Volkl Cyclone: What tension?

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  1. CKLIN

    CKLIN New User

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    Current Hybrid Setup:
    Luxilon Alu Power 125 (56 pounds) / Wilson NXT 16 (58 pounds)
    My sticks of choice are kFactor 6.1 95 ( 16x18 )

    1. Would you recommend Volkl Cyclone fullbed?
    2. What tensions should I string it at? >>> I was thinking of 52-54 pounds?

    I know it's rather subjective as everyone plays differently, but considering the setup above that works well... what would you suggest?

    And I'm switching strings because it's too expensive + I break my strings too often.
     
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  2. Torres

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    2-4 lbs sounds about right. For the 16, I'd try a couple of pounds below your Alu tension, and adjust from there. Cyclone has never struck me as particularly tension sensitive.
     
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  3. TennisCJC

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    52 mains, 50 cross
     
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  4. Adles

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    I use a similar setup (cyclone hybrid) in my Dunlop 500T's. I started at 58 and went down by two pounds every time I restrung. I've settled on 54 for mains and crosses.

    I think you'll need to try a couple of times before you get it just the way you like it.
     
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  5. CKLIN

    CKLIN New User

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    True, true. It will definitely take a few times to get it right.

    I am no longer going to string hybrid. My mains cuts too much into my crosses.

    Fullbed Cyclone... hopefully if it works to my liking!
     
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  6. seekay

    seekay Semi-Pro

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    I play with the same frame, and I like most polys (Cyclone included) between 45 and 50lb. Don't be afraid to drop the tension below 50, especially moving to a full bed of poly.
     
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  7. phanker

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    I last had 16 guage at 46lbs and found it too stiff still on my Steam 99s. It goes dead pretty quick so I would string it at 40lbs next time to accommodate. Excellent spin but very low power for me.
     
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  8. Backhanded Compliment

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    Ive used a full bed at 52

    but just recently played a full bed at 49 mains 47 crosses and it was just fine. You could even go lower, it seems to be good in low tensions. There is a break in period and then it just lasts until it gets a little plasticy/stretchy. In low tension setups that dead phase takes forever to happen and it is crisp enough. Note after about 4 hours of play I start using silicone spray.

    Right now Im trying Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25. Maybe not quite as spinny but more power and nicer on the arm and more consistent. Cyclone is crisper than the PTP
     
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