Search results

  1. Muppet

    Poly/multi launch angle?

    I have the racquet in my signature strung with Tour Bite Soft 1.20/Genesis Thunder Blast 1.30 @48/52. The launch angle is a little high on it. If the LA were a little low that would not present a problem for me as it's easier to lift the ball a little more. My question is whether I should just...
  2. Muppet

    I like hybrids, but Ialso like the UKRSA ATM 1-piece stringing pattern. Which takes precedence?

    I've tested several hybrids that I've really liked. But I also really like a one piece of some multis. I can be happy with an inexpensive multi like Alpha Gut 2000, but I can drive the price down low with a mid or low price poly and an under $10/pack multi. I recently poked my head above my...
  3. Muppet

    How do 18x19 and 16x20 differ from 16x19 and 18x20?

    I had an 18x19 Head Radical OS and that pattern felt very good on the OS hoop. I have 3 95" players racquets that are 18x20 that are super accurate. One other racquet is a 90" 16x19 with a very closed pattern and a firm response. The last racquet is a 100" 16x18 that's fairly new and I haven't...
  4. Muppet

    New cross string for ZX 16

    I just strung up ZX natural 1.27/Pro Stacked 1.30 @55/51 in the MW racquet in my signature below. It's a big improvement over Cyber Flash/Pro Stacked. It's marginally better than ZX/Velocity and ZX/Hitec Multifiber. And it costs less by the set than Vel and HM. The HM is good, but it has a...
  5. Muppet

    Multifeel different colors

    I think I have it straight now that the blue and the black colors of Multifeel have a smooth coating. But do these color treatments affect the feel of the strings in play? I've found that most blue strings (like Dunlop S-gut and Tourna BHBR) are very muted feeling. Black string are usually damp...
  6. Muppet

    When are your slippery hybrid strings . . . too slippery?

    I noticed that when I go all in with a very, very slippery cross and a very, very slippery main, I don't feel anything from the strings. It's like the feel comes from the texture of the surface on the strings. There might be a point where a small amount of roughness on the crosses will give a...
  7. Muppet

    I would like to trade my Dunlop Aerogel 200 for sets of strings.

    The frame is still in great shape. There was a flash fragment floating around in there last year, but that seems to have logged itself in somewhere. I got it just over 10 years ago and I'm an infrequent player now that I'm in a middle-aged downward spiral. I'm finding that my other three Dunlop...
  8. Muppet

    "THWACK" or "SMACK", which ball contact sounds better?

    And for your best sounding racquet, what is your racquet setup, stroke, and grip? I got a nice thwack from Monogut ZX 16/Velocity 16 in my MuscleWeave 200G racquet @56/53. My forehand is between eastern and semi-western. But the strings were a little more muted than I wanted, so I kept looking...
  9. Muppet

    Racquet modification

    When I remove weight from the handle, I notice a more HH balance, less power from the string bed, and less feel from the strings. But on the bright side, I get more control from the strings and more stability from the hoop. But there seems to be a lot going on that I don't understand fully...
  10. Muppet

    Budget option for poly/sg

    I loved Tour Bite Soft 1.20/M7 1.25 in my MuscleWeave racquet (95" 18x20 343g). But I have a half reel of Cyber Flash silver 1.25. So I tried to find a cross string that would match my 2 MW racquets, one of which is a re-issue. It looked like Kirsch SG 1.25 would work well, but Kirsch stopped...
  11. Muppet

    This shouldn't be as much of a problem as I'm making it.

    I have 2 Dunlop MuscleWeave 200G racquets that may finally take a back seat to my Biomimetic 200. I found that Kevlar/Black Force completes the BM200. But I still want the best string setups to use on the MWs. But to start, should I use the same strings for both MWs? I seem to have too many good...
  12. Muppet

    Is Gosen Micro Super a good replacement for Kirschbaum SG?

    I will use 16L Super in the mains with poly crosses to replace KSG 17. I will use 16L Super full bed in an old, flexy 90". Does this sound feasible? Much appreciated
  13. Muppet

    Pro Red Code stringing

    Before I started stringing for myself, I had a LM Radical OS racquet strung with Pro Red Code 16 @ 58 on a lock out. The stringer allowed the crosses to settle into smiles and left it that way. I was less than satisfied when I picked it up, but those strings played exceptionally well for a very...
  14. Muppet

    Well, now I have 2 less racquets with which to test strings.

    I found that Pro's Pro Pure Aramid/Black Force is perfect in 2 of my frames. And it might satisfy 2 more of them. Now I have only 4 frames in which to try other string configurations. Tennis doesn't start again around here until April 2020. I'll either have to leave some really interesting...
  15. Muppet

    Coconut water

    I've been very sedentary for most of the past 3 years. With winter in New England, I probably won't get regular exercise until April 2020. Is there a best time of day to drink coconut water? I have a condition that can interrupt my ability to get enough sleep. I use 3 mg of melatonin each night...
  16. Muppet

    Gauges convention for a kevlar/poly hybrid?

