Dampending the BLX Blade 98's stringbed?

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  1. Viper

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    My demo is strung with a multi (no clue as to what it is, looks like NXT) and I've found the frame just a tad too responsive, even with my trusty rubberband 64. Is there anyone else using this stick that has further been able to reduce it's liveliness?
     
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  2. Shaochieh

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    I used mantis comfort syn to kill some of the power from the racket. If you can handle poly then the stick is a bit controllerable. I have two sitting in the corner of my room because bb London is a better stick for me for now.
     
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  3. MambaT

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    I think that should be controllabler.
     
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  4. smirker

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    Or "more controllable" or were you being ironic?
     
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  5. MambaT

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    I think that should be ironical.
     
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    Lol, I get your drift:)
     
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  7. saigonbond 2.0

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    Try a thin guage poly/co-poly. Here's a few I've tried that helped "tame" the frame and add more spin-friendliness:
    • Volkl V-Pro 1.18
    • MSV Focus-Hex 1.10, 1.18
    • Luxilon BB TiMo 1.10, 1.17
    • Solinco Tour Bite 1.15
    • Weiss Cannon Mosquito Bite 1.16
     
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  8. Shaochieh

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    You guys got jokes?? Want to share?
     
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    You gotta forgive them.
    The National Spelling Bee was just held. :)
     
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  10. MambaT

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    Sorry, controllerable was a little too much to pass up :)
     
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    I use blx blades as well, and basically any string in a 17G is fine for me, but I use one of those long, gel-filled dampeners. I think Gamma makes some? I'm a little weird about not liking to feel a whole lot though, so that might dampen it TOO much for you. I've tried other dampeners that are smaller, and there is just too much vibration for me.
     
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  12. Shaochieh

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    Give me a break man. ESL and I was too lazy to do a spell check on it.
     
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  13. MambaT

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    Just joking, man. No offense.
     
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  14. Shaochieh

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    None taking tennis brother. ;-)
     
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    My top 3 (but I like them all) in this stick:
    • MSV Hex 1.18, full bed, 57 lbs
    • WC MB 1.16, full bed, 55 lbs
    • Lux TiMo 1.10 hybrid w/ NXT Tour 17, 56/58 lbs
     
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  16. Shaochieh

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    Crank of CP machine tensions?
     
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  17. saigonbond 2.0

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    CP, no pre-stretch
     
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  18. Torres

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    Go with a thinner gauge, lower powered, spin orientated poly if you can. It helps tame the inherent power of the racquet and that crazy high swingweight. B5E would be good choice for this racquet (assuming you don't have any arm sensitivities) simply because its a control orientated, lower powered, spin orientated string. Pro's Pro Blackout would also probably be a good choice, though I've haven't tried it in this stick.

    With my BLX Blade, I've also added 10g to the handle to help rebalance it, by removing the stock Pro-Hybrid grip and replacing it with that Wilson blue gel grip (5g heavier) and OG (another 5g).
     
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  19. smirker

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    D'oh. That should be "taken" or was it intentional? If not you are not doing yourself any favours!

    Always wise to read your posts before posting so as not to confuse, confound or mislead.

    Seriously, as long as people know what you mean then a mispelling or grammar error (I should know) is no big deal, we were just having a little fun with you.:)
     
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