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  1. The Big Kahuna

    The "String your Poly at 40" challenge thread

    I have been really enjoying the ultra low tensions the last six months in my Babolat Pure Aero + 2023. I started with the Jack Sock set-up of BABOLAT RPM ROUGH 17 strung @ 35# and it played wonderfully - good power, good spin, good control, nice feel, decent pocketing - all the boxes got...
  2. The Big Kahuna

    Toroline

    Anything is a cross string is you want it to be. Ideally you're looking for something that is slick and slippery for the main strings to slide over that doesn't facilitate notching in the mains. Some of the best are: Yonex Pro Tour FIRE 1.20; Weiss CANNON Silverstring 17; MSV Co-Focus 17L...
  3. The Big Kahuna

    Toroline

    Personally, the Grapplesnake line of strings feel to me you be superior formulations to almost anything out there - especially Toroline. Where Toroline excels is with one really good string (Toro Toro) and super sales and marketing IMO. Nothing in the Toroline roaster feels anything close to...
  4. The Big Kahuna

    Toroline

    Yes. That is TORO TORO + Wasabi X. See above.
  5. The Big Kahuna

    Toroline

    I have hit with both TORO TORO hybrids (Enso Pro and Wasabi X) mentioned above. Although the Wasabi X is stated by Toroline to be a softer string, I found the Enzo pro plays a little more open and softer in my Ballot Pure Aero. Both have wonderful bite and control but both hybrids lack much...
  6. The Big Kahuna

    New 2023 Yonex VCore 100+ ?

    Is there a review coming for this new Yonex VCore 100+ 2023 now that it is out? I would be very interested to see how it compares with the Yonex Ezone 100+, Babolat Pure Aero 100+, and Solinco Blackout XTD.
  7. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Whiteout Users Club

    Same here. It does not feel like an 18 x 20 - but has the control of one.
  8. The Big Kahuna

    Racquet Of The Year 2023

    Absolutely the SOLINCO WHITEOUT 18x20 XTD. Best racquet of the 2023 hands down!
  9. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Whiteout Users Club

    Loving my SOLINCO WHITEOUT 18x20 XTD. Like many of you, I have been almost exclusively a 16 x 19 user, but this racquet is special IMO. As I play exclusively doubles, I wanted the most pocketing and feel possible in the stringed so settled on a Wilson Natural Gut17 / Tier 1 Ghostwire 19 hybrid...
  10. The Big Kahuna

    Mizuno wave enforce tour vs Gel Resolutions?

    I much prefer the Mizuno Wave Enforce Tours in every way to any of the Asics shoes last this time.
  11. The Big Kahuna

    Hybrid: Poly in Mains or Crosses?

    POLY IN THE CROSSES!
  12. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Whiteout 98 18/20 vs Ezone 2022 98

    As a tennis-enthusiast, I'm happy to offer my feedback on the Solinco Whiteout 305 XTD 18x20 tennis racquet. Firstly, I must say that this is an incredible racquet. It's designed with advanced technology and engineering, making it highly responsive on the court. The racquet provides players with...
  13. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    Unfortunate. That makes things difficult - and expensive.
  14. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    I cannot find REXXXER on the TW site. Is it discontinued?
  15. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    Tried the flat Grapplesnake, and while it sounds like an interesting idea, the string does tend to get twisted during stringing, and that can cause issues with snap back and Playability. I might try the Grapplesnake M8 now instead as it also comes highly recommended based on my reading here.
  16. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    This is good information. Do you have any more suggestions? The most common strings I see noted in the gut/poly hybrid threads are: Luxilon 4G Soft ($20.) Luxilon ALU Power Soft / Rough ($20.) Tier 1 Ghostwire ($10.) Isospeed Cream ($9.) Yonex Poly Tour Fire ($17.) Yonex Poly Tour Pro ($18.)...
  17. The Big Kahuna

    TRU PRO (formerly Tier One Sports) Ghostwire

    This is good information. Do you have any suggestions? The most common strings I see noted in the gut/poly hybrid threads are: Luxilon 4G Soft ($20.) Luxilon ALU Power Soft / Rough ($20.) Tier 1 Ghostwire ($10.) Isospeed Cream ($9.) Yonex Poly Tour Fire ($17.) Yonex Poly Tour Pro ($18.) MSV...
  18. The Big Kahuna

    TRU PRO (formerly Tier One Sports) Ghostwire

    Is T1GW too soft as a cross for a gut / poly hybrid or is that overstated in this thread? Curious for a recommendation from T1 on the best GW gauge and tension in an 18x20 98 square inch racquet with VS git 17 g mains.
  19. The Big Kahuna

    TRU PRO (formerly Tier One Sports) Ghostwire

    If I am using 17g natural gut in the mains with GW as a cross in an 18x20 racquet, do you suggest going GW 18 or GW 19 on the crosses for best performance?
  20. The Big Kahuna

    TRU PRO (formerly Tier One Sports) Ghostwire

    How many pounds differential between the gut main and the poly crosses do you feel gives you the best playability? Same with GW crosses?
  21. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    In reviewing all the posts on gut/poly hybrids here on TW, I am finding these strings mentioned most often as the "best poly cross for gut mains": Luxilon 4G Soft ($20.) Luxilon ALU Power Soft / Rough ($20.) Tier 1 Ghostwire ($10.) Isospeed Cream ($9.) Yonex Poly Tour Fire ($17.) Yonex...
  22. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    How about quality poly crosses that do not cost $15-$20 a set? Luxilon is wonderful - but so EXPENSIVE.
  23. The Big Kahuna

    VS Touch Hybrid Suggestion..

    If you can get it. Backordered now for MONTHS!
  24. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Confidential 3.0B

    One play tester I spoke to said it felt a bit like Yonex POLYTOUR AIR.
  25. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Confidential 3.0B

    The pack of Confidential 3.0 I have right now in June 2023 is labeled "LBR".
  26. The Big Kahuna

    Solinco Confidential 3.0B

    Yep. As per Solinco, they have no expected release date at this time. Right now it is being tested in both 1.25 and 1.20 in both 5 sided & round formats.
  27. The Big Kahuna

    What IS the deal with Klip?

    Back in stock date is now showing as May 31st. Don't hold your breathe...
  28. The Big Kahuna

    What IS the deal with Klip?

    Volkl V-Fuse is a great set-up and for $30. nearly impossible to beat. I have also been waiting for my KLIP gut order to ship about 6 months now.
  29. The Big Kahuna

    New Pure Drive in 2023?

    They are play testing it now. More info to follow.
  30. The Big Kahuna

    Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour

    Personally, I think the Diadora B.Icon is a great shoe. It would be my second choice. The Mizuno WET is just a tad better fit and a little more cushioned IMO. For Doctor Zach just released his 2023 TOP FIVE List and both were on it. 1)Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour 2)Lotto Raptor 100 3)New Balance...
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