Been to your beautiful country many times and I have spent two deployments to Incirlik AB. Fun times in Turkey!
Pop's Leather is the best! Amazing work.
Five of my USAF classmates were Turkish Air Force pilots back in the 90s. It was great to...
My first post was accurate and one point. If you took my words as pompous, my advice to you when taking advice is to consider the source. I had a very busy day yesterday. Pompous? My words weren't meant that way. Don't read what isn't there . My words were accurate, that's all.
I string for players who played tennis at schools who have won National Championships in College Football within the last two years, beginners and for collegiate players.
To suggest you use poly as a beginner player is irresponsible and just terrible advice.
From the USRSA...
I have only turned away two people so far in 10 years but but were both clueless, and tried to take advantage of me several times. One wanted free strings and free restringing after I told her more than once 1.25mm Hyoer G isn't advised due to their TE and not designed for beginner...
Don't need idiot clients and won't deal with them. I tell them to take their business to XX.. where they are known to give terrible service. [emoji28]
Eventually they find there way to a teammate's shop but I try to steer bad clients away from him. He doesn't want them either.
Not everyone @jim_e [emoji6]
I asked the OP to post a picture of his frame in post #2 of this thread, as soon as the OP Posted the picture of the frame in post #3 and it was identified as a Babolat Pure Strike 16x19, I told the OP to ask his stringer to string his frame one piece in post #4...
TExtreme Warrior 100 $119 of you buy two.
That is what I bought, strung and gave to two adult beginners back in Dec. it was for a husband and wife, who couldn't afford new frames for them selves.
This frame works for beginners and USTA 5.0C men. They didn't ask for a frame. But they deserved...
I prefer one piece stringing any frame that has mains which tie at the hoop. The Pure Control 16x20, Pure Strike 16x19, Yonex Ai/EZone 98 all save me 2.5' of Volkl Cyclone Tour 1.30mm when I one piece these frames.
I have strung each of these frames two piece and one piece. Just a preference...
It's a 16X19 Pure Strike.
It doesn't need ATW to one piece string it. 8 mains in the throat, starts @ hoop mains tie at hoop, so just one piece and string crossed hoop to throat.
The 18x19 Pure Strike would need two piece or ATW. I two the 18x19 PS personally.
Head Hawk, Hawk Touch for slippery polys. Revolve is my third choice.
Head Velocity is the slipperest multi I have strung in 10+ years of strings.
Babalot Excel is the gummiest multi I have found in anyone likes a sticky "gummy bear" like multi
1) Find a competent MRT or stringer some to replace your grommets / bummer guard soon.
2) ask your stringer to one piece your 16x19 Pure Strike. Your string did do that at least. Strung that frame many times and there is no reason to two piece string your frame like a Pure Drive or...