Strings for Prince Diablo Tour MP

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  1. ac3111

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    I'm gonna try a Prince Diablo Tour MP (100) and I want some string suggestions.
    My current sticks are a K90 (VS touch mains/Luxilon Supersense monotec crosses, tension around mid 40's) and a PS 6.0 85 (Gosen OG sheep micro strung @44lbs).

    I have one hand back hand and spin production from both sides I would say small to moderate. I like to attack the net but I don't serve&volley. My 1st serve is weak.

    I am looking for a lighter frame so that I can maintain a good level of play during a match. I like headlight racquets with thin beam and I thought Diablo Tour MP would give me more forgiveness and easiness.
    Anyway I am thinking of trying the Diablo Tour MP with Head Intellitour string 16g strung around 50lbs. I have at my disposal a reel of Gosen OG sheep micro 16 and Wilson Sensation 17g.

    What would be your string recommendations for the Diablo Tour MP?
     
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  2. fuzz nation

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    You may find that the Diablo mp has significantly less heft to bring to the collision with the ball than the Wilson mids you're using now. I also hit a one-handed backhand and very much prefer a frame with "enough" of that mass, plow-through, etc. to be stable through the ball when I hit that shot. Just be ready for a different experience.

    I tried that racquet a few years ago and it was definitely a fun hitter with a lot of spin potential, but my preference has always run toward the heavier gear. I actually used the heftier Prince NXG midplus for a while because it was a better fit for me than the Diablo - that's just me. If you can get some, you might want to put just a minimal addition of lead tape on your hoop at 3/9 o'clock, but you might also love the thing in its stock setup.

    I remember that racquet having a rather open string pattern. While I enjoy the feel and performance of some thinner 17 gauge strings, I'd probably go for a 16 ga. option in that frame that still has some good feel. Your Gosen OGSM should be fine as long as it's not too tight. The thinner Sensation may feel fantastic in there, but it might also get chewed up rather fast in that open layout.
     
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  3. ac3111

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    Thanks for your input. I forgot to mention that I am not a stringbreaker.
    What do you think about the Intellitour 16 hybrid from Head?
     
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    where are you, Prince Tour diablo users?
    Where are you Head Intellitour users?
     
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  5. fuzz nation

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    That IntelliTour 16 hybrid looks rather funky, but I've only used a full set of their RIP Control once or twice. No idea what that hybrid would have to offer. I'd be happy to see your feedback on that string if you try a set.

    I'm a syn. gut user and I've been enjoying Tecnifibre's string for a little while. Since I string my own, I don't mind the lower durability of 17 ga. syn. gut and it usually gives me a larger measure of feel and performance. If you're not much of a string breaker, you might want to have a go with one or two options of that thinner stuff.
     
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    I will try the Intellitour 16 string at some point. Maybe on my Wilson ProStaff 6.0 95.
    And for sure I will try the Champions Choice combo.
    My K95 18x20 is strung at the moment with Weisscanon multi Explosiv at 23kgs...
     
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  7. Don't Let It Bounce

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    The Tour Diablo MP is not so far from the stiffness of your usual frames as to demand a different string, so I'd use your usual string, two or three pounds higher for the bigger head and wide string spacing.

    Though you didn't ask about it, you might consider having some lead tape on court to try. I really like the Diablo, but not stock. What swing weight it has is largely from its (slightly) extended length, and lead on the head makes a big difference to how solid it feels. That's doubly true for a player used to rackets that do put some weight right behind the ball. Note too that the Diablo has a very headlight balance, so there's room to add head lead while maintaining a K90-like balance.
     
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    The strings I have been using mostly was the VS touch/Luxilon Monotec Supersense combo strung low.

    I will ask from TW when I order the racquet to add a leather grip. That will make the racquet a bit more headlight so I can add some leadtape to the hoop. I have leadtape but never used it. Honest to be when switching to a lighter frame I donot want it to end up the same weight as my currrent frames 'cause then there is no reason switching.

    The head hybrid looks intriguing.
    Anyway thanks for the input...
     
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