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    Luxilon Alu is a joke

    Does ALU drop off in playability after a bit? Sure, but so does every poly. In my experience, ALU after 6 hours still plays better than Hyper G or Tour Bite after 3. Do I miss some shots I would've made if the string was fresh? Maybe, but I miss even more from poor footwork or timing.
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    Ultra Tour 97 Grommets

    Hey @TW Staff, any idea if/when you'll be getting these grommets back in stock? It seems like every time I check back they're still out of stock.
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    Average and smallest racquet head size on tour

    @vsbabolat played on the pro tour???
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    Kirschbaum Proline-X - good

    I'm a bigger fan of rough because it is even softer, but I agree, it doesn't play as stiff as the numbers suggest.
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    Kirschbaum Proline-X - good

    Max Power and Max Power Rough are good options
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    TF Icecode prone to break or bad stringjob?

    Just looks like a shank, not necessarily a bad string job. Also, ink struggles to stay on poly, just how it is.
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    Wilson Duo Power or Ultimate Duo opinions/experiences?

    Imo, you'll get more spin, but I agree that a stiff poly in the crosses is going to shred NXT.
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    Done with full bed gut. Way too harsh!

    I’ve strung 16 gauge gut in an 18x20 at 63 and thought it was soft after 30 minutes of hitting. Interesting to see how your perspective is so different than my own.
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    Do Any of You Prefer Regular Syn Gut?

    I’m normally a poly player but I strung a UT with Gideon Micro Super at 66 the other day and it plays well. It’s firm without being too stiff, produces decent spin, and the stringbed is dense so it should last me a while.
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    Are you stringing during the pandemic?

    It's snowed where I am too, (NW Ohio) but I've still seen people hitting and have made it to public courts a couple times when the weather is slightly more cooperative.
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    Gut/Alu Power vs. gut/4g, differences?

    4G will be a more consistent cross throughout its life. ALU will play much better for the first few hours, then you’ll have a period where it will be decent before dropping off a cliff. 4G is more stable but will never have the fresh ALU magic.
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    Jolly's Polys

    Where are you guys getting grey fire? I want to try a set but can’t find it anywhere.
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    A string you had such high hopes for but was a complete bust...???

    Diadem strings across the board were disappointing to me. I even had a discount on their products and never found a string that worked for me, although Flash was probably my favorite offering. More and more now, I am finding myself disappointed when I string my racquets with Solinco Tour Bite...
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    Lowest tension you have ever used?

    Some strings are better suited to lower tensions than others. Some players are also more tension sensitive than others. I've found that stringing in the low-mid 40's seems to mitigate how noticeable tension loss is compared to stringing in the 50's.
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    anyone here use gut/hybrid in a racquet with 18 mains? does the durability issues of the gut go away with 18 mains?

    I have an Ultra Tour (dense 18x20--at least imo) strung with 16 gauge VS Touch mains and a smooth poly cross back in December. I've hit with it for maybe 8 hours in that time. It's barely notched and is still quite playable although it has certainly gotten a bit softer. If I were to go play a...
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