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  1. geubes

    Non-playing longevity?

    It depends what you are used too and what you have strung with. I had to restring poly after the last lockdown, but that was 3 months and it felt like the strings had stiffened up after trying them out. I strung both rackets in the last week. Only managed a few hours on each frame before...
  2. geubes

    polys with best feel

    There are a few of us, we keep it quiet because it is a great poly. Agree feel is good with this string. It is why it is in my racket ;)
  3. geubes

    Why some multis unravel and which for hybrid?

    Prince Premier Touch and Head Rip Control are both good. Neither unwind. They will start to fray as they get close to breaking. But both are durable as a cross, Rip Control especially.
  4. geubes

    Head Gravity

    Have you tried strings other than Pro Line Evo in the Gravity? I tried it on multiple occasions (including again only this week) and will be cutting it out. Something about the combo of frame and string means I get an odd feel on contact and produces a really inconsistent ball. Ice Code and YPTP...
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    Diadem Impulse...anyone tried it?

    TNT2 is more powerful and has a less slick surface. no, I played more than that, the coating lasted 8 hours, but the string lasted longer than the coating. as more of the coating is removed the string loses the thing that makes it unique.
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    Diadem Impulse...anyone tried it?

    More than 15 hours as a cross before I want to cut it out or it snaps. It is medium powered, a bit muted. No as powerful as Prince Premier touch, more powerful than Head Rip control. I still stand by the fact that it plays well when fresh but the main reason I stopped using it was because its a...
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    Head Gravity

    hmmm I like the purple, not sure on the blended shading, its not as striking as the current. The two separate solid sides work better. A Purple and Lime would have been good, think ill grab a 3rd Pro in the current colour. Just need to time the price drop right
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    Finding it hard to commit to a racquet. Advice?

    Different take. Are you sure you play best with the specs you have gravitated towards? All of those rackets are similar in style with slight variances. Might be you are hoping for a frame to overcome a deficiency in what is a larger setup change you need to make (lower/higher weights, balance...
  9. geubes

    Your Gravity Pro string setup...

    I have stumbled upon my holy grail setup after testing many different strings and tension. I might have a slight bias towards yonex ptp (have always played well with this string in many rackets). Full poly is something I like to use for rally balls and drills. And multi/synthetic for that extra...
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    Pro's Pro

    Pioneer 6 drop weight here, had it for 6 years and still going strong. Keep it clean and lubed. Only ever had one string that the gripper couldn't handle. It is very basic but does a good job. Best in class for the price range
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    Prince "O port" racket stringing

    One tip I saw and use. If you don't have a boomerang, you can use the lid of a Sharpie pen. It stops the strings collapsing. Clip the hook on the string that is parallel to being pulled, just inside the frame
  12. geubes

    Slippery poly main suggestions

    I find that if the main is too slippery the synthetic cross actually slides too easy up and down against the poly. This makes direction control worse and vague. You would benefit more from a thinner gauge of the same poly string in this setup.
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    Hybrid mains tension

    My go-to hybrid tension recommendation for this type of setup in a powerful racket would be 52 / 55 Typically 50/52 works well for most. I find if the crosses go too high the whole string bed goes boardy. 0lbs 4lbs increase with a multi cross tends to work well. Increasing the cross will...
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    Head rip control hybrid

    well im now 8 sets of singles, 1 championship tie-breaker and 2 sets of doubles in. Circa 8 hours and the mains are about 20% notched, string bed is locked, crosses starting to tear up. The best thing about PPT is it breaks apart very similar to gut, so lasts a long time as a cross. I reckon...
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    Badminton crosses strung from throat. Tennis, from head. Why?

    Opposite pressure, the tips are designed to flex more than the throat and the throat is quite fragle. when pulling on the corner, the force will make its way round to the opposite corner and cause it to flex, if not stabilised by already existing string, then you can weaken the T-bar and lower...
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    Head rip control hybrid

    How long did you try this hybrid for? I used the same hybrid today and it felt really good. Questioning whether the durability will be good, but we will see in the upcoming weeks.
  17. geubes

    Head Gravity Pro club!

    A 10/10 racket hampered by my skill level. Patience, preparation and timing is rewarded. Still enough in the racket that off days are not completely punished. One comment not often mentioned. The paint durability is unreal good, 2-3 scuffs after 9 months of use on hard court and that is on the...
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    Head Gravity

    What do you think is next for the Gravity line? Could this be a 1 off or has it sold enough to get a new paint job in 2021? Still like mine a lot and weighing up getting a 3rd of the current PJ or saving it for the next iteration
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    Inspiration? Suggestions? Where next?

    Let me start with my recent trials and thoughts. Then you wonderful people could give me some thoughts on where you think I should go next, what my next order should include. I play 70% doubles 30% singles, all-court doubles and in singles look to attack / drive the ball from inside the court...
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    Would switching to a lower stiffness racket get rid of my tendon issues?

    Only seen it mentioned once in this thread, but I would look at your grip size, tackyness and softness. If you are having to hold onto the racket to hard it can stress the tendons. It should be comfortable, easy to hold loosely without slip while retaining easy wrist action and head control...
  21. geubes

    Yonex Poly Tour Pro 17 vs?

    Check out the other threads around, just don't string it to high, between 48/52lbs is a good start
  22. geubes

    Yonex Poly Tour Pro 17 vs?

    Ice code. Plays similar but ice code has a slippier surface and hits flatter. Ptp is hard to beat if you like soft round polys.
  23. geubes

    How long new can of tennis balls can last?

    My partner sometimes turns up with new balls that have been kept in the closet for a year. Still pressured but it's as if the rubber cures because they are really stiff! And therefore don't bounce as high. However after 10 minutes the rubber starts to flex again and they play like new balls.
  24. geubes

    Head Gravity

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    Head Gravity

    Tried Yonex PTP in my Gravity Pro for the first time tonight (A string I used a lot in a DR98). It suited the racket really well and exposed the softness and comfort of the frame. Good power and good spin. My only grip was the feedback from the string-bed was a little lost. But that is a trade...
  26. geubes

    Gravity Pro and lead - how do you use it?

    The standard hydrosorb is slightly heavier than the hydrosorb pro grip (the original grip on the racket). But not as heavy as leather. So it's a good compromise and my current preference. Frame comes out 334g strung and gripped
  27. geubes

    Gravity Pro and lead - how do you use it?

    tried weight in grip, tried a bit of weight in hoop... liked neither. now play stock with a head hydrosorb grip.... feels great!
  28. geubes

    Pro's Pro Gutex Ultra, Clay Court Plus, and other multifilaments ?

    It's a good cross, soft and holds up well with topspin. I also have their superior gut multi. It's a lot softer, more powerful but not very durable at all, good for oldies. Gutex ultra is the better but more boring string
  29. geubes

    Mantis tour comfort alternative

    Thanks. I think the tour comfort is different to comfort synthetic. It has a resin coating, a waxy feel new.
  30. geubes

    Mantis tour comfort alternative

    A string that I have been keeping in stock "mantis tour comfort" has been discontinued and is getting harder and harder to get now. So I'm getting to the point of finding a suitable and close replacement for it. I don't use it myself so not too familiar with its attributes. Is anyone able to...
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