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Old 02-09-2013, 01:06 AM   #218
Buford T Justice
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Originally Posted by corners View Post
You got one? String it up!
I've got two! I'm committed to these frames now.


But Monogut ZX is much less stiff than a copoly like 4G. People are already having problems with excessive string movement in the 16x15, which is most likely caused by tension dropping too low. Because ZX is so flexible, I think it would have to be strung over 70 pounds to be useful in the 99S. If the main strings stretch and slide too far they won't snap back in time to impart extra spin. Instead, the ball will simply launch off the strings at a high angle. 4G works very well because it is a very stiff poly and loses less tension than any other copoly
Yes there is excessive string movement in this frame and it gets worse with reduced initial string tension (as in one gets less playtime before strings move the lower the initial tension).

I solved this problem by using the cheap trick mentioned in another thread....hand lotion. It works. There is not even a doubt. I have strings measuring low 40s on RT that snap back into place and play like new. To be honest, I like the way this frame feels with aged strings and hand lotion better than when freshly strung.

The lotion also greatly reduces wear.

So, perhaps this same trick applied with this much softer ZX will allow the string to have a respectable life in the 99S........I shall have to try this.

Last edited by Buford T Justice; 02-09-2013 at 01:08 AM. Reason: Typos
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