Boris Becker (BB) London Club

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  1. Overdrive

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    Yep. You'll most likely find him in any thread with "Volkl" or "BB" on it. :)
    I haven't seen him in the other sections, so he exclusively posts in the racquet section.
     
  2. djNEiGht

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    I haven't had any TE/GE issues for the past year.

    My FH technique getting reworked was a big plus. Also I started stringing for myself and dropped the tension

    Poly 45-48 CP
    SG 53-55 CP
    Poly/SG 50-53 CP
    Multi/Gut 56-60 CP

    I will prob try going lower on the poly and maybe other types of strings.

    Try poly below 50.

    My lead has all come off and just have a Head leather grip which puts the balance a little bit more HL.

    Hope it works out for you or at least you find something that does.
     
  3. ruud5

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    Hi Jack,
    Can you tell me your best string set-up for the London with your latest vision?
    thnks
     
  4. dnation

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    I can see why this thread is 70+ pages. I've read a lot of it to get an idea but wanted to experiment myself as well.

    Will persevere a bit more. The microgel radical mp is Soo simple though... String doesn't impact it that much. Decrease the tension by 6lb and u get a bit more power, But it still does what it's suppose to do and I can still swing out. Do that in a London and I have to pull back my swing or exaggerate the "brush" topspin motion... Arghhhh... I want to love this thing because it's sooo forgiving
     
  5. ruud5

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    read the whole tread.

    Still have a question...:?:

    What is now the best, armfriendly, string set-up when keeping the Swing weight as low as possible?
     
  6. dnation

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    That's an unusual question.
    I didn't think strings could significantly impact the swing weight. If you want to keep swing weight as low as possible, using the lightest, thinnest string you can get can help. I remember weighing an 18 gauge vs a 16 gauge and it was 4grams difference. Proline 2 18L is pretty light. As it Luxilon Timo 110.

    If you mean what string set up gives you the 'Least' power, but is still arm friendly, I think Head Rip control has got to be up there.. That was really low powered when i put it in my London.
     
  7. ruud5

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    Sorry: Oops:

    I mean with lowest swingweight without lead..!
     
  8. dnation

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    This is an un-usual racquet that is very sensitive to string.
    My only advice after reading everything is to try what several set ups to see what you like best.

    After all the attempts I have made, I think a super low power soft setup works best for me, that is, Head Rip Control with a synthetic gut cross at mid tension.
     
  9. ruud5

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    Thanks
    Which syntetic gut?
    23 kg main / 21 kg cross?
     
  10. dje31

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    ^^^ Hard to go wrong with Gosen OGSM or Forten Sweet.
     
  11. dnation

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    I've found a good setup for this racquet if you like the feel of poly mains.

    Yonex pro poly tour spin with rip control cross has very low power.. It's actually starting to work for me and the London now.

    It has incredible spin, it's still soft, very good control, and predictable.
    I think I've found the right set up for me. Mg rad mp and mg prestige pro are going in the cupboard for winter...

    Setup for those interested.

    Racquet, gamma supreme OG, dampener, 2grams of lead at 2, 10 and 6.
    335grams.
     
  12. pepka

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    A little bump ;)
    Everytime i go back to this stick i wonder why the hell do i keep messing with my tennis gear. I can pick it up and play to the best of my abilities. No overthinking, just pure fun... im getting there with my Yonex too, i think im close :)
     
  13. djNEiGht

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    Same here...especially when I play several matches in one day because it isn't too demanding when my body is worn down.
     
  14. ruud5

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    Which string-setup give max power?
     
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