New to Stringing....Answer some questions?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by wfudeac, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    Just got a stringer and the Silent Partner synthetic it came with...I currently use a Babolat Pure Drive Standard.


    What's the best place to buy string? Can you find it cheaper on ****?

    Also, which Luxilon is the "Red" one...That's the only one I've used so far and it seems like there are lots of different types out there. It was a good string but lost its liveliness quickly. It never broke though, I had to cut the strings out way way after I should have.

    My racquet's recommended tension is between 55-62 pounds, and I string it at 62 for more control. Should you string it differently depending on which type of string you're using? I don't plan on using natural gut, so more than likely I will either use a synthetic gut one time and a poly the next. I don't plan on using the ultra-stiff Kevlars anytime soon.
     
    #1
  2. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    Also, what the heck is SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP? (SPPP)
     
    #2
  3. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,729
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #3
  4. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    One thing I didn't see covered: I understand the difference between open and dense string patterns, but where is the boundary between? For instance, my Babolat is 16x19, but is that considered open or dense?
     
    #4
  5. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,729
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Although there are racquets with fewer mains and/or crosses (and more), a lot of the choices these days come down to 16x18, 16x19 vs. 18x20; call yours in the middle, then.
     
    #5
  6. Sebastien

    Sebastien New User

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    96
    Signum Pro Poly Plasma: String made by Signum
     
    #6
  7. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    I read somewhere either on here or Tennis Warehouse that there was either a Babolat or Wilson string that changed names, any idea which one it was? Wish I had written it down the first time!
     
    #7
  8. jonolau

    jonolau Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,090
    Location:
    Singapore
    A 16x19 would be considered an open pattern, but the effect on the ball with this pattern also depends on the headsize of your racquet.
     
    #8
  9. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    100 sq inches
     
    #9
  10. jonolau

    jonolau Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,090
    Location:
    Singapore
    That would be considered an open pattern.
     
    #10
  11. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    6,720
    Are you thinking about:

    Babolat Conquest used to be Babolat VS syn gut
     
    #11
  12. wfudeac

    wfudeac Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    That's it, thanks!
     
    #12
  13. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    4,729
    Location:
    North Carolina
    And Babolat's Fibertour used to be its Fiber Ace...
     
    #13

Share This Page