YTPP Poly vs Syntetic

Discussion in 'Strings' started by B.B., Mar 18, 2011.

  1. B.B.

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    Bought a Head Youtek Prestige Pro and it was strung with full Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Fluoro 17 String.

    I´m 40 years old and used to the "old type of string".

    The racket feels dead and boring to me, no power and no feel.

    Could a new set of strings of say Prince Duraflex change this racket so much I will really like it?

    I mean- will the difference be that great or is it just the wrong racket for me?


    (I´m used to players frames and should like it)
     
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  2. junk

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    at least hybrid it - the feeling will be very different. full bed of poly makes any racquet feel dead
     
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  3. AirK

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    How tight did you string the poly?

    I moved from PSGD at 57lbs to prolineII at 50lbs and there was a significant but expected drop in power. Still decent 'feel' though, obviously not as good as the PSGD imo
     
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  4. JT_2eighty

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    Yes, going from Lux to any non poly will be a big difference, so much so that you may like the racquet a lot more.
     
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    55 pounds.

    Ok thanks for answer, guess I´ll try stringing with a non poly at about 50 pounds. Love the feel of the racket just need more power...:oops:
     
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    Thanks Ross for the thread:)

    I´m like you I need more POWER. I don´t care what the string is, it might be a rubberband I don´t care so please give me the name of the string YOU think gives the lovley YTPP most POWER?
     
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  8. weksa

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    If power is what you want, then natural gut should do the job nicely. Maybe 60-64 lbs. depending on your tastes.
     
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  9. weksa

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    But, uhhh, if you're limiting yourself to poly or synthetic (as listed in the OP title), then I guess that excludes natural gut... seriously though, power if you want it...
     
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  10. Ross K

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    Well, I don't feel properly qualified to answer your qsn as I've not played the PP long enough and played a huge range of strings (full poly jobs, in my case) in this frame. Of what I have tried - and don't forget to factor in lowering tensions, as I've done steadily, also obviously effects oomph - MSV was very powerful. Typhoon was pretty powerful too and far nicer all round. I'm also a fan of Hyperion and Signum strings in general. In other frames, PHT had a load of power. Poly Energy was very powerful too. Mantis Power has some pop (and is under-rated imo.) Lastly, a shout out to Tour Bite, which has been my biggest 'wow' string recently, however, I haven't played it in a PP... yet.:wink:

    R.

    BTW, You might want to also check out/post on: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=367032
     
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