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Discussion in 'Strings' started by Puredrivetennis, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Puredrivetennis

    Puredrivetennis Rookie

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    something that wont break... I play ncaa, so im on court 3 hours a day minimum.. playing with head mg radical pro... ive broken 49 sets this SEMESTER.
    its getting out of hand. i've tried essentially everything, and ive settled on one half the equation-- i want gamma zo twist in my crosses at 57 lbs . i don't know what i can put in my mains at 54 lbs but i need something thatll last me more than 2-3 hours... HELP!
     
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  2. ManuGinobili

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    I'm assuming your goal is cost effectiveness so Lux might be out of the equation.

    Have you tried the various polys discussed in great length on this forum, the Genesis, Kirschbaum, PolyStar, ProSupex strings?

    One more thing to consider is the 16x19 pattern of the rad pro results in a bit faster string breakage. But u probably don't wanna change racket during the season..
     
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  3. plowmanjoe

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    what have you been using?
     
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  4. BigT

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    Your racket has one of the most open 16x19 patterns around. I demoed it once and broke the syn. gut in 15 minutes. You can try a 16 gauge poly like PolyStar Energy, but even that may not be enough. Try full or keep poly in the mains and a syn. gut in the crosses for the most durability.
     
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  5. Puredrivetennis

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    tried multiple polys, yes.. ideally, id like something soft in my mains, but we'll have to see i guess... ive tried everything including (but not limited to) :

    head syn gut 16/17
    fxp 16/17
    fxp power 16/17
    sonic pro 16/17
    prince syngut dura 16/17
    gamma syn gut 16
    zo magic 16
    kirshbaum competition poly 16
    sensation 16
    tecnifibre syngut 15L
    stamina 16
    xcel 16/17
    xcel power 16/17
    addiction 16
    superfine play 16
     
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  6. bastorm0720

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    hurricane tours?
     
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  7. tsongaali

    tsongaali Semi-Pro

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    Pro hurricane (not the tour version). Very good poly with outstanding durability. Comfort is a bit harsh however. Give it a try.
     
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  8. Skabeast121

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    I feel your pain I used the same racquet up til 3 weeks ago and had the same problem. If you want a cheap string that lasts really long just go for Technifibre polyspin its not the best but its cheap and does its job.
     
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  9. ronalditop

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    Agreed. Polyspin is pretty good for its price.
     
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  10. Puredrivetennis

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    Update: Narrowed it down to two choices... either gosen polylon or tf polyspin...
    will probably put a synth in x's to soften up... what has your vote? based on tension maintenance and feel...
     
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  11. Figjam

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    huh??? your using multis or cheap ass polys and asking why you are breaking so much???


    FWIW, I have two rackets that whos string is holding on by HALF the string.
    1. Gamma fusion strung at 78, yes 78lbs, the kevlar is holding together still
    2 blue gear, the grommet cut into the string, and its still holding together.
     
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