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    Why Basalt in Wilson Frames...

    OK according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basalt_fiber Basalt stiffness (elastic modulus) is much less than carbon fibres and much higher than kevlar. Kevlar is surprisingly elastic (in comparison to carbon at least). So swapping carbon for basalt will give a much softer frame.... (basalt...
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    Why Basalt in Wilson Frames...

    I was interested that Wikipedia lists basalt fibres in its specific strength (strength/weight) tables here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_strength While strength/weight is not as good as carbon or kevlar basalt is stronger than both (Tensile strength Mpa). So perhaps that works best...
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    Why Basalt in Wilson Frames...

    I was interested that Wikipedia lists basalt fibres in its specific strength (strength/weight) tables here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_strength While strength/weight is not as good as carbon or kevlar basalt is stronger than both (Tensile strength Mpa). So perhaps that works best...
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    Ok as a first step I'm thinking I restring the blade 104 with a soft slippy 19 gauge poly at a medium to low tension.. I'll have a look on the TWU string page to find something suitable
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    I don't want to risk it. My wrist hurts after a single session on the APD
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    The swingweight on the 98 is already too high but I liked it.
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    Looks great flexy thin beam but the 18 mains puts me off I think it will be similar power to my blade 104?
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    The warrior 107 really interests me. Don't think I could get a demo though. Yes the stiffness put me off a bit so good to know it plays soft.
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    I have lowered the zx tension in the 104 it's at 20 or 30 lb so can't really go lower to get more power...
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    I don't want to add any more sw to the 104 but it was worth a thought.
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    Do they play better than the dr rally? I liked the Ai98 and AI100 so if they play like those but less sw and more power?
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    How loose can you string for power?

    I thought stringing looser means the strings deform more and the ball less. Energy return for strings is 80 or 90% but a ball it 50% hence stringing low gives more power.
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    Need a Racquet with more power than Blade 98s or 104

    That is not stiff! I tried an APD but is too stiff and hurts my wrist after playing. I'm thinking 64 stiffness or less. I think I actually want a 110sq in racquet - In fact I have one a Prince 110 ESP 14 x 17 - that works great but maybe too powerful for summer and I would like more...
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    Hybrids where the crosses don't notch?

    Kevlar & zyex is one the zyex never notched at all. What about poly/ poly I suspect there is a rule where a stiffer poly will notch first and the less stiff one won't. So does using a stiffer poly in the mains prevent the crosses notching? If you can post your hybrid combo s and which...
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    Adjustable string tension rackets

    How does the protagon work? Have you played with any? Or has anyone? How well does the tension adjustment work?
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