Recommend me a string. (wall of text)

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Kenny022593, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Kenny022593

    Kenny022593 Professional

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    Hello, I am an upcoming Serve and Vollier according to my Pro. I have been working on it alot lately and i guess i have gotten pretty good at it. My problem is now I don't know what string to use. Currently i am using a full bed of cyber flash at 57 on my RDiS 100 mid. With my style of play (Spin first and second serve, flatter strokes compared to other juniors, and volleys) I cannot seem to break the Cyber Flash (my mom only lets me get my racquet strung when it breaks). Also, the Cyber Flash seems to lack feel from other strings I have used. Probably because it is a co-poly.

    Currently i have Gosen sheep micro 17, Polyon Ice (this is stiffer than cyber flash isn't it?) and Forten Nylon 16.

    So basically i am asking what string you would recommend that is a good "feel" string that is not too expensive and i can get it restrung every 3-4 weeks because it breaks. Would you say just a simple SynGut or Nylon? Or should i look into something like E-Matrix?
     
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  2. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    Well if you aren't breaking strings, get some thin natural gut. Babolat 17 gauge or 18 gauge should work well. Might want to string it a few lbs tighter to control the power though.
     
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  3. ogruskie

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    Unless you're an extremely heavy hitter, you won't be breaking poly with flat strokes. CF is naturally a stiff string, so of course at 57 lbs it's going to lack feel. If you want more feel out of a poly then string extremely low tension. Otherwise if you want the string to have touch and break quickly get some cheap synthetic gut, like Forten Sweet. A reel is $50 and will give you about 16 full stringjobs.

    Obviously his mom won't let him restring often because it's expensive. So why the hell would she want to dish out $30 on a single set of string. There are many cheaper alternatives
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    As a fellow junior S&Ver, I felt the need to reply. Like yourself, I hit twist/kick 1st and 2nd serves, and I found the only way that I'm NOT breaking strings is by using full poly. I just recently tried out full Gosen Polylon 17g, a first generation poly definitely not know for its feel, at 75% of my typical tension (45 lbs as opposed to 60 lbs).

    I felt that I was kicking and twisting my serves in ways they hadn't before, my volleys were ALWAYS deep, and whenever I wanted to hit a drop volley, the option was ALWAYS there. If you haven't ever tried it, try dropping the tension on your poly to about 45-50 lbs, I don't think you'll regret it.
     
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  5. Valjean

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    With your game I would go with Alpha Gut 2000 as long as I could. Here it is, here on TW too: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Alpha_Gut_2000_16_String/descpageACALPHA-AG200016.html
     
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  6. Kenny022593

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    Thanks for the suggestions. When i order my racquet for xmas ill have my mom add some alpha gut in there. I will also try the Gosen or the other set of Cyber Flash i have at a lower tension.
     
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  7. T1000

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    I used Kirschbaum competition 17g full and a combo of kirschbaum multifibre and competition. I liked the hybrid better, more feel and power. I used it in an RDIS 100 mid and I'm a serve and volleyer. I have a reel from a sponsorship so if you want to try a set of each just email me, i'm switching strings now to alu rough. (emails in my profile
     
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  8. Kenny022593

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    If i remember correctly you don't like dealing with minors and i am only 16 :(
     
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  9. hoodjem

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    Thinner strings is one way to get more feel. Try Cyberflash 1.20 mains @55 with Wilson Sensation 1.25 crosses @58.
     
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  10. T1000

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    I don't care about age, I'm 17. I'll deal with anyone (except scammers of course). If you want to try a set just shoot me an email, I'm sure we can work something out.
     
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  11. drummerdan

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    I've played serve/volley for years and if you can afford it, a full bed natural gut is the way to go. It has been very good to me. Everything you want - power, spin, control and most inportantly for a s/v - feel. Even a hybrid is a great way to go. Mix it with Genesis spin-x or black magic for a great combo.
     
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