Asking all players who have found success with narrow gauge polyester and use this setup at least somewhat regularly (specific frame, etc.)
I want to use such string in my old school 18x20 sticks and would like to start in a good place.
Also I'd Ike to pick a good one to keep on hand for...
from the first post
Since you started testing with a HEAD frame, maybe you could easily demo the new Speed Pro 360+.
On paper it looks worthy—18x20, low RA (62) mid-weight, constant beam.
There hasn't been much talk about it, but I'm looking at 100 in² sticks these days (I'm a '66 edition...
In all fairness, I'm an "RRC" —reformed road cyclist—but now I'm perfectly happy with my urban commuter bike (dynamo hub, belt drive, hydraulic disc brakes, full fenders, 42mm tyres).
It is all-black, and so, Velominati Approved <grin>.
You must be a road cyclist.
To the point, I try to get to colors that are versatile or match nicely, but that's less important than how the color plays.
In some ways, a mismatched racquet is bada**, like what they used to call a "works" motocross racer: factory custom everything, nothing was...
I like kevlar and come from the String It Low camp. It's inelastic—like those steel strings in that bamboo(?) frame pictured above—so once it's taut (no slack) it can't really get "tighter".
My Ultra Tour is strung at 18 kg (Ashaway 17g) / 20.5 kg (IsoSpeed Pro 17g) and is as firm as X-1...
Spot on. I haven't hit mine much but (a) it feels super flexy just banging it on the palm of your hand, and (b) it's got a hella swingweight.
I put yellow PSGD in mine with a yellow Supergrap and it looks *glorious*.
I can't wait to see the full tape of the match (don't have cable & all the sports bars are shuttered due to the pandemic) to see how the the chair did.
I have been avoiding news reports so I don't yet know who was officiating
I wonder what TTers are players of either of these (as of now / mid Sept 2020) ?
if so: Have you tried the other one?
Is it your daily driver twine, or was, and you've moved on to some "greener pasture" (perhaps neon green? <wink>).
I've played both in limited fashion but I'm a poly player by...
The "feel" of a string is correlates with the strain value (I think that's the term) which is a <some metric> per unit volume measure.
ergo, the feel of a given string correlates with the square of gauge. For two different gauges set Tension * gauge(mm) ^2 equal for both. You'll see how much...
Different set, at least construction. The 3rd Gen has the diamond textured orange head bumper and the 2nd Gen (P07) has a plain black bumper. The drillings maybe identical, if so, then you could install the 3rd Gen set and get part of the look.
I agree. But I wonder.
Have you seen kids on Social Media hitting tiny targets with behind the back flicks and other trickshot swings.
Novak could knock a booger out of a gnat chasing a bumblebee late for work ... if he wanted to.
Just something to think about.
When I TRAINED (hard) for for my FAA license they impressed upon us the difference between 'shall' and 'may'.
This was a poorly adujcated decision from what I know at the time of my writing.
No skin in the game other than a purist of the game. (I sell handmade singles sticks, DM if...
If you have any doubt, size down. I'm like you, and I'm committed to never ordering any more L3 gripped frames.
I have a mathematical rant about this very thing on my to-do list. Maybe I'll get around to it soon. Best of luck getting a grip that fits.
Even though I'm an 18x20 player I'm moving towards thicker gauges. I am not a string breaker so longevity is not a factor. I'm just finding the stringbed with the stout gauges gives me the bounce that I expect from the racquet. Also I enjoy the swingweight/twistweight changes with the heavier...
You just need to fashion your own tools. I made scoopers out of dowel rod that wouldn't nick the graphite (NEVER DIG INTO COMPOSITES WITH METAL TOOLS) and got 90+ of the foam out. After that, doing the silicone refill was easy peasy.
Yes, those dewpoints are insane.
I suspect if I were back playing in ATL I'd be looking at the V Dry or similar wraps, but for the sweating we do here in LA most peeps still can use the tacky versions.
They can play amazing tennis. Watch the FAA v Rublev 2020 Adelaide semi (if you have TChan access). What. a. match.
But, yeah, NextGen slugfests don't happen as often as when the GOATs are against each other (or whoever else is hot/Top 10 at the time).
If this gen Tfight Ltd used pallets like mine do, then a size change just means a pallet swap, which is much less of a hassle.
great sticks, btw. @Tecnifibre Official should make the Ltd a regular issue frame. So obvi.
Now if TW will start to carry the 30 pak of of TPC we'd dance a jig. (Hasn't happened at the time I post this.)
I'm a fan of this Volkl, as well. Similar to this is the Solinco Wonder, and both are what I'd call an "80% Gamma Supreme" but cheaper enough to count (much as we often look at...