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    String similar to Alu Power but cheaper?

    I've been playing with Kirschbaum Max Power for almost one year and although it's not an exact copy, it performs 80% close to ALU at a much cheaper cost. ALU has a very unique pop, but Kirschbaum MP's durability it at least 3x better. I've been stringing the 1.25 version myself at 47 lbs on my...
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    Changing grommet frequency?

    The only time I replaced the grommets was when I played the IGPMP and wanted them to have the black CAP grommets. Other than that, I never needed to replace them, but I have one Ai100 that has a chip on the bumper guard due to hitting the racquet accidentaly on a nail playing on a clay court. If...
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    Yonex grip size

    Wilson Feather Thin worked very well for me with the Yonex, but I thought it took away too much of the feel. Using 3 overgrips without overlapping the first two makes the handle thinner than the stock grip + overgrip, besides enhancing the overall feel of the racquet. I've been using this way...
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    Yonex players - what are you using?

    @TripleB the Ai100s are just too powerful for me, and it is killing my confidence. Two things that I couldn't dial in with the Ai100s were the touch shots and the slice.
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    Yonex players - what are you using?

    I've been playing the Ai100 for a couple years and it might be the one for you TripleB. The DR100 feels a bit faster through the air. I'm making the exact opposite change, going to the Pure Strike 16x19.
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    Babolat QC - has it improved?

    Hello all, I'm considering switching to the old Pure Strikes, but I've been away from Babolat for a huge amount of time. The last time I used Babolat racquets was around 2009, when I bought a pair of the orange Pure Storm MP, and they played totally different. As I usually buy at least two or...
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    Kirschbaum Max Power - anyone?

    I was taking a look at the TW string database, and noticed that almost all gauges of Kirschbaum Max Power are listed very high for tension maintenance (low tension loss), among polyester strings, fast swing speed and medium tension reference (51lbs). Has anyone tried it and post comments? I've...
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    Head Graphene Touch Speed MP QC or fake head racquets ?

    Weight and balance differences can be considered within tolerance. Buttcap is in right position, the trap door was placed upside down - easily fixed as already explained. The difference in paint finish is not very clear from the pics.
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    Low tension poly recommendation.

    When I first tried low tensions with poly, I was used to string at 52 to 55 lbs. I decided to ask for 39 and 43 lbs on 2 different racquets at the same time, so i could play both side by side. I've been playing with such tensions since then, around 43 on BM200, IGPMP, Yonex 89T, and just went a...
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    Best stringing machine under 500$

    I've been using the Gamma X6-FC for 6 years, and I think it's one of the best dropweight machines there is. I'm not sure if you can get a new one, but it's within your budget (the top limit though). There are some other cheaper options from Gamma, but I decided to get this one as I wanted the...
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    Removing pallets...

    I've always used the hair dryer method and have been very successful. The only pallets I broke were the ones I rushed to remove. If patient, you can get a success rate of almost 100% - the ones that break are usually the ones that already have some cracks. I also used a screwdriver instead of...
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    Measuring Swingweight

    I've been using the SwingTool app with success. I also use chop sticks, and don't forget to avoid mains touching the chop sticks.
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    Ai100 and Pure Strikes

    @erroljr, thanks again! Your comparison helped a lot and it was actually what I was expecting given the specs. It seems that you have played with the new PO7 as well, but didn't notice major differences besides increased stiffness. Did you feel that the PO7 is more powerful keeping the string...
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    Ai100 and Pure Strikes

    @erroljr thanks for the info! I actually played 1 year or so with the IG Radical MP, before switching to the Tour G 310. I really enjoyed playing with the IG iteration and I catch myself looking for an used one frequently, but I felt it was a bit unstable for me. How would you compare the Pure...
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    Ai100 and Pure Strikes

    It's been a while since I was really interested in switching racquets (over 2 years), but I just noticed the great price on the old Pure Strikes (black/red PJ, not the ProjectOne7s), that I decided to take a better look on them. When I switched to the Ai100s, I came from the VCore tour G 310...