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  1. LOBALOT

    Gut - Temperature / Humidity Impact

    Over the winter I switched from Volkl Cyclone Tour (VCT) to NGW Uncoated Gut/Cream at 47/44. I have had multiple wrist/elbow surgeries so I string at as low a tension as I can go and feel I have control. I really enjoyed the setup this winter. Now that it is summer I bumped the tension to...
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    PPC, NXT Control, NXT Comfort - Stiffness Values on Comparison Tool

    I am confused by the stiffness values I am seeing on the String Comparison Tool for Prince Premier Control, NXT Comfort, and NXT Control and I am wondering if I am miss-interpreting these values or the intent of these strings or perhaps there is a wrong value for NXT Comfort in the tool. I...
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    FB Poly vs. Hybrid - Evaluating String Bed Stiffness

    A friend of mine is a solid 4.5 1,2 singles USTA player that hits with a Volkl V1 Classic racquet. Last fall was the last time I saw him play and he was using Luxilon Element. Sometime over the winter he switched to 4G at 52 lbs and developed arm issues and had taken some time off. He reached...
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    Cut the Cable!!!

    Our DirectTV subscription is expiring. With it we get the Tennis Channel and also we get all the courts at Majors. That being said we really need to cut the cable. I would say 99% of our TV Watching is: - The Tennis Channel - CNN - ESPN, ESPN2, etc. - Local Sports Channel (For local...
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    Restringing Wilson Hammer 6.2 T

    Hi: I played mixed dubs Friday night and a friend gave me his Wilson Hammer 6.2 T's to restring. I thought it would be a straightforward Gosen OGSM Restring. I tried 2 piece with a Yonnex Loop on the mains. When I get to the bottom it is a bear trying to get the last cross into the grommet...
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    When to Buy Racquets

    After a long search my 15 1/2 year old has finally settled on a racquet / string setup. It has taken a long time of demoing racquets / restringing / Tungsten Tape / try out / restring / take back, etc. He also needed to take breaks for the high school season and bigger tournaments. He tried...
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    RacquetTune String Factor for Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G

    I just purchased some Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G (Not Rough but Smooth version) to try in Hybrids with Gosen OGSM 16G. I can’t seem to locate a RacquetTune String Factor for this string in the RacquetTune DB or out here on Talk Tennis. I hope this is not a bad sign that my experiment with...
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    New Web Site

    Now the web site is too spread out and is trimming the Avitar's on the left and the info on the right. When I zoom out on my browser things just get more spread out and when I zoom the other way things get worse. If there was a complaint that there was too much dead space on the sides before...
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    Burned Restringing a Wilson Burn 100s

    My boy came home from high school practice last night asking if I can restring a racquet for a teammate as he needed it for today's match. It was a Wilson Burn 100s with wearguard in it and I thought to myself "no problem dad has got this". I prep-ed the racquet, went out to the Klipper site...
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    Lead Tape - Reverse Calculations

    My 15 year old son is demoing the Pure Strike 16x19 and he likes it so far other than he needs to increase the static and swing weight. I really have no idea what I am doing and made a first attempt using the racquet customization tool which were these starting values: Weight = 11.6 oz (Up...
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    Proper Bridging Technique

    I do not like it when I get to the end of restringing a racquet and encounter the need to bridge to the tensioner. I keep logs on the racquets I restring so the next time I do a racquet I have enough to finish the job. However, there are times that one ends up short. I usually reach into the...
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    Proper Bridging Technique

    I do not like it when I get to the end of restringing a racquet and encounter the need to bridge to the tensioner. I keep logs on the racquets I restring so the next time I do a racquet I have enough to finish the job. However, there are times that one ends up short. I usually reach into the...
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    Fishing Line Length Measuring Device - For String Length

    I usually just measure string off a reel by the arm-length method or if I am being picky a yardstick. I recall when I was evaluating stringers looking at the Gamma machines with the string length measuring feature and debating if I thought the feature would be useful. In the end I thought...
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    Fanning Poly Cross with Gut Mains

    Hi: I am just curious about technique when stringing a hybrid with gut in the mains and poly in the crosses. Does one still fan the crosses in the same manner across the gut when weaving? Is there an approach one uses to lessen the abrasion on the gut? Thanks!
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    Cheaper Alternative to Lux 4G

    I am stringing for a friend who plays with a Wilson 98S and is evaluating a hybrid of Gosen with Luxilon 4G. However, he plans to restring often and the 4G is pretty pricy even in a hybrid. Any thoughts on a round medium-firm control string alternative? I am seeing: - Luxilon Adrenaline -...
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    String Tension - Evening Out from String to String

    I have been reading all the posts about proportional stringing and have even performed my string length measurements and prepared my spreadsheet to give it a shot. One item I was wondering about was tension changes from string to string after stringing (so to speak as per half it is all just...
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    RacquetTune - Maybe Some Factor Variances = Temp Variances???

    I was just stringing a unique racquet someone at our club gave me I have seen written about here... A Wimbledon Eclipse Expert... Anyway, while stringing it I was thinking about all the comments about the variances in RacquetTune String factors for a particular string/gauge. I am sure there...
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    Ball hit Ball hit Winner!!!!

    I was at a Junior Tournament last summer and was watching a match and I am hoping you can help me understand a ruling. A player hit a first serve long and the returning player hit the ball into the net where it rolled back into the service box. The server then hit his second serve and it hit...
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    Pre-Stringing Steps

    One topic I have not been able to locate is a "Pre-Flight Checklist" so to speak. As I start to restring for others this is an item of concern for me and I will relate it with a story. About a year ago I received a racquet from a buddy after work to restring. I arrived home got my family...
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    String Inventory Question

    I have been stringing racquets for approximately 2 years originally on a crank a pro gave me and now on an Alpha Ghost 2 I purchased new about 5 months ago. I started stringing as my son is a USTA Jr. tournament player and over the last year or so I have been stringing for friends. As such I...
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