String for head radical pro

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  1. Jonesy88

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    Hi guys after some recommendations. I've never really been one to change the strings on my racquet but seeing as I'm starting some league matches soon I'd like to change my strings from the crap that it came with. No idea what it is just stock radical pro?

    Basically I find I have slightly too much power sometimes and its starting to annoy me, I'd like something that offers plenty of spin and control.

    I know its not much to go on but I'm new to this :eek: thanks
     
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  2. Jonesy88

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    Oh and I play twice a week for about 5 hours in total, plus soon to be one league game every 2 weeks or so. Thanks
     
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  3. Muppet

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    Considering how often you re-string, I'd say go for a synthetic gut or a natural gut if you don't mind the initial price. Stay away from polys. You have to replace them every two weeks. Check out Dunlop S-gut.
     
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    Try Head Intellitour.
     
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    Prince Beast XP?
     
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  6. Jonesy88

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    Would it be a full set of gut? What's the advantages of using gut?
     
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    Yeah, use a full set of gut or possibly gut mains/synthetic gut crosses to save some money. Using poly as a cross with gut would be a waste as the poly would die a lot sooner than the gut.

    Gut gives you great comfort, pocketing and playability, dwell time, good spin, longevity, and directional control. It's a very elastic string, so it feels a lot different than synthetic gut or poly. Most multis try to mimmick the characteristics of gut. A typical tension for gut is 63 pounds on a lockout machine and 58 on a dropweight or constant pull machine. If you're prone to frequent shanking on your shots, natural gut may break prematurely too often for you. But it's worth a try.

    I liked Klip Legend 16 in a hybrid. It was easy to string for a gut and it played fairly soft, although I've read that it's on the firmer side for guts. Also, it's less expensive than the premium guts.

    I also strung Babolat Tonic 16 w/BT7 technology. It was very, very stiff. I kept it around for a couple of months hoping it would loosen up. I tried it in serving practice, but it didn't have enough pop or comfort. Some people like it for use in hybrids, but I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't feel like a natural gut to me. It's the new BT7 process that messed up some great strings.

    Let us know what you're playing with and how your playtests are going.
     
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  8. Tamiya

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    The stock factory strings on Youteks were pretty decent IMHO,
    it's better than cheap crap other brands might put on for display not play.

    If you want less power than now, avoid natgut. String tighter too.

    I like Head PPS syngut or Prince syngut as a reliable all rounder.
    Go thinner gauge for more bite on ball or try something textured.
     
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  9. Muppet

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    I was thinking that the reason you get too much power from your current strings is that they have probably lost all tension by now. There's no need to over-tighten your strings next time around. Just expect that strings become more powerful as they need replacement.
     
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  10. Jonesy88

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    How about a hybrid rpm blast and vs gut setup?
     
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    I don't know which Rad Pro you have. But, when I had the IG Rad Pro I used ALU Rough and I thought it matched up well with the frame. Tension was at 50.
     
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  12. Jonesy88

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    Yea mines the IG, what was power like with the ALU rough? I was also looking at the original
     
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