Recent content by am1899

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    Friction and stringbed tension.

    Good question. But I concur with @esgee48 - regardless of which string, in practice, I don’t see how there’s any scientific proof that stringbeds even out. Matter of fact, everything logical seems to point at the opposite.
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    Luxilon Stringing Machines

    Look at those parquet floors!
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    Thinking of purchasing machine - opinion on particular brand

    I wouldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole. The electronics are the concern - once those go, you are SOL. The interchangeability of clamps and bases across brands is spotty at best.
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    Friction and stringbed tension.

    When you string 1pc, you can change the tension when you transition to the crosses without fear that the tension is going to “leak” one way or the other. There’s simply no scientific evidence to suggest that this can happen. The scenario @esgee48 offered is one way it could happen...but it’s...
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    Sampras using Head racquet now?

    Surprised Pete’s right hand didn’t burst into flames while holding that Head racquet.
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    How do different string patterns perform?

    The most different of those to 18x20 would be 16x18 - compared to 18x20, 16x18 is about as open of a modern day “traditional” string pattern you’ll find. Launch angle will be noticeably increased. It may be easier to generate spin. Dwell time or the sensation of pocketing may be increased. A...
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    Your Favorite Multi? (comparing multi strings)

    Also a great string. (y) Velocity is awesome too, especially given the price point. It does have that muted, perhaps rubbery feel that some may not fall in love with. But if the feel isn’t a deal breaker, there’s a lot to like otherwise, IMHO.
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    Your Favorite Multi? (comparing multi strings)

    I concur with @mikeler’s glowing review of Discho Multifibre / Signum Pro Micronite. It is the best all around multi I’ve ever used, bar none. No disrespect to the competition, but for me Discho Multifibre puts NXT, X-1, Xcel and a bunch of other flagship multis to shame. The only problem is...
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    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    So I forgot to bring my reel of BK with me yesterday, so that forced me to string up with a set of RS Lyon I had in my bag. It turned out to be a mixed bag for me. The good: I returned the best I have in recent memory. The stringbed rewarded big cuts on ground strokes. Hit some filthy slice...
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    Have you strung for a big box store?

    That would be highly unethical, yes.
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    Have you strung for a big box store?

    I make $8 per in a club. I live in a low cost of living area, so I don’t take $8 as low ball. If I lived in NYC, for example, you bet I’d be demanding more. So, $8 or even $10 per racquet in my view anyway is not necessarily insulting, depending on where you live. Another reason I don’t quibble...
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    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    ^^ I agree. IMHO, it isn’t so much about NTRP, as it is about being able to comfortably swing the 93p. I actually think it would make a great beginner or training stick for aspiring juniors, or even adults - to form a solid foundation of technique and footwork fundamentals. On coaches orders, I...
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    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    If you’re looking for something on the softer side, Ghostwire is a must demo, IMHO.
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    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    Tier One Black Knight 18 is the one. Ordered a reel. @TierOneSportsOfficial
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