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Old 09-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default A couple string tests

Alright, so I've tried out several new setups in the past month or two, and figured I'd share them.

Stringing machine- gamma 6900 els 2 point (electric constant pull)

Stringer- Me

Racket- Aeropro Drive GT

Whatever dampener I have laying around

Bare handle with two tournagrips

All multis/guts/synthetics will be 16 gauge, and all polys will be 17 gauge. (occasional exceptions if not offered in those gauges)

Softness will be compared to all other strings. This will not just be multi to multi or poly to poly. Also, do not quote me on softness. It will be what I felt when I hit with it, so it can vary. I will try to be as accurate as possible. It's also tough to really scale it on 1-10. Just some references, Mantis comfort synthetic would be about a 2, most multis are about a 3-3.5, synthetics are around 4-5, and polys generally fill out the rest of the scale. Something like big banger original or babolat revenge would be about 9 or 9.5, kevlar would be a 10, and some of the softer co polys would be 7-8.

Durability is by string type.

A few things first. I normally play on a medium paced hard court.

Playing syle- I have a pretty aggressive forehand. It's my more offensive shot, but it's also my more inconsistent. My backhand (2 handed) is more of a flat stroke, but it's becoming more offensive as I work on it. It is still mostly a rally shot I move around the court pretty well. My serve is mostly a hard kick, but I mix in flat and slice serves. I serve by hitting spots more than overpowering. I enjoy serving and volleying, but I need to work on my groundies more. My net game is my strong suit.

Without further ado...

Gamma Zo Twist:

Gamma Zo Ice:

Pacific Poly Force Original:

Pacific Classic/Signum Pro Poly Plasma:

Babolat Addiction:

Babolat Xcel:

WeissCANNON Black5Edge:

WeissCANNON Black5Edge/Babolat Addiction:

Pacific Classic/WeissCANNON Scorpion:

Pacific Classic/Solinco Tour Bite:

Pacific Classic/WeissCANNON B5E:

WeissCANNON Scorpion:

Fxp Tour Full Bed:

WeissCANNON Black5Edge/Pacific Classic:

Pacific Tough Gut Full Bed:

Pacific Classic/WeissCANNON Silverstring:

Pacific Classic/MSV Co-Focus:

Head Rip Control Full Bed:

WeissCANNON Black5Edge/Genesis ThunderBlast:

Head intellitour:

WeissCANNON Scorpion/Pacific Classic:

Technifibre ruff code full bed:

Genesis Thunderblast:

Wilson String B:

Luxilon Green Playtest:

WeissCANNON TurboTwist:

Wilson blue core playtest:

Mantis Power Poly:

Wilson gut/Alu Rough with Fed style string savers:

Mantis Comfort Poly:

Wilson multi play test:

Yonex Poly Tour Spin/Mantis Comfort Synthetic:

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