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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    Bite on the ball between the two is pretty close, and it's hard to know how much I subconsciously change my swing when I know I'm using a string with certain characteristics. I feel like I get about an extra two feet of depth off a rally groundstroke with S7T versus a thin gauge Tour Bite...
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    I did this comparson a few months back. S7T is more powerful, less crisp, slightly higher launch angle, slightly better spin capability, better tension maintenance, and slightly worse control.
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    Wilson Trinity Balls

    I looked around to see if I could buy a can/carton of three Micro X balls to compare with the Triniti but can only find bags of 72 and 144 balls. Anyone know where just a three ball package is available?
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    Wilson Trinity Balls

    My understanding is that it is a low pressure ball, with a couple of PSI versus the 12-14 PSI used in regular pressurized balls. It has been forever since I've used a pressureless ball but my recollection is that they all felt and played significantly differently than a normal ball. The...
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    Best thin polys

    In my experience, the 17 gauge version of Tourna Silver 7 Tour has better tension maintenance than Tour Bite, Revolution, or Hyper-G in a similar gauge while offering similar bite on the ball.
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    What is the COUNTERVAIL feature?

    3 and 9 are the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock position on the hoop of the racquet when you are holding it with the handle pointed straight down. Many players like a leather grip because it is firm and maintains the bevel edges of the handle. The overgrip is thin and maintains those bevels while...
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    Wilson Trinity Balls

    I have the new cartons of Triniti balls and will be playing with them. The new design is certainly less of the Sith look: Our summer ended pretty suddenly and overnight temps are right around freezing. Though I'm playing indoors, the court surface and air temps are way cooler than during...
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    Wilson Trinity Balls

    I've hit now with the production balls and they seem to have a little more bounce and elasticity than the pre-production balls I used previously. If anything, they feel more similar to the US Open balls now, with a high but slower bounce. One of the new balls did have the defect previously...
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    Might be that UC is not as susceptible to incoming ball spin or that you are just better at instinctively compensating! Sounds like it is worth a try for me.
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    Two of the most spin capable strings I've tried were Volkl V-Square and Grapplesnake Cube, both square profile with very sharp edges like UC. Only problem was that both were very sensitive to incoming ball spin and I had poor playability duration with both. V-Square seemed to be made of a soft...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Tour Bite and Hyper-G are kind of the darlings of the Solinco line, but I actually found Revolution to be the best compromise. Hyper-G is a bit too muted for me and gets more muted as it ages so the impact feel wasn't really to my liking. Tour Bite is a bit too crisp and was jarring when I...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    **LONG** time ago! And of course the missus still remembers the incident as that was the first and only time we've used a fire extinguisher inside our house!
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    Very curious to hear your impressions on S7T. I didn't get around to trying Ultra Cable - after testing a bunch of strings, I just found that I preferred as thin of a string as possible and UC was supposedly on the thick side for a 1.23 spec string.
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    I haven't had enough tension change to really detect if there has been any launch angle change. I originally came across S7T during the Tennis Warehouse playtest, and I strung it up in my racquet at this exact tension the very first time. The string that was in there before the S7T was Tour...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    You're still a lightweight having **only** demolished a chandelier. I broke a 32 inch tube TV. That was on. And yes, it did spark as the cracked tube imploded. But the extension on my backhand was aaahhhhhmazing.......... Best of all, no scratches on the racquet!
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    Yeah, unlike many other shaped polys, spin capability doesn't drop off much as the string ages, and launch angle seems to stay pretty consistent as well.
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    Jolly's Polys

    That hasn't been my experience with Hyper-G either. It's a good string but starts off feeling pretty muted and just gets more so over the first few hours. By the 10 hour mark it is feeling pretty dead. Black Cyclone 1.25 has been my son's go-to string for the past few years. He's a hard...
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    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour

    I've gone through about 10-12 full bed stringjobs of 17 gauge S7T in my SW104, all at the same tension, and I'm starting to slowly drop the tension. I'm averaging about 12-13 hours before it notches through and breaks, and I have good playability until that last hour. Before that last hour...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I will echo the sentiment of those who say that your string tension might be a little bit High. I strung my demo of the 18X20 at 46 pounds and thought I could go a couple of pounds lower. An idea might be to try one of the known soft poly strings if you still want a full bed, something like...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    It could be something as simple as that a two point mount stringer and a six point mount stringer can produce different shaped hoops if the stringer is not knowledgeable or careful. A stringer not careful about cross-string or grommet friction can produce a racquet with lower cross tension than...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    That amount of difference could be due to way the different racquets were strung. Maybe wait and see what the length turns out to be as the string tension relaxes/equalizes, or when you actually cut the string out.
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    I have no idea what string and tension would fit me best.

    As someone who strings for several different styles of players, I can provide a recommendation that should be pretty close if you can provide some video of when you are hitting, along with comments about what string and tension were used at that time, and what you did or did not like about it...
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    The final candidates of my 1 year test

    They are more similar than different. To me, Tour Bite is a very crisp playing, control oriented string of about average power, with a medium launch angle, good spin capability, and a long period of good playability due to good tension maintenance and that the stiffness of it masks the tension...
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    Strings for different level players

    If you are not breaking synthetic gut strings within a few short hours, you do not gave the racquet head speed and technique to take advantage of the characteristics of a poly string, and would be better off using a synthetic gut, multifilament, or real gut string for long term arm health. And...
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    The final candidates of my 1 year test

    I believe Revolve and Revolve Spin use the same material, and I tested the Revolve Spin several months ago and found it to be a pretty decidedly average string except for comfort. I've had a set of 17 gauge Tourna Silver 7 Tour strung in my extended demo v7 Blade 18X20 and it's been used by...
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    Blade SW 104

    SW104 is my current racquet of choice and I can string it using less than 36 feet of a fairly non-elastic polyester doing one piece. Stringing it using one piece, unless you use a special pattern, the crosses are done from bottom to top which some stringers don't like to do because of the...
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    String recommendation for Wilson Blade 98 V7 16x19

    Give Luxilon Element a try. Many older players around here swear by its plushness and control.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    I put four four-inch strips of lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock (four grams total) and the feel doesn't change all that much, other than it is heavier to swing. It may be a little less jarring on mis-hits, especially high on the stringbed, but I'd have to test it back to back with and without the...
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    Strings like Solinco Revolution

    Revolution would have been one of two or three go-to strings had I not found Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour. S7T has a bit more power and feels a bit livelier on impact, but is still crisp. It's a lot like Revolution except the period of consistently good play lasts longer, tension...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike (16x19, 18x20, Tour) 3rd Gen Playtest

    Interesting. That would imply that the internal structure of the hoop is relatively the same or identical. Where is the extra weight in the Tour, and how does adding two extra mains create more launch angle consistency? I've been doing an extended test of the 16X19 and 18X20 v7 Blades and...
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