Spin a lings. Most spin ever.

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  1. kiteboard

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    I would like to copy right the trade name: spin a lings, spin a ling, and smack a ling. See this pic? I obtained the most amount of spin ever with these.

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    When these are placed at every cross in the hitting area, the spin is insane, often going over the opponent's head. When you place drinking straws, one inside another, and use them as impact absorbers, the sound is loud. The smack a ling. How to get the most spin with tennis string job, most spin with an 18 x 20, most spin spaghetti string job.
     
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  2. Tennis Is Magic

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    Das cool, except for the fact that it's illegal.
     
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  3. kiteboard

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    Inter twining strings are illegal, not spin a lings.
     
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  4. AceServer

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    I think anything attached on the top of the first bottom cross string is illegal in tourney play.
     
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  5. kiteboard

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    Then why aren't string a lings illegal? That is the reason Fed uses them, for spin, not for durability on a stick he uses for 8 games.
     
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  6. The Djoker

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    Just think of them as large string savers :lol:
     
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  7. kiteboard

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    String savers yes, ball killers, no. When they fill the string bed hitting area, it's an awesome spin to behold, more than any spaghetti job, or any string period.
     
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  8. esgee48

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    Your string a lings extend above the plane of the stringbed. That makes it illegal since they are not part of the string. If you could come up with an aftermarket string coating that was super slippery and could be applied permanently to the strings, that would be legal. Note that I said aftermarket because if the string was already super slippery, you could not grip it for tensioning.

    edit: stringalings marketed by Babolat etc do not extend above the string.
     
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  9. Cup8489

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    so are you saying just regular string savers applied generously in the sweet zone will give massive spin?
     
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  10. kiteboard

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    Not as much as these, but more than if you did not use them.
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    No, just tube the mains and don't interlace the crosses. Mains are free to move.
     
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  12. kiteboard

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    Now that is illegal in tourny play.
     
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  14. fortun8son

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    Spaghetti stringing was legal for a little while.
    Didn't take long to outlaw it.
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    Bringing back Sexy this weekend. Wait till they see my spin. Got a reel of tube.
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Cool. But....protrusions, man. Not Kosher. I checked with the Rabbi at the ITF.
     
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  18. kiteboard

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    Until you try this, you have not seen spin. All crosses on both sides (I only use one side when not at net) in hitting area.
     
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  19. Leelord337

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    interesting, what are the "spin a lings" actually? drinking straws? i wanna try this on one of my old racquets to see what kind of spin i can get. i would never play a tournament w/them though, lol
     
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  20. kiteboard

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    Drinking straws. I have also used short pieces of zip cord electrical wire, of the type that xmas tree lights are made of. The copper wire fibers actually tear the felt of the ball, while the straws bend, and grab/hold of the ball without damaging it as much, and adding more spin than even the copper wires.
     
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  21. fortun8son

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    Awesome! But still ill-eagle.
    a. The hitting surface of the racket shall be flat and consist of a pattern of crossed strings connected to a frame and alternately interlaced or bonded where they cross; and the stringing pattern shall be generally uniform, and in particular not less dense in the center than in any other area. The racket shall be designed and strung such that the playing characteristics are identical on both faces. The strings shall be free of attached objects and protrusions other than those utilized solely and specifically to limit or prevent wear and tear or vibration, and which are reasonable in size and placement for such purposes.
    Sorry, but dems de rules.
     
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  22. TenFanLA

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    Kiteboard,

    I thought you use BHBR/nrg2 hybrid? Are you using BHBR full bed now? If so, is it because of the added, insane spin?
     
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  23. kiteboard

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    I am using bhbr/nrg2. This was a full set, before I decided on the nrg2. I also use it with vs team mains.
     
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  24. The Dark Knight

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    I came across this thread by accident .

    Any more news on how it's going with these things?

    I was thinking about how to make them legal.

    If you could manufacture string savers that are double in height I think it would actually be legal.

    Or If you cut down the straws, zip cord, or the wire so thy there are no protrusions I think it would probably be legal?

    But definitely double thick string savers would have to be legal. I wish there were a way to put one string save on top of another . Problem solved!
     
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  25. pvaudio

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    ^^^ Just focus on playing the game. If you practice, you'll make all the spin you need.
     
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  26. mikeler

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    Amen brother.
     
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  27. Up&comer

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    Correctamundo.
     
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  28. Ronaldo

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    Tube the mains, do not interlace, and hide your racquet.
     
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  29. Chotobaka

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    I am all for maximizing performance through use of the best/most appropriate equipment, but this is just pathetic. Borderline retarded. More like "ding-a-ling".
     
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  30. Bowtiesarecool

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    I don't see how this is any better than mineral oil/armor all/wax rubbed onto the strings.
     
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  31. The Dark Knight

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    Does that do anything?
     
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  32. treblings

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    to all of you who┬┤ve waxed or oiled the strings of your racket.
    what did you try to achieve? make the strings more slippery? does that enhance topspin?
     
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