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EastAngels2014 01-30-2013 04:11 PM

BLX 98, what to string it with?
 
I am just switched to the BLX blade 98 and i just got my 2nd one in the mail from TW!!! i was going to string it up today or tomorrow was wondering what people would suggest. I have Alu power, Savage, revenge, beast, tier one firewire, sensation, asterisk and gamma synthetic gut. Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you!

Andyroo10567 01-30-2013 04:17 PM

Try Revenge main and synthetic as cross. Not really sure what your looking for but this is what i like.

EastAngels2014 01-30-2013 04:19 PM

I am looking for good comfort and spin and a a fair amount of power.

roc17355 01-30-2013 04:25 PM

Gut/poly
 
Just ordered three and strung them with Klip Legend/Solinco Outlast at 51/46. Had the first hit last night and it was really sublime. Good pop, excellent spin and comfort. Not sure I would change much. Strung one with Black Magic at 48/45 but haven't hit with it yet.

EastAngels2014 01-30-2013 04:28 PM

i should also mention the ones i have are the previous model not the 2013 ones. In case the changes anything

asusundevils1971 01-30-2013 06:56 PM

Luxilon Adrenaline Rough @ 54#... It will give you everything you want and won't give you any arm pain.





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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7180933)
i should also mention the ones i have are the previous model not the 2013 ones. In case the changes anything


EastAngels2014 01-30-2013 07:05 PM

does either of the luxilons i have at the moment play like adrenaline?

parasailing 01-30-2013 07:31 PM

VS mains and Yonex Poly Tour Pro poly.

Irrelevant 01-30-2013 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roc17355 (Post 7180919)
Just ordered three and strung them with Klip Legend/Solinco Outlast at 51/46. Had the first hit last night and it was really sublime. Good pop, excellent spin and comfort. Not sure I would change much. Strung one with Black Magic at 48/45 but haven't hit with it yet.

Mind letting us know how the Black Magic plays once you hit with it? Getting my reel and Blades in tomorrow morning and would like to know how it feels.

fortun8son 01-30-2013 11:00 PM

I have a client who loves Iontec Black 17 @52 (LO) on his Blade98's.

roc17355 01-31-2013 04:15 AM

Playing doubles tonight so I will post my feelings on the black magic.

Relinquis 01-31-2013 05:48 AM

try a hybrid... natural gut/poly or multi/ploy.

red rook 01-31-2013 05:52 AM

In my blade 98 I have played the following:

MSV Hex 18/Dunlop Synthetic 16

Mosquito Bite full bed

Signum Pro Tornado 17 full bed

Liked all three but I think I'll be going with the hybrid going forward. Bought a reel of n.vy to cross with various mains. I got a lineup of Revolution (strung last night with n.vy in the cross), 4g, alu rough, tornado, polystar energy, and cyclone. Now just need some warm weather...

Power Player 01-31-2013 06:29 AM

I cross with OGSM. Mains are dunlop Ice. Tension is 50/53.

It's a crisper feel. If you want more comfort, just sub the Ice with Volkl cyclone.

Francis27 01-31-2013 06:32 AM

Luxilon m2 pro

roc17355 02-01-2013 07:12 AM

Black Magic
 
Played one set of doubles with the Black Magic strung racquet last. Great for a poly, strung low there was plenty of comfort and pop. I would say spin was well above average and volleys were well controlled with plenty of feel. I did like the set up but it compares in no way to my Klip Legend/Outlast set up. Strung at 51/46 that set up is simply amazing. It actually had more spin than the full Black Magic. Obviously more pop but in a controlled manner due to the spin capability and feel and comfort were superb. I also just love that solid thwack sound the gut creates at contact. I have to say gut/poly is the way to go in this stick and don't be afraid to string low. May try Black Magic as my cross I just wish it came in a thinner gauge.

Ross K 02-16-2013 08:12 AM

Having just started checking out Blade 2013 (open pattern) I'd be interested to hear more on ppls fave full poly jobs, and poly hybrids, or whatever, re this frame. What do folks really like in the Blade (and why)?

So far I've only used it with Signum Firestorm. I'm interested in accessing crisp, not too stiff/boardy, poppy, spinny performance.

Korso 02-18-2013 06:39 AM

I have tested out poly in a full string bed and a gut/poly set up so far. First setup was 4g at 52/50 and it performed well. Good spin and control.
Second setup was Pacific Classic 16g in the mains and 4g 16g in the crosses at 54/51. I was not impressed. To sum it up, it was too unpredictable for me at the baseline and at the net. The serve was good to go.
Third setup is now Iontec Black 1.20 at 50/48. I am enjoying this setup alot. Consistant, predictable, and comfortable performance.
Going to test out a poly/multi hybrid after my current setup goes dead.

EastAngels2014 02-19-2013 07:06 AM

I have some ALU power/sensation in right now and it feels pretty good but they alu is already dead so i am moving past that one because i cant spend that money on a string that dies that fast. Next set up will be revenge/sensation, not sure of the tension yet though... thinking 52/54.

Power Player 02-19-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross K (Post 7217998)
Having just started checking out Blade 2013 (open pattern) I'd be interested to hear more on ppls fave full poly jobs, and poly hybrids, or whatever, re this frame. What do folks really like in the Blade (and why)?

So far I've only used it with Signum Firestorm. I'm interested in accessing crisp, not too stiff/boardy, poppy, spinny performance.

Dunlop Ice and OGSM will give you this.


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