1. Shotmaker75

    Luxilon 4G soft better in a hybrid or full bed?

    I played for many years with NG mains /Alu power crosses. Love it for its power, feel and spin....control was there but for me the “perfect” balance between all this aspects never lasted long, making me restring very often and I always needed to have at least one or two fresh string rackets...
  2. J

    Tension maintenance

    When left in a bag ,how long do you think a string holds its tension,without any playing?Im a little concerned,bc I wanna string my new racket,which Ive never played with.I will be travelling and wont take my gear with me.Almost a month without my racket.Should I string it for only a week,or...
  3. A

    Why don't pros use their string provider's stencil?

    I remember in the 90s and 2000s, the majority of players used to have their string provider's stencilled onto the bottom of the racquet, underneath the stencil logo of their racquet e.g. Sampras used a Wilson racquet so had a 'W' stencilled on his racquet and below was the Babolat stencil lines...
  4. A

    Kirschbaum Super Smash

    I am thinking of buying a reel of Kirschbaum Super Smash as a cheap but playable poly. Any suggestions?
  5. E

    Recommended arm-friendly string and tension Wilson Clash Tour

    Could someone please recommend a string set and tension for Wilson Clash Tour. I’ve got mine pre-owned with Solinco Hyper-g at unknown tension. It plays very well, so would like to know what replacement tension for Hyper-G would you recommend, or what alternative string set and tension would...
  6. Davee

    Favorite Kirachbaum Strings

    What is your favorite Kirschbaum string? Why? What does it compare to?
  7. pico

    Wilson Revolve Spin vs Big Hitter Blue Rough (or even hybrid of both)?

    Hi guys. I was recently gifted an RF97 racquet that came with Wilson Revolve Spin 16g (green). I never played with those strings before and so wasn't sure what to expect but man, was I pleasantly surprised. It felt good and I enjoyed it. My string of choice has recently been Big Hitter Blue...
  8. F

    Arm friendly string set-up

    Hi all. I'm in my late 40's, 5.0/5.5 level, and had rotator cuff surgery last year. Play with a Wilson 95 BLX One. Looking for advice on a good soft string pattern. Played with cheap polys my whole life due to ignorance! Recently changed to Polyfibre black venom mains and Head Rip Control cross...
  9. A


    Has anyone tried Pro Kennex's IQ Poly X Black tennis string?
  10. A

    Copy strings

    Tecnifibre Red code - Pros Pro Red Devil Tecnifibre Black code - Pros Pro Blackout Babolat RPM Blast - Volkl Cyclone Alu Power - Topsin Cyberflash/ Tourna Big Hitter Silver It would be great if everyone could carry on this list with other string copies/cheaper alternatives e.g. multi, natural...
  11. Rudi Bergner

    Wilson baiardo, stuff and dull stringbed. Sudden tension loss

    Hello, I’ve been struggling with a problem recently with the stiffness of the stringbed. It seems that the strings don’t SnapBack as they should and it’s like hitting a rock instead of the ball and after a few hours hitting the stringbed becomes even more dull and the tension starts to...
  12. F

    Alu Power TS-M1

    Somebody ever testet Alu Power TS-M1 (Kelist): Is it the same as the original?
  13. A

    Mystery strings

    A while ago, I was given a reel of Tennis Code, Stealth Overboost 1.25 black reel. Does anyone know what these strings are or where I can buy another reel from? I can't find them anywhere on the Web.
  14. SOY78

    FS or FT: Gamma X-ST Stringer lockout stringing machine used

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Gamma X-ST Stringer Grip Size / Size: N/A Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): N/A Condition (x out of 10): 8/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 3-6 Months *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Just...
  15. Rudi Bergner

    What’s wrong with the string job!!?

    Hi, I’ve been with arm problems due to a bad string job that I can’t figure why. My stringer strings like 200/300 Rackets a mounth, for national athletes mainly, but in the past few months I feel that it makes a lot of pressure in my arm, the strings feel dead and like a thick rock wall. ( some...
  16. 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...
  17. WilPro

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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?
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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:
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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.
  30. Znak

    Millman's strings

    Damn, he strings Black Code upwards of 67lbs!! Ouch.