Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. hollywood9826

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    As of the 4th Im off the rest of week, so if anyone wants to a thursday deal I can. And I wont get drunk the night before and bail.

    Unless Dats will be in grace then we will just hit up here.

    Dats,

    Lemme know I can even get with my sister and get us some crabs. SHe works at a crab joint so I she hooks me up with the heavy ones (Quagmire AlllRiiiight emoticon)
     
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    titan is good stuff but it is not as crispy as my fav ghetto string, pro supex ft ruff 17g. boy do I miss those $2.50 strings. its been discontinued.

    haven't seen tw selling PS before, they do get a bad rap though for the quality of their strings. its not that bad.it

    Ive been using rip control as well. but I very been falling in love with dunlop hexy fiber 17g. good snap but but once outer sleeve breaks. uh oh. (sound familiar in another setting)..
     
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  3. PaulMan

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    As Mikeler said, as far as syn gut goes the Gamma non-Wearguard syn gut is one of the best and the price is good too.
     
  4. tennischemist

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    sheep micro 17 is also the ill nasty

    at $38 for a reel

    come on
     
  5. tennischemist

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    why won't my smartrip acknowledge the unlimited pass i bought yesterday

    dammit
     
  6. PaulMan

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    Sheep Micro is definitely much cheaper (about 65% the price vs Gamma syn gut) and still very good but compared to Gamma syn gut, it's just not quite as nice. It's one of those rare Gamma strings that aren't way overpriced/underperforming IMO...
     
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  7. tennischemist

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    i dunno why but i like syn gut a lot

    it might be my preferred string type
     
  8. PaulMan

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    Nothing wrong with liking syn gut. If you have enough spin and control vs big hitters with them and can get more than a few hours without them breaking, then you can't go wrong with syn gut. People who are annoyed with strings moving like crazy won't like syn gut much, though haha.
     
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    PSGD was about 4-5 sets for me and the Gamma without WearGuard was usually right at the 4 set mark and then SNAP. Gamma with WearGuard was 2 sets both time. This was all 16g. I tried OGSM 17g and it lasted 14 games so I just can't use solid core synthetic strings.
     
  11. PaulMan

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    Mikeler, 4-5 sets on syn gut ain't bad compared to many string breakers! Classic stroke hitter? That's probably 3-4 hours depending on if it's dubs or singles. Pretty damn decent but still tiring as hell to restring that often!

    Plenty of people break tough polys in 4-5 hours. So with syn gut, it'll last those guys 1 set? If I was them and restrung my own sticks, I'd hate it. If I was their stringer, I'd love it! Cha-ching! $$$ haha
     
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  13. tennischemist

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    I just don't like 16g really so I'm gonna deal with breakage either way, I really don't like poly though I never tried a 17 gauge poly. The ogsm 17 in the 200 tour felt so good though. Even making errors if it was a clean hit the feedback is so good. Poly for me takes away some of the visceral joy of just smacking the crap out of a ball
     
  14. PaulMan

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    Actually there are quite decent feeling polys out there and sometimes each frame responds differently to certain strings and tensions. As always, there are pros and cons to just about everything. Yin and Yang...
     
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    poly is what allows me to "smack the crap" out of the ball...haha
     
  17. mikeler

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    I probably hit about average for a 4.5. Definitely not a huge hitter but I'm not a pusher either, unless that is what I have to do to win. :twisted:

    I'm getting 15+ hours from Discho Microfibre. It is $12.50/pack but is about $8 per string job in reel form. So it is a much better value than synthetic gut in reel form, way softer and just an awesome overall string.
     
  18. JRstriker12

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    (When I was playing) If I did my own stringing, I'd probably go synth gut or multi. It's great for about the first 2-4 hours, then gets trampoline like for me. Maxium touch is good until the wrap stated to break.
     
  19. tennischemist

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    i've really only tried luxilon BB alu power which i didn't like at all
     
  20. PaulMan

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    Tension and frame strung on makes a HUGE difference and BB ALU dies so quickly even without hitting that I could see many hating it. Awesome control and pretty magical at the right tension and frame...but for only about 4 hours...lol
     
  21. tennischemist

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    i'm gonna look into what other people with my frame have done
     
  22. hollywood9826

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    I have linked to that video at least twice before in this thread. But not for a while. Excpet my video was preoperly titled "Matrix Ping Pong" and not "Matrix Tennis"

    Ive been using the X-1 main / Red code cross combo for a while. If I played more I probably go with full Maxim Touch or try this black whatever new blue gear stuff Supex makes.

    I used Poly Star before and really liked it but it died on me pretty fast.

    Then of course the one time Sup strung me up with Vs Touch before the turkey skyline tourney and Me and PP were blasting serves past the poor 3.5 team we were playing. He had a PDR and I had my Techinwoods and it sounded like canon fire.

