Recommendations for Juniors 8-10 that play 5 days a week?

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  1. barringer97

    barringer97 Rookie

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    Looking at string for my 8 year old daughter. We are playing about 5 days a week and we are using yellow balls now. She currently has the Wilson Blade 25 inch., it is Pre-Strung by the manufacturer.

    Is the stock string fine or should I change it?

    Thanks,
     
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  2. rich s

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    my son had the same racquet..... we just left the factory string in it until in needed restringing... then re-strung it with PSGD 17 at 48 lb.
     
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  3. Rabbit

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    I'd restring it with Big Banger Original at 60... ;)

    leave it stock :)
     
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  4. yeeba

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    I just switched my 9 year old son with ISOSpeed Baseline spin with Gosen 17g cross. Tension at 50/54. He played great and gave a beat down to a 11 year old girl. He's going after some 13 year old now on the ladder matches.
     
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  5. Brocolt

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    I would recomend moving up to a 26 inch racket for the yellows. My 8 year old daughter plays a 25 inch with orange balls and uses a 26 when she plays yellows or ball machine practice with yellows. The 25 is tuff with yellows
     
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  6. rofl_copter3

    rofl_copter3 Professional

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    Just do not put her on poly strings yet!!!

    At her age stick with a syn gut and just let her practice and have fun...
     
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  7. fgs

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    the stock string is just fine.

    don't think of polys, not even hybrids, until she has developed full swings, starts playing with a normal length stick and regular balls and breaks that syngut or multi every second week.

    i have been through this with my son who turns 14 this year and plays competitional. he is using hybrids for about three years now.
     
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  8. maxpotapov

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    Wilson Blade 25 is too flimsy for regular size and weight balls, if that's what you mean by "yellow balls"

    8 yo playing so much... I would probably get her standard length racquet, there are plenty of lightweight tweeners. How about Blade 104? :)
     
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  9. fgs

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    8 yo should not have an issue with weight, as most smaller sized ones are around 250g anyway, but it is a matter of length and that rather relates to the height of the kid involved. i switched my son to regular length once he passed the 1,40m mark - i think he was around 10yo at that time. that's a height roughly two times the length of a regular stick.
     
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  10. barringer97

    barringer97 Rookie

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    Thanks, I was actually thinking about that.
     
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  11. gameboy

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    I string my daughter's racket with natural gut.

    If your kid is not a string breaker, (and at this age, they are not) gut is by far the best choice as it is easy on the arms and do not lose tension or resiliency like polys and synthetics do. You can string them and forget it until they break.
     
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