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    Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

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    Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

    Curious what tension you put on the gut? I’m usually at 50 lbs with my Prestige, I think I need to bump up a couple of pounds for tf40.
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    Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

    After reading so many good things about TF40 305, I bought one to see how it is. With leather grip + 6g of tungsten tape under the grip, plus OG and dampener, mine is 339g and 31.8 cm balance. It’s a really good stick! My main racquets are Graphene Touch PT57As with pretty similar specs (342...
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    Pure Storm Tour GT vs Prince Classic Response 97

    I’m not familiar with modern 16x20 frames other than the Yonex VCORE 95, which is a 95 sq inch. I think some frames from the Head Gravity lines are 16x20, so those might be similar to Pure Storm Tour GT?
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    Pure Storm Tour GT vs Prince Classic Response 97

    Fans of old classics, anyone has tried both and willing to share your thoughts on these frames? Thanks
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    Yonex 97HD specs close to Head PT 280?!

    Agree with the above comment. Despite the weight, 97HD felt very low powered to me. PT280 is plusher-feeling, feels more connected to the ball, more plow through, awesome for serve and volley. 97HD is a good all around stick too - note that, to me, it feels firmer than what the stiffness rating...
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    Poly/Multi Hybrid: PPC, Multifeel, or RIP Control for crosses?

    You’re absolutely right in that way too many variables and choices. I do my own stringing and I’ve tried many, many hybrid combinations. It helps that I do my own stringing, otherwise I’d just try a couple of setups and go with whichever I like better. I have no issues with shaped poly eating...
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    Poly/Multi Hybrid: PPC, Multifeel, or RIP Control for crosses?

    Are you a string breaker or do you worry about durability? I play with 18x20 and not a string breaker so I use 18g Confidential and 17g Head Velocity MLT (previously I used Genesis Thunder Blast - it was awesome but a discontinued product so it’s hard to find). Find the poly tension that works...
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    Anyone use Full Poly at super low tension for arm safe alternative to gut?

    I do poly / multi at 44/46. Soft, good spin, control. At 46 the multi should not break as easily but everyone’s experience is different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    I used to rely a lot on Stringway, TWU data, TW reviews etc. But I realized that I often disagreed with what everyone else said / suggested. I recently listened to a TW Podcast (Brittany interviewed the Head product development guy) and my takeaway from that interview: string is a VERY personal...
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    Price advice: PT57A

    I’d say for $500 it’s probably not a rip off. But wouldn’t it also make sense to get a used one that’s in excellent condition but a lot cheaper? Just an idea. For $500, if it has a player’s code / name on it and h/she is a former top 20, then it’s a steal!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Price advice: PT57A

    Got it, thanks. I’ve gone through a couple of years of building my current collection (and selling Angells and Yonexes in the process), only to end up with a few frames that’s basically the same mold - pt280, a few PT57s. I need some diversity and need something with a little more pop, more...
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    Price advice: PT57A

    That’s great to hear, thanks for the advice. I guess I was the one who brought up “RA” on this thread, didn’t realize that that would cause some stir. I didn’t mean to complain about 2.0 or its stiffness rating. My apologies if that came across as annoying. I’m guessing there’s a big thread...
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    Price advice: PT57A

    From what I’ve seen, the prices sometimes correspond to whose racquet it was. I think there was one on the big Auction site a 57A that was Andy Murray’s and asking price was almost $4K. I think OP is talking about a new PT57A, perhaps it was meant for a certain player and for whatever reason...
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    Price advice: PT57A

    I have a couple of them, both were pre-owned in good condition and have the Graphene Touch paint. I’m no expert on PT57A, but the pj or the version on which the racquet is based on might affect the price? I paid significantly less than what you’re contemplating here, but they were pre-owned...
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    HYBRID QUESTION. - Wilson NXT and LUX ALU SPIN, hmmm?

    Other factors to consider.. what’s the string pattern? What tension? Is your friend a string breaker / top spin hitter? I play with 18x20, for a while I was on Poly / Multi hybrid at low tension (mid 40s). I hit flat generally, not a string breaker. I loved that combo because I wanted a poly...
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    NEW Prestige MP 360

    I'm currently using VCORE HD and generally pretty happy with it. I used to play with Prestige years ago so I'm intrigued about demoing the MP. Can someone comment on how the MP compares to HD? Sorry if this has been discussed previously, I haven't been following this thread. TIA.
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    Maui - Royal Lahaina tennis ranch 12/27 - 1/3

    I just got back from Maui. I had a chance to take some clinics at the Lahaina tennis ranch (Cathy is an awesome pro). I met some people while there so we did play doubles as well. The club runs a lot of programs including a 4.5-5.0 hitting session (not instructional). Either way, call them and...
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    Babolat rpm blast/xcel hybrid

    I use genesis Thunder Blast as crosses, it’s a pretty low powered string for multifilament. Benefits of poly / multi: softer feeling, bigger sweet spot, great for touch shots, obviously easier on the arm. Downside: more pop, just slightly less control. Tension your crosses more than the...
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    Toroline

    The Caviar plays similar to Hyper G but slightly more spin and more lively. It’s comfortable although it’s not a soft string. Good string overall. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Toroline

    I strung up the Caviar last night, as mains, and I put a slick, round poly as crosses (Technifibre Red Code Wax -- just because it's a leftover from a reel that I'm trying to use up). 44 / 42 lbs. I'm playing tonight so I will update again soon. The string packaging is rectangular because they...
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    Toroline

    A friend told me about this brand so I ordered the sample package. I haven’t played with it yet but the packaging is luxurious and the best I’ve seen for tennis strings! Has anyone played with these? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tension advice for 18 x 20 low powered racquet?

    You can do 48/45 for sure. I do my own stringing so I personally like to experiment with one thing at a time. So another option for you is to do 48 all around. In other words just drop the tension first. If that works out then drop the crosses next time and that should give you even better...
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    Tension advice for 18 x 20 low powered racquet?

    50 is not a bad place to start but as per the above comment, you can go down to 48 and still get plenty of control. 16x19 might be a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tension advice for 18 x 20 low powered racquet?

    It opens up the sweet spot and increases the launch angle, which is what I want. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tension advice for 18 x 20 low powered racquet?

    I put 46/43 lbs when using full poly. I also occasionally use poly / multi hybrid and for that I do 47/51. Tension maintenance and how often you restring are also considerations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Quest for a soft and arm friendly poly - please

    GW is great for crosses and hybrid applications. Perhaps it was created to be a cross string (Tier One sells the "Firewire Boost" sets which basically the Firewire string for mains & GW for crosses). Having said that, it should be good for FB setup as well -- it's almost like a slightly firmer...
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    ANGELL CUSTOM "please help" Compare ASL 3, K7 Lime/Red, TC 100

    K7 Lime is lower powered vs your TC95. Much lower launch angle, better control / precision, and to me it’s more comfortable probably because of the Kevlar. The K7 is not foam filled so the feel is different than the TC line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mayami strings

    Please keep us posted; I was about to order a reel of Firewire so curious about how it compares to Big Spin -- particularly spin, tension maintenance, control, arm-friendliness? Thx
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    RS Lyon, Head Hawk Touch, YPTP,...

    — deleted, found another thread that’s similar.
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