  34. Capt. Willie

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    Why not try three more before buying?

    But if you are sure you are going to be happy with one of those, than I would tend to agree with what Aeroman wrote...go with the Ksurge.

    Of course all the cool kids use Babolats.
     
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  35. aeroman

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    If there was a pure drive team or aeropro drive that may be a babolat that may work for you though if you want to stay with babolat. I would demo it first though.
    Aeroman
     
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