string advice

  1. M

    Poly in Mains or Crosses? First-time poly/hybrid user

    I'm looking to get my strings done soon, coming from synthetic gut to multi/poly hybrid. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to put the poly in the mains or in the crosses. Lately, as my current strings have lost tension, I find the ball flying long more and more, which makes me think I should...
  2. irulan

    Poly-amorous: the quest for the perfect hybrid

    Inspired by @galapagos's thread on his search for the perfect string, I decided to chronicle my journey 'holicking through every poly under the sun. Current Tier List 1. Magical, would commit if it were cheaper Head Hawk 18 (will also try Hawk Rough and Hawk Touch, though I found regular hawk...
  3. M

    Racquet advice needed for intermediate

    Glad to have this type of forum to ask help now that I needed. I have played pretty active for few years now. I have won couple amateur tournaments and I’d really like to improve my game. I practise 3-5 times a week. First I had Wilson Ultra 100 (303g) and now about 6 months I have played with...
  4. FREDerer_NadAUGUSTO

    Broke gut again, a suggstion for good alternative please

    Hey, honorables! How are you doing? The issue is that I am getting in a tournament next weak, but I ve broken a gut string of one of my rackets:cry:. I like my hybrid setup (vs touch mains at 50 lb/ yonex poly tour fire crosses at 47 lb), but right now i am looking for a more economic and spin...
  5. P

    Clash 98

    Hi all. I am an intermediate player playing with a Clash 98 with a full bed of tonic natural gut strung at 55. Have had arm issues and this set up I like has kept me playing but powerful and control sometimes suffers. Have purchased a second 98 as a spare but wish to experiment with a few...
  6. B

    Strings for Wilson Blade 16x19 CV?

    I am a relative beginner (been playing for 2-3 years, guess that is 3.0 or 3.5 NRTP in America?). I would describe myself leaning towards an aggessive baseliner, but might be more of a counterpuncher against people who have better strokes. I do not have much variety in my game yet, hitting...
  7. N

    Hybrid String Tension Suggestions

    Hey Guys- I'm new to the forum and truly amazed by the vast information and knowledge being shared so actively. Can't believe I'm only finding this now after years of playing, but happy that I did stumble upon it when I did. Now - I know this question has probably been discussed countless...
  8. NoStringsAttached

    Prince Phantom 100x 305 String Success?

    Hi All, Firstly a huge shoutout to all the stringers/experts on here for their time on this board. This is my first post but I’ve been the beneficiary of an enormous wealth of information from the likes of @g4driver , @uk_skippy , @Irvin , @esgee48 , @jim e , @scotus to name a few. For those of...
  9. S

    Want to try Ashaway Kevlar mains but need advise

    I'm a decent 4.0 player, started playing and stringing last October. I pop strings too often (every 2-3 months), I play about 6 hours a week so I get about 50 hours of playtime until they break. I'm also hitting with heavy topspin and generate my own power so I'm not concerned about power or...
  10. H

    Head Graphene Touch Prestige MP - Best strings

    I'm an intermediate/advanced player who has recently been using a Head graphene touch prestige MP. I bought the racket as an ex-demo model and I'm not sure what strings are in it at the moment. I was wondering what strings would be best for my game. I play with decent power and spin from both...
  11. A

    Hybrid Yonex Polytour pro 125 with Head Velocity MLT or full HVMLT

    Hi guys, I need some advice from you. I played with Babolat PS 98 po7 with RPM blast 125. This combination destroyed my arm. Now i bought the third generation of PS 98 because they were supposed to be more arm friendly but i changed the string to Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125. This combination is more...

    String Pattern

    Hi: With all the craziness going on I have been lucky enough to start a new project that will be fun! Do any of you happen to have the string pattern for this? Also, what do you recommend I put in it? I have OGSM and Sensation which I suspect has been around a while but can shop for...
  13. C

    Shoulder Injury: Crosses Poly Versus Gut

    A friend who I string for recently got a new racquet and has developed a shoulder injury (prince exo3 98 iirc). I strung it for him with: 16L pros pro hexaspin twist mains @50# 16L pros pro intense heat crosses @48# as I've been experimenting with lower tensions and he gave me...
  14. A

    Advice on new string for new rackets.

    Hi all. Lurked around the forum for ages but recently got an account. Looking for advice on some new strings with a new racket. Old racket was a Dunlop biometric 200 and always strung with RAB texflex premium at 60lbs. I like strings quite tight. I play mainly doubles and am generally an...

