Recent content by blai212

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    Reconsidering racquet choices

    prince phantom 100x 305 might be worth a look...really good review from tennisnerd, supposed to have forgiveness of a 100” but the surgical precision of a thin beamed frame. I was using vcp100 weighted up to mid 350g but that racquet plays more like a 98” and a bit too underpowered for me. Been...
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    Volkl Cyclone Tour. Roll call ! Who uses this?

    you probably need to prestretch the VCT so that it doesnt bag out. In any case, I think the guys that @g4driver strings for are simply able to adjust their playing style to the tension loss of the strings by using accentuated brushing motion so that topspin keeps the ball in the court (think...
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    Shoes With Most Cushioning and comfort...

    wilson rush pro 2.5 is quite comfortable but there are toe jamming issues...i have to wear double socks. Also, not sure if it’s just me but I wear through the shoes in about a month playing almost every day. They do have 6 month warranty though... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Favorite multifilament

    surprised no one mentioned prince premier’s the closest feeling multi to gut. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What are the softest poly?

    low tension revolve feels quite soft...maybe try VCT/revolve low tension? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Looking for a Main string to pair with ProLine 1.15

    do not use gut, clash is a string eater VCT 16g 1.30mm is great string with softness of gut and spin/durability of poly, only knock is tension maintenance but 16g is not as bad in that department as the 17/18g versions of vct Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The pragmatic case for low tension (35 lbs) soft Poly for arm safety.

    is it just me or does full bed vct 16g make the hoop of the racquet feel SO MUCH HEAVIER?!?!? VCT feels like leaded up gut lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Thick shaped poly main with thin smooth poly cross

    VCT 16g mains / revolve 17g crosses @40/36 or 40/37 in VCP100 weighted to 355g...very comfortable setup i use VCT 16g mains on all my racquets...very soft poly, good spin and power but tension maintenance not the greatest, hence hybrid Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Low tension Luxilon ALU Power in control racquets

    i use vcp100 300g weighted to 355-360g to make it feel like vcp330 but with the 100” head. I use VCT 16g at 40lbs and id imagine alu rough at 40s is quite similar too. My advice would be to go as low as you can while still being able to keep the ball in the court. As a side not, VCP is more...
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    Full bed Poly string alternative

    wilson revolve is the slickest poly i know... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Going back to “locked stringbeds”

    dump the gut and use vct 16g at similar reference tension (about 10-15% lower)... VCT is copoly that has softness of gut but spin/durability of poly and way way cheaper Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A string you had such high hopes for but was a complete bust...???

    hyperG is not necessarily crap per say... even though i dont like it, i can see how it could be good for people looking for good spin/control string to tame their power
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    Low, low tensions. 30lbs feels great. 20lbs pretty good, too

    gut strings start snaking because the outer coating wears off. VCT 16g is the only gauge worth using, everything else plays like garbage Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Wilson Revolve vs Revolve Spin

    @Injured Again regular revolve as a cross string is very nice...easy to weave as a super slippery string. VCT 16g mains is my go to string...amazing ball pocketing and pop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone use Full Poly at super low tension for arm safe alternative to gut?

    i used to play gut/poly at 50/47lbs but I missed the bite of a shaped poly mains and then I found VCT 16g thanks to @g4driver Now i use VCT 16g mains @40lbs on all my racquets and experiment with different thin poly cross. So far I have hit with orange and white revolve 17g crosses @36-37lbs...