PV Audio's Playtest Thread

Discussion in 'Strings' started by pvaudio, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. JT_2eighty

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    Is typhoon blue substantially softer than the grey? Any other playability differences between these two Typhoons?

    I don't hear much of Typhoon lately, it used to be the forum fan favorite, but that has quickly been dethroned by bhbr and the like?
     
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  2. JT_2eighty

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    As a fan of WC MB, and with the initial greatness you found with this setup before its early demise, I am curious how a different "uber" textured main string would fare with the MB crosses... any chance you have tried either Tornado or BHBR or the like in a similar setup? I have some Polystar Turbo I may cross with MB to see, as those are two of my top polys I have yet to combine like this.. hmm..
     
  3. pvaudio

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    No sir, I gave up on my poly hybrids after that. I simply don't see the point. Yes, there are those that swear it's worth it. I would rather use gut and get more out of my racquet.
     
  4. pvaudio

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    Indeed I will, you're a friend of Adam's? Shoot me an email, pvstringing at gmail com.
     
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    Actually I'm a friend of yours -- the good doctor :)
     
  7. pvaudio

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    Ahh, Dr. J. Indeed you are :)
     
  8. pvaudio

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    Shop opens weekend before the semester, I'll see if I can't get the list out around then.
     
  9. mctennis

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    pvaudio? Any new string combinations and pics coming up soon? If not what have you actually settled on?
    Thanks. GREAT thread you have here. Thanks for all the great input, review and pictures.
     
  10. pvaudio

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    Nothing yet, I'm seriously playing with dead poly until I get home. 3 sticks of Pmaxx/ITb and the one stick of Scorp/Thunderblast is getting me through. I'm playing some damn good tennis too, so once I've got fresh strings which actually...work, then I'm excited to see where I am.
     
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    I have a thread open was hoping you would chime in but I guess I'll chime in to you, the 4.5-5.0 thread, would you take a look at my postins and tell me your thoughts ?? Thanks either way !!!
     
  12. rprab827

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    Wanted to get your take on some string setups. In one of my racquets I was thinking of doing black5edge in the mains and prince premier attack in the crosses, but not sure of what tension to go with. In the other racquet, I want to go with silverstring, but again am not sure of what tension to go with. Play with a babolat aeropro gt, semiwestern forehand. Thanks!
     
  13. mikeler

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    What is your skill level? Are you strong and can generate power no matter the string?
     
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    Either 4.0 or 4.5. Im a high school player, not very tall or all that strong.
     
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    Yet i still can generate a good amount of power but am not a "big hitter"
     
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    What racket are you using?
     
  17. rprab827

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    aero pro gt
     
  18. mikeler

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    I think 50# on the B5E mains with 54# on the PPA crosses is a good place to start assuming that you are talking 16g PPA. I've never tried the 17g version of PPA.
     
  19. rprab827

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    Thanks! Have you tried the silverstring?
     
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    I have not. The spin of B5E got me to stop trying other polys. My arm eventually started hurting from that poly combined with some wet clay courts this winter so I'm poly free for the foreseeable future.
     
  21. pvaudio

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    Yes, I have for sure learned this summer just how nice it is to not even worry about what string you're using. It makes you focus entirely on your technique since you can't blame anything. It also made me appreciate just how amazing fresh poly feels and moreover how valuable gut is since all of my poly is dead, but everything is still playable.
     
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    And I'm finally caught up with this thread!

    I noticed you didn't care for Supra as much as the Performaxx you've always loved. For me, even then Classic line of Performaxx was a bit stiff and Pacific Classic didn't last long for me. I like the limited coating on Supra. I'm comparing full bed though. Also, from what I can tell, P'maxx is no longer available...
     
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    Hey Mr. PV. I have a question for you that I thought would be good for your thread: I remember you mentioning once that you came to think that a hybrid with polyester in the mains doesn't differ significantly in spin production than a hybrid with gut mains and poly crosses; you mentioned Roddick as a case of the former. Assuming this is true (and I have no reason to think it isn't), I'm wondering why it is so. With a gut/poly, I know a lot of the spin comes from the elastic gut sliding on the smooth poly and snapping back. On the poly/gut-or-multi, is the poly in a similar fashion sliding a lot across the gut-or-multi? Or does this setup have a significantly high string-to-ball friction rate? I'm just curious as to your thoughts.
     