    I'm considering diving into kevlar with a reel of Pro's Pro Pure Aramid 1.10. One of the cross strings I want to use is Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.23. Is the aramid too thin of a main string for that thick of a cross? I'm having great success with the aramid 1.10/Black Force 1.14 in two of my...
  17. Muppet

    Which is better for accuracy, poly/multi or SG/poly?

    I used to play with poly/multi until a few years ago when reverse hybrids started getting popular. I found the perfect main string in Kirsch SG 1.25 to go with a lot of the polys I like. But I can't find that synthetic gut anymore so I got a reel of Pro's Pro Gold Spiral 1.30. It feels kind of...
  18. Muppet

    A cheaper cross to replace M7 for Tour Bite Soft mains?

    I tried TBS 1.20/M7 1.25 @49/52 and it was fantastic in my MuscleWeave 95". The drawback was that the strings got hung up and didn't snap back. I'm thinking of the following strings: Kirschbaum SG 1.25 - Tried it with TBS @48/51. It felt too dead, soft and fuzzy. I will try it @49/52, but I am...
  19. Muppet

    Figuring out tension for Solinco Outlast

    I strung my 345g MuscleWeave 95" 18x20 with Outlast 1.20 @47/45. I had to push my rubber band almost all the way up to the bottom cross in order to quiet the string bed down. But when I got to the hitting wall, I got a nice "chunk" feeling and sound on each impact. I was pretty happy with it...
  20. Muppet

    Reverse hybrid with Hitec Multifiber/Black Force @55/50

    I strung this in my Dunlop Aerogel 200. The surprise was how differently it hit between the wall and serving. Hitting ground strokes against the wall it felt pillowy. This was the Hitec Multifiber dominating the string bed. Then when I went onto a court and hit serves the higher speed impact...
  21. Muppet

    Meatloaf with mashed and niblets

    I tried this in another racquet but it's even better in my old Dunlop Black Max II (90" 349g 16x19 flexy). The strings are a PP Aramid 1.10/Black Force 1.14 @52/46. It's a pretty heavy racquet, but because of the size it feels much lighter. I hit next with a 95" 345g racquet and it felt...
  22. Muppet

    Around the world w/ a poly string?

    I like using an UKRSA ATW pattern in my racquets whenever I'm stringing with nylon strings. Multi and SG strings bend around 90deg and 270deg grommets better than I think poly strings can. I'd like to use Solinco Outlast 1.20 in my Dunlop MuscleWeave 95" 18x20 racquet @46lbs. Would that make the...
  23. Muppet

    Could you tell me if this would be an improvement on tensioning my crosses?

    If I were to release my previous fixed clamp right after I pull tension and leave it sitting open, then move the next clamp to the tensioned string per usual, would this give me a tighter, more consistent string bed? My clamp bases are not great, there is some travel after removing the tension...
  24. Muppet

    The Cadillac Ride

    I was going to wait until I played this string setup before posting about it, but my hip joint is burning out and it may not recover well enough for tennis. Anyway, the strings are ZX black 1.22/Tourna Irradiated 1.27 @55/53. The racquet is the Biomimetic 200. To bounce a ball of of it is almost...
  25. Muppet

    Substituting Eruption 1.18 for Hyper G 1.15, in an Eruption 1.18/Black Force 1.14 poly/poly hybrid

    The racquet is the Aerogel 200. I strung HG/BF in it @51/51, but with the temperatures rising I strung it @52/52 this time. I'm out of Black Force anyway, so it's time to make a Pro's Pro order. I was going to go along on packs of HG for special occasions until I realized that if I substitute...
  26. Muppet

    The McGovern Maneuver

    I spend most of my TT time reading and sharing in the Strings forum. But the insight I want to write about relates better to stringing techniques. I hope I'm not trespassing on your turf too much. It helps while stringing to recognize when a clamped string has been idle for more than one or two...
  27. Muppet

    Potassium Benzoate in diet soda

    I finally found a diet soda that I actually like. It's Diet Crush Orange. I thought that since it has the major "Crush" label that it would be safe of hazardous ingredients. The problem is not within the contents of the soda itself, but when potassium benzoate combines with ascorbic acid...
  28. Muppet

    Alpha Gut 2000 it is..

    I was making quite an effort trying to find the right cross string for my Black Force 1.14 mains in my MuscleWeave 95 racquet. I had used Multifeel in a full bed before they changed that string. I wanted something like Multifeel, but without the gummy coating. So I looked on the MF product page...
  29. Muppet

    Isospeed Control Classic tension loss

    I like CC for use as a main string. But I'm having trouble figuring out how it settles. Isospeed says to tension it +5 lbs. But it doesn't seem to loosen like other multis. It seems to just soften, which would have been nice to know. So I'm thinking now that I shouldn't go +5 lbs, but maybe 2...
  30. Muppet

    Stringing my 2 MuscleWeave 95 racquets

    I have 2, but one is from the original production run and is a stout de-polarized racquet. The re-issue has a more balanced weight distribution and a little more flex. I've had the following strings in them. The older one seems more versatile: original Full bed Pro's Pro Cyber Power white 1.20...
Top