Soft Low Powered Poly recommendation?

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  1. johndagolfer

    johndagolfer Semi-Pro

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    I have a Junior player who no matter how much I try to dissuade him from going the poly route is set on using poly

    He is in the 7th grade and has a full long swing. I have tried the tighter syn gut route but even that seems to fly on him quite a bit.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a string that might temper this boy's "power".

    Thanks
     
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  2. ricki

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    technique...
     
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  3. Up&comer

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    Yep. He needs good technique before he should even think about full poly or a hybrid at 7th grade.
     
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    Agreed, tecnifibre Black Code is pretty soft. I'm on the 18 gauge and it's a great poly and comfortable too.

    Many say that Black Widow is perhaps the softest poly. I've strung up the 18gauge but have yet to use it.
     
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  5. johndagolfer

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    Agreed. He has a better than basic swing. I've had a long discussion with his parents and they've agreed to go the poly route for the time being. He had been using black widow, which he had good control with, but his parents took my warning and made him switch for a while.

    So that being said, with the warning in mind do you have a string recommendation that feels like black widow (soft and low powered), but lasts longer? I was thinking black Magic
     
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  6. gameboy

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    I will ask you this.

    Does he hit harder than ATP pro players? I am guessing no.

    Do you think those pro players have a hard time with balls sailing long, no matter what strings they used?

    This is a dangerous road to go down. He is blaming the strings for his swing problems, what's next? Racquet is too powerful? His shoes are too powerful?

    The balls are not sailing out because of his equipment (no matter how much many of us around here insist it is). It is sailing out be cause he has poor technique. He needs to fix that first.
     
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  7. johndagolfer

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    I agree with you completely. I am not his coach and he's very stubborn. But they have asked me to string his racquets and recommend a string that suits his game.
     
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  8. TimothyO

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    My 7th grader is using VS Touch/MSV CoFocus 1.27 in a Prince EXO3 Team Tour 100 and loves it. Tons of spin and good control. Very arm safe so dad's happy too. He loves hitting with topspin which helps him tame the power, but the Team Tour is very soft/flexy too which helps.
     
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  9. lynnbart

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    I have a son in the 11th grade playing with the new Pure Drive strung up with Black Iontec mains and PSGO crosses.

    I was warned that the racket was too powerful for him but as his strokes have progressed and he has continued to develope the body in the stroke it has only become a bigger weapon.. Strongly would encourage a swing coach.

    As for the soft string,,,,we really enjoy the comfort, price, and performance of the Discho Black Iontec.
     
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