I hit with a lot of topspin, heavy hitter

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  1. blakesq

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    what string? -- lot of topspin, heavy hitter

    And, I just ordered my first stringing machine, a klippermate. Now, I need to find some strings to try out for my Head Agassi Radical. I hit with a lot of topspin, i seem to break strings about once a month. Any ideas on what strings I should buy, thanks in advance!

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  2. NovakWannabe

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    Name this String!

    Psgo? Psgd?
     
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  3. drummerdan

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    Congrats! I've had my Klippermate for 24+ years and it's still going great!!

    My advice, read lots of reviews of string, ask opinions and just try out several strings that look good to you. Spend a few bucks on different sets and get out there and hit!!!

    Variety is the key...
     
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  4. blakesq

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    I don't understand.

     
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  5. NovakWannabe

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    Prince Synthetic Gut Original or with Duraflex
     
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  6. ls206

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    Would you mind explaining why you'd recommend the prince syn gut?
    (sorry if the way I asked sounds rude, it's not meant to! :) just curious)
     
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  7. tennisfreak15347

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    PSGD is a great string; it's a low-powered string with good spin and control; what I need to tame my tweener racquet until I get another in the spring.
     
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  8. baek57

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    psg is just a standard synthetic string. pretty average and low cost.
     
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  9. T10s747

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    I'm sorry but if you hit a heavy ball with a lot of topspin, you would be breaking strings every hour not every month. Don't flatter yourself. If you want spin and durability, try the hexagonal polys- PolyStar Turbo, Poly Hextreme, or ALU Rough.
     
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  10. ronalditop

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    one question, i was using wilson sensation 16 at 59lb. they broke and i change to psgd 17 at 58. now i feel that it has too much power, and less feel than before. how much should i raise the tension to get more control and feel?
    my raqcuet is a LM prestige mp 18x20
     
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  11. ls206

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    dude...for all you know he could play 1hr of tennis a month...
    He was providing some more info to help us help him, not to show off.
     
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  12. [K]aotic

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    correct. 10 char
     
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  13. PROTENNIS63

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    T10s747 is correct.
     
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  14. ronalditop

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    anyone can help me?
     
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  15. Stannie

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    Higher tension. Whenever I just want to hit with syn gut on my racquet, I string it at 64, when my normal poly/multi blend is strung at 60.
     
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  16. wyutani

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    Technifibre x-0ne biphase, the best.
     
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  17. T10s747

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    Yeah add 2 lbs to 60 and go from there. There's not a hugh difference between the two strings. If you want lower power, try a low powered poly- Supersmash, Poly Plasma. Do you play on red clay or hardcourt?
     
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  18. blakesq

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    Is T102747 a blowhard with self-esteem issues, or has he made a decent string recommendation? Thanks.


     
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  19. 5263

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    People make a lot of assumptions. Sometimes we have to on here, like I don't think you gave the head size for your stick?
    I did raise my eyebrows that you only break once a month, but it is all relative. I don't break often either, as there are many issues like I play dubs mostly, so I volley more than I get the big brushing strokes.
    Also I think having a heavy spin serve is the biggest factor in breaking strings, even if they end up breaking on a groundstroke. How often do you play and what is your serve like?

    I would recommend Big Ace and Cyberflash for polys which should give good durability and long playability. Doing a hybrid with the prince syn would be good too.
     
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  20. blakesq

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    Thanks 5263,

    I play almost exclusively doubles and rotate play among 3 raquets. When I do play singles, I break strings more often. My racquet(s) are: head agassi radical, 107 sq in head size. My first serve is a heavy flat serve, second serve is a heavy spin serve. I play doubles 2-3 times a week.

     
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  21. ronalditop

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    thats true. my first string was fxp 17 and i strung it at 60. i couldnt get any power, so I got to change it to 55. but in those times i didnt hit as hard as i hit now.
     
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  22. ronalditop

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    i play on both. i think i gonna follow your advice and add 2 pounds.
     
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  23. 5263

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    See, now it makes much more sense, as playing dubs and rotating thru 3 sticks will really reduce the breakage, especially along with a flatter first serve.
    I think you might really like Big Ace in dubs for precision and spin. I love volleying with it!
     
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  24. 2nd_Serve

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    PSGD would not work. Since he is a heavy topspin player, he would go best with a poly, that would compliment his spin.

    Blue Gear
    Cyberflash
    Cyber Ppower
    Big Ace all have great spin. Try some.
     
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  25. [K]aotic

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    wrong. he breaks strings once a month which means he isn't hitting as hard as he thinks he is. any multifilament will be fine.
     
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