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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    I string my X-1 at 62 lbs in my APDC. Should I go 65 with the VS gut?
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    Thanks for the excellent points. I'm really looking forward to trying these strings. If they last twice as long, including holding tension, then they're not really more expensive, are they...
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    I normally restring every couple of months or so with my multi. Should I restring the Gut sooner or will it last longer? Will the need to restring show up as fraying, noticeable tension loss, or what??
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    Great. Thanks to all -- I'm feeling OK now about just going for it with my normal, careful stringing technique. Really looking forward to trying the VS Gut to see what all the love is about.
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    Thanks! Drakulie -- tips please?? I looked searched for the Global Gut thread, but can't get it narrowed down enough to find the one you're referring to.
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    Good to know I don't have to worry about prestretching. Should I go a few pounds higher? I'm not a string breaker -- how long should I expect this string to last/hold good tension compared to my normal X-1 biphase?
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    I'm very careful when stringing. My concerns are more over pre-stretching, abrasion, etc. that I haven't had to deal with in the past.
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    Gamma X-2 is my preferred, but I also have an Alpha Pioneer III.
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    Chicken to string my Babolat VS Gut

    I do my own stringing. Normally use, and love, Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase 16 ga.. When Babolat screwed up a warranty shoe situation on me, they offered me some string as compensation. I sheepishly said "how about some VS Gut?" To my pleasant surprise, the obliged. So, I've restrung twice with X-1...
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    Would a "players" racquet help my 3.5 game evolve?

    That'd be great! I have a full gym, elliptical and roman chair in my basement workout room. A tennis specific workout would be awesome!
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    Would a "players" racquet help my 3.5 game evolve?

    That's what I tried first -- just clicking on your name and going to public profile. All is shows me there is the option to add/remove from buddy list and to search for your other posts. No e-mail or pm buttons. Wonder if I've got something configured oddly, or if it's an obscure Vista thing...
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    Are these strings OK for me?

    I experimented a good bit with my APDC and found that I really liked it strung with Tecnifbre X-1 Biphase 16ga at around 61-62 lbs. Might give that a try.
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    Would a "players" racquet help my 3.5 game evolve?

    Good idea. I have also been thinking, though, that it might be a good idea to move towards the thinner frame. Probably just overthinking, but seems like it would be a good idea to have the frame more low profile for slices and drops.
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    Would a "players" racquet help my 3.5 game evolve?

    Thanks. That is my rationale exactly, and what I experienced with limited demo time so far. I guess my strokes are reasonable enough already that I can hit it pretty well the vast majority of the time. The occasional dud is a good reminder to stay conscious of technique -- as you say. I think...
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    Would a "players" racquet help my 3.5 game evolve?

    help with pm I feel like an idiot, but I can't seem to find how to send a pm. I did a FAQ search and it talked about buttons and such, using control panel, etc., but I'm not seeing that stuff anywhere. A little help??
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