Do strings affect your playing ?

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  1. Cypo

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    I decided to try an experiment and had my racquets strung at the same tension with two different strings - the Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power and the Head Rip Control TE 13/14. I play with LM Radicals btw. I've played twice now (two hour each time) and I can't really say that I play differently with one or the other. The Luxlion are "softer", but I feel I get the same spin, control and power.

    Has anyone else tried a direct comparison ? Are these strings just very similar anyway ?
     
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  2. Tennis Guy

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    I can't give a direct comparison, but I have tried out different strings and can say that they make a big difference.
     
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  3. bigserving

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    Different strings can make a big difference in different frames, at different tensions, in different conditions, and with different levels and types of players.

    I have not used those particular strings or that frame, but I have done similar types of experiments with people that I string for and have found that player's review are all over the place. Some love a string, some hate it, some will think that it is OK. And even those opinions can change from time to time.
     
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  4. Phil

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    Strings definitely affect my playing-without them, I literally can't even play.
     
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  5. speedofpain88

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    I've noticed this phenomenon as well. It has me puzzled.
     
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  6. Cypo

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    You guys obviously haven't mastered rim shots yet :--)
     
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  7. speedofpain88

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    LOL Cypo ... it's next on my agenda. Could be useful.
     
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  8. Phil

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    Actually, I'm approaching near-master status there!
     
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  9. Camilio Pascual

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    Strings affect my playing a lot. Especially when they are playing "Moon River", I get all weepy and sad like.
     
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  10. Cypo

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    GROAN
     
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