Racket string for kids?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by gplracer, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. gplracer

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    My son is a tournament player in his teens and he plays with a Technifiber Redcode (Poly). My younger son is 7 and plays a lot of tournaments with a 25" frame. The strings are a year old now and looking worn. Should I re-string it and with what. He has good topsin ground strokes and is very advanced for his age having had lots of instruction for several years. He recently won a 10 and under tournament. Would the technifiber redcode be a bad string choice for such a young player? I am sure he would get more bite on the ball.
     
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  3. philosoraptor

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    how about a cheap natural gut? kids probably wont break strings that fast...plus itd be great for his strokes
     
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  4. gplracer

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    A cheap natural gut is an idea. I thought about Wilson NXT Tour as well. Do you think it would make much of a difference with regard to playability and spin potential over the likely cheap string that has been in the racket for over a year?
     
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  5. brownbearfalling

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    If he gets used to playing with natural gut, that would be costly. I suggest rainbow colored strings.
     
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  6. rich s

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    Get a reasonably priced multi (or a soft Syn Gut) for your 7 year old. Poly's are too harsh IMO....especially for a 7 y/o.

    examples: Yonex Tour Super 850, Wilson Sensation, Babolat Addiction, Pro Supex Maxim Touch.

    Pricier multis are TF X-One Biphase, TF NRG2, Wilson NXT

    my $.02
     
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  7. gameboy

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    I would highly recommend a cheap gut for kids. They don't break strings and since they hold tension better, they will last a very long time.

    I string my 8 yr old's racquet with Global Gut.
     
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  8. PimpMyGame

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    Cheap multi or comfortable syn gut at age 7. A lot of my son's friends (aged 12) use stuff like Pro Red Code but I haven't let him get anywhere near a string that stiff yet.
     
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