What strings to stiffen up a flexy frame?

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  1. MAXXply

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    What string types or specific current strings provide a stiffer hitting response when teamed to a flexible frame?
    I have a few frames that I'd estimate as 55-58RA and I'd like any string that may "firm up" the feel. Prefer something mega spin-friendly and I'd be stringing them looser for easy power. Thanks for any info.
     
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  2. Mazilla2219

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    Blue Gear, thicker gauge will give more spin and a stiffer string bed at lower tensions
     
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  3. javierjavier

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    any one of the popular soft co-polys is what you're looking for. they work perfectly in soft flexible rackets. i use a full bed at low tension, but you might want to experiment with a hybrid first.
     
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  4. tennisINmyBLOOD

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    I use MSV Focus Hex to stiffen up my Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour. While the 300T is not as flexy as 55-58 RA, I used to hate the way my racket would "flex" on groundstrokes. Coming from a PDGT (70 RA), the 63 RA of the 300T was a big fall.

    My racquet feels a bit stiffer now... maybe 66-67? I strung it with MSV Focus Hex 1.18 mm on the mains at 52 lbs and Tecnifibre Multifeel 17 on the crosses at 54 lbs. A little powerful after it loses tension so I will go 54/56 next time around for control. Great hybrid by the way, and KILLER spin without killing your arm. Give it a try! Try a thicker gauge... maybe 1.23 mm for a stiffer feeling.
     
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  5. beststringer

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    i think thinner strings = more spin, no?
     
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  6. Meaghan

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    Full Alu at 45 lbs !!!! the best by a street mile, dont last very long but if you can afford to restring every couple of weeks then look no further. Try it you'll see.
     
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