What strings do you use with your APDC

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  1. forehand_barrage

    forehand_barrage New User

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    Wondering what everyone uses with their APDC since i am still looking for the correct setup.

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  2. DownTheLine

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    ALU Power Rough 16L in the mains @54 Lbs, with Wilson Sensation 17 in the crosses @58 Lbs.
     
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  3. iJuMpS

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    babolat pro hurricaine tour 16g or 17g strung at 55..luxilon rough at 55
     
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  4. Power Player

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    I am experimenting for fun, but I always come back to and play best with the Topspin Cyberflash 17 gauge around 56 or 57#s. I can't reccomend it enough. It is inexpensive and worth a shot if you want incredible spin and great control of the APDC.

    The Big Ace is very nice once broken in , but the break in period is way too long.
     
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  5. forehand_barrage

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    Can you compare te big ace to teh cyberflash
     
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  6. takano_tezuka

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    Do try Kirschbaum spiky shark... strung @ roughly 56~57.. balance between power & control.. Tried 62lbs... the ball don't make it pass the service line
     
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  7. drgreenthumb

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    I have 8 APDs (non cortex version) and have BB ALU power Rough on the mains and Cyberflash 17gauge on the cross.

    my fav configuration is 10grams of lead with 53-57pound mains and cross tension.

    im about to try the Alu Power Spin for my mains.
     
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  8. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    What position is the lead?
     
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  9. PurelyPwnedDrive

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    I use my Pure Drives with Big Ace micro crosses at 56 lbs and gosen micro 17 at 60 lbs. It's great and feels good with the Pure Drive.
     
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  10. Power Player

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    Big Ace is softer and more powerful. Not as much control. Probably too much power for me, but I do like the comfort. The break in period is brutal, while the cyberflash is pretty much the same the whole time, which is nice.

    That hybrid of ALU Rough/Cyberflash is a pretty impressive idea!
     
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  11. wyutani

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    same as the OP/
     
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  12. drgreenthumb

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    I have 4 APDs all with lead on the 10 and 2 o'clock position. I have 1 APD with the weight at 12.

    The 10 and 2 position feels more lateral balance for more head racket speed (since I hit with heavy topspin) the 12 position racket feels more power especially for serves.

    With weights, my shots are deeper and penetrating than the stock head light APD.
     
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  13. takano_tezuka

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    Correct me if i'm Wrong.The APD is 2 points for head heavier than APDC.. When i put 10 Grams more on each side 3 & 9 O'clock on the APD, the racket's balance tipped the mid point where as the same weighs on the APDC remains balanced..
     
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  14. theenrighthouse

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    I have my APDs leaded, too. Three grams total at 3 and 9 o'clock, and four grams under the grip. It's more stable, more controllable, and still has plenty of spin. It's a very subtle difference, but I've been very happy with the results.
     
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  15. socal_lefty

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    I string mine with 18g Ashaway Kevlar mains @60#
    I use either Head 18g PPS or Alpha 18g crosses at 60#

    Lasts about 10 - 15 sets but nice dead feel and best spin producing set up I've found
     
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  16. drgreenthumb

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    I have an APDC BUT dont play with because it feels weird. I didnt/dont feel the 2pts head heavy as compared to the APD.

    With 10grams more on each side, having 20 grams total on the head is quite a HUGE change IMO. My 4.5grams on the 10 and 4.5grams on the 2 position with a 2.5grams on the butt was enough. The weight is definitley a part of customization BUT 10-12grams from stock was enough to feel the dramatic change for me.

    Are you sure about your statement of "When i put 10 Grams more on each side 3 & 9 O'clock on the APD"?
     
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