    Id serve my ace would hit the back wall/tarp and TFM (god rest his soul) would cackle hysterically. The PP would serve and his ace would hit the back wall/tarp and TFM (god rest his soul) would cackle hysterically. we were quite possibly the hardest serving legit 3.5 dubs team ever assembled in history.
     
  23. PaulMan

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    Couldn't agree more, Downs. First time with a 1st gen poly almost a decade ago, I strung up Babolat's PolyMono and couldn't believe how hard I could smack the crap out of the ball and maintained all that control! I was hitting with DC, so you know he brought the heat and at that time, I was still trying to keep pace with him! lol

    Same here in terms of hitting. I don't hit anywhere as hard or as aggressive as I used to in my younger baseline bashing years but then again, I'm also much more consistent than before. Now it's pretty much all dubs and about average power hitter. On occasion when needed, I'll bring the heat on the serve and of course the overhead.
     
  24. coolblue123

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    my fav poly's:

    Mosquitoe Bite 18g
    VPro 18g
    BlackCode 18g

    Fastest way to F'up your shoulders:
    Genesis Twisted Razor
     
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  25. PaulMan

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    wow cb, those are some thin polys!

    I'd bet you'd like Lux Ace 18 then...relatively soft but very crisp poly.
     
  26. mikeler

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    Weiss Cannon Black 5 Edge 17 (main string only) was my favorite poly. I think I'm done with polys for good. I'm tired of developing arm issues. It never happened before my forays into poly.
     
  27. PaulMan

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    I didn't like WC B5E much at all. I just felt the Scorpion was way better from WC.
     
  28. tennischemist

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    is stringing polys as big of a hassle as is claimed?
     
  29. PaulMan

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    If you're only used to stringing syn gut - yes. Being a stiff string, it's much harder for you to weave on the crosses. But once you get used to it a little bit more, it's tolerable. haha

    Also, if you're not used to the stiff stringbed of polys, then try a hybrid of poly/syn gut. And definitely on a full bed of poly, string it 10 maybe even 15% lower tension until you're more used to the poly feel. This will help your arm/shoulder and will alleviate the so-called "boardy" stringbed that turn some new poly users off.
     
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  30. mikeler

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    If they are smooth then no. The knots are harder to cinch up but that is it. The textured polys are not fun.
     
  31. tennischemist

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    so what do i do with this starting clamp? i have never used one before
     
  32. datsveryinterestin

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    is it a drop weight machine?
     
  33. tennischemist

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    yeah, gamma drop weight
     
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    thank you sir
     
  36. tennischemist

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    i actually didn't use it for mains, but i'm using it for crosses now, not sure of what to do
     
  37. sapient007

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    TC. get paulman to help you. buy beer. best beer money you'll ever spend.
     
  38. downs_chris

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    Sappy can you post a picture of your machine? With the clothes hanging on it?
     
  39. datsveryinterestin

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    sappy i tried to show you how to string too. :(
     
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    TM and Downs...I'm so sorry. You guys definitely had the best team. The :evil: must be going nuts...I think the same exact thing happened a few years ago when Auzzie was playing for him...

    Wonder if it is some kind of TWMAC curse?!?
     
  41. mikeler

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    It just sits outside the frame and holds the string. Leave enough string behind it to tie your knot. Tension your first 5 crosses, then go back and take the clamp from the 4th cross (make sure your 5th clamp is tightened!) and clamp off on the inside of the racket right by the starting clamp. Then release the starting clamp and tie a good knot of your choice. Continue on with the rest of the crosses after you tie a good knot. There are videos on YouTube that show you how to do it.
     
  42. tennischemist

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    ah ok thanks mikeler
    i tie parnell knots for everything, is this kosher?
     
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    boom.. didn't even have to stage it.. the white box contains a wii which has seen exactly 0 use.
     
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  45. datsveryinterestin

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    nice wood grain tile... ooooh
     
  46. downs_chris

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    Nice!! Babolat, the official stringing machine brand of the twmac.
     
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    are you sponsored? free stringer/clothes hangers????


    Topaz, You are razor sharp! Must be all that studying you've been doing... Yeah I had two season in which the team was first place until the last match (in '09) and sudden death point (in '10) of the season only to get knocked out of playoffs :(
     
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  48. coolblue123

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    correct me if i am wrong mikeler, but parnell's doesn't hold tension. I only use parnell's on mains. Use Bulky knots or other tension baring knots for crosses. I only do two piece stringing. i never could figure out (and measure for) how to do ATW.
     
  49. hollywood9826

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    I tried ATW a couple times. wasnt worth having all that extra string laying on the floor IMO. I just two piece it.

    I think the Parnell just cant be used as a starting knot. If you have a Starting clamp you can Parnell all knots. At least that what I do and is one of the biggest reasons I got a clamp to begin with.
     
  50. coolblue123

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    yep, my starting clamp is my best friend. I want to try them legendary babolat starting clamp. want to see the difference between them $100 vs my $30 clamp.
     
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