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    First string job with Klippermate _Blocked hole!!

    I don't know why 7h wouldn't be the main tie offs and 5h for the starting know for a 2 piece like this. Wilson makes too many different model variations than they can manage, if they can't even make sensible string patterns for all of them.
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    Pure Aero VS stars and stripes is here!

    It looks like every has can be said has been said about the pj haha. I'll start off with saying i played with the pure storm more than the aerostorm but the pure aero vs is easily my favorite babolat ive used in recent memory (when i first started playing tournaments at age 9 i used a zylon...
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    Head prestige Mid?

    It'll be easiest to find the youtek/ig prestige mids if you want to get new stocks for a reasonable price. Ive seen a handful of people do who want the mid size but still a current prestige is weight up the rev pro to the same weight and balance. Keep in mind the rev pro is a 16x19 string...
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    How to get a tighter string job

    Yeah, I have a hard time thinking of the perfect midsize racquet for this situation. The closest that comes to mind is the graphene prestige rev pro because it's 93 sq in and 10.6 oz. The main drawback is that prestiges are soft in general, although the graphene series feels a bit stiffer than...
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    Help me like tight string patterns!

    What racket is it?
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    How to get a tighter string job

    Maybe you should just switch to a racquet with a tighter string pattern and smaller headsize if you really need more stringbed stiffness. Have you had any problems with the kevlar breaking the grommets/frame at those tensions?
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    Head Velocity. wow. .was that a multi, or rpm blast??

    I found it lasted pretty long for me on a prestige mid. It's definitely a comfortable string, but there's not much feel. Also spin potential is still nowhere near any poly. I might try a thinner gauge some time.
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    How poorly made are Wilson Racquets?

    On another note, current prince and wilson racquets (mostly the prostaff line) seem to have the worst paint jobs. They're always chipping at the bottom shoulder grommets when I pull tension. I don't see this happen with any other new racquets from other brands.
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    Most powerful 18x20 racquets?

    I found that the speed pro had a bit more power than the tour 100p. If it doesn't have to be current, the older head instinct was probably one of the stiffer rackets that was 18/20. Maybe the Wilson pro tour as well?
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    Wilson Burn FST 95 Review and Pics

    This racquet felt like a more accessible blade 93. Groundstrokes felt clean with sensation strung at 55 lbs. My main gripe was how "oval-y" the grip was, even at the bottom of the grip. I wonder if it was just a bad factory grip job.
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    O3 speed port red

    I might be reading wrong, but the prince instructions say to double pull the last two crosses only if you don't have a brake.
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    Some questions about the "Yonex Loop."

    Is this the same as the box pattern that some prince and ektelon rackets use?
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    Prestige Mid Poly Recommendations?

    poly tour spin g plays really nice in a tight string pattern.
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    Alternative to Technifibre NRG2 17g

    I found that velocity has nearly the same comfort as nrg, but not nearly any of the same power.
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    1HBH GOAT list

    Reminds me why Tsonga hasn't won more bigger tournaments. He seemed unbeatable at the Canadian Masters last year, but I haven't really seen him perform like that in a while.
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    Pulling tension on knots?

    I've found that one drawback about using the tensioner to pull tie offs is that it'll mess with lead tape on the frame. It's also hard to use the tensioner on knots that aren't the double half hitch.
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    Stringing thin polys at high tensions?

    where exactly is it breaking on the mains? are you sure its not a bad grommet with the frame exposed? Where did it snap exactly on the breakage that happened after you finished stringing.
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    What strings have you used in your Speed Pro?

    poly tour spin g plays nice in a speed pro
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    Racquet for Flat hitter

    You should try the yonex tour f 97: very flexy racket and 16x21 string pattern. Also its a very approachable 10.9 Oz unstrung.
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    Similar to Prestige Pro's, but with a LITTLE more power!

    Have you tried the yonex tour g 330 gm (Wawrinka's racket)? Out of all of the rackets in that weight range, I found the tour g the most powerful with the rf97 being a close exception.
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    Kei Nishikori Racquet Specs

    It could be a juice 96
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    string recommendation - more durable synthetic gut or multi

    Head FXP is cheaper and longer lasting that NRG. There's also the 15 gauge Wilson NXT that came out for wilson spin rackets. If those aren't durable enough you could try a really soft poly like Volkl V-pro, Gosen Polyon Comfort, or Solinco Tour Bite Soft.
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    Racquet Advice Needed

    Yonex Tour F 93 or 97. They both are 10.9 oz unstrung.
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    Do you have to string one piece?

    I haven't strung this particular racquet but pure controls/storms have the top cross tie off on another cross so you'd have to start with a starting clamp or go bottom-up with a starting knot. I haven't encountered a volkl that's done this before though.
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    Head Youtek Prestige Mid Users

    Just tried excel 17/ cyclone tour 17 at 48/45 and really enjoyed it. Its a ***** to string but there's pretty nice string potential with a pretty soft string bed.
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    no more youtek ig prestige s .. now what

    The current speed pro is one of the most whippy racquets i've used in a while. Specs wise I would try the current prestige rev pro, but I don't like the mid sized head with the 11.1 strung weight.
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    Head Youtek Prestige Mid Users

    I just got this strung up with NRG 17 at 52/55 and it felt pretty good. I'd probably string it looser at around 48/51 next time if I did another multi setup.