What to re-string my Head Extreme MP racquet with?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Skyepie, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Skyepie

    Skyepie New User

    May 16, 2010
    Hi all

    I am pretty new to all this string talk. I recently broke the string on my head Extreme MP racquet and my tennis club restrung it with:

    Babolat PRM Blast 17g and Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16g. 55lbs.

    I played with it last week end and I now have pain running through my right arm. The string felt ping-gy, plastic-key, and had no bite. I guess this is because my racquet is strung with a poly? I just cannot play with these strings.

    I now need to re-string the racquet. Could some one please help me out? What strings should I use? I read the string forum and quite afew people like the Technifibre x1 biphase string.

    Should I string my racquet fully with this string or cross it with another string? If so, should I cross it with a poly string or another multifilament string? Should I cross string it with a Signumpro hyperion 17g or 16g? Also what tension should I string my racquet at?

    I've been reading so much about strings I am strung-out! Please if anyone can help, that would be really great. I've been to a few of the tennis pro shops in Sydney and they don't seem to be too helpful. They tend to want me to string it with whatever string they have - like Gamma TNT 16g.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. nvottennis

    nvottennis Semi-Pro

    Dec 23, 2009
    Well it depends what you want from the string. For me, x-1 is an exemplar multi and should satisfy you no matter what you are looking for generally. I don't exactly like hyperion. Frankly, tornado is better and cheaper (ironically from the same company). You might want a softer copoly based on your analysis of rpm. So, maybe try sppp or scorpion? or try bgu if youre willing to take a risk! its a bit stiffer than normal, but I love it nonetheless.
  3. greystar403

    greystar403 Rookie

    Jul 14, 2010
    if you do try scorpion, get the 17L...

    and make sure you string it 1-3lbs lower...i strung it at 59 and it killed my elbow/shoulder...

    i highly recommend scorpion though :)
  4. endro

    endro New User

    Sep 22, 2010
    The Sweetspot
    I'd say you should lower your tension to around 50 lbs. If you still have arm pain look for a softer string to cross with...any synthetic gut like Prince or OG Sheep Micro will do.
  5. Skyepie

    Skyepie New User

    May 16, 2010
    Thanks to everyone for all your comments and help.

    I am going to string it with Technifibre x1 biphase 17g and the Sppp 16g at 50lbs. I will then restring my second head racquet with the Scorpion and Technifibre and see what is better.

    Thanks so much. I feel relieved now.

    It's agood thing I went through all this cos now I am learning about strings and guage and tension and etc etc.
  6. Skyepie

    Skyepie New User

    May 16, 2010
    Hi Everyone,..

    Just to give an update on my string issue.

    I strung one racquet with mains sppp guage 16 and x-one biphase guage 17g at 50lbs - it felt nice BUT not as nice as volkl cyclone guage 17g and Volkl syn gut guage 16g strung at 56lbs and that was brillaint.

    The strings really had a good grip on the ball and everytime I hit the ball,..I see yellow fluff all around my hitting zone. (Thta's how great it grips the ball). I haven't enjoyed playing tennis so much since I started this new string. I love it.

    So if anyone is thinking of trying out strings...they should certianly give the cyclone a go. + it was really good value for money.

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