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    Need tension advice... Poly going to Gut/Poly

    Who is the Governor? Jim Courier? :cool:
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    A string you had such high hopes for but was a complete bust...???

    Luxilon Smart... You talk about high hopes. Man was I disappointed especially considering the price. It was slightly better than your average stiff poly.
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    On the other end.... String that just blew you away and you did not see it coming... ???

    I have used so many poly strings. The strings that I have used most often recently would include Wilson Revolve and Solinco Hyper G in 18 gauge. In a previous flexible frame I have used Technifiber Black Code 4S and it was very responsive with as much spin potential as any string on the market...
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    On the other end.... String that just blew you away and you did not see it coming... ???

    How would you describe Durafluxx? I ordered them along with Firewire but have yet to use either strings. Thanks and be safe.
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    Dream matches you would like to see

    Serena Williams vs Martina Navratilova with wood rackets!
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    Vibration dampeners may or may NOT allow for the usual string snap back?

    I have been looking at these forums on and off for many years and this happens to be my first post. I have used vibrations dampeners for well over a decade because I like to tone down the natural sound that strings produce. I was always under the impression that vibration dampeners really didn't...
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    Need tension advice... Poly going to Gut/Poly

    I think you may be missing the point. I no longer use poly strings for more than 7-10 sets because they lose their play-ability and can cause arm issues. However, I never break them in that time period, I cut them out. I believe that poly is very durable (does not often break) by definition...
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    Need tension advice... Poly going to Gut/Poly

    I would not go as far as to say that natural gut mains and poly cross strings are extremely durable. I have been playing at the 4.5 level for 25 years and I have only broke a full poly bed twice in my life (within 20 or so sets of play). With the gut/poly combo I have unfortunately snapped the...
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    Strings for more spin

    One of the best shaped "spin" strings you can buy is Technifibre Black Code 4S. I have used Solinco Hyper G so I can tell you that you will get at least the same amount of spin if not more.
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    Similiar to Hyper G But Softer?

    For now, you should go with Tour Bite Soft. If you string it after 8 sets of play, you won't experience the tension loss that is so common with this string.
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    Good string setup for Babolat Pure Aero?

    I think that your only good option with a Luxilon string is 4G at 50-52 lbs. The obvious reason is due to its best attributes, control and tension maintenance. If you want more pop and a livelier feel than I would concur with a previous poster and recommend Solinco Hyper G in a 17 or 18 gauge...
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    Looser = Better?

    I don't know where you guys play, but the 4.5 to 5.0 level of competition for 40+ year olds in South Florida is fierce. I wish at times that some of these guys did not understand the advantages of a good co-poly! With their good form, they can now take a full swing every time without fear of...
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    For Sale - Twice Used Babolat Pure Aero Team

    Racket: Babolat Pure Aero Team Year: 2017 Grip Size: 4-1/8 Quantity:1 Head Size: 100 Condition: 9.5/10 Specific Time Used: Two weeks General Description: Racket is in great condition. Bumper has no rash and racket has no scratches, chips or cracks. Frame is strung with [Solinco Hyper-G...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    With great anticipation and high hopes for Revolve Spin, I purchased a few sets and went to play a match. I was quite disappointed to find that the "spin" version was not only inferior in performance, but it felt a bit different. Wilson did something right with Revolve, but Revolve Spin is a...
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