twisted or pentagonal etc. strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by exo3, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. exo3

    exo3 New User

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    Do they make hitting flat any more harder?
    I enjoy having a flat stroke and am wondering if any strings do this such as

    Kirschbaum spiky shark
    Babolat RPM blast
    Volkl cyclone and so on
     
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  2. nvottennis

    nvottennis Semi-Pro

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    nope, just look at the physics of hitting it flat. For the most, it should actually make hitting flat a bit easier since it'll have a bit of topspin to keep the ball in.
     
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  3. djNEiGht

    djNEiGht Professional

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    I mostly had a flat swing and have been trying to put more spin. I didn't notice any loss of control when playing w textured strings. What I need to work on is keeping the depth in my shot now that there is more topspin on the ball
     
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  4. airman88

    airman88 Semi-Pro

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    I don't really see an advantage if you hit flat. You will lose your penetration of the court, and without a ripping spinny shot, the your ball won't jump up anyway so what's the advantage.
     
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  5. stevenwags987

    stevenwags987 Rookie

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    Faster, Harder, Lower shots.

    Most modern players feel much more comfortable returning topspin groundstrokes rather then flat ones.
     
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  6. airman88

    airman88 Semi-Pro

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    The ball would be faster, harder, and lower with a flat shot. So how are these an advantage for a flat player using pentagonal strings, twisted strings.

    I also don't agree that most players are more comfortable returning spinny strokes. Truly effective spin strokes will jump up high on you and that is definitely the weak area for most players. You have to take it early.

    Flat balls are right in the sweet spot.
     
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  7. exo3

    exo3 New User

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    However if you hit a true flat shot it should go deeper and lower than what they are accustomed to
     
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