decent recommended (but not really expensive) string

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  1. woodrow1029

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    I know next to nothing about strings, and there are so many choices. I am ordering a Wilson Blade (pink) for my wife for Christmas. Which would be a decent string in the $11-20 range to have that racket strung with from TW? She hits a very flat ball almost all the time, and doesn't use much slice or topspin. Is there any other information necessary for a basic recommendation?

    Also, she is a solid 3.5 now, but was in the past, and trying to get back to a 4.0 level.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. woodrow1029

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    Or, if there is something slightly higher priced that is really highly recommended, I would be open to that as well.
     
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  3. axel89

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    hurricane or rpm blast
     
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  4. Doubles

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    Tecnifibre Multifeel, Babolat Addiction, and Babolat Xcel, are all above average multi's in your price range. With that said, Mikler or some other poster would probably be better for making a recommendation like this.
     
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    Why would you recommend poly for a 3.5 flat hitter?
     
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  6. man_untd11

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    I think you can get it strung free with wilson extreme synthetic which isn't terrible. It's pretty powerful and it doesn't feel bad.
     
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  7. pvaudio

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    Tecnifibre Multifeel, Wilson Sensation, Gamma Live Wire XP or Isospeed Professional Classic. All solid, but of the four, I'd take the Tecnifibre.
     
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  8. woodrow1029

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    The Technifibre TW has listed are:

    Technifibre Black Code 16, 17, or 18
    Technifibre E-Matrix 16 or 17
    Technifibre Pro Red Code 16, 17 or 18
    Technifibre Ruff Code 16 or 17
    Technifibre X-One Biphase 16, 17, or 18
    Technifibre NRG-2, 16, 17 or 18
     
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  9. axel89

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    well those are the only strings i've played with and im a 4.0
     
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  10. 3fees

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    Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125 or 130 strung low tension,,yellow looks cool too, hottest string on the market,,watched several vendors on eray run out within days 125 version, TW has got it.

    "A soft and spin-friendly poly that offers some nice feel to go along with its durable monofilament construction."



    :mrgreen:
     
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  11. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Wilson NXT is a nice string, but the stuff that comes for free (prestrung) would probably be all right.

    I am thinking multis, here, but my wife is a flat hitting 5.0 and she swears by Big Banger Original, god knows why as she barely even spins her serve, just hammers everything as hard as she can flat and deep...

    (but she was a better player than me when we were young, so I'm not the one to tell her she's 'doing it wrong'!)
     
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  12. pvaudio

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    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_Multi-Feel_17_String/descpageACTFUSA-MF17.html

    Is that not in the drop down list?

    edit: Just checked, and you are right. Just go with syn gut extreme for free, it's really not bad at all.
     
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    Go with a synthetic multifilament string. The only thing poly will do at that level is kill your arm. Specifically, that means stay away from Hurricane, RPM Blast, Red Code, Black Code, Ruff Code, or any other poly that someone is going to mention in the near future (and undoubtedly, someone will).
     
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  16. fortun8son

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    Lightning XX Pink.
    She'll love it.
    Not a joke. The ladies go for the Lightning.
     
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    Beat me to it. The usual idiotic, pre-pubescent knee-jerk response that, unfortunately, is all too common here.
     
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  18. Hi I'm Ray

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    Pretty sure TW can put in any string and in any combo if you call them. I would also say a multi is a good choice but I'll leave the recommendations to others.
     
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    Any average multi will do. I recommend pink hollow core, match the racquet :)
     
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    Prince Premiere Attack 16g.
     
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  21. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    that looks rather like the condescending, pretentious and all knowing response also all too common here, actually..

    as I believe I mentioned earlier, my 5.0 wife (who was a top level open player) hits the ball as flat as anyone I have ever seen and won't use anything other than BBO

    I know an older guy, also hits quite flat, who has wins over Roche and Stolle and is still a formidable 5.0 player (he doesn't play Seniors events, but recently took out the State 55s singles champion 6-1 6-0 in a league singles match). He is a Volkl Cyclone convert (strung @ 48lbs)

    I invite y'all to tell 'em they don't know what they are doing and should never use poly.

    perhaps you would like to play them, you know, give them the benefit of your wisdom?
     
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    By all means Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17, if price is not a limiting factor. Awesome string.
     
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  23. Hi I'm Ray

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  24. Ramon

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    I'm not going to tell a 5.0 player not to use poly. The OP is talking about a 3.5 player, which is a different type of player entirely. They typically keep the same strings on their racquet all year, the pace of the ball is slow, and their swings are slow. How is poly going to benefit this type of player?
     
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