New Pure Drive 2012 - String Dilemma

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  1. Federerkblade

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    I demoed the New Pure Drive with Factory strings and liked the racquet. However when I bought it i strung it with Vokl Cyclone 1.20mm at 54 lbs and could not play with it at all. My forehands were out of control and flying out regularly. I had no control.

    Slice was good.

    I have a set Signum Firestorm 1.25. im hoping that will go better but im just playing a guessing game. I know strings are individual in terms of preference but the pure drive just felt aweful with cyclone.

    Im thinking shall I put in firestorm 1.25mm, hurricane tour 17g or Solinco Tour Bite 1.25 or 1.20 for my next test.

    I just want a string which I can go back to playing and controlling my forehand.
     
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  2. RMW1971

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    Hydbrid I like with them is Solinco Tour Bite and Wilson Sensation. GREAT combo.
     
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  3. Federerkblade

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    what tensions ?

    im assuming tour bite mains
     
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  4. r5d3

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    Hmm, hopefully I won't have the same issues. Demoed it today with standard strings and bought it. Having Xcel put in at 58lbs, just hope I get the same feel I got today, the first time I ever bought a racquet after 20 minutes of playing. Simply felt incredible.
     
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  5. Federerkblade

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    Can you let me know how you get on
     
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  6. Federerkblade

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    I think stringing vokl cyclone at 53lbs was a bit low considering its 1.20mm. my fault

    ill try signum firestorm 1.25 at 58lbs
     
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  7. Torres

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    The factory strings are what? Xcel 16?

    For a powerful, open patterned, larger headed stick like that, I'd suggest trying a more control orientated string in a 16 gauge. Cyclone 1.20 would be a bit too thin in my view.

    Try something like Silversting 1.25 (deader feeling) or SPPP, in the mid 50s or Scorpion 1.28 in the high 50s. A natural gut 16 / poly 16/17 hybrid in the high/mid 50s would probably also work. I've no experience of Firestorm but the gauge and tension you suggested sounds reasonable.
     
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  8. Federerkblade

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    ya it was 1.30 excel. I got it wrong and will have some pain before i get the right set up
     
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  9. Nostradamus

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    i have a feeling RPM blast and Xcel power would make a good combo
     
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  10. r5d3

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    So far, so good. Got the racquet today and played a bit with it, with family (beginners) and it felt as good as Saturday. Had a dampener in it but took it out immediately.

    Real first test for it will be Wednesday.
     
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  11. gaga123

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    I had good results with a hybrid of signum tornado mains cross with gosen ogsm
    both 17g both at 62/62. still had alot of power while still having good control. worked best for me
     
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  12. r5d3

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    Played an hour of 3.5 doubles and an hour of 3.5 singles with it now, and it feels great. Couldn't hit a backhand to save my life, so that's probably the racquet's fault :)

    No complaints about the Xcel strings, they work well.
     
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  13. Chyeaah

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    B5E/N.Vy sounds good
     
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  14. r5d3

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    Probably my last update in this thread anyway, but after two weeks now, it plays quite well. This racquet is nothing if not a spin machine. String and tension are doing well for me, haven't had to adjust strings yet.
     
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    my signature
     
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  16. Nostradamus

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    Any suggestions on best string setup for this new racket ? and what about hybrid setup ? RPM blast hurts my arm. BB string also hurts my arm with this racket.
     
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  17. Power Player

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    Don't use full poly then???

    Or learn to hit the sweet spot more often.
     
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  18. Korso

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    Polys strung below 50lbs felt great but I recomend to restring every 15-20hrs because they do go dead but feel soft so it is hard to gauge it.
     
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  19. keithfival

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    The one I hit with was strung with RPM Team (supposed to be softer than Blast) and felt amazing with great control.
     
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  20. PrinceMoron

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    I always used a full set of alupower rough on the old model, but Blast at 55 on the 2012 seems a whole lot better. Seems more accurate - lobs landing just inside the line, dropshots surprisingly good.

    Still not quite happy with acute angle passes off the BH.

    I think I am going to go up in 2s for a while yet. When it feels like it is strung in full kevlar I will know it is time to stop.
     
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