  24. pvaudio

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    I do not say this is a general rule of thumb, rather for the strings I've tried, some prefer mains. For example, B5E plays better as a main, as does Scorpion, but Silverstring plays better either in full or as a cross.
     
  25. pvaudio

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    Ah finally back. Time to get to stringing :D
     
  26. finalfantasy7

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    PV - you got any strings setup u wanted to try?

    kind of hoping if you could test these 2 strings:
    yonex poly tour pro 1.25
    yonex poly tour spin - ive read nostrodamus thread, like more info
     
  27. mikeler

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    Welcome back.
     
  28. rdis10093

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    do you have any pink syn guts in stock?
     
  29. pvaudio

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    You know, in fact, I do haha
     
  30. alidisperanza

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    Heyo, Give Iontec Black/ Kirschbaum Synthetic a shot-- I think it'll compare very nicely to your baseline/ogsm combo but it will last longer. Perhaps a bit more powerful
     
  31. pvaudio

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    Tornado/Xcel FO is back in the stick :D

    I think if I can find some Iontec Black I'll do what Ali said because I really want to use Baseline/OGSM, but it lasts about 3 hours.
     
  32. pvaudio

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    Man that is such a nice combo. If only it weren't so expensive :(
     
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    Inbox me your address, I'll ship you a set of the combo. It lasted me around 4 hours of moderate hitting. Granted, if you up the spin factor or hit with a veritable nadal you won't have the luxury.
     
  34. pvaudio

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    I actually just bought a bunch off of retlod haha
     
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    thanks for the hit man, I will let you know when I am ready to restring the new racquets. We should do it again, next time I pay.
     
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    Played back to back with the Tornado/Xcel and the dead Scorpion/TB against rdis10093. The Scorpion is simply superior, no question whatsoever. I'm curious therefore as to what Scorpion/Xcel FO feels like, but alas it's too expensive and I don't have much left. I think then that Scorp/TB shall be my setup for the rest of the year unless I can find a reel of N.vY which won't mark up the balls.
     
  37. mixedmedia

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    Good luck on your quest, PV!
     
  38. pvaudio

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    Hey, no prob! I was just getting restless having not hit. I much like my new backhand grip; it just feels so much more solid than the flatter one I was using before.

    And I don't like your lefty slice :mad:
     
  39. pvaudio

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    Haha ^^^ was for rdis
     
  40. mixedmedia

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    I forget, man, have you ever tried full gut? I've been pushing gut lately, if you haven't noticed. :)
     
  41. mixedmedia

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    Yeah, I slid a comment in.
     
  42. pvaudio

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    Yep, and it's good, but not for me.
     
  43. mixedmedia

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    Just checking. :) Figured it wasn't. How long is the current setup lasting, and why does N.vy mark the balls so badly...?
     
  44. pvaudio

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    No no, Nvy doesn't. Thunderblast does which is annoying. That's why I'm interested in Nvy because at first it's cool to put grid marks on the balls, it gets annoying after a few hits (as mikeler also said).
     
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    Haha, oh, I get what you meant. I was a bit confused there since I'd never experienced that before and misinterpreted comment. N.vy should be a great substitute for ThB. I know you can find some on a deal, the Bay hound you are. (I'll let you know if I see some, since I frequent the strings section too.)
     
  46. pvaudio

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    Ah man, even with dead poly, the gut mains setup is simply amazing to serve with. Just flat out stupendous. But alas, it's too expensive :(
     
  47. rdis10093

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    do you have a red babolat string called revenge? have you ever played it? also looking for maybee weiscannon bugbite (want red string to match new racquets, should be in on thursday.)
     
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    Kirschbaum has a few red strings.
     
  49. rdis10093

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    the only kirschbaum string that I like is spicky shark, pro line is decent but not that great.
     
  50. finalfantasy7

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    got a question can you help PV as you've used whispetouch before.
    basically i was serving by myself and broke whispertouch, i hit the ball in the iiddle of racket but it broke - 2 strings at top right?.

    just want to ask ive only used the setup uf for 2.5 hrs just practising serving, the poly cross is fine, shold i just restring the main gut - or is that bad for racket?.

    jus got it back from stringer, but the packet i used- ive had for 2 yrs but unopened, now i have half a set left, wanna put it back in, but should i wax the string. 1st time its happened to me.


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