Does anyone string all kevlar?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by 2ndServe, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. 2ndServe

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    Currently went back to kevlar mains and poly crosses. Great control and tension loss is minimal. I'm tempted to try kevlar mains and crosses. Arm problems isn't a concern. I'd just like to hear some input.
     
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  2. thebeast73

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    I only string that for people who blame my stringing for their strings breaking when they use a full bead of 18g x-one for the first time after coming from revenge which they have never broken a string with.
     
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  4. Larrysümmers

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    try it around 30lbs.
     
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  5. Ramon

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    Use a racquet with the densest string pattern there is. Sting it up with full Kevlar. Then take it to a shooting range and see if it deflects bullets! :lol:
     
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  6. fortun8son

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    I think that means NO. :)
    There is a good reason why no one sells full Kevlar sets!
    Why not buy a reel of .008 piano wire? You'll never have to change strings again.
    Use RacquetTune! Key of Eb should work.
    Of course you might chop up the ball like a Popeil Veg-O-Matic!:twisted:
     
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    Thanks for the laughs!
     
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    That was funny I don't care who you are!

    John
     
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  9. lstewart

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    I actually did play full kevlar for a year or so. Was playing a Dunlop Aerogel 300, and was using the Gamma 18g kevlar string. I strung it at pretty much normal tensions.... upper 50's. Racket has zero power, but I got used to it and played well. Knew it was a strange set-up and eventually moved away. It lasted forever, and would continue to lose tension. Probably played best once it had loosened up alot, so if I was going to try it again I would string at a lower tension. Tried to change back once in the middle of a match after getting used to other strings and it felt like I was playing with a racket with a frame cover on it! It probably would deflect bullets!
     
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  10. Lambsscroll

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    I've tried it before. I remember having less control.
     
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  11. netguy

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    Today I hit with one of my tennis buddies using one of his Wilson K Factor 90 with Kevlar mains and Wilson Stamina on the crosses both @ 68 pounds. I loved both the stick and the hybrid. Great access to spin, full control on both wings and extra power when I need it....The feel was waaaaay firmer and more solid than in my PB10 Mid, but I wouldn't call it harsh.
     
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  12. radigan

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    I tried kevlar one time. I could not wait to get my hands on a set of cutters to get them out of my racket. It felt like I was playing with a pickleball racket:)
     
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  13. rudester

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    Thats crazy talk!
     
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  14. infonoob

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    Babolat PDR with Kevlar @65lb, please.
     
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    I tried out the Crossfire Kev-Hybrid 18 at like 45 lbs for the kevlar and 58lbs for the synthetic, and it felt springy. There wasn't much feel or pop for that matter, but the control was dialed in, and because it was strung so low, it didn't hurt my elbow at all. If you want to use kevlar, never use a full bed, because even that will kill your arm. So, if you hybrid it, use a low-40's tension so it doesn't give you tennis elbow. Hope this helped. :)
     
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    Even with ashaway 18g, to harsh and poor durability, never mind pro blend!
     
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  17. lstewart

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    I've still got some sets of the 18g Power Play kevlar from when I used to use it. On a whim I used the kevlar at 50lbs to replace the cross strings with poly mains strung at 54. Hit with it a little, and it actually did not feel bad. At that tension I could feel the ball compress the strings, but this set up is so low power that I still had good control. Unfortunately the chronic achy wrist was hurting after about 5 minutes. I could play well with the set up if I did not have the wrist and elbow issues. I guess it could be strung loose enough at some tension to not hurt.
     
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    An insane stringer friend of mine bought a long steel cable and picked it apart with his fingers. Strung it up in an old wilson-- it literally ripped the fuzz off balls. Quite possiby my favorite gamma string was something called edge 20-- 19g steel mains and synth crosses. It was fantastic until it cut straight through my TT- Bandits!

    GIT' ER DONE!

    :shock: +1 for the modified Jolly Rig :)
     
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    On second thought, how much would a 20ft piano wire cost/ could it be strung in the 40-50lb range?
     
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  20. radigan

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    Use the kevlar in your weed whacker. It has surprising durability when you just have to get the weeds out of a chain link fence.
     
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  21. fortun8son

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    You should talk to Steinway in L.I. City. I think D'Addario is near you as well.:twisted:
     
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