What type of strings are good for lighter frames ?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by fastdunn, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    I'll be switching from 12+ oz so called players frame to
    a lighter (about 11 oz. strung) frame.
    I'll probably have a frame that is still head-light and about medium powered.
    Is there a certain type of strings are better for a lighter frames ?
    Would go more flexible or stiff or it's all matter for a personal preferences ?

    Thanks,
    FD
     
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  2. Steve Huff

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    Personally, I'd go with a softer, multifiliment string, just to lessen shock. Multifiliments will give you more power, which I'm assuming you want, especially since you're going to a ligher frame.
     
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  3. Valjean

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    Go for a soft "control" string; I like (and recommend) Wilson's Extreme Control. Another workable "control" string is Dunlop's Max Comfort.
     
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  4. Gaines Hillix

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    I would agree if you are looking for a softer feel and more power. However, 11+ oz. frames can still handle stiffer strings, like Lux ALU Power. I use a PK Laver Type S and it weighs between 11-11.5 ozs. strung with an overgrip and I think it plays quite well with ALU in it.
     
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