Lowest powered string?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by cys19, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. cys19

    cys19 Semi-Pro

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    My Instinct XL Tour hits long/wide way too much.
    When I used dense pattern racquets, i.e. radical, prestige, I could string any string at 52lbs and still hit every ball within the court.
    This Instinct XL Tour has an open string pattern and I've strung it with Lux BB Ace (pretty low powered). It has a moderate amount of control, but not as much as the radical/prestige.
    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I string at 60 lbs for the Instinct XL Tour but would rather not re-string my racquet every 3 months, since I only have time to play just once a month. So I'd like to go back to my old habits at 52 lbs with hardly any change in power throughout the year.
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    If you are looking for a low power string that would be kevlar. Try something like Prince ProBlend or Ashaway Crossfire.

    Irvin
     
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  3. dincuss

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    BBO @ 55
    It works greeeaat
     
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  4. Giant Baba

    Giant Baba Banned

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    Is falling out of tension setting thats making ball fly out long. Must re do string more often in using any string I believe. 3 months is so long time to not re do stringing so cannot avoid tension problem.
     
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  5. 2ndserveace

    2ndserveace Semi-Pro

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    Ashaway Crossfire II.
     
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  6. cys19

    cys19 Semi-Pro

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    How about Forten Thin Blend?
     
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  7. babolat231

    babolat231 New User

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    wilson enduro gold
     
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  8. goran_ace

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    Playing once a month might have a lot to do with it too. I don't get to play as often as I would like either anymore (once a week) and because of that my consistency and accuracy levels are nowhere near where they used to be when I was on the court 4-5 days a week.
     
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  9. PROTENNIS63

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    Lowest powered poly I ever tried is Premier Ace.
     
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  10. scotus

    scotus Legend

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    You can always switch to a lower-powered racquet.
     
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  11. Cloud Atlas

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    Obviously Kevlar. 16 gauge is the deadest you'll find.
     
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  12. alidisperanza

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    Yeap, I'll 4th or 5th or whatever it's at... Kevlar. Personal favorite lies with Ashaway, I don't like how problend frays
     
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  13. Djlpenguin

    Djlpenguin Rookie

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    BBO @55? EVIL, EVIL!!!!
     
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  14. Autodidactic player

    Autodidactic player Semi-Pro

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    If you don't want to use Kevlar, Golden Set Poly is quite dead - and pretty inexpensive. :)
     
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