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    Good string setup for Babolat Pure Aero?

    I think that your only good option with a Luxilon string is 4G at 50-52 lbs. The obvious reason is due to its best attributes, control and tension maintenance. If you want more pop and a livelier feel than I would concur with a previous poster and recommend Solinco Hyper G in a 17 or 18 gauge...
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    Looser = Better?

    I don't know where you guys play, but the 4.5 to 5.0 level of competition for 40+ year olds in South Florida is fierce. I wish at times that some of these guys did not understand the advantages of a good co-poly! With their good form, they can now take a full swing every time without fear of...
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    For Sale - Twice Used Babolat Pure Aero Team

    Racket: Babolat Pure Aero Team Year: 2017 Grip Size: 4-1/8 Quantity:1 Head Size: 100 Condition: 9.5/10 Specific Time Used: Two weeks General Description: Racket is in great condition. Bumper has no rash and racket has no scratches, chips or cracks. Frame is strung with [Solinco Hyper-G...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    With great anticipation and high hopes for Revolve Spin, I purchased a few sets and went to play a match. I was quite disappointed to find that the "spin" version was not only inferior in performance, but it felt a bit different. Wilson did something right with Revolve, but Revolve Spin is a...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    I just noticed your post and I wanted to help by saying that you should not get Laserfiber Vorso. It is not a good string. It lacks high end spin and has little feel. It compares in no way to Tour bite. It is somewhat comparable to Y-Tex Quadrotwist, but the Y-tex product feels better. Stick...
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    Why no love for the 97S?

    I use the 97 LS Black. It is even better because its ease of use. I simply put a leather grip on and it's good to go with the overall weight around 330 grams. I like my rackets head light and putting the weight in the handle accomplishes that task. You will have to try this one out if you are...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    I hear you brother... Back to the drawing board.
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    Yonex Poly Tour Air?

    I have tried MANY polys. I did not find any positive qualities about AIR with the exception of good tension maintenance. Unfortunately, that is not good enough. There are several other smooth polys to try so you can at least cross this one off the list!
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    I have ALWAYS put an overgrip on AFTER I installed the power cap. It just makes sense. I love the flared grip that is achieved with this product. No more imprecise customization!
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    Anyone using Wilson Revolve?

    Revolve is a fine string. In a full bed you will experience the snapback effect. Some say it's stiff, but I would describe it more as crisp. It is medium powered and the play-ability is above average. I much prefer Wilson Revolve to a similar Solinco string- Outlast. I really like Solinco...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    Power caps are really good and easy to install. Tennis warehouse doesn't sell them. I think that I found them on Amazon. It is a simple but effective product.
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    I'm looking for a Spin Monster.

    There is one more that I almost forgot. For the first few sets you will get serious spin from Tourna Big Hitter Black 7, and then you will lose control.
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    I'm looking for a Spin Monster.

    Perhaps the best spin string, although it is quite stiff and not very comfortable, could be Technifiber Black Code 4S.
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    Textured vs. Shaped strings

    Lee didn't mention a brand, but Y-Tex Quadro Twist fits this description.
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    The best advice I can give you is not to use Diamond Rough. It is similar in power to TBS and it will be short lived as well. There is little to no control and it's too mushy. Solinco Tour Bite, Hyper G and Revolution are much, much better in every aspect.
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    Yonex poly tour pro 120 tension maintenance

    I have used natural gut mains with Yonex PTP crosses. I am a competitive 4.5 player and I can tell you that the comfort is great with this set up. However, I found it too powerful after just a few sets. That could be poor tension maintenance or due to the fact that I strung the poly crosses at...
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    Racket Brands; which is in a demise and which is doing a good job?

    Has anybody tried Solinco rackets? I heard some good things about their frames. We all know how well their strings perform.
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    Solinco tour 10 (16x19) review

    Where did you get one of these babies? How is the sweet spot? I would imagine that you are now using a different frame.
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    Official Big Butt Cap Club!!!

    How do you keep the protruding overgrip in place? I like the idea of initially building up the grip with hockey tape.
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    Full bed poly: do you string the mains and crosses at different tensions?

    What about hybrid tension differences in natural gut mains and a stiff poly crosses?
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    Spin Racquets after the hype...

    I have to respond to this entry and the thread... I have the PS 97LS (which I have added a leather grip and weight at the tip) and I have revisited traditional patterns since my purchase a few years ago, and I have found that the 18x16 pattern enhances spin on almost every stroke, but I don't...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    I tried to make soft rough but my wife didn't approve...
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    MY POLY REVIEWS

    Hyper G in the ultra thin gauge has been one of the best full poly set ups that I have hit with in years. I just wish it came in a different color rather than that unattractive bright green (and I'm being too kind with that adjective)!
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    Solinco Tour Bite 17

    I liked Tour Bite 17 in my Pro Staff 95, but it was too powerful strung at 50lbs. I remember the great sound it made when I hit the ball and tremendous spin. I have used close to 20 different poly strings since my experience with Tour Bite and I can vividly recall how good a string it actually...
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    Head Graphene Touch Speed MP and PRO review

    I am interested in trying this frame. I have heard that the Graphene Touch Speed "S" hits even better and though it's a bit lighter it still gets high marks in stability.
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    Am I doing poly wrong?

    String natural gut mains in the mid-50's and the poly 2-3 lbs less in the cross. This is a very good set up for a blend of power, control and spin if you more or less have a modern stroke. This of course depends on your racket. You don't want that set up in a Babolat Pure Drive or Wilson Burn...
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    Am I doing poly wrong?

    Hey Captain- Do yourself a favor AND give yourself a treat. By a cheaper natural gut like KLIP or PACIFIC and string it up in the mains. Get a smooth, slick poly cross like Yonex PTP as a reference. You probably do not break strings as infrequently as you play so why not get the MOST out of your...
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    Looking for a really slick syngut

    Gosen CX is a good string. I'm not sure how slick it is.
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    Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable - need some feedback

    Don't string it lower than 48 lbs as the string bed will become too powerful. I am a 4.5 player and I just used UC at 44/42 lbs. last night! I could not control the power. It still feels somewhat soft around 50 lbs.
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