Rebel 95 (green) Ports vs String Holes ?

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  1. keithfival

    keithfival Professional

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    Does stringing with the O-ports give the old Rebel 95 much more pop than the string holes?

    I like the Team version a lot with the o-ports, can really get some speed to put away flat balls and love the big sweet spot and feel. Only prob is I've lost at least 10-15mph on my serve. I picked up a regular Reb 95 which came with string holes. It seems to have more spin but less zip on flat balls. Before I cut out the nice natural gut it came with to try the o-ports I'm wondering if anyone can confirm or deny my speculation that the o-ports give more "launch" on flat balls.

    Reb users?
     
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  2. klementine

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    Don't know about 'pop', negligible imo. But in my limited experience with the original rebel95, the o-ports make the racquet way more forgiving. Opens the sweetspot up and spin potential seemed greater.
     
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  3. Arthuro

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    O-Ports dampen the frame. Makes it less responsive and "pingy." It feels more like a vortex, better pocketing.
     
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  4. keithfival

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    How about power, if you step in and rip a flat FH, any noticeable difference in ball speed?
     
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