1. W

    3 knots stringing

    Hi all, I just got two of my racquets done by my tennis center and at my surprise both racquets had 3 knots (all on the bottom) and was just wondering if it would be something to be worried about (in tension in general) or a mis-stringing from the stringer (i was not able to contact him...
  2. W

    There is no magic string

    I tried a lot of strings. Last one was the magic Luxilon Alu Power and Alu Power Spin. My conclusion is, none of them is doing anything special. I think they are mostly the same. They are slightly different but not too much. In my 510 gr. racquet they all feel pretty close. I can't tell much...
  3. E

    "50% is a frame, and 50% is a string"

    I watched TW documentary on the history of Babolat, and in one scene, Eric Babolat, the CEO of Babolat states that when it comes to the performance of the racquet "50% of the performance of the racquet is frame, and another 50% is a string". I don't have enough experience in tennis to judge it...
  4. Rudi Bergner

    String science, hybrid effects and doubts.

    Hi, I’m a bit confused about string properties because I’m trying to make a hybrid bed for myself. So I was checking strings and their specifications trying to achieve a softer feel and more pocketing on my playabilty. I use full bed of Hyper G with 23kg full bed but recently 23kg main/ 22kg...
  5. 3

    Head deal - I need help with choosing new string!

    Hey, this is my first post so I'm sorry if it's not the best way to ask, but I've been offered a deal with Head (basically a big big discount). I've already chosen my new racquet, moving from my old head Graphene XT Speed Pro onto the Gravity Pro. I loved the Gravity Pro while demoing it for a...
  6. E

    Yonex RX-32 question

    Hello, so I recently got a Yonex RX 32 racket. It's still in good condition despite it being old. I just want to know if this racket will be comfortable on the arm? What strings should I use for this and what is the recommended tension?
  7. T

    HELP! Need String That Doesn't Lose Tension

    I'm trying to find a string that can provide control and doesn't lose tension. I'm currently playing with a Dunlop CX 200 tour 18x20 racket and take massive swings at the ball. My serve is around 125mph and have a huge forward with lots of spin. I"m trying to find a spin/control string that...
  8. H

    Best Polys for 18x20 string pattern

    Old topic, new thread! What are some good poly to try for this string pattern in your opinion? I'm trying to look around for ideas to string my Head MG Radical MP. My priorities, in order from high to low, are: power, spin potential, overall cost (price + how long each sj last), control (since...
  9. Znak

    Racket Logger

    I just stumbled on this — most of you probably know of it, but I thought I'd share for those who don't. It's pretty rad to be able to organize strings and racquets on a graph to compare them visually:
  10. K

    X-One Biphase 16G + ALU Power 16L on PS97?

    Hi! New to the forum but was hoping to get some advice on strings. I've been playing with the X-One Biphase 16G full bed up until this point on my Pro Staff 97 but have been finding my shots a bit flat and long so was looking to switch to a hybrid setup since I'm not a huge fan of a full poly...
  11. M

    Strings and Different Levels of Players

    Starting a stringing business. Some of the people I will be stringing for know what kind of string they want, others don’t. I would assume majority of people just use synthetic guy up to the 4.0 level. Thought on good types of synthetic gut or any other thought on strings altogether. Also, at...
  12. C

    Strings for Angell TC95 / TC100 (16*19)

    Hi Angell Users, I have been playing the last few months with Angell TC95 and 100 sticks and wondered whether there is a dominant / ideal string I could use. I am currently using Solinco Hyper G @ 23 KG in the 95s and Luxilon Element @ 23KG in the 100. The Hyper G is a bit too stiff and is...
  13. M

    Is there a multi that's lower-powered than NXT that is still has feel/control and is comfortable? And a bit more spin friendly?

    Hey everyone, So I'm looking to find a string that fits my flatter-hitting style while I tend to some arm soreness. Natural gut is too powerful, but I've liked NRG2 16's very consistent play and higher playability duration and NXT 16's excellent feel and control while it lasts. I had...
  14. C

    Pro specs sheet

    Hi Talk Tennis: I'm working to create the most comprehensive database possible on professional tennis players' racquets and strings. Here's a link. Submit a correction.
  15. Znak

    Millman's strings

    Damn, he strings Black Code upwards of 67lbs!! Ouch.
  16. Grapplesnake USA Official

    Introducing Grapplesnake USA!!!

