Discussion in 'Strings' started by brownbearfalling, Oct 9, 2008.
Has anyone tried these strings yet?
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I have the Explosiv in one frame now and a set of the Repulse to try which i wil put in soon as I sheared my set of poly last night.
The Expolsiv is a very nice, comfortable string with good feel and pocketing. It is very powerful though so i would advise stringing it up a bit tighter if you try it.
BrownBear, check out the two recent threads on WC strings, easy to find if you search.
have you had a chance to hit with the Repulse string?
I'm looking to get a good poly/multi hybrid.
Explosiv looks good also, though I may go for a cheaper one such as Maxim Touch.
The repulse is v.thin, hows the durability?
multi crosses last about 10hrs for me (with poly mains)
would the thin Repulse have about the same lifetime?
....Moz you are my hero.
(no mention of Repulse in that thread, if anyone has any opinions I'd be glad to know )
I have explosiv on my v02. Scale 1-10. Tfight v02 at 58lb
Power-7, maybe a litttle lower due to the racquet i use.
Control: 9-excellent until the string starts moving
Spin: 7, good for a multi. I just recently moved from a full poly setup back to a multi. in general i should be expecting a decrase in spin.
playability- 10 very soft and comfortable, probably the best feature. helped my wrist probably alot.
string movement- 5 i have 16x19 open pattern, that might be a big factor to such a big string movement.
Sorry, not had it strung up yet. If I had a stringer would have done it by now but at £12 labour each time I go to the stringers having to use my other two frames. Can't wait to get my own stringer, will save a lot of hassle and money, which I have tried to explain to my wife on more than one occasion!
I don't think durability should be an issue. I had to cut my last set of BA 1.22 out as it had gone dead rather than snapping. The only durability issue I have with poly is it shearing on me occasionally.
Re the Explosiv it's nice but as Moz points out in the other Weisscannon thread probably not worth the extra expenditure vs a quality multi like MT. I have played with both too and do not see much difference in performance terms except I find Exposiv to be more durable. The MT would fray pretty quick (hit quite a bit of spin on FH) but not snap but it didn't inspire confidence in that area like Explosiv does.
At the end of the day you pays your money and takes your choice, just don't expect miracles due to all the hype surrounding this string(Explosiv)
I would try the Repulse as a full job first as it is a soft poly and in such a thin guage should not be too harsh.
Thanks smirker. i was thinking of going full repulse also, but I do like the softness a multi brings to the mix.
Where abouts are you located?
hmm...I was gonna offer to string for the postage costs... but I think sending the racquet both ways would probably reach about £10...
I've ordered a couple sets of MT, I have string savers as the ready!
I'll get a set of repulse with my next string order so I'll try and voice my opinions if your not strung up before then
I tried explosiv string. IMO, I don't like this string much. This string is very soft and powerful BUT no pop on the ball. Even i stung it 10% higher.
Try it at your normal tension and you will find plenty of liveliness and "pop." No need to string the Explosiv! plus 10%. Ignore that recommendation as it is not accurate.
Thanks for the thought but yes the postage would be about the same as taking it to my local stringer. I will be getting one at xmas so not too long to wait. Lol re the string savers. It does move, but not as much if you string the crosses higher by 4lbs.
In Cambridge. You?
If you had a hybrid, would it be Repulsiv?
I'm in Brighton. I guess a couple of months isn't too long to wait. Not much tennis to be played in the good old british weather anyway.
I probably play as much in the winter as summer, usually twice a week. I currently have league matches going on but continue to play week in week out weather permitting.
The crunch will come when I break the multis in my two remaining frames. do I spend the £££ going to the stringers or invest in my own?
I do have a mate who has access to a machine who is back from uni beginning of Dec so will have a third option. Just hope I still have some racquets with strings in in the meantime.
Lol, good one. I can't see Weisscannon marketing the "Repulsive" hybrid though
Ordered some Repulse, should get here by tues, might be able to hit with it on thurs..
I'm going to combo it with maxim touch which I'm afraid doesn't conjure up any witty hybrid
(Won't use it as a full job because I like a soft string bed)
I'll try and share my results
I don't get it. How can a string be powerful but have no pop?
Isn't pop = power?
yea I get confused with the use of "pop" I read talks of low powered with nice pop....what does it mean? the pop sound when you hit near the top of the frame? :s
also....what does FWIW mean?
FWIW=For What It's Worth
"Pop" is one of those nebulous words that means something different depending on who you're talking to. Which means it's meaningless. If I have someone come to me to customize their racquet, or to use a different string because their goal is to gain more "pop", we will have a long conversation to determine exactly what they are looking for because "pop" tells me nothing.
To stay OT, I am currently testing out Exposiv. I strung it at 56 in my 16x19 95" head racquet. So far, with the exception of the string movement, I like it. Good power, but with plenty of control. You have to like the feel of a soft multi though. The tension is holding well so far, but we will see.
Tod, are you using the JayCee method to string with? If so how do you find it compared to normal stringing?
Kind of. The true JayCee method is for floating clamps and mono strings. I use my Star 3 most of the time but I do use a "modified" JayCee method. On a 16 main racquet I will string the center six at reference, drop the next six 4#, then raise the last four back up to reference. You can use a StringMeter and see a very consistent stringbed.
I and others can certainly tell a difference, others can't. I like it.
cool, thanks. I use it up to a point (although the people who string for me think I am mad!) but plan on buying a SW 100 with the floating clamps so will use exclusively. Was this method designed to extend playability for poly etc then? Didn't realise that. I have been in contact with John Elliott and he seems like a good guy with a genuine passion for stringing so happy to try his methods.
i may have to compromise on the stringer and get a Challenger 1 with fixed clamps. I can still use the JC method in principle.
Yes, John is a great guy and a friend. Tell him Tod says "Hey".
John strings almost exclusively monos, and that is the essence of his method, to extend the playability of monos.
If you can hold out a bit longer and wait until you can afford the SW, I think you will be MUCH happier in the long run. I'm sure John has told you, but opt for one double and one triple clamp and you will have one of the most accurate and consistent machines in the world.
It makes sense as a long term investment to buy the SW with the dual/triple clamps as I hope to string for others and as it has a 10year warranty you get piece of mind and also a consistent result. I have the instructions for the JayCee method, my only fear is following them having never strung before. John seems like the kind of guy who would walk you through it if necessary.
my wife has said she will buy me the machine for xmas, providing I finish all the jobs around the house first! Come the new year I should be in business
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