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Old 06-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mikeler View Post
A friend of mine just had his Exo Tour strung up with it this morning. I bounced a few balls off it and thought it was a multi. He said it was full poly strung at 45. I know the Exo Tour is the holy grail of arm friendly rackets so maybe that had something to do with it.
RSI say that the 16 gauge has a stiffness rating of 216 at their standard 60lbs testing tension. That stiffness is 10% less than 17 gauge BHBR which I consider to be a pretty comfortable, springy poly, particularly in 17 gauge. At your friend's 45lbs for the Yonex, stiffness is going to be even lower, so it all sounds good from an arm point of view.

I've just ordered a reel (love the crazy color), along with a reel of Genesis Black Magic. Have ordered completely 'blind' without playing with either of them, but in reel form, they seem too good value to pass up.
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