L-Tec "drop" in price

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  1. Torres

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    Everyone appreciates free stuff! Someone needs to send me some free natural gut and some Lux Alu. Or maybe a free tennis racquet!

    These Crap-Tec gropies will go to any lengths to try and lure you in......not least because the strings don't sell on their own merit.
     
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  2. NoobWannabe

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    If L-Tec is serious and confident enough about their strings they should have a certain sample package deals at reasonable prices for the sake of seeping their strings into the already saturated market.
     
  3. arche3

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    my first order was half price. Which was why it was a no brainer to try. It was the discount to try the string.
     
  4. arche3

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    nobody will ever send you anything free because your a cheap and rude person.
    how you can turn this forums history of sending free strings between members into a negative just shows how much a tool you are.

    you need to go buy more reels of fishing line to string your tennis rackets Torres.
    or don't you use that super spin string bhbr? Most spin eva right? What do you buy it used on the bay after its cut out?

    maybe when I pass you today as I head to my office I'll toss you a quarter.
     
  5. Up&comer

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    Although I personally don't feel compelled to try l-tec, I do appreciate Arche3 being generous enough to offer to send (expensive) string to Torres, despite the ongoing scuffle between them.
     
  6. arche3

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    I did not send anything to Torres. I sent a pack to alid for his playtest thread.
    I sent a pack of bhb7 to another member here as well guess I'm a bhb7 groupie too.

    other members here have always sent free strings to each other. I can't believe Torres can be such a negative person about it. People here like to try strings. We share info. All we get from Mr Torres is crazy rants about ltec is a conspiracy and I'm an agent of the church of scientology.
     
  7. Torres

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    Just goes to show that the groupies are getting ripped off with with subsequent price. But then, they're too brainwashed to realise.
     
  8. levy1

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    I love this string. It is only made to be a cross and it has very unique properties including deep and I mean deep pocketing of the ball. If you buy at the discount 8 set price you are paying around 13.30. If I find a string that best suits my game I am paying the price. I used to use Gut setups and before I started stringing I would pay $50 to get my racket strung with natural gut. I am a single parent and money is very tight but I want the best in my racket for competition. I appreciate your posts and I have tried several of your setups just like others who post string testing results only to cut them out after a few sets wasting dollars and I never complained. Its all in the game of trying to find the best setup and learning from others. I still don't get the L-Tech bashing! Should everyone who does not play natural Gut let all the players that do they are wasting their money? I will continue to try other setups recommend by you and others and if I find a better one I will post up and change my setup. But, no bashing from me on what others find works for them!
     
  9. pvaudio

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    1. Natural gut costs a lot, because it is expensive. When it's cheap, the quality is cheap. Once in a while you get a Performaxx which si high quality and cheap, but that's only because the guy making it used to do it at the highest level for the second biggest name in the business.

    2. Did you seriously just advise me to spend $110 on half a reel of synthetic gut because that's the discount price and use the fact that you're a single parent on a tight budget as the reason?
     
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    He uses 0s/4s. The bhbr/0s hybrid is a wow factor. Beat up on a 5.0 asian guy last night. Although he could handle the full power/spin, only for a few shots in a row.
     
  11. arche3

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    what racket and tension for bhbr,/0s hybrid did you use?

    I thought bhbr was too powerful. But with the super stiff 0s as cross it might very well kill the ball the right way.

    how is the serves using this hybrid?
     
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    I seriously did not ask you to buy anything. I am just tired of the drama and negativity in the thread. The thread should be about information in reference to strings or answers to the post. You answer is just more BS and drama and I do not get why several of you are doing it. I am tired of reading it and want additional information about the post. You already stated you don't like the string and think it is to costly. Fine, thank you for your comments and lets move on and get back to information on the post which is what we all signed up for. Not drama!
     
  13. levy1

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    They had them months ago!
     
  14. pvaudio

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    My point was not BS at all. It was your logic. You said if I buy in bulk, I can get each set of syn gut for $13+ per for 8 sets. They aren't even claiming it is a multifilament. It's solid core synthetic gut. I asked how you could justify the price of that, accepting the fact that some people think the poly is worth it. The response that I buy in bulk and spend over 100 dollars on it seriously made my jaw drop.
     
  15. kiteboard

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    I use an h22, a very powerful lay up. Serves are deadly, and consistent, with enough kick to go over their heads on a good kick. Best hybrid I've tried, even better than bhbr/bhb7 or bhbr/nrg2, or bhbr/vs team.
     
  16. arche3

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    I'm going to have to try this....

    Now..... hmmm.... who on this string forum is a lover of bhbr and will send me a half set... ? :D
     
  17. levy1

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    I do not understand your string set up is. What are you using in your mains and crosses and at what tension?
     
  18. levy1

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    What is h22?
     
