The Church of Polystringism-- Alidisperanza's PT Thread

Discussion in 'Strings' started by alidisperanza, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. fgs

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    i don't really think it is the multi - basically i play hybrids with mainly shaped polys and the mcs as cross most of the time and i do develop with this set-up considerable spin. i did try some fullbed polys and there was not more spin as compared to the hybrids.
    i'm sure that the multi basically prevented the kevlar from sliding and a poly as a cross would have allowed for less friction, but i doubt that i would have liked the feeling of such a combination. in my young years i played very high tensions - 32kg in wooden sticks - but that was with gut. so it's not so much the stiffness of the stringbed that put me off, it's more the lack of response.
     
  2. alidisperanza

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    Got it. See, I'm the reverse. The muted quality of the kevlar doesn't bother me at all so long as I still get the desired spin. I actually like the sheer neutrality, haha. For some reason when I play with Multi I feel as if the ball is sliding off the strings. Perhaps it's my style of stroke, or it's just in my head but I can't quite get past it.
     
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    i think that my issue with kevlar comes from the fact that i tend to hit up around the sixth cross - so kevlar having a rather dead response would require me to swing for my life in order to get a decent ball over the net. the response outside the sweetspot is pretty dead, even with a softer cross as i had to play.
     
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    Yo ali, send that Dunlop over here! I'm feeling guilt of betrayal!
     
  5. alidisperanza

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    You see the pics I posted in your thread? Not too sure how I feel about the new cosmetics. I tried and I tried and I tried but they didn't want to release one to demo. I should have my hands on one by Jan
     
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    Some updates to the kevlar rig. Still good but once I got to hit at a more demanding pace against a much higher level player, I had to switch to a full bed of b7 to stay competitive.
     
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    Just curious, but was that you playing at port tonight?
     
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  8. alidisperanza

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    No, sorry, I typically play by Hempstead Lake or Glen Head.

    I'd love to meet some of the posters on court though!
     
  9. J011yroger

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    +1, Long Islander myself but out in Suffolk and was a previous teammate of Ali.
     
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    I've been playing at World Gym Setauket. Is that near you?

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    Not remotely close to me.
     
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    Well, so much for that idea, guess it will have to wait till the outdoor season.

    Only two or three months to go until we start getting nice weekends here and there.

    J
     
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    I suppose so. I'll work on getting a video of me playing in the coming months. Sandy really messed up my favorite clay courts and they need some serious work. Good news is that they might install lights for night tennis. I recall a day in the 60's around this time last year...

    On a side note, how much crisper is BHS compared to BHBR. can anyone compare the spin potential?
    thanks
     
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    I really didn't see the huge difference that some BH fans tout. Silver is a bit crisper, and more predictable than Blue. The best way I can describe it is that silver bites a bit more and gives a bit more of a linear shot. Blue pockets a touch better and gives you that extra "Hmm, that should have been out" factor. Personally, I liked Silver better than Blue but that's just me (Note, I also played them in 2 different frames). Generally though, I don't like surprises with my string bed. A perfect example would be Dunlop Black Widow. Fantastic spin potential, super comfortable. Horrific tension maintenance. From one play to the next it's drastically different.
     
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    Live across the street
     
  17. J011yroger

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    We discussed this yesterday.

    J
     
  18. PigPen

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    What level player are you?
     
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    I'm Justin.

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    And you wonder why people who don't know you give you a scowl as if they do.

    dun dun dun
     
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    That was very odd. At least 3/4th of passers by scowled at me.

    And I wasn't even being an A-hole.

    J
     
  22. PigPen

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    I'm Al. I suppose you're Bruce's famous partner.
     
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    I thought you were Diego!

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    The Bruce! He's infamous.
     
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    Nope, his next door neighbor.
     
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    Quite famous all over the world.
     
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    Your identity is requested by the "Bruce man"
     
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    Pretty Bruce?
     
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    Well, that seems to be the general consensus among the womenfolk.

    You are free to agree with their assessment.

    This is 2013 after all.

    J
     
  30. Pickle9

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    i've only met him twice, but have heard many a story of his legend.

    i'm jolly's 15 year old son/brother.
     
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    Pickle was at my birthday party, and he isn't Dennis. That should be sufficient information.

    J
     
  32. PigPen

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    hmmm, not enough info for me. I'll have to ask Bruce.
     
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    Doubt you have met. Pickle is from nassau.
     
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    I know many Nassau tennis guys but typically quite a bit older than you.
     
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    I am Pickle and Picke is Dennis
     
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    Bruce knows you
     
  37. alidisperanza

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    Looky Looky :D

    Some Eye Candy for you all.

    I passed up the playtest opportunity since I'm not on court often enough but I thought I'd share the photos.


    RPM DUAL 1
    RPM DUAL 2
     
  38. alidisperanza

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    Hi guys! 3 years of law school, a torn achilles, some dusty racquets and way too many popped strings later and it seems like I'm back on the court! Any suggestions/ recommendations for new strings on the market?

    -Ant
     
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    Try PTP and give me your thoughts :)
     
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    Wilson Revolve :)
     
  41. alidisperanza

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    pardon, it's been a while. What does PTP stand for?

    @oble
    I'll see if I can get my hands on it locally.
     
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    PTP is Yonex Poly Tour Pro, if I'm not mistaken.
     

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