Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Boricua, Feb 14, 2012.
Which one performs better on serve?
What is the favorite string for the f100?
I've been sticking with tb/vanquish at 52/55. Has been comfortable. I still need to dial in a decent serve with it.
Also, has anyone tried the buttcap weights? I don't really want it any heavier but am curious about the cap weights. I think if I could just get it a little more wippy/little more RhS without making it 'feel' heavier it would help a lot. Could a 5g cap make it feel faster but not make it feel heavier?
Hard to say. You just need to try. You will notice the extra static weight during volleys, serves and just when holding it out in front of you. It may feel whippier on full strokes.
Well, the X-7 is also a little longer and generates more power but I serve better with the F100 as I feel I have more variety and control
it's a confidence thing, though, and I won a lot of matches with the Volkls
you will not be disappointed in either frame in my opinion
Donnay recommends a poly/syngut hybrid for the F100 and I think that's good advice. A slick syngut cross with allow the poly mains to slide better than a gummy multi. If you like a multi hybrid, I would rather do a multi/copoly hybrid.
Jack- you have a chance to revisit the f100 yet?
I strung up a 99s for fun, liked serve and 2hbd with it. The 2hbh had a neat trajectory, super loop and drop in. I couldn't find a volley to save my life tho. Went back to the f100 and it all came back. The low skiddy bh slice is easy with the f100. My topspin forehand and 2hbh seem to be a little lower than I like but I think more time will help that. Still loving the f100, at the net it does feel like an extension of my arm. Only issue I have that haunts me with it is my serve. I'm sure it's just something I'm doing and will eventually figure out. I'm gonna stick with the f100.
I have not, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about it
Its a great choice for sure. You hardly ever hear anyone say anything negative about it.
Enjoy it. Serve is always last thing to fall in place for me with a new stick.
I saw your other thread jack! Good luck with the head.
I'm still sticking with the f100. Broke a string, had some tb/vanquish here so goin that route again @52/55.
buy these things
that is all
Easier to play with then the Platinum's, right?
oh heck yeah!
Without losing any performance to be honest..
Don't get me wrong, the Plats are terrific, but I play just as well with the F100s with a bigger margin for error..
I understand. I'm giving up the Plats, I'm not playing as much and it's hard to pick them up and play well. When I'm playing more then once every two to three weeks, then the Plats are on the money. I liked the Formula quite a bit, but I'm going back to my 27.5" ways. It's like a Babolat Aero without the harshness.
Just got one from the bay. Curious if anyone still uses this stick. String and tension?
I have a matched couple that I still enjoy hitting with. I really like them strung with VS16/CoFocus17 @57/53 or with full bed X-One16 @60 great feel/comfort combo. I am reluctant to use full poly in this frame because of some developing arm issues.
So u were the one who got that new one...... @_@
I got the used pair instead. Not sure why. I have too many racquets.
I was gonna bid on the used pair but what was I gonna do with 2 if i didnt like them?
Sorry I outbid u on the new one but at least we each got our f100s. Enjoy!
I'm a gut/cofocus guy so I'll try ur setup. Thanks!
Exactly. I might just sell both in a month like always. I also picked up a new pro staff 95s a day later..... Wife gonna kill me.
Follow up warning. Killed my shoulder in the end.
Thing is, they don't feel stiff, but...
Way to deflate our excitement. Lol. But thx for the warning.
Anyone else with shoulder problems using the f100?
I felt this way after a few months with the Donnay pro one OS ext. best serving stick ever hit with but caused me shoulder pain despite using a hybrid.
Formula 100 is one bad *** of a racquet. My ground strokes were powerful and accurate, especially the topspin forehand and backhand. This racquet gave me the confidence to rip the ball. Loved the looks of it, too. I currently play with the Pure Strike Tour mainly because it's new, powerful and love the cosmetics, but I think F100 is a better for matches with better control, where as, the Pure Strike Tour is better for the rallies with effortless power.
Did u string yours up yet? Very solid feeling stick and doesn't get pushed around from what I can tell. I strung my F100 with the ashaway Kevlar hybrid at 54 pounds and definitely felt comfortable with the groundies with it. Haven't served or played a game with it yet so will report back.
Picked mine back up today off the consignment rack. I think I've tried to sell it a few times now but nobody seems to want it, so I go back to it.
Have full bhbr in it now, feels good
Been playing with my PS95s almost exclusively for last few weeks and just picked this up. Controllable power and fairly stable even in stock form. I might add a leather grip just to get it closer to my ps95s static weight.
Let me know how the leather does. I put a syntec touch on mine. Curious how a little heavier grip would feel.
I just keep coming back to Formula 100 every now and then. It is such a great frame that makes things easier on the court. It's basically a much much better Pure Drive in every single category except for serves and power (which is good for many). If this stick was a child of a big manufacturer like Wilson it could become easily one of the best selling products ever.
Have been playing with the new 2016 Formula 100 GT lately and it's really an overlooked and underrated racquet. Look for my comments
in the Donnay thread. I think anyone looking for an 11 oz, 100" racquet with a good mix of power and control should give these Donnay's a try.
They have a great demo program and the new paintjob on the Formulas is super slick. No more ugly orange letters that flake off
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