  19. kiteboard

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    bhbr mains: 62 first two center mains, 60 next two, 58 next crosses, and bumping the last two up on each side: 62 and up to 65lbs. Crosses: 0s premium. First two crosses on top: a double pull at 67, and then next cross #3: 65, #4: 62, #5: 60, #5: 58: #7:60 #8: 58 #9: 60 alternate down to last three crosses: 62, 65, 67lbs. And in my h22 that was a wow factor, best shots against a good player I've ever hit type string job. h22: 365g, 33mm bal., sw is high. L4, silicone in handle. Murderous shots, with more and more confidence as practice wore on for 2 hrs., against a guy who plays for a team, and plays 5.0. I had him hit to one side of the court, which made it easier for me to cover and time.
     
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  20. levy1

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    WoW, and I thought mini Jet takes a while! I am going to try your setup. I am at 40/38 OS/4S so I am thinking 42/40 for bhbr/OS
     
  21. kiteboard

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    Be prepared to be shocked, although I am not a low tension guy. When I do low tensions, the ball goes out, but the job lasts longer.
     
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  22. mad dog1

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    42 for BHBR is gonna be too low. it's a really springy string. i went as high as 56# CP and it played better than when i strung it in the high 40s to low 50s, but still not my cup of tea.
     
  23. mad dog1

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    hey arche3, i'm definitely not a lover of BHBR, but i can send you a half set of this crappy string.
     
  24. arche3

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    Thanks! But I was trying to get Tournes to send me a half set.... :)

    If he does not come through I'll pm you.

    For what its worth I thought the string was crap as well in a full bed. But I can see how a hybrid can work well.
     
  25. mad dog1

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    i've tried it in full bed and hybrid configs in a soft racquet at low tensions and in a stiff racquet at higher tensions. i will admit, it did play a little better in a stiffer racquet at higher tensions in a hybrid config, but it's still remains at the bottom of my list of strings to use. i've concluded that BHBR is just a craptacular string at best. i must say its sibling, BHB7, is much better.
     
  26. NoobWannabe

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    For that price and only three people going crazy about it i guess l-tecis not all that.
     
  27. arche3

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    Yeah its terrible
     
  28. NoobWannabe

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    Thanks for the great review:), will stay away from l-tec.
     
  29. levy1

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    Thanks, I like testing new combos for my customers. I am go to try the string with Os L-Tec and the jet method. Last time I used it with natural gut at 50 and I could not control the setup but I really liked the power and feel of bhbr added to it so I thought I would give it a test.
     
  30. kiteboard

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    The bhbr/os hybrid is best in a stiffer frame. I have it in both pt57a and h22s, and the h22 feels way better for power/spin/control.

    YOur tech: Technical Specifications
    Length 27 inches 69 centimeters
    Head Size 100 square inches 645 square centimeters
    Weight 11.8 ounces 335 grams
    Balance Point 12.625 inches
    32 centimeters 7pts Head Light
    Construction 22mm Straight Beam
    Composition 100% Ultra High Modulus Graphite with Kinetic System Technology
    String Pattern 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
     
  31. levy1

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    Thanks for pointing that out. I just strung it up for a player using a Prostaff 6.0. No wonder he loved it.
     
  32. mikeler

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    There is a fine line between marketing and deceiving. If they did not have the crazy stringing technique involved, I'd be fine with them selling $50 synthetic gut. Something about them having that as a "gotcha" when you don't like their string rubs me the wrong way. If you like the string and play well with it, by all means keep buying it.
     
  33. levy1

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    I see my rackets are rated at a 65 stiffness, if correct they are very soft feeling for a 65
     
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    I think they are 60-61 actual ra. My hybrid is best in a 65 ra or higher.
     
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    They feel more like 60-61 then 65, that's for sure!
     
  36. kiteboard

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    The bhbr/ltec feels great in the pt57a but their ra is about 59 or so. The h22s I have are about 65, and that is where this hybrid really pops out. Many people don't take into account their own ra in string jobs, and which types of string perform better in lower/higher ra. Gut does better in lower ra, which absorbs more of the elastic power recoil. My vs/nrg2 hybrid does better in the pts. and so does the bhbr/nrg2. Those two have wow factor in the lower ra frames, while the bhbr/os is wow in high ra.
     
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  37. kiteboard

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    Strung up the bhbr/os? That is what I am recommending you try.
     
  38. kiteboard

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    I gave up on bhb7, due to its singular one good item: slices. Tried it with many other strings, such as bhbr. I also found that if I restring the crosses, with the bhbr left as main, the job feels just as good, if you jump up the last two mains on each side on orig. job, way higher, the new crosses feel great as well.

    Here is the tw professor test on ltec 4s: which ranks it #1 in spin potential of those they tested, and it's not even hybrid, as they only test in full bed. 4s is not the spin string they rec., but it still ranked #1 with a 6.7 for spin: http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringfinder/stringfinder.php

    And for control: os was #3: and 4s was #18: http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringfinder/stringfinder.php
     
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    BHBR/4S or BHBR/OS for Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0? How about APDGT?
     

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