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Old 08-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #211
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Whether or not you used a full set or hybrid for the playtest
4G in mains, natural gut in crosses


Tension used for playtest
45/42


Your regular string set up
Gamma Professional 18 full bed


Racquet brand and model used for test
HEAD Prestige Pro 89.5

Power level of test string or hybrid
Good power given low tension and natural gut cross


Feel (crisp? mushy? soft? stiff? off center feedback?)
A little stiff, but better than most polys

Spin
A little more spin than usual

Comfort
Still quite comfortable, especially compared to other polys


Durability
Still going strong. At my low tension, strings hardly ever break.

Tension maintenance (how long before it became too loose or unplayable?) still holding up well.


Control (predictable trajectory? performance on different strokes and swing speeds?)
good control, perhaps because there is little string movement.


Compare to the string you use most often
A little less overall than Gamma Professional 18, but price and durability are better


Tension recommendations (after hitting it, would you recommend a different tension?)
I could probably go a few pounds less.



General comments (please summarize likes and dislikes)
some coiling issues. Also, string tends to bend and keep the bend. This is an issue when tying off. You have to be super careful when pulling to tie off, otherwise the string will snap.


I think this will be a nice hybrid string.
I would like a thinner gauge, perhaps 17.
18 gauge would be nice, but I think it would break to easy, especially with the tie off issues I mentioned.
Also, nice having a tennis string that matches my old G4 Mac powerbook!
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