String recommendations for a Volkl Classic 9 Pro

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Keifers, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Keifers

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    This is The Orange One (also called the Halloween stick by some).

    I'm an all court player, mostly hit flat or with some topspin, some semi-western, no full western on the fh, 1hbh. I've used a hybrid of VS gut 17/Gosen JC 17 @ 61 in the past - nice. Would like to hear what strings (and tensions) you've liked and disliked in this frame.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Keifers

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    Bump.

    Help, anyone?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. jayserinos99

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    I had picked up a few a while back; I just found them too light in stock form for my liking although it wasn't a bad frame. I had them strung with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 at 56-58 lbs.; it had decent pop and spin with this setup.
     
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  4. mctennis

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    All I ever used was gut in mine. I always used 2 lbs below top tension recommendation.
     
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  5. Keifers

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    Thanks for your responses, guys.

    jay, I ended up adding some 1/4" lead tape at 3:00 and 9:00 and inside the throat. With an overgrip, the unstrung frame weighs 332 grams.

    Very nice pop and stability -- with that lovely C9 flex.
     
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  6. jayserinos99

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    ^ I actually ended up with 3 c10 pros; they came strung at 60 lbs. with syn gut. Currently i have 3 dnx9s with various strings (poly/syn gut, natural gut/syn gut) at various tensions. I haven't tried the dnx9 with poly/syn gut yet but the natural gut/syn gut combo strung fairly low (less than 55 lbs) is really powerful.
     
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  7. Rabbit

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    I used to play with it and used Prince Topspin 16 @58 pounds. It was a great combo.
     
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  8. louis netman

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    You got it right. The flexy C9 & 10 do well with gut mains and a crisp mono like JC in the crosses at all tensions in the recommended range. BTW, Keifers, do you have a supplier for that JC 17???
     
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  9. Keifers

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    No, lou, unfortunately I haven't been able to find any JC 17 since it was discontinued.

    Do you know if it's still available in Japan? Because if it is, I may be able to get a friend here to ask his friend there to send some over.
     
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  10. louis netman

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    after its discontinuation, I got reels from Rocky Mountain Sports in Colorado...they have since gone dry...It's a shame that such a fine playing, reasonably priced string is no longer made...

    I guess you could try Japan. I'll take a reel or two if I can get it for 75 bucks...
     
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