    Hello, TT friends! We are happy to let you know that Grapplesnake Strings are now available in the United States. We are a German string manufacturer, and have been around in Europe for about two years. Before developing tennis strings, we focused our attention in the rope industry for sports...
  17. liftordie

    Grapplesnake strings

    This new brand offers high quality strings! Test them and give your opinion! Personally I play with the Neon Dust hybrid and it's a killer!!! Made in Germany
  18. liftordie

    The most slippery round strings on the market in 2019

    What are (for you) the most slippery round strings on the market in 2019 (for using as a cross)? Thank you
  19. M

    Need recommendation for hybrid strings

    Hi I play with a Graphene Touch Speed Pro 18x20 String Pattern Currently play with volkl cyclone I'm looking for a durable hybrid that has a shaped poly in the mains because I want spin friendly strings or includes the volkl cyclone in the hybrid and want a soft durable string in the crosses...
  20. M

    Best Hybrid For Aggressive Baseliner?

    Im 17, my favorite shot is the low down the line smashing forehand.I am very fast and get to most balls and come to the net often. I lack a good over head and back hand volley. I have a hard first serve but and a slow accurate 2nd serve. I use a full bed of Luxilon Big Banger at 55 currently in...
  21. S

    Racquet Tune question (another one)

    Hi All, I know there are numerous threads on this - I cant seem to find the answer to this. So apologies for starting another. I have just got a Pure Strike (previous thread on this story here > ) Ive...
  22. T

    Crisp feeling poly with max playability duration and spin?

    My first criteria for choosing strings is playability duration and then spin. This criteria led me to a full bed of Ashaway Kevlar 18g @40lbs in terms of feel and spin; I love seeing the fuzz in the air after ripping a forehand. But yeah had wrist and elbow discomfort and cut it out. Went back...
  23. S

    Expert Question - Pure Strike 18x20

    Hi All, Excuse the length of this post. Helpful if you read it. I just got my new PS 18x20. I used to play with a Babolat Pure Storm GT and havent changed since 2011 as I havent been able to find a racquet that plays similar. I demoed the PS 18x20 racquet using TW's demo program. Tried the...
  24. L

    Looking for a similar string to Luxilon savage

    Hi how you guys doing?. So when I was younger like 2010 I used to use a Babolat pure drive Roddick strung with luxilon savage 16 (58lbs) settings to play. Recently I was blessed and got a head graphemes touch MP gifted to me and I was wondering if anyone knew what strings I should get for these...
  25. joeyz101

    Racket Review Site - Feedback Needed

    Hi Everyone - I am taking a graduate class in entrepreneurship and would appreciate your help ! I am currently working on a project where we must 1st come up with a business idea and then gather feedback from the customer segment we think the business would serve. Based on the feedback we...
  26. I

    Babolat Boost Drive

    Hi guys, I started playing again 3 months ago after a 15 years hiatus. I played for 5 years as a kid from 8 to 13 years old. I bought a Babolat Boost Drive as it seemed to be a very decent racquet that could no wrong. Now that I’m starting to find my groove back and hit the ball a bit harder I...
  27. Znak

    Differences b/w Luxilon Alu Power Range

    Was hoping someone could tell me the difference, or their experience having played, between: Alu Power Alu Power Rough Alu Power Spin Alu Power Feel Alu Power Fluoro Alu Power Soft What is the goto Alu Power string? And why is it sometimes called Big Banger? Is that the previous naming for it...
  28. R

    Should I Change My Strings Wilson Prostaff 90

    My current setup that my coach strung is Wilson Prostaff 90 BLX ('12/'13) Mains : Solinco HyperG?? (It's a green poly so thats my guess) Crosses : Luxilon Alu Power Tension : idk but it's pretty tight for a full bed of poly Currently, my racket feels like a club, and I have to try 100% for...
  29. A

    Strings for Pro Staff 95S (2015 - Black and Red version)

    Hi! So I'm currently using a Prince Phantom 100 (with the O3 ports and all!). It's strung with Volkl Cyclone at the moment. I had the chance to use my friend's old PS95s (2015) and fell in love with it, I think it's such an easy racquet to transition to after having played with the PP100. The...
  30. A

    Strings for Wilson Pro Staff 95s {2015 - Black and Red, not the (predominantly) White edition}

    Hi! So I'm currently using a Prince Phantom 100 (with the O3 ports and all!). It's strung with Volkl Cyclone at the moment. I had the chance to use my friend's old PS95s (2015) and fell in love with it, I think it's such an easy racquet to transition to after having played with the PP100. The...