Can't hit kill shots with poly?

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  1. 300Gkid

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    Ok i like poly for my topspin groundies and serving, and of course the sound and i think the feel is subjective but i like that too. Anyway, whenever i get a short ball i cannot put it away with the same authority i used to. When using a string like PSGD for example i can put the ball away no problem but w/ the cyberflash i am getting too much spin and not enough pace. Would lower tensions help? a different string?
     
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  2. Final_Match_Point

    Final_Match_Point Semi-Pro

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    I have a dense pattern so i think ill never string above 55 max with full poly setup

    Try lowering your tension, and hitting across your body instead of a extended high to low motion
     
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  3. Ripper

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    It's logical.
     
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  4. pow

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    maybe lower tension? I use poly in a 18x20 pattern and I can put away shots better than I ever was able to.
     
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  5. shojun25

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    I feel sorry for your stringer. He probably runs out of strings a lot :p

    Back to the OP, I have tried Cyberflash (full string job) on one of my O3 Tours. I've had the same trouble as you. After 3 weeks, I cut the strings and went with a hybrid (Cyberflash mains, OG Micro crosses). After that, I didn't experience and more weak winner. Also, try Poly Polar; its similar to Cyberflash with more elasticity (more power).
     
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  6. pow

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    I don't get it! :p

    Poly in 18x20 lasts a long time.
     
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  7. shojun25

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    stringing poly in an 18 X 20 frame...

    lets say a regular string pattern is 16X19. your stringer has to string 2 extra mains and an extra cross. provided that he uses a two piece string job, he won't have enough strings for another hybrid. but if your stringer uses a one piece job, then thats a different story :p
     
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  8. pow

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    I provide the string and he strings a one-piece on it. Is that difficult for him?

    Oh yeah, I have spoken to him about full poly stringing before and he says that he just adjusts a little to it and he knows how to do it efficiently but he would preferably not have to string full polys all day.
     
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  9. onkystomper

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    Drive more of your weight through the ball and hit flatter.
     
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  10. gerikoh

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    i tried polys with my other racquets (wilson sensation duo hybrid), and i didn't like the feel like the my other racquet that has natural gut hybrid in it..
     
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  11. iPlayer

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    I have no problem hitting winners with a poly @ 55 (mid of reccommened tension). I think a big problem is that the poly strings loose their tension faster and die and I find it harder to hit hard, flat balls with old poly strings but freshly strung, they seem fine.
     
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  12. abenguyen

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    stringing poly in an 18x20 frame(me with my radicals and prestige...) is a pain in the butt. weaving sucks but about to string one of my racquets up right now. cyber power 17 mains fxp 17 crosses 56/60 respectively. maybe might try the opposite
     
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  13. AceofBase

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    Just string its looser and then you can start getting that juice to kill it. Try 3-2 pounds loose from before or lower than that to see for yourself!
     
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  14. TheAverageTennisPlayer56

    TheAverageTennisPlayer56 New User

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    About 1 1/2 years ago i strung my aeropro drive + with babolat pro hurricane 16 gauge at 65 pounds, didn't have any trouble serving aces or hitting winners consistently. I hold a western forehand and a two handed backhand. level = 5.0
     
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  15. Fedace

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    I strung it at 72 lbs and had no trouble with serves but did have some problem with put away volleys and overheads, and the string died after 4 hours of play. is this normal.?:confused:
     
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  16. TheAverageTennisPlayer56

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    Yes, very normal. Poly's tend to lose there tension very quickly. But, strings at 72 lbs aren't very normal. For my instance, the racket I strung at 65 was just one of my rackets I have different tensions.
     
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