String for Steam 99s?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by cluelessmoose, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. wmilas

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    flash 17

    Extra characters here so it lets me post :)
     
  2. JackB1

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    It's amazing how many people continue to try the 99s with low tension and then say it's too powerful or lost tension too quick.
     
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  3. wmilas

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    And its amazing how many people read comments and post garbage without understanding them.
     
  4. Buford T Justice

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    I am slowly going up up up. The next one is being strung at 67. For me at least, I seem to like this frame more as tension goes up.
     
  5. DavidNERODease

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  6. cluelessmoose

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    Ahaha! I like this guy!
     
  7. JackB1

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    what am I not understanding? what "garbage" did I post? Why don't you explain to us all since you seem to undertand better than me?
     
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  8. JackB1

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    Well you stated you tried 50 lbs before forum research and then tried 55 after and still found 55 "too springy". What am I missing? There are dozens and dozens of posts here about people finding almost anyting under 60 lbs too powerful or "springy" as you say. Was there a hidden meaning in your post I missed? The recommended tension from the mfg of the racquet is 55-65, making 60 right in the middle. This would be a good place to start. Sorry if I jumped on your comment or if I misunderstood, but I guess I got tired of reading dozens of posts about how people try this racquet at low tension and wonder why it's too powerful or loses tension too quickly.
     
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  9. cluelessmoose

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    Hey I get you're point. Don't worry about it. I just wound it funny that wmilas took a snap at you, that's all. Internet forums are nothing to get worked up about guys.
     
  10. DavidNERODease

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    It's funny because I tried to write my post with the required "hidden meaning" not so hidden because I knew it would be potentially subject to such a reaction. Hehe - this is the short version of a previously detailed multipointed ripping that I decided to let go because I too get your point. But you have to admit that it's just hard to believe only 15 crosses has such a drastic effect until you experience it for yourself. We all knew it would make a difference but holy smoke!
     
  11. D-money

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    What Guage of CyberFlash and at what tension? I've been hitting with Volkl Cyclone at 56 it's not bad.
     
  12. D-money

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    I also tried 4g 1.30 and I didn't think it was anything special.
     
  13. quest01

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    Well my strings just snapped in my other 99s but they lasted about 4 hours longer then my other racquet. I had it strung with the same string, Luxilon ALU power and they lasted longer this time due to waiting until the next day to use the racquet. I just finished stringing the racquet with 4G 16g so this should last longer. After this snaps, I'll try out the 4GS 15g and compare both of them.
     
  14. Buford T Justice

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    Has anyone ever tried Golden Set Power Cord? I am going to try some oin this frame as I think it might work well. And, the price is right....$77 a reel, free shipping, plus an extra 5% off if your order goes over $100.

    If nothing else, its a cheap experiment....although this is a significant price increase over my previous string at $33.95 a reel!!!!
     
  15. Ross K

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    It's official: TB much better than 4G in the 99s (for me at least).
     
  16. JackB1

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    How about the new tour bite soft 16 gauge version? It seems to be getting really great reviews everywhere.
     
  17. Ross K

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    TBH I'm a little sceptical as I've heard the total opposite from a real TB "connoisseur." Haven't tried it for myself though. Just one man's opinion and all that, so may give it a look. As I posted in the diary thread a bit earlier, I'm keen to look at TB/Iontech Hexa. Apparently that really softens things up a bit whilst retaining what you want when there's TB in there.
     
  18. D-money

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    Has anyone used Solinco Outlast. It seems with its extremely low friction ratings it would be a good fit for this racket.
     
  19. cluelessmoose

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    I got tremendous spin from outlast in this racket, also good power and control. Unfortunately, this only lasted me an hour. At that point, the strings were sticking to each other all over the place and the racket had lost a lot of tension.
     
  20. D-money

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    That's too bad. I bet it looks sharp to with the red strings. I've liked those in other sticks. Anyone try red code? Not just because its red but because its a firmer poly that might compliment the string pattern.
     
  21. Mongolmike

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    Speaking of red strings, in the 105s I've tried Kirschbaum Pro Line II- which I liked very much... tho like most strings the durability isn't much more than 6 hours... and I'm currently trying Babolat Revenge (which is also red). Not liking this so much. Played doubles the other night 2 hours... will give it one more session... if I still don't like it I'll cut it.

    Comparing the two... the Pro Line felt livelier and the corresponding notching was heavier, so I think the strings were sliding back and forth better.... in fact I noticed with the Revenge that I had to re-adjust the strings a few times... something I rarely have to do with new poly. Also the Revenge was a little less powered in comparison. I played alright, just wasn't impressed with the Revenge. I've got one pack left of this, I'll try it lower tension next time.
     
  22. JackB1

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    has anyone tried a hybrid in the 99s with something to soften it up a little in the crosses? I am wondering how a hybrid of a poly/NXT Control would play? NXT Control is a poly/multi combo string and it's a pretty thick 16g.

    Some other ideas for crosses possibly would be....

    Gosen AK Pro Spin 15L 1.34
    Gamma FTX 16 1.30
    Volkl VWrap 16 1.30
     
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  23. cluelessmoose

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    Has anyone tried isospeed black fire in this racket?
     
  24. racertempo

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    Probably not since it is new, TW just started carrying it but not sure how long it has been on the market.
     
  25. D-money

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    I know the "has anyone tried" additions aren't the most helpful but I think I'm going to try big banger original in this stick once my 4G dies. I just put
    4G in yesterday as so far it's the most consistent performer. I alwas liked BBO for what it was and based off of the string friction rankings it's better than most luxilon including 4G in terms of inter string friction. So that said...... Anyone tried big banger original in the 99S? :)
     
  26. tennis_nut

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    Hi, did you get a chance to try out the Big Banger Original in the 99S? I have a set that I want to try but don't know what tension I should go with. I've been playing Discho Iontec Salmon @ 58 lbs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  27. D-money

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    I haven't I've e got 2 more sets of 4g to get through. I may just get some anyway but I want to give 4g a fair shake.
     

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