    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...
  16. C

    Multi for Pure Aero 2019?

    Hi, I'm a 3.0-3.5 level male and need suggestions on strings for my PA2019. Some background - I bought PA2019 earlier this year after demo-ing it with Babolat RPM Blast 16 rough and loved the frame-poly combo so much that I got my racket strung with same strings @55. However, for my skill...
  17. M

    Does this string job look correct?

    Just received a racquet from TW, and the ties look loose and long to me. But not sure. Has this been strung correctly? Is it okay to cut the ends?
  18. A

    Bicep Friendly racquest

    Anyone have any suggestions on bicep friendly tennis racquets? I'm currently thinking about changing my current racquets out for some new ones. In 2005 I tore my bicep and got poor medical help and never got therapy until recently. I've loosened the tension of my strings I run a hybrid setup...
  19. F

    Looking for a hybrid combination for good power and tension maintaincane.

    I currently have a babolat pure aero 2018 and looking to change my old string because its dead. I am looking at hybrids because I want a string that have good tension maintance, power, control and spin. For the main I might go for babolat VS nat gut but for the cross im not sure because luxilon...
  20. B

    Yonex Ezone 100 (285G) with Babolat Natural Gut?

    Hi everyone, I need some advice on Natural Guts on my Yonex Ezone 100 LG @285G Currently I am using Yonex Rexis Multifilament String at 52LBS and would like to give Babolat Natural Gut a go. I'm only an intermediate player :( has anyone tried this setup before?
  21. Pitti

    String advice for Ultra Tour 18x20?

    Hi everyone. I’ve registered to this forum to see what string advice can you give me: I’ve recently returned to tennis after a 10 year hiatus. I was a consistent club player by the time I gave it up. I’m an all court player, with a 1hbh. I’m aggressive, and like to open angles and attack short...
  22. trixner

    String Suggestion? - Head Youtek Graphene Speed MP 100

    Been playing with this racquet for about 2 years and I've never really gotten used to the contact and feel with NXT Tour 16 strung at 56. Background: In college I played a Head Liquimetal Radical (thick beam 18x20) and thought I could use some more playability when I got back to playing again...
  23. pico

    RF97 Autograph @60lbs on mains anyone???

    Hey guys. I recently purchased the black matte RF97 Autograph. I strung it with the Volkl Psycho hybrid (Volkl Cyclone on mains at 58lbs and Volkl Power Fiber on crosses at 55lbs). This is one powerful racquet. I am over-hitting a lot with it. I have the same setup on my Yonex Duel G 97 330g and...

    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 -...
  25. Project One6

    Prestige Tour 600 Rec. Tension

    Hey, pretty new to the forum. I got a PT600 coming in soon and I got a couple strings on me. I normally hit with a shaped poly at 48 lbs in a Vcore Tour G 310. I was thinking about putting in k-gut 17 since I won a set for cheap off the bay but I also got Isospeed Cream, Outlast 17, TNT2 16, and...

    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...
  27. Simon_the_furry

    Soft, spin-friendly hybrid setups for Yonex EZONE Ai 98?

    I'm looking for some new setups to try. My last setup was Wilson Revolve 16 in the mains and Gosen Laytex Touch 16 in the crosses, at 52 and 48 pounds respectively. It made my arm sore, though. I'd like a nice set with ample spin and a plush feel. I liked Isospeed Cream a lot when I tried it...
  28. SoccerGuy

    Types of Knots

    I’ve seen a bunch of different techniques that are used for tying string. I don’t know which one is the best for each situation. Anyone have any recommendations? I’m hoping that we can compile a list of some of the knots here! :)
  29. J

    Racquet Performance at Max Tension

    What effect does stringing at max tension have? My old racquet was a 55-65lb and I used it at 60lbs (playing for control), but I just switched to a 50-60lb racquet and I'm wondering what the difference would be if I keep stringing it at 60lbs? It feels different, and I'm wondering if that's...
  30. V

    Big experience change on strings - could use advice

    Hi all, A friend and I are trying to narrow down what happened with her recent stringing job that makes her dislike it so much. She has a Wilson BLX Four tennis racquet. It was restrung at a nearby pro shop in late May/early June with Prince Wearguard, 16 I believe. We asked for it to be...