Wilson NXT Tour?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by AtTheNet, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. AtTheNet

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    Please forgive me if a thread like this is redundant, but I need some input.

    My background: Male, age 55. Played competitively in high school in the mid-70's, and at that time was a pretty decent player. Didn't play much for nearly 30 years, just took the game back up last year. Had some fun with lessons and drills for 3.5s, I seemed to have a lot more game than others in the classes. So, I signed up for a 4.0 ladder and got my butt whipped pretty soundly in most matches, but had other matches with lots of close games.

    I bought a couple Volkl Organix 10 325 racquets, I like them quite a bit. I am a fairly agressive player that will go to the net given half an opportunity, and the Volkls seem to play pretty well for me.

    When I bought the racquets, the shop recommmended Dunlop Silk 17G string, so OK--what did I know? I thought it played OK, but I have been out of the game so long that I am not current about today's strings. I have read nothing but negative comments on this forum about Silk, and the sticks are going to need restringing fairly soon. My dilemma is that I don't know too much about the strings on the market. I would like a string that has good feel and power, durability is not a huge factor, although I don't want to restring after just a few hours of play. I am considering Wilson NXT Tour, but would appreciate some input from others on the forum.
     
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  2. MikeHitsHard93

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    Natural gut is the ultimate playing string, but if you don't want to spend that much then I would suggest technifibre x1 biphase or prince premier lt.
     
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  3. acura9927

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    I use Nxt Tour in my Yonex. Not enough spin for me, power and comfort are excellent. I have it strung 1pd under mid tension.
    However if your forte is playing at the net Nxt Tour should be good for you, nice response to powerful passing shorts.
     
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  5. AtTheNet

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    Excellent overview of lots and lots of strings--thanks for your efforts in putting that information together for everyone.

    I do have a third Volkl O10 frame that will get strung with Natural Gut--looking forward to playing with that.

    It appears that a fair number of people on the forum string their own racquets, which appeals to me. Is a machine like the Klipper a good choice? I don't have the room (or budget, for that matter) for a $2K machine.

    I greatly appreciate the input.
     
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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=349814
     
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    If a Klippermate is all you can afford, it will certainly pay for itself quickly, and you'll probably be happy with it. I personally prefer a machine with fixed clamps, which will allow you to do a better job and has nicer features. They start at about $450-500 new.
     
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    Any specific suggestions for a machine? I see that TW carries some Gamma machines in that price range, which is doable. Or are there better choices out there? Please advise, thanks.
     
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    I own the Gamma X-ST. With the exception of 1 clamp I have to retighten after each stringing, everything else is great. I wish mine had the new brake design.
     
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  12. AtTheNet

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    Found the sticky on stringing machines. Lots of info to digest there!

    I am interested in stringing my own racquets mainly because I don't have a lot of faith in the local pro shop's stringing ability.
     
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  13. Ramon

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    The stickies on stringing machines will answer your questions. Personally, I use the drop weight stringer from Alpha. I'm very happy with it except that it's not long enough for some racquetball racquets and I had to fix the problem of creep (towers moved slightly due to stress from main strings).

    I also decided to get a stringing machine because I didn't trust anyone else to do the same job I would do. I can't imagine letting anyone else string my racquets now!
     
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  14. Overheadsmash

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    I bought a stringway and taught myself to string. Great machine.

    My favorite setup so far is Technifibre X1 biphase 16 in the mains, and Technifibre Red Code 18 in the crosses. I go 52 on the biphase, and 50 on the red code crosses. Dunlop silk is not good.

    The great thing about a stringing machine is that you can experiment with different strings and tensions.

    If you go on youtube and search for yulitle stringing you will find a whole series of videos that this guy made about how to string. I taught myself with his videos and another set by a guy named drakulie who is like the Roger Federer of stringing.

    I do not regret buying a machine at all.
     
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