Hello Chris of TW - Can you help me out here?

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by james_R, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. james_R

    james_R Guest

    I was just wondering during your extensive playtest of the RDX500MID, which tension you found to be the lowest you could go while remaining in control? I love the racquet, as I am sure you enjoy yours, but want to add a little more pop as I feel I am not quite getting enough power in my shots unless I have good time to prepare or hit back a short ball. Also what type of string would you recommend, Natural or Synthetic? Thanks!
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    james_R,
    I started out stringing the RDX 500 Mid at 62/60lbs (I think - may have been higher). I'm now down to 58/56 and I'm planning on going 56/54 on my next stringing.
    The biggest adjustment for me was on approach shots as I found I was hitting too long at first. I'm really enjoying the feel of the lower tensions, especially on serve and I'm getting a bit more ball speed on both first and second serves.
    I'm not sure if I will lower the tension any more than 56/54lbs as only playing will tell.
    Whatever you decide, this is the time of year to start making adjustments so you're ready for next year's tournaments.

    Thanks,
    Chris, TW.
     
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  3. Drizzt

    Drizzt Rookie

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    Chris, what string are you using in your RDX 500 Mid now?
     
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  4. TW Staff

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    I currently have one strung with Yonex 850 Spin and one strung with Klip Contender Natural Gut.
    I like both strings, but for completely different reasons. The gut has more power and in the RDX just feels fantastically silky and smooth. The 850 Spin offers a crisper feel, and I like the control and spin I find with it.
    I will probably try a hybrid of the two in the future, but haven't had the chance recently due to playing a lot with review racquets and not a lot with my own racquets.

    Chris, TW.
     
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  5. Power Game

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    Hey. That’s my string, I named it :D
     
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  6. Drizzt

    Drizzt Rookie

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    Speaking of Klip Contender when will TW get this string?
     
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  7. bcaz

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    I was wondering about the Klip Contender, too. Will TW offer it for sale? A related question: Is the Unique natural gut the same as Klip Contender, or Klip Legend?
     
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  8. TW Staff

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    A representative from Klip will be here next week and we should have everything sorted then. The Contender string was initially delayed due to a packaging error but is now ready to go.

    I'm not sure of the source for Unique Natural Gut.
    Chris, TW.
     
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  9. Tennis Guy

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    I remember that contest! Contender's a good name. :D
     
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