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    Soft on the arm, low powered, good tension maintenance, Multifilament? Also a good value!!

    Mayami Absolute Perfection or Tier 1's Triump is good.
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    Two new experimental Tier One strings

    Got the multi a while back and it is hanging in there very well. So far, I find it a little more durable than Triump, which is already a good choice for a multi, and it has a bit more pop. I hope the trial goes well and they will eventually add it to their lineup in both 15 and 16 gauge.
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    Toroline

    The hot pink under LED lit courts looks really awesome. Looks totally different, much more muted at night under traditional sodium vapor lighting.
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    RF97A: Mains VS Touch, which poly cross?

    Eight hours is pretty good. I doubt you'll make 15. The big question is, does the combo help you play great tennis?
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    Reel Thoughts for Stringers

    That's a lot of string for $200 clams. Looks like you won't have to buy string for ... well, forever. Kudos.
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    Mayami strings

    Maybe unlucky. I don't doubt the Big Spin's sharp edges could damage grommets. I string Big Twist - aka Big Spin mains w/ Magic Twist crosses - for a practice partner every other month in his Pure Aero. His grommets are all good. And, FWIW, I have Big Spin in four of my sticks in four of my...
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    Poor Man's Wilson Champion's Choice Duo

    If you want to stay with natty gut. I'll second this setup as a good 'poor man's' choice. Another option is going with a multi main instead of gut and Ghost Wire crosses. I'd say try out Mayami's Absolute Perfection or get your hands on a test set of the new multi Tier One is demoing (if...
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    RF97A: Mains VS Touch, which poly cross?

    Tier One's Ghost Wire. Super arm friendly, lots of feel for touch shots.
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    The racquet will be okay. You, the guy swinging it, maybe not :laughing: Seriously, I think it is going to depend on the string and gauges. Could feel better, could feel worse depending on your baseline experience. If you haven't done much in the way of experimenting, it will probably feel weird.
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    Gotcha. Try the crosses like 3 or 4# tighter and evaluate it from there. Good luck!
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    I don't think you will notice 3# difference. Six, maybe, but after a couple of dozen strokes, I think you would be fine. The other option and it is a little more work: Have you tried changing your contact point?
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    New racquet has different tension range than my old one

    I would recommend changing the string to one that is a little bit more forgiving poly than Tour XC for the PS97. Otherwise, if you are committed to using XC, start at 55#, play and then evaluate after two hours of play on whether to drop the tension or tighten it up more.
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    +1 on increasing the tension one the crosses. Go up in 3-pound increments until you hit your idea net clearance.
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    What are you currently stringing your mains and crosses at?
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    Reel Thoughts for Stringers

    I'd get 17g for myself and 16g for customers, who mostly want durability.
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    Reel Thoughts for Stringers

    Are you buying the reel/string for yourself or to stock as an offering to clients you want to string for?
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    Toroline Ether opinions or reviews?

    I got a set of Ether with my reel of Wasabi. Look forward to hearing if anyone has tried it also.
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    Toroline

    Not super low-powered. I mean - it is not necessarily a bad thing - like with any string change, tension changes or combination of the two, and depending on one's style of play, there are always little adjustments one makes to take advantage of what a setup can do.
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    HELP - Needed Arm-Friendly-Poly that feels like OGSM White 16g

    Strike Force RIP seems much too stiff and not as arm-friendly to compare to synthetic gut.
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    Toroline

    Yes, I believe so. In my case, Big Spin was doing all the heavy work creating spin on normal groundstrokes. It seems like four-sided/square strings really tames the sometimes inconsistent response with triangle-shaped strings in the mains. I don't think control or power will be a huge issue...
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    HELP - Needed Arm-Friendly-Poly that feels like OGSM White 16g

    Agreed, 53-55# would be a good start.
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    Toroline

    My caveat is I've only used both strings in hybrids and in both cases the amount of spin seemed comparable. That said, using Big Spin mains with both as cross stings, Wasabi seems to produce the best combination of spin and control. After my second playtest last week, I couldn't resist any...
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    Toroline

    Wasabi is indeed four-sided. Paired with Mayami's Big Spin in the mains, the two are heavenly.
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    Neos Glide Bars

    Check with Clarke Distributing in Texas. They had a bunch of used NEOS and parts last year.
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    Any advice for reacting faster to big serves?

    Watch the server's eyes. 90% of the time, unless they learned to mask it, the last area of the court they look at before they start their toss motion is where the ball is heading.
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    Is black knight considered arm friendly?

    For a baseliner, the slice/spin doc or someone looking for a softer stringbed along with durability, I can see that. Having strung it up both ways, as someone who leans toward all-court play, the setup with poly in the crosses is superior for touch and feel.
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    Is black knight considered arm friendly?

    Yes to both questions. It will soften up the string bed slightly, deliver a little more pop, and maintain decent spin production, depending on the player's stroke with poly in the mains. Though Andy Murray, I believe it is, likes this setup, the general consensus, as @J011yroger expressed, is...
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    Is black knight considered arm friendly?

    Also, order a few sets of reasonably priced multi like Absolute Perfection *$10 from Mayami Strings or Triump from Tier One at *$13 per set and keep them on hand.
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    Best compliment you've received

    The one that makes me grin every time is during my first service game in doubles is when an opposing player tells/reminds his partner with "he doesn't have a second serve."
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    Is black knight considered arm friendly?

    Still too many other variables to answer that question. It is going to depend on the tensions (cross and mains), the differential between the two, if any, and the player's swing mechanics. If a poly/multi hybrid is giving him arm problems, his swing/serves technique need to be looked at. If...
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