Brian's racquet / string experiments!

pico

Semi-Pro
Second hit today with the Cyclone setup and it felt so good. Perhaps the new lead placements n Tournagrip factor in too. I got a lot of big first serves and great spin in general.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I played a few more times with the Cyclone setup and then noticed that I lost a bit of control. It must have been 6 hrs that I played with this string. I def did enjoy it and it was the best string so far for my Vcore 95 but I def would like better tension maintenance. Strung on Hextreme 1.30mm at 52lbs on mains and 50lbs on crosses. Threw on an additional 1.25g of lead at 12. Will hit and update tmr.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I played a few more times with the Cyclone setup and then noticed that I lost a bit of control. It must have been 6 hrs that I played with this string. I def did enjoy it and it was the best string so far for my Vcore 95 but I def would like better tension maintenance. Strung on Hextreme 1.30mm at 52lbs on mains and 50lbs on crosses. Threw on an additional 1.25g of lead at 12. Will hit and update tmr.
Played twice now with this setup. The tension feels just right. I noticed issues with my slice n so I stuck in a lil bit more lead at 12 (ballpark of 2.5g on there now) and moved the lead from 10 n 2 to 3 n 9. Slice has improved! I also added 1.5g of lead to the handle. Played a set today and won 6-2.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Fourth outing with the Hextreme setup. Still enjoying it but I am hitting long which tells me it has loosened a bit. I should have strung this higher to begin with - 55lbs.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
While I did like the Hextreme 1.30mm and it seems to be my frontrunner, i am also looking for other competitors in tension maintenance. So I strung tonight with Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour 17g at 56lbs. Nice string to string with. Will update tmr.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
While I did like the Hextreme 1.30mm and it seems to be my frontrunner, i am also looking for other competitors in tension maintenance. So I strung tonight with Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour 17g at 56lbs. Nice string to string with. Will update tmr.
Silver Tour is a nice string. Soft n crisp!!!! I will order the 1.30mm!!!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Update: logged 5 hours so far with the Silver 7 Tour. It still feels good in my Vcore 95. Liking it a lot!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
8 hours logged and I must say the tension maintenance is still feeling great. Won a match 6-3 today. Awesome spin!!! This is the main contender for me so far. I would like to see how it plays in 1.30mm gauge.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
8 hours logged and I must say the tension maintenance is still feeling great. Won a match 6-3 today. Awesome spin!!! This is the main contender for me so far. I would like to see how it plays in 1.30mm gauge.
Strung my new Vcore 95 backup with BHS7T 1.30mm at 56lbs. My other Vcore still has the 1.25mm which prob has logged 11 hours now and still feels great. Will provide an update on how the 1.30mm feels tmr.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Strung my new Vcore 95 backup with BHS7T 1.30mm at 56lbs. My other Vcore still has the 1.25mm which prob has logged 11 hours now and still feels great. Will provide an update on how the 1.30mm feels tmr.
Played with the 1.30mm setup today. It was good. I still need more sessions to gauge how it compares to the 17g. I didn't like that it felt slightly more head heavy.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
Update: logged 5 hours so far with the Silver 7 Tour. It still feels good in my Vcore 95. Liking it a lot!

I really like S7T. It's probably going to be my go to strings. I ordered Pro's Pro so to test out and will make my decision after that.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I really like S7T. It's probably going to be my go to strings. I ordered Pro's Pro so to test out and will make my decision after that.
Thats crazy cos I got some Pro's Pro strings too and will test in time. I am really enjoying the S7T too. Do you use the 1.25mm gauge? What do you string at?
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I cut out the 16g. I realised that 17g is for me. I restrung with Pro Pro Black Out 1.24mm at 56lbs. Will hit tmr and update.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Pro Pro Black Out was really soft but I needed to string tighter as I was still hitting long. I switched back to S7T and I was comfortable again.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
I cut out the 16g. I realised that 17g is for me. I restrung with Pro Pro Black Out 1.24mm at 56lbs. Will hit tmr and update.
Id take the 16g for a Clash or Pure Aero but 17g fits nicely in alot of racquets. I just did a back to back between Yonex Poly Strike vs Tourna. Yonex pas quality and good feel but I think youll get more bite with the tourna and still get good feel.
So Pros pro blackout was good enough??
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Id take the 16g for a Clash or Pure Aero but 17g fits nicely in alot of racquets. I just did a back to back between Yonex Poly Strike vs Tourna. Yonex pas quality and good feel but I think youll get more bite with the tourna and still get good feel.
So Pros pro blackout was good enough??
The Pro's Pro was very comfortable especially for being strung at 56lbs in my Vcore 95. I could have used more spin and I noticed that when I switched over to my other Vcore 96 which has the Silver 7 Tour setup. I would give it more test time for sure though I think know already I won't go for it in the long run as I heard it's tension maintenance is not the best and that is what I am basing my string choice on now.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
ha! like what i noticed from Strike to Tourna without being extreme it was noticeable.

Is Tourna your favorite so far ? have you compared with Max Power
 

pico

Semi-Pro
ha! like what i noticed from Strike to Tourna without being extreme it was noticeable.

Is Tourna your favorite so far ? have you compared with Max Power
S7T is my fave so far. I am waiting for Confidential and Max Power to come in and then I will close it at that and make a decision. That might then be the end of this blog!!! hihi. I hope people found it helpful.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
While i wait for Max Power and Confidential to come in, I strung one Vcore with Grapplesnake 1.25mm at 56lbs. Will update in three days.
 

megamind

Legend
While i wait for Max Power and Confidential to come in, I strung one Vcore with Grapplesnake 1.25mm at 56lbs. Will update in three days.
Out of curiosity what’s the comfiest full poly and/or hybrid setup you’ve tried?
 

pico

Semi-Pro
While i wait for Max Power and Confidential to come in, I strung one Vcore with Grapplesnake 1.25mm at 56lbs. Will update in three days.
I also forgot that Tier One FireWire will also still be tested. I will hopefully string this tmr.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Found my wife's Wilson BLX Juice Pro 96 in the basement lol. Strung it with Revolve Spin 17g at 56lbs. Slapped on 2g of lead at 12 and 2g of lead at 3 and 2g of lead at 9. Countered with almost similar weight in handle. Will hit tmr n update.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
While i wait for Max Power and Confidential to come in, I strung one Vcore with Grapplesnake 1.25mm at 56lbs. Will update in three days.
I did not like the Grapplesnake. Felt too soft for me and not crisp enough.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Found my wife's Wilson BLX Juice Pro 96 in the basement lol. Strung it with Revolve Spin 17g at 56lbs. Slapped on 2g of lead at 12 and 2g of lead at 3 and 2g of lead at 9. Countered with almost similar weight in handle. Will hit tmr n update.
This is a nice frame. I just need to find a better string setup.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Strung one of my Vcore 95s with Confidential 1.25mm at 55lbs. Been really excited to try this as it is one of the competitors to my BHS7T. Will update tonight.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Initial impression - crisp but still slightly muted. Definitely low powered. Not as crisp as BHS7T though might be too early to tell as it is only the 1st session. I also feel I get more spin from BHS7T.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Strung my other Vcore 95 with Kirschbaum Max Power 1.25mm at 54lbs. Gonna hit tonight. Was easy to string. We are down to our final string test for my Vcore!!!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Strung my other Vcore 95 with Kirschbaum Max Power 1.25mm at 54lbs. Gonna hit tonight. Was easy to string. We are down to our final string test for my Vcore!!!
Just tried Max Power and my oh my!!! Lol. I string S7T at 56lbs in my Yonex Vcore 95 and so after reading that Max Power is lower powered and slightly stiffer (i think) as per the TW string database, I decided to string at 54lbs. Right from the first hit, the setup felt smooooth! Felt like the strings didnt need to break in. It also felt soft (not mushy soft like Hyper G) but yet crisp. Very comfortable. Didn't seem to feel stiff at all. I will actually string at 56lbs next time as it had decent power. Wonderful string. I know its my first hit with it but to feel this way on the first hit def means something. While I could play this in a full bed, I will experiment with it as a cross to S7T once both my reels come in in about 2 weeks or so. Great spin too.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
How did Firewire go
I'm currently hitting with that right now. I have in the mains with syn gut in the crosses. I will say FireWire has a nice bite. I'm going to try full bed next time but I'm impressed. I have FireWire in my Head Graphene Touch Prestige Pro.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I'm currently hitting with that right now. I have in the mains with syn gut in the crosses. I will say FireWire has a nice bite. I'm going to try full bed next time but I'm impressed. I have FireWire in my Head Graphene Touch Prestige Pro.
I am very interested to know more. Can you update me on how tension maintenance fares over the duration of your play with it please.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
I am very interested to know more. Can you update me on how tension maintenance fares over the duration of your play with it please.
Will do. I went and served with it yesterday and saw some nice hop on it. I'm going to try and schedule a match this weekend.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
My reel of S7T came in and I really want to see how sone of my other racquets fare with it. I strung my Rf97 with it at 58lbs. Will hit with the ball machine tonight.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
My reel of S7T came in and I really want to see how sone of my other racquets fare with it. I strung my Rf97 with it at 58lbs. Will hit with the ball machine tonight.
S7T can do no wrong it looks like - it worked great in my rf97!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Strung my Vcore 95 with S7T at 58lbs. Will hit tmr n then Fri b4 Covid closure for a month :(
 
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