Powerful strings for Prince Classic Graphite 100

Discussion in 'Strings' started by GaryB, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. GaryB

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a good string which would add more power to my Prince Classic Graphite 100?

    I am currently playing with Prince Premier Control at 58lbs (the Prince recommended string) which is very comfortable and provides good control but I'm seeking just a bit more "pop"

    Any suggestions much apprreciated!

    Thanks:)
     
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  2. Lukhas

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    I find that 58lbs is too high for Premier Control, the string really performs well at lower tensions. I use it at 50lbs personally (under the name Premier Attack, but it's the same stuff). If you really want to try something else, well most multis qualify since Premier Control is really, really control oriented. Might as well check this thread.
    tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=352048
     
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  3. GaryB

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    Thanks Lukhas:)
     
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  4. GaryB

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    I should add that I am willing to try a poly or hybrid provided it doesn't give the racket an overly firm feel. I'm a baseline player mainly, hit with a good bit of spin but I'm not a hugely heavy hitter so just break strings ocassionally...
     
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  5. Lukhas

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    With poly you'd have to restring more frequently. So I'd say strick to multi.
     
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  6. THESEXPISTOL

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    What you need is some lead tape at 3' and 9' or 12' ;)
     
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  7. esgee48

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    The poly may die in your frame before / without breaking, which is why Lukhas says stay with a multi.
     
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  8. GaryB

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    Ok thanks everyone for that.

    If I were to stick with a multi and add lead as suggested, how much weight would be ideal and would the power added be very noticeable?
     
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  9. oldschoolrules

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    If you're okay with the current weight/balance I would suggest just trying a set of the "good" stuff - Prince Synthetic Gut (original 16g) at about 60 lbs. You will definitely get more pop but still retain some of the crisp feel.
     
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  10. MikeHitsHard93

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    Lower your tension and enjoy your new frame :)
     
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  11. Ramon

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    I've played with the same string a lot when it was named Prince Premier Attack. It's a very good overall multi. Natural gut will definitely give you more pop and possibly more durability, but it's also expensive. I at least wanted to throw it out as an option if you don't mind the price. Another option is Ashaway Monogut ZX. It will give you more pop and more spin, but you'll have to get used to the plasticky feel. Dunlop DNA is another great string, but it will move more than Premier Control and it's not quite as durable.
     
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  12. esgee48

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    1 gram of lead at 12 increase SW by about 3 units. 1 gram at 3/9 increase SW by about 2 units. The amount of lead to add depends on how much you want to increase SW and where you put it. PP was the original poster who measured the changes on an RDC.
     
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  13. themitchmann

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    If you like the string, I'm in agreement that you should first try lowering the tension.
     
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  14. chizzle

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    I've had success with Prince XP 16 and Klip BOOM 16L.

    SPPP, Volkl Cyclone were less powerful.

    TB Soft was also pretty nice.

    I would also have strung at 45 vs 52lb for the SPPP, and Cyclone - that would have helped. So in agreement with the "lower your tension" sentiment.

    It's a really nice frame to swing, so sticking with it.
     
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  15. GaryB

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    Thanks for all the comments.
    I am most definitely sticking with the frame, I think it's great stick, plenty of control and super-comfortable. I guess i'm just not experienced enough at having to take such long and fast swings to hit powerful strokes!
    I have a Warrior 100 ESP for when the fatigue kicks in.
    I have just ordered some more Premier Control string and will try some at lower tensions, starting at 55lbs
     
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  16. fuzz nation

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    I like to add lead at 3/9 o'clock - it gives the head of my frame more stability (if I want it) and also ups the power level by a little bit. It doesn't take much at all to make a difference. I think I placed only 3" or 4" strips of 1/4" lead tape on my current frames to steady them up, but I also added longer lengths of 1/2" tape under my grip to get more head-light balance. If adding lead to the hoop of your racquet makes it feel a little sluggish, this counterbalancing is something to consider.

    Initially I don't think you need to worry about exact amounts of lead to add. Try a little, see how that goes, and add a little more if you think you still need it. This "tuning by feel" can let you dial in nicely, but if you noodle with adding or removing the tape while at the courts, try not to waste too much of your hitting partner's time. It may take a couple adjustments to get things just right.
     
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