Question for Ncode 95 18x20 users @ 5.0+ level...

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by LethalLefty, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. LethalLefty

    LethalLefty New User

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    String and tension dilemma for this frame:

    My last experiment was using TIMO 17 @63lbs. Started out great, but after approximately 4 hours, felt considerable tension drop along with springy feel and ball started to sail!

    Specifically, I'm looking for something more crisp to avoid that annoying spongy feel.

    Current strings that I have in my bag are: Babolat Pro Hurricane 16, Prince SG w/Duraflex 17 and Tecnifibre NRG 18.

    Would appreciate feedback on your thoughts and experiences!

    Brief summary of my game: In between 5.0 and 5.5 (getting older), lefty, strong forehand and serve, mostly slice backhand, all court game. If comparing game to known player (Feliciano Lopez). I was a long time user of the PS 85, but decided to switch to something a little more forgiving over a long haul match (South Florida heat!).
     
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  2. dmastous

    dmastous Professional

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    I'd say your best bet would be the Tecnifibre NRG 18. Too bad you don't have a 17 guage version.
    Take a quick trip to the String database at ***********:
    http://www.s t r i n g f o r u m.n e t/stringdb.php
     
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  3. LethalLefty

    LethalLefty New User

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    On the tecnifibre nrg 17, at how many pounds on this frame? Please keep in mind that at 63lbs. the TIMO 17 ultimately became spongy and too much power.
     
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  4. dmastous

    dmastous Professional

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    Most multifillament string will lose tension after being strung. I've read good reviews of the Technifire NRG string. I used Wilson NXT and found it to be uncontrollable with my game. I look for more control in a string and I provide the power.
    To relieve stress on my shoulder, I too went to a nCode racquet (nTour 95) and tried a multifilament in one as well as Luxillon Alo Rough in the other, and both proved to be too powerfull. I liked the softer feel of NXT, and wanted to be able to hit with some power without having to swing as hard. The problem was I didn't have the feeling of control I have with the Thin Blend I use. So to get the feel and spin back I went back to Thin Blend. So far I've liked the result.
    If you don't like a softer string (if that's what spongy means) then maybe the NRG string isn't a good choice. It will probably feel similar to NXT.
     
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  5. LethalLefty

    LethalLefty New User

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    Thanks for the input, I'll give the Thin Blend a try next.
     
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