Most efficient way to test strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by David123, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. David123

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    Hey guys i just bought 9 pairs of strings to try and see which one i would like to buy a reel of.

    A little information about myself:

    I am at 5.0/5.5 tennis player, using the Ksix one 95 (16x 18 ).

    -I have a big flat forehand.
    -I like to have good feel at the net.
    -I like some topspin with my forehand at times.
    -I like to hit my serve flat

    I am looking for a string with bite, feel at the net, control and some power.

    I bought the following strings all in 17 gauge.

    1. Kirschbaum proline II
    2. Signum pro hyperion
    3. Signum pro Tornado
    4. Technifibire x-biphase
    5. Technifibre pro redcode
    6. Technifibire pro blackcode
    7. Technifibre NRG2
    8. Gosen OG Micro
    9. Cyberflash

    I only have two ksix 95 (16x18 ) rackets. I've never tried any of these strings before. So the questions are:

    1. What would be the best way to find which one/s i would like the best? (ex. should i try full bed or hybrid and/ one racket black code other redcode and see which one i like better?

    2. Any strings that i should try together as hybrid? any strings that i should try fullbed only?

    3. A tension that provides best playability for the string, (hence i hear stories of some strings playing bad when high tension, and better when lower)

    4. Any other string that you reccomend i test? or any hybrid you reccomend?

    Thanks, every opinion is highly appriciated :)
     
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  2. David123

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    Feel free to post your opinions :D
     
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  3. BigT

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    Try all the polys at the same tension, and all the syn./multis at the same tension and compare them on the court. Then choose your favorite poly and your favorite syn. and decide whether to go full or hybrid them both.
     
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  4. vincent_tennis

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    And also try to control as much varibles as u can, like a Science Experiment :p
    If possible i'd have:
    - 2/3 of the same racquets strung each a day appart @ the same tension
    - hit with each racquet X days after they're strung
    - Same opponent(or ball machine if you can (Robot> Humans in terms of consistancy))
    - Hit with each racquet for X hours
    - Then jot down impressions/ or video ball trajectory
    - Then do a conclusion
    - post review on TT :)

    repeat for next batch of 2/3 strings you have.
     
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  5. InsideOut94

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    Although it is a full poly set, Genesis Black Magic is a great string for any player. I play national tournaments and use it and its great. It's also a black poly and any black string is softer than a different color string due to heat affecting it more. With string savers, a solid 9-12 hours of hard hitting.
     
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  6. David123

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    ill give genesis a try thanks for the opinions guys keep them coming :)
     
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