BLX Blade 98 string tension

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Mailiw, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mailiw

    Mailiw New User

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    Hello,

    I have just recently bought this racquet and I was wondering what other blade users have their string tension at. Previously I've played with a Yonex RDIS 100 MP, which I had at 26.5 kilos (a little over 58 lbs). So what do you guys prefer?
     
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  2. stronzzi70

    stronzzi70 Professional

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    full poly at 58 lbs
    Some luxilon could be great IMO.
     
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  3. Torres

    Torres Banned

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    Depends on the string.
     
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  4. Mailiw

    Mailiw New User

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    Ok. Is "Big Banger" or what's it called now again any good? From what I understand most pros us it, but maybe it's not so important what model it is.

    Well, either the one mentioned above or a babolat string, can't remember the name.
     
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  5. fireball11

    fireball11 New User

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    My gf just got this racket and I string hers with full OGSM 17 @ 64. She loves it.

    It's a bit higher than the recommended range, but I just started doing my own stringing and saw a thread about how OGSM looses about 8lbs of tension quickly and then settles. After testing it, it's spot on- so it ends up being 56lbs after an hour or two of hitting.
     
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  6. jedd

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    lux alu power rough 27kg works good
     
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  7. chaddles

    chaddles Semi-Pro

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    Lexicon M2 Pro & Alu Power @ 54/52 is my favourite setup. Recently V Pro 18 @ 56/54 has played extremely solidly. Going to put timo in soon
     
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  8. ptr

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    As a hammer for sure!:twisted:
     
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  9. BigM

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    I would try a softer co-poly at a lower tension as a starting point. I was using these rackets full time for a few months and I settled on Luxilon Alu Rough at 50lbs pre stretched. If you hit flatter try it a little higher in tension around 53. They are great rackets I hope your enjoying them